Who We Are:
CAS Academic Advisors are committed to helping students make a successful transition to Trinity Washington University. By practicing the Appreciative Advising model, Academic Advisors support students as they navigate their scholastic journey and university life. Appreciative Advising is a philosophy and collaborative practice of asking positive, open-ended questions that help students optimize their educational experiences and realize their academic and life destinations.
With your academic advisor’s support, you will make the most of your undergraduate experience by:
- discovering personal interests and strengths leading to the creation of inspiring and realistic academic and professional goals
- developing independent skills to make and accept responsibility for academic decisions
- understanding Trinity’s academic policies and procedures
CAS Academic Advisors are here to support you and help you make good decisions through the first and second year of your degree program. CAS Academic Advisors can help you with:
- Course planning and selection
- Long term academic planning
- Major exploration
- Career path discovery
- Managing academic difficulty
- Referrals to other campus resources
Once you have declared a major, you will work with a Faculty Advisor in your chosen discipline.
The advising office is open 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. The office provides both appointment and walk-in hours.
Who’s Who: Meet the CAS Professional Advisors
Eva Morgan, Academic Advisor
Eva Morgan is an academic advisor and former adjunct professor in the College of Arts and Sciences. Ms. Morgan comes to Trinity with an eclectic professional background which includes six years as a Senior Editor at PRNewswire Service, where she was frequently recognized as an error-free editor, and eight years as a Reading and Language Arts teacher at Clayton County Public Schools, where she was nominated twice for Teacher of the Year at Pointe South Middle School. As a former transfer student herself, Ms. Morgan is particularly passionate about Trinity’s transfer student population and enjoys supporting students as they make the College of Arts and Sciences their new academic home.
Ms. Morgan graduated with a Master of Education degree from the Tift College of Education at Mercer University and is a certified Reading Specialist. In her free time, Ms. Morgan reads voraciously, laughs uproariously, travels occasionally, and roots unapologetically for the Florida State Seminoles, New York Yankees, and Pittsburgh Steelers.
View Ms. Morgan’s Syllabus and Office Hours
firstname.lastname@example.org 202-884-9216 | Office location: Main 213
Alecia Duncan-Thomas, Academic Advisor
Alecia Duncan-Thomas is an Academic Advisor and advises first and second year students in the College of Arts & Sciences. Ms. Duncan is the point person for undeclared students or students that are interested in changing majors. She is also a support liaison for the Triage Program.
Ms. Duncan has over six years of experience in advising and counseling a diverse population of students in higher education. Ms. Duncan began her career as an International Student Advisor at Wayne State University in 2008, where she advised students regarding immigration, academic, and personal concerns. She also assisted in coordinating cultural programs for students and for the entire Wayne State community. Ms. Duncan later transitioned to Academic Affairs at George Mason University in 2011, serving as a Student Success Advisor. In that role, she advised first year students, coordinated a learning community, and taught sections of a seminar course for students enrolled in the ACCESS program.
Ms. Duncan has a passion for co-designing blueprints with students for making their academic, career, and personal goals a reality. She is thrilled to be working with such AMAZING students and a vibrant advising team in advancing student success initiatives at Trinity.
Ms. Duncan holds her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Wayne State University and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater Arts from Howard University. Outside of work, she enjoys dancing, theater, attending festivals and live musical performances.
View Ms. Duncan’s Syllabus and Office Hours
email@example.com 202-884-9287 |
Office location: Main 211
Tawanna Terry, Academic Advisor
Tawanna Terry is responsible for providing academic advising and coaching to transfer students and students in special cohorts.
Ms. Terry’s journey with Trinity began as a graduate student in the Masters of Art in Communications program within the School of Professional Studies. After graduating in 2007, she decided to return to Trinity and assist with advancing the university’s mission. She joined Trinity as an Assistant Director in the office of Admissions.
While working in Admissions, she played a vital role in assisting with increasing enrollment in the traditional women’s college. As a result of her dedication and determination in sharing Trinity’s mission, she advanced to the position of Senior Associate Director of the College of Arts and Sciences in Admissions. As the Senior Associate Director, she assisted with managing the College of Arts and Sciences team as well as managed the high school dual enrollment program.
In 2013, Ms. Terry made a transition into academic advising where she now works with students at all phases of their academic career.
Ms. Terry also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Howard University. In her spare time, Ms. Terry enjoys staying involved in community outreach, live musical performances, and being a dance mom.
View Ms. Terry’s Syllabus and Office Hours
firstname.lastname@example.org 202-884-9296 | Office location: Main 208