Academic advising is a crucial element of student success.
The Undergraduate Academic Advising Center is located at 37 Mellen Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, on the corner of Mellen Street and Oxford Street (across from Public Safety).
We are open Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm.
Appointments outside of these hours may be scheduled on an individual basis.
For general questions or to schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor,
please call 617.349.8915 or email us at email@example.com.
Diep H. Luu, M.A.Assistant Director of Undergraduate
Drop-inHours: Tuesdays 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Diep is Assistant Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising. He serves as a professional advisor for first year undergraduate students and first year transfer students. As the Assistant Director, he works closely with the Director of the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center to further the mission and goals of the Center; collaborates with Center staff to plan, develop, and implement advising support for students; and serves as a resource for students, faculty, and staff. Prior to Lesley, Diep worked at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities as a professional academic advisor in the College of Biological Sciences. His other experience includes disability services, teaching a first-year experience course and facilitating a senior-year experience course at the University of Connecticut. He earned his Master of Arts degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Connecticut and Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a mathematics emphasis from the University of California at Davis. Diep enjoys empowering students to take ownership of their learning, while serving as a resource person who can provide guidance, motivation, goal clarification, skill development, and serve as an overall advocate in navigating the challenges and demands of college. Diep’s advice for students is to be receptive to different options, explore different opportunities, and do not be afraid to make mistakes.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
~ Mark Twain
Michael Lambert, M.Ed.Academic Advisor
Drop-in Hours: Wednesdays 9:00–10:00 AM
Mike is a Professional Academic Advisor. As an academic advisor, his role is to facilitate a collaborative learning environment that assists first year and transfer students throughout their academic progress, major identification, and educational success. He views academic advisement as a cooperative process, where he seeks to work with students in defining and developing their educational, career, and personal goals. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Bryant University and a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University. His prior experience extends to Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island where he served as a Foundations for Learning instructor and Academic Services Assistant in the Academic Center for Excellence. His knowledge extends to First Year Success Initiatives, Academic Goal Setting, and Success Strategies for undergraduate students. As an advisor, Mike’s greatest satisfaction is assisting students in discovering and pursuing their passion, while helping them become active members in the Lesley community. The greatest piece of advice he offers to students is that knowledge is a constantly evolving process, encouraging them to become active participants in their education by asking questions, seeking answers, and examining multiple perspectives in their learning experience.
Jen is the Professional Academic Advisor for Student-Athletes in the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center. She works with all incoming first-year and transfer student-athletes. Her area of specialization is working with student-athletes to help them maintain a balance between academics and athletics while achieving their goals in both arenas. She received her Master of Arts and Master of Education degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she specialized in public and U.S. immigration history and then bilingual, ESL, and multicultural education. At UMass, Jen first served as an educational assistant for student-athletes and then as an academic advisor for undeclared students. Her other experience includes tutoring, teaching English to speakers of other languages, and teaching introductory history and first-year experience courses for undergraduate students. Jen believes academic advising is a cooperative and developmental process, a learning partnership based on a student's academic, career, and personal goals. Jen's advice for students is: ask questions. Always ask questions. It's the simplest way to take charge your education and make the most of your college experience.
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