Please read the information below BEFORE scheduling your appointment.


  1. Your Centenary user name and password! Please be sure that your new Centenary account is active and that you have enrolled in the password reset tool and set up your permanent password prior to May 14th. A step-by-step instruction cheat sheet can be accessed here. If you have trouble completing these steps, the Help Desk is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at ext. 2000 to assist you!
  2. Schedule a math placement exam, if you are a Science, Education Biology, Equine Science or Animal Health major.  Math placement exams will be given at 10AM on May 16, 21, 23, and 28. It is recommended that you schedule your advising appointment at 1PM the same day. Appointments are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. You must contact Jill Gerlach on 908-852-1400, ext. 2168 to schedule both appointments.
  3. Submit a riding video if you are an Equine major, or a non-major wanting to take a riding class. Our staff cannot meet with you if a video has not been submitted and a riding placement issued by the Equine Department — no exceptions!

You may select any advisor from the list below. Please arrive on campus 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. You will receive a confirmation email once you make the appointment and a reminder email will be sent from Centenary University – Advising 2 days before your appointment. The reminder email will have all the details on where you need to check in.
Be sure to include your first and last name when making the appointment.

Nina Debrot
Academic Support Specialist

  • B.A. in Social Work, Rutgers University
  • M.A. in Social Work, Rutgers University

Nina received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Rutgers University where she spent five years studying and growing in the field of Social Work. During graduate school, Nina worked with individuals living with various mental illnesses doing both group and individual therapy.

After graduating, Nina worked in a local high school supporting students with different behavioral needs and developmental disabilities. In the Academic Success and Advising Center, she works alongside students to build skills to achieve success at Centenary University and continued success after graduation.

Abbie Davis
Academic Support Specialist

  • B.A. in English, Minor: Environmental Science, William Paterson University
  • M.A. in English, Montclair State University

Abbie has worked in higher education for numerous years. While pursuing her master’s degree at Montclair State University, Abbie worked at Centenary University as a Professional Tutor where she was able to engage and work with students on a daily basis.

Additionally, she taught Developmental English at Middlesex County College for three years, as well as Student Success courses at Northampton Community College. As an Academic Support Specialist at Centenary University, Abbie enjoys being able to assist students in working towards a successful academic career.

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Maureen Fallon
Assistant Director, Disability Services Office

  • B.S. Speech Therapy, Westchester University
  • M.S. Speech Language Pathology, University of South Carolina
  • New Jersey Licensed Speech Language Pathologist
  • National License, American Speech Language and Hearing Association

Maureen joined the DSO staff in the fall of 2009 after serving as a professional tutor for both DSO and the Academic Success Center. Prior to coming to Centenary University, she worked in private practice and rehabilitation medical settings.

Her role as a Learning Support Specialist has allowed her to utilize her background and expertise in new ways to assist students in achieving success in higher education.

Lindsay Galasso
Student Success Coach, ASAC

  • B.A. Sociology, Moravian College
  • M.A. Leadership and Public Administration, Centenary University

Lindsay came to Centenary University in 2015 where she began working as an Undergraduate Admissions Counselor. Since then, she has received a M.A. in Leadership and Public Administration and began working within the Academic Success and Advising Center as a Student Success Coach. As the Student Success Coach, Lindsay’s goal is to offer support, in all areas, to students in order to ensure that they are well-prepared, and successful during their time at Centenary.

Michelle Meyer
Senior Director Academic Success/Director DSO

  • B.A. History, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • M.A.T, M. A. Learning Disabilities, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Michelle worked for Fairleigh Dickinson University as an Assistive Technology Coordinator and a Learning Disabilities Specialist for many years. She is Centenary University’s Senior Director of Academic Success and Advising and Director of Disability Services.  In this role, Michelle oversees the Academic Success and Advising Center, Disability Services Office and Tutoring Center.  She she works with students to provide academic strategies to help them be successful and coordinates requests for disability accommodations and provides overall administration and management of the Project ABLE and STEP Ahead programs.

Laura Rhodes
Learning Support Specialist, DSO

  • B.S. Psychology, Susquehanna University
  • M.S. Social Work, Rutgers University

Laura has worked in behavioral health rehabilitative services (mobile therapy and behavior specialist consulting) and community-based outpatient services. She made her way to Centenary University’s Disability Services Office after working at Centenary’s Counseling Center, which started as her graduate school field placement. In Laura’s free time, she enjoys traveling and taking photographs.

Julie Gallup
Learning Support Specialist, DSO

  • B.A., Education, The College of New Jersey
  • M.Ed. Education, Montclair State University

Julie began her career as a paraprofessional and substitute teacher at a private school for students with autism. Julie also worked as an assistive technology specialist, where she conducted evaluations and trainings for children and adults with visual impairments and multiple disabilities. She currently provides individualized academic support to Centenary students in Project ABLE and arranges accommodations for exams with extended time.