SBS Advising Resource Center (The ARC)

The SBS Advising Resource Center is here to guide you to success throughout your time at UMass and beyond. Our advisors and programs are crafted to help you explore your academic interests, create a curriculum that works for you, articulate and achieve your goals, become an engaged member of your community, and prepare for life after graduation.

Make an Appointment  

128 Thompson Hall  |  (413) 577-1057  |  Hours: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. during the academic year
Walk in between 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., M-F while classes are in session, to meet with a Peer Advisor.

Your Advising Team

Jackie Brousseau-Pereira ’00 MPA
Academic Dean, Director of First Year Seminars 

Carolyn Bassett
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Advising

Vanessa Blais
Associate Director, Advising Resource Center

Dominick Usher
Assistant Director, Advising Resource Center, specializing in SBS Exploratory Advising and oversight of the Peer Advisor Program

Rhys Livingstone
Academic Advisor specializing in Exploratory Advising

Carol Sharick
Director of Career & Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Pamela Stawasz
Advisor specializing in the Global Education requirement

Diane Curtis, J.D.
Director of Pre-Law Advising
210 Thompson Hall  |  (413) 577-0396

Rebecca Bell
Assistant Director of Career & Professional Development for SBS

Flannery Weiss
Graduate Advisor specializing in SBS Exploratory Advising and Global Education

Aimee Jo Pion
Administrative Assistant