Learning Specialists

How Can We Help?

Learning Specialists are professional staff members who assist students in developing better study strategies in order to help students fulfill their academic goals and potential. Our Learning Specialists are available to the entire campus community and offer the following services:

  • Providing strategies to help students improve their study methods
  • Guiding students on academic probation
  • Helping to improve test taking skills, including managing test anxiety
  • Assisting students to develop methods of managing their time and class assignments
  • Serving as a mentor to students who require ongoing academic support
  • Providing learning support for individuals with disabilities
  • Conducting a study behavior assessment, which helps evaluate a student?s strengths and challenges with regards to academics

Learning Specialists

Jaime Juarez

AIM Coordinator and Learning Specialist

Office: Mowrey 109

Email: jrjuarez@ship.edu

Specialty Areas: English and History



Cindy Murray 

Learning Specialist

Office: Mowrey 112

Email: cdmurray@ship.edu

Specialty Areas: learning strategies for the sciences, research methods and statistics, high school-to-college transition, resilience-building, and working with non-traditional students



Deb Schooley

Learning Specialist

Office: Mowrey 110

Email: dlschooley@ship.edu 

Specialty Areas: time management, study skills, test anxiety, test-taking skills, reading strategies, and campus resources