Advising

Personalized, passionate, and proactive, our advising approach prioritizes individualized care. Each student in a degree program is assigned an advisor for the duration of their time at Woods—a single contact focused on frequent interactions that meet each individual’s specific needs.

A variety of programming—including a digital program of studies, a monthly advising newsletter, and advising open houses that include pizza—complements the formal advising experience.

Everything we do is grounded in the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis, or care for the whole person. That means our advising encompasses academic, personal, and spiritual support, and our staff also connect students to resources that serve their emotional and social needs.

Cura Personalis

At the Woods College, our ideals and vision are rooted in the Jesuit, Catholic concept of cura personalis —care for the whole person. Students will see this particularly through their interaction with our advisors. They pay incredible attention to each student, not just around their program of study, but also to helping them through challenges they may have in their lives.
James P. Burns, I.V.D., Dean, Woods College of Advancing Studies

Meet Our Advisors

Undergraduate Academic Advisors

Whether you are enrolled in a degree program or not, Woods College academic advisors help you plot a course that meets your individual needs. 

Ben Arcangeli

Ben Arcangeli

Ben works with undergraduate B.A. and certificate students and is the disability services liaison for students with documented disabilities. Appointments are available Monday-Friday.

Schedule an appointment with Ben

Sam Hay

Sam Hay

Sam works with M.S. in Leadership and Administration students, M.S. in Sports Administration students, undergraduate B.A. students, and veteran students. Appointments are available Monday-Friday.

Schedule an Appointment with Sam

Mike Paul

Mike Paul

Mike teaches history at the Woods College and works with undergraduate B.A. students and nondegree students. Appointments are available Monday and Wednesday.

Schedule an appointment with Mike

Mary Risigo

Mary Risigo

Mary works with undergraduate B.A. students and nondegree students.

Schedule an appointment with Mary

Graduate Program Academic Advisors

Our graduate program directors serve as advisors to their programs' current and prospective students.

Sam Hay

Sam Hay

Sam works with M.S. in Leadership and Administration students, M.S. in Sports Administration students, undergraduate B.A. students, and veteran students. Appointments are available Monday-Friday.

Schedule an Appointment with Sam

Kevin Powers

Kevin Powers

Kevin is the founding director for the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance program at the Woods College and an assistant professor of the practice in Boston College’s Carroll School of Management.

Contact Kevin

Sasha Tomic

Sasha Tomic

Sasha is the director of the Master of Science in Applied Economics program and associate dean for strategy, innovation, and technology at the Woods College. He also holds associate professor of the practice appointments at Boston College's Morrissey College and Carroll School.

Contact Sasha

Emily Raviola

Emily Raviola

Emily is the assistant director of the Master of Health Administration program, where she draws on her background in public health, operations, research, and communications to support the hybrid online competency-based program.

Contact Emily

Advising Corner: Q & A with Professor Michael Paul

Michael Paul

Professor Michael Paul, Faculty Advisor

Professor Paul has been at Boston College for 24 years, 21 of which have been in the Woods College. He serves as an Academic Advisor and Faculty member, teaching one history course each semester.

Support at the Connors Family Learning Center

Woods Students enjoy full access to the CFLC, which offers tutoring in more than 60 subjects, workshops, and support services for students with learning disabilities.


Learn more about the CFLC

Advising Your Way

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