BDIC Team Members

Welcome to BDIC!  We're a group of Faculty, Staff, and Students that support students in their pursuit of individualized studies at UMass Amherst.  Come visit us in 230 Commonwealth Honors College between 9 and 5!

Rebecca Schwartz, Assistant Director & Chief Academic Advisor
230 Commonwealth Honors College
BDIC Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Thomas Brashear-Alejandro, BDIC Director and Faculty Supervisor
BDIC Hours: Spring 2021- Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm & 3:30-5:00pm (by appointment)
Supervisor in Business and Entrepreneurship
Linda Roney, Retired
230 Commonwealth Honors College
Jennifer Carbery, Office Manager
230 Commonwealth Honors College
413-545-5815
BDIC Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00AM-4:00PM
Mark Hamin, BDIC Faculty Supervisor
BDIC Hours: Spring 2021 Monday 1:00pm-4:00 pm, Friday 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Supervisor in Sustainability and Physical Science
Molly Burnham, BDIC Faculty Supervisor
230 Commonwealth Honors College
BDIC Hours: Spring 2021 Tuesday 1:30 pm-6:00 pm, Thursday 1:30 pm-6:00pm
Social Sciences, Arts and Education
Carly Longman, Head Peer Advisor/General Advising
230 Commonwealth Honors College
BDIC Hours: Spring 2021 Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 2:30PM- 5:00 PM/ Email for Zoom Scheduling
Romance Language and Interpretation
Riley Piva, Peer Advisor
230 Commonwealth Honors College
BDIC Hours: Spring 2021 Office Hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Environmental Policy
Katherine Pingeton, Peer Advisor
230 Commonwealth Honors College
BDIC Hours: Spring 2021 Office Hours: By Appointment
International Relations, Human Rights and Immigration
Sophie Kramer, Peer Advisor
230 Commonwealth Honors College
BDIC Hours: Spring 2021Office Hours: Mondays 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Wednesdays 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Biomimetic Sustainable and Ergonomic Design
Leah Demers, Peer Advisor
230 Commonwealth Honors College
BDIC Hours: Spring 2021 Office Hours: Office Hours: Mondays/Thursdays 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Film Studies
Sahana Sule , Peer Advisor
230 Commonwealth Honors College
BDIC Hours: Spring 2021 Office Hours: Email for Zoom Scheduling
Foundations of Healthcare
Patrick Scanlon, Peer Advisor
230 Commonwealth Honors College
BDIC Hours: Spring 2021 Office Hours: Mondays/ Wednesdays from 9:30AM- 11:00AM. Email for scheduling appointments
Entrepreneurship and Innovation