Meet the Advisors

All Academic Advisors meet with students from all majors. Each advisor has areas of specialty, listed below.

Ms. Beth Tiedemann

Director of Academic Advising
724-836-7182


ML-103

Ms. Michele Shuey, MA

Senior Academic Advisor/
Study Abroad Coordinator
724-836-7463
micheleg@pitt.edu
ML-105

When did you start working at Pitt-Greensburg?
August 1999 - Starting in Oakland in Residence Life
October 2004 - Started at Pitt-Greensburg

When/where did you receive your degrees? In what discipline(s)?
Associates in Art - University Studies - Alleghany Community College, MD
BS in Elementary Education - California Univeristy of PA
MA in Geography and Regional Planning - California University of PA

Is there any other information you would like to share?
I started working at Pitt in 1999 as a Resident Director in Oakland in several different buildings on campus over the years.  I started here at Pitt-Greensburg in 2004 as an Academic Advisor.  I love working  with all of the wonderful and talented students at Pitt-Greensburg. In my "spare" time I love spending time with my family and friends.

   Specialty areas:

  •    Degree Audits and Graduation Certification
  •    Academic Retention Programs
  •    Study Abroad Advising
  •    Undecided Majors

Ms. Karen Ricco, MEd

Academic Advisor
724-836-7491
kmr7@pitt.edu
ML-102

When did you start working at Pitt-Greensburg?
September 4, 2007

When/where did you receive your degrees? In what discipline(s)?
BA in Linguistics - April 2004 (Minor in Italian Studies) - University of Pittsburgh
MEd in Higher Education Management - April 2006 - University of Pittsburgh

Is there any other information you would like to share?
I worked as the Area Coordinator in Residence Life at Seton Hill University for one year before returning to the Pitt system. My favorite hobbies include singing, volleyball, baking, traveling, and watching the Steelers. I recently began my post-baccalaureate degree in Mathematics here at Pitt-Greensburg.

   Specialty areas:
•    Management
•    Management Accounting
•    Management Information Systems
•    Degree Audits
•    Undecided Majors

Ms. Carin Winters, MEd

Academic Advisor
724-836-7191

ML-104

When did you start working at Pitt-Greensburg?
March 10, 2008

When/where did you receive your degrees? In what discipline(s)?
BS in Psychology, Apr 2002 - Pitt-Greensburg

MEd & K-12 School Counseling Certification, May 2006 - Duquesne University

Is there any other information you would like to share?
I worked as a Guidance Counselor at South Allegheny Middle School and Kiski Area Intermediate School before coming to Pitt-Greensburg. I was also a substitute teacher in several districts. Some of my hobbies are hanging out with my friends and watching the Steelers.

   Specialty areas:

  •    Pre-Med
  •    Pre-Pharmacy
  •    Pre-Rehabilitation Science
  •    Degree Audits
  •    Undecided Majors

Mr. Richard Romano, MA

Academic Advisor
724-836-9990
rmr37@pitt.edu
ML-106

When did you start working at Pitt-Greensburg?
September 4, 2007

When/where did you receive your degrees? In what discipline(s)?
BA in Philosophy 1998 - Saint Vincent College
MA in Philosophy 2005 - Kent State University

Is there any other information you would like to share?
I have a profound interest in the intersection of education, philosophy, and practice. In addition to my responsibilities in the advising office, I am working on a PhD in Administration and Policy Studies, and occasionally teach philosophy classes. My hobbies include running, art, and music. I most enjoy quality time with my wife and young son.

Specialty areas:
•    Engineering
•    Education
•    Information Science
•    Undecided Majors

Ms. Kearsten Adams, MT

Academic Advisor
724-836-9173

ML-101B

When did you start working at Pitt-Greensburg?
November 3, 2010

When/where did you receive your degrees? In what discipline(s)?
BA in Music Performance 1990 – Mary Washington College
Master of Teaching 1993 – Virginia Commonwealth University

Is there any other information you would like to share?
Before moving to Pennsylvania, I taught middle school Mathematics and English for 15 years. I have a great deal of practical experience in the field of Education and enjoy working with students of all ages.  In my spare time I like to read, refinish furniture, and spend time with my family and friends.

Specialty areas:

  •    Communication
  •    Creative & Professional Writing
  •    Education
  •    English Literature
  •    History
  •    Political Science
  •    Undecided Majors

Jessica Barch, MA

Academic Advisor
724-836-9171
 jmb319@pitt.edu
ML-101A

When did you start working at Pitt-Greensburg?

February 11, 2013

When/where did you receive your degrees? In what discipline(s)?

BS in Psychology, 2007 - Slippery Rock University

MA in Counseling, 2009 - Western New Mexico University

Is there any other information you would like to share?

For two years, I was a school counselor on a Navajo reservation in Arizona.  I was also an advisor for “at-risk” youth who were attending CCAC.  My hobbies include spending time with family & friends, camping, going to concerts, & cheering on the Pittsburgh sports teams (especially the Penguins).

Specialty areas:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Undecided Majors