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Resource Guide for Student Veterans

Navigating the transition from military life to academic life can be challenging. Hopefully this guide can help you succeed at WVU and beyond!

Advocates for Student Veterans

There are a number of faculty and staff at WVU who are working to help facilitate your success! This list contains many of their names and campus addresses, functions, and phone numbers. 

Faculty Advocates

John Dowling
Assistant Professor
Recruiting Operations Officer
WVU Army ROTC
304-293-2911

Robert Burns
Professor - Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Resources
School of Natural Resources
304-293-2941

Tom Sura
Assistant Professor
Department of English
204-293-9712

Jessica Deshler
Associate Professor 
Mathematics
304-293-8939

Jennifer D. Oliva
Associate Professor of Law and Public Health
Director, WVU Veterans Advocacy Clinixc
College of Law
304-293-7770

 

Steve Riffon
Director of WVU Veterans Affairs
Office of WVU Veterans Affairs
Phone: (304)293-5763

Virginia Cox
Program Coordinator, University Advising
148 Mountainlair Building
304-293-9443

Sharon Mallow
Events Coordinator
Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
304-293-5600

Alexis Gainor McMillen
Program Coordinator, Center for Service and Learning
317 Student Services Center
304-293-8344

Kayla Grogg, MSW, LGSW

Behavioral Health Therapist

The Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services

Health & Education Building

West Virginia University

(304) 293-4431 

Carrie Showalter
Manager Student Legal Services
CCL Student Legal Services
304-293-4897

Chad Mezera 
Director of Online Programs
Reed College of Media
304-293-5903

Aaron Hawley
Program Developer
Reed College of Media
304-293-3133

Dave Solley
Veterans Affairs Representative
College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
304-293-3162

Donna Bulger
Senior Employment Specialist
Human Resources
2304-293-8197

Kim Mosby
Senior Associate Dean
Office of the Dean of Students
304-293-5611

Nathan Harlan
Associate Director, Adventure West Virginia
Student Recreation Center
304-293-9650

Rebecca Berger
Accessibility Specialist
Division for Diversity Equity and Inclusion
304-293-6700

Janet Trump
WVU Veterans Senior Certifying Official
Office of WVU Veterans Affairs
Phone: (304)293-8825

Elaine Sampson
Consultant, International Center for Disability Information 
College of Education and Human Services
304-293-7186 x164

Jessica Stidham

Developmental Advising Specialist

Center for Learning, Advising, and Student Success (C.L.A.S.S.)

Student Services Bldg

304-293-9441

Lawrence Iorio
Developmental Advising Specialist
College of Business and Economics
Undergraduate Programs and Advising
304-293-4959
 

Tony Setley, Chaplain

Lutheran Campus Ministry

1497 University Avenue

Morgantown, WV 26505

304-296-5388