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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

Meet the Learning Specialists

Cindy  Murray

Cindy Murray

Learning Specialist

Office: Mowrey 112

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

Jaime  Juarez

Jaime Juarez

Learning Specialist/CAPS Coach

Office: Mowrey 109

Specialty Areas: English and History, Study Skills, Strategies and habits.

Deb Schooley

Deb Schooley

Learning Specialist/CAPS Coach

Office: Mowrey 110

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

Dr. Justus Hartzok

Dr. Justus Hartzok

Coordinator of Course-based Tutoring/Learning Specialist

Office: Mowrey 111

Specialty Areas: History and the Humanities, analytical skills, research and reading strategies, study and test-taking skills, and learning habits

Contact the Learning Center Student Success Center, Mowrey Hall, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1420
Open Monday–Thursday 10am–9pm, Friday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 5pm–9pm