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Academic Success Program
130 Wright Hall
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
Voice: (717) 477-1134
Fax: (717) 477-4063

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ASP Staff Information

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(717) 477-1134(717) 477-1134

Dr. Chad H. Bennett, Ed. D 
Interim Program Director

Dr. Bennett earned both his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Psychology from Shippensburg University.  He is recently earned his Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership through Duquesne University.  Before he came to the Academic Success Program, Dr. Bennett worked as the Academic Coordinator of Student Athletes for Shippensburg University for over 4 years.  Prior to that he served as the director of a youth shelter in Harrisburg, Pa, while also playing a stint of professional soccer in the USL.  In addition, Dr. Bennett has presented at the local, state and international level and has been published in the monograph for the Educational Leadership Development Conference at St. Peter's College, University of Oxford, England.   Dr. Bennett enjoys spending time outdoors participating in various sports, enjoys music, doing home improvements and lives with his wife in Shippensburg.

"Find the course that will bring you happiness. Don't be that person who looks back and has regrets. Always listen to your heart and soul for these will never fail you in life." - Chad

Kurt L.
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(717) 477 - 1145(717) 477 - 1145

Dr. Kurt Lazaroff
Interim Program Counselor


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Wright Hall 135
(717) 477 - 1015(717) 477 - 1015

Mr. Jaime Juarez
Learning Specialist/Academic Coach

Mr. Juarez was born and raised in central California.  He is a first generation Mexican-American and EOP (ACT 101) alumni. He earned a B.A. in English and History from California State University, Fresno and completed his M.A. in English at Shippensburg University.

Prior to joining the ASP and Learning Center, Mr. Juarez worked at numerous colleges and universities, including Fresno State, University of Washington, Harrisburg Area Community College, and Penn State Harrisburg.  He has worked with several ACT 101 programs in California, Washington and Pennsylvania as a tutor, advisor, counselor, and administrator.

Mr. Juarez and his wife, Sharon Stockton, live in Carlisle, PA, and have three children, Eugene, Cristina, and Katherine.  He enjoys reading, writing, gardening, and is an avid film buff.

 Tiffany Smith
Wright Hall 133
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Ms. Tiffany Smith
Coordinator of Academic Support and Access Programs

Ms. Smith is originally from Philadelphia and attended Bloomsburg University for her undergraduate experience.  Upon graduating, she received a degree in Communications Studies with a focus in Interpersonal Communications.  After finishing at Bloomsburg, she went on to work at an all-boys, boarding school in the suburbs of Philadelphia. There she performed in a variety of capacities including, math instruction, student advising, learning instruction and support, and more.

In May, Ms. Smith will receive a Master's degree in College Counseling from Shippensburg University.  Since beginning at Ship, she has spent time working as a Residence Director and has worked in Harley and McCune Halls.  She has completed a year-long internship in the counseling center at Wilson College and hopes at some point to continue her pursuits of a Ph. D. in Counseling or Clinical Psychology.

In her spare time, Ms. Smith enjoys reading, discovering new music, and catching up with friends.  Ms. Smith loves movies and is currently working to watch the complete list of Academy Awards Best Picture winning films.  In addition, Ms. Smith enjoys volunteering and has given time at local animal shelters, facilitated groups at Drew's Hope, a grief and loss support group, and worked with adults with special needs.

Jen Hahn
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(717) 477 - 1134(717) 477 - 1134

Ms. Jennifer Hahn
ASP Secretary

Jennifer joined the ASP office on April 22, 2013.  Jennifer graduated with her B.S. in Sociology from Colorado State University Pueblo in 2008 and an M.S. in Organizational Development and Leadership (ODL) from Shippensburg University in 2011. Prior to joining the ASP staff, Jennifer worked in the Marketing and Publications Office at Shippensburg University, where she provided administrative support to the Director of Marketing and Publications and the Executive Director of University Communications and Marketing. 
In May 2011, Jennifer presented her research on social support and breast cancer survivors at the Graduate Symposium at Dixon University, Harrisburg, PA.  Her research was part of a Qualitative Research Methods class for her master’s degree.  The results of the research were based upon individual and group interview sessions from 15 breast cancer survivors in the Cumberland Valley region.  She also did an internship and organizational analysis of Dickinson College, located in Carlisle, PA, as part her capstone experience for the ODL degree program. 
Jennifer serves as the Vice President of the SU Women’s Consortium, an organization dedicated to enhancing the status of women at Shippensburg University.  Part of her duties in this role include serving on the Executive Committee, planning and facilitating all fundraising activities such as the annual Winter Expo and serving as the president of the membership committee.  For the past two years, she has served on the Retreat Planning Committee for the Annual SU Women’s Consortium Spring Retreat.
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and family, long walks, and vacations at the beach.
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(717) 477-1013(717) 477-1013


Mr. Curtis Spencer
Transition and Outreach Counselor

 Karen Hamilton
Wright Hall 135
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Ms. Karen Hamilton

 Rebecca Lee Harris
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Ms. Rebecca Lee Harris

Ms. Rebecca Lee Harris earned both her B.A. in Fine Arts and her M.S. in Counseling and College Student Personnel from Shippensburg University.  She has been an Academic Coach and Graduate Assistant within the Academic Success Program for two years and will be continuing this summer as an adjunct instructor teaching an introduction to higher education course.  At Shippensburg, she has been involved with the Kauffman Gallery, worked in the after school art program for Luhrs Elementary School, and presented research on the local, state, and national level.  She is a member of the Shippensburg Women in Business and the National Association of Professional Women as well as a Safe Zone member at Shippensburg University.  In her free time, she loves to read, paint, play music, hang out with her dog Maddie, and spend time with her friends and family.


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Emily Ruch

Ms. Emily Ruch graduated from Penn State University in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. She is now pursuing a Master’s degree in Psychology here at Shippensburg and is working on obtaining certification in Applied Behavior Analysis as well. At Penn State she worked in the Bursars office as well as the school gym and the on campus Café. She was also a part of the Thon organization. In her spare time Emily enjoys playing soccer and tennis, and enjoying time with family and friends.

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Julie Kirsch

Mrs. Julie Kirsch graduated from Millersville University in 2007 with Bachelor's degree in Music Education.  She is now pursuing a Masters degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling.  At Millersville, Julie was involved in various music organizations on campus including the wind ensemble, community orchestra and choir.  After graduating from Millersville University, Julie worked as an elementary music teacher for 5 years in Pottstown, PA.  In her free time Julie enjoys reading, playing music, singing, running, and spending time with friends and family.

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Tiffany Bufort

Ms. Tiffany Bufort graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology and minor in criminal justice.  She is now pursuing a Master's degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling.  She plans to specialize in family and children counseling.  She is originally from Philadelphia, PA.  She enjoys reading books, watching movies, spending time with friends and family, and attending church.

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Amanda Strous

Ms. Amanda Strous is a 2010 graduate from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Art. She played DII Field Hockey as a Lady Raider all four years in her undergraduate. She is now an Assistant Coach for the Field Hockey Program and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling. Before coming into the Master’s program, Amanda coached field hockey in Clinton, New York at Hamilton College, as the Assistant Coach. In her free time, she enjoys sports, snowboarding, art, music, the beach, her faith, and spending time with friends and family.  

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Alyssa Gibson

Ms. Alyssa Gibson graduated from Shippensburg University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is now perusing a Master’s degree in Psychology and is working to obtain certification in Applied Behavior Analysis. She is also a server at University Grille which is a popular restaurant for students and faculty. In her free time Alyssa enjoys reading, listening to music, and being with friends.

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(717) 477 - 1123(717) 477 - 1123 ext. 3077

Amanda Raudaubaugh

Ms. Amanda Raudabaugh graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Communications from Shippensburg University in 2012. Currently she is working towards earning her master’s degree from Shippensburg University in Professional School Counseling. While earning her undergraduate degree she ran for the Shippensburg Track and Field team for four years and the Cross Country team for two years. She is currently a volunteer assistant coach for the Shippensburg XC and Track and field teams. In her free time she enjoys running and working out, reading books, watching movies, singing, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.


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Corey Burton

 I earned my Bachelor in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Shippensburg University. I am currently aspiring to receive my master's in Mental Health Counseling. I plan to have a specialization in family and marriage counseling and also work with people who have social disorder. I am from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I enjoy all kinds of music, cultures, and am a big fan of movies. Any kind of movies, but mostly suspense. My favorite movie is The Dark Knight.