LAC Professional Staff


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Lauren Clark
Program Director for the Learning Assistance Center

Master of Arts, English Literature- Ohio State University
Bachelor of Arts, English and Political Science- Duquesne University

Lauren joined the University of Cincinnati from Ohio State University, where she was the Writing Coordinator for the Honors Collegium, an office dedicated to preparing high achieving students to win nationally competitive awards, and an adjunct instructor in the School of Physical Activities and Educational Services. During her time as a graduate student and administrator at OSU, Lauren became interested in the support networks and healthy practices that can help nontraditional or minority students excel in higher education. She joined the Learning Assistance Center in March of 2011 and is excited to work with the LAC’s outstanding staff and students.

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Noel DeJarnette
Assistant Director Academic for the Math and Science Support Center

Doctor of Philosophy, Mathematics- University of Illinois
Master of Science, Mathematics- University of Illinois
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics- University of Illinois

Noel DeJarnette joined the Learning Assistance Center as the Assistant Director of the Math and Science Support Center in June of 2014. He comes from the University of Illinois where he most recently served as Associate Director of Public Engagement for the Illinois Geometry Lab (IGL) and Visiting Instructor. He earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois in December of 2013. Noel has several interests in mathematics and education. He is committed to helping students of all disciplines and ability levels find success in math and science.

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Daniel Dale
Educational Advisor for Supplemental Instruction

Master of Arts, Mental Health Counseling- University of Cincinnati
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology- University of Cincinnati

Daniel joined the Learning Assistance Center as the Coordinator for Supplemental Instruction in 2017. Daniel has been a part of the UC community since 2011 and taught in the English Department before moving to the LAC. Before coming to UC, Daniel taught at Wright State University and Sinclair Community College. Additionally, Daniel spent time as an instructor at Miami University. Throughout his career, Daniel has worked to improve teaching and learning across the university. Through the Supplemental Instruction program, Daniel is committed to helping students build the skills necessary to excel in higher education.

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Joseph Cunningham
Educational Advisor for the Academic Writing Center

Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Studies- University of Cincinnati
Master of Education, Secondary Education- University of Cincinnati
Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education- University of Cincinnati

Joseph started at the LAC in 2013. Prior to his current position, he coordinated the writing tutoring services at UC Clermont and has now stepped into the role of coordinator of the Academic Writing Center. Additionally, he has been an English instructor since 2008 and has completed his doctorate in educational studies. Although Joseph’s interests are quite extensive, his primary concentration is on helping the UC students become stronger college writers, building their writing acumen regardless of their discipline.

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Rebecca Elliott
Educational Advisor for Peer Tutoring

Master of Education, Higher Education- University of Dayton
Bachelor of Arts, German Studies- University of Cincinnati

Rebecca Elliott joined the Learning Assistance Center as Program Coordinator for Peer Tutoring in December 2014. Rebecca previously worked at Illinois State University where she served as the Coordinator of Learning Services in the Julia N. Visor Academic Center. She is a UC alum, earning her Bachelor of Arts in German Studies in 2008. She then went on to earn her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Dayton in 2011. Rebecca is passionate about student success and wants to help all students become lifelong learners.

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William Neater
Educational Advisor for Academic Coaching and Test Preparation

Doctor of Education – Dowling College
Master of Educational Administration – Long Island University
Bachelor of Arts, History – Dowling College

William joined the LAC in 2015, coordinating Academic Coaching, Test Preparation services, and Academic Alert initiatives. Previously, he served as the Interim Dean of Student Affairs at Thomas More College. Prior to that, William was the Director of Performing Arts at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio. Throughout his career William has also taught History and Education courses. He now looks forward to helping integrate various elements of the LAC and expanding upon a successful academic coaching model to continually serve the students, staff, and institution at UC.

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Hannah Williamson
Educational Advisor for First-Year Initiatives


Master of Education, Higher Education - University of Dayton
Bachelor of Science, Middle Childhood Education - University of Dayton

Hannah joined the Learning Assistance Center in 2017 from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) where she was the Academic Initiatives Coordinator for Housing and Residence Life. In this role, she connected with academic units and campus partners to bring educational programing into the residence halls. Previous to her time in Higher Education, she taught middle school students. Thanks to these two aspects of her life, Hannah is passionate about designing and facilitating opportunities for students to develop skills that will make them successful during college in and outside the classroom.