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.

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Meet Our Advisors

Undergraduate Program 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

Erica Meyer

Erica Meyer

Erica works with undergraduate B.A. students, nondegree students, and veteran students. Appointments are available Monday-Friday.

Schedule an appointment with Erica

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

Graduate Program Academic Advisors

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

Joni Beshansky

Joni Beshansky - MHA

Joni is the academic director of the Master of Healthcare Administration program.  She is an accomplished clinical research scientist, and holds an associate clinical professor appointment in Boston College's Connell School of Nursing.

Contact Joni

Emily Raviola

Emily Raviola - MHA

Emily is the Associate Director of Graduate Programs at the Woods College of Advancing Studies. As an advisor and instructor in the Master of Healthcare Administration program, Emily is highly focused on each student's success.

Contact Emily

Sasha Tomic

Sasha Tomic - MSAE

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


Kevin Powers

Kevin Powers - MSCPG

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

Elisabeth Hiles

Elisabeth Hiles - MSLA

As Graduate Program Director, Dr. Hiles works with M.S. in Leadership and Administration students. Appointments are available Monday-Friday.

Contact Liz

Patty Raube Keller

Patty Raube Keller - MSSA

Patty is the director of the Master of Science in Sports Administration program.

Contact Patty

Isaac Goldstein

Isaac Goldstein - MSCPG, MSLA, & MSSA

Isaac is the Graduate Academic Advisor working with students in the Cybersecurity, Leadership & Administration, and Sports Administration programs. Appointments are available Monday-Friday. 

Schedule an Appointment with Isaac

Prospective or inactive/newly admitted students students are welcome to schedule an appointment through Isaac's Calendly page.

Prospective or inactive/returning students are welcome to schedule an appointment through our Prospective Student Calendly page.

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.

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., Former Dean, Woods College of Advancing Studies

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