We encourage you to begin your journey as a new Davidson student by exploring the courses, subjects and academic areas that interest you.

To help guide you through the initial course selection and registration process during the month of June, please schedule an appointment with one of our summer advisers.

Summer Advisers

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Mario Belloni and Student The Two Marios

Mario Belloni

I am a professor and chair of the Physics Department and I am the mentor to Davison’s STEM Posse 4. The picture is from Halloween 2018; I am on the left and on the right is a physics and economics major from Quito, Ecuador. As an undergraduate, I majored in economics and physics before pursuing physics for my Ph.D. I grew up in the Bay Area in California and spent time in Connecticut and Florida before moving to Davidson, where I live with my wife and daughter (she is heading off to college this fall). I have been teaching at Davidson for about 20 years and teach both introductory and advanced physics classes. During my time at Davidson, I have served as a holistic advisor to students who have majored in almost every field we offer. Email me for an appointment at mabelloni@davidson.edu.

Scott Denham Summer Adviser

Scott Denham

I’m director of the Humanities Program, a year-long set of courses for first-year students only. My colleagues and I have remade the Humes program over the last couple years into a dynamic learning community focused on the theme of revolution, across time and cultures. I teach writing, literary and cultural studies, literary theory, postcolonial studies, and translation studies. I’ve taught and advised at Davidson for three decades — so I know a lot about the curriculum. I’m interested in helping students find not only new intellectual passions, but also new ways of thinking about the world and about themselves. I’m especially keen on helping students discern their passions and avoid making decisions with the crowd. Email me for an appointment at scdenham@davidson.edu.

Angie Dewberry Summer Adviser

Angie Dewberry

I am the Registrar at Davidson College and also a member of the Class of 2000. As a holistic adviser, I enjoy working closely with students as they adjust to life at college. As a former Davidson athlete (soccer!), I can relate to the balancing act of being a student-athlete and I still enjoy attending athletic events today with my family. I grew up in California, but have now lived in the South longer than anywhere else. I am an avid reader, enjoy taking my dog on hikes, and look forward to the day that Carolina Cones opens for the ice cream season.  Please do not be too shy to ask your questions. We are all here to help. See my real-time availability and schedule time with me.

Kristen Eshleman

Kristen Eshelman

Welcome to Davidson! I am the Director of Innovation Initiatives at the college. What does that mean exactly? In short, it means I provide operational leadership for innovation strategy, process, and projects out of the President's Office. Our team — which consists mostly of students like you — studies external change pressures facing higher education broadly and manages opportunities for Davidson to experiment with new ideas. As a result, I've gotten to know a lot about the student experience here and I am excited to be a resource for you. Schedule time with me.

Cara Evanson Summer Adviser

Cara Evanson

I have served as an adviser for pre-major students at Davidson since 2012. I love the opportunity the holistic pre-major advising program gives me to get to get to know brand-new first-year students and see them learn and grow over the next few years. Each student brings their own variety of interests, and I enjoy the work of connecting them with the resources on campus to best support their exploration and growth. I’m originally from Wisconsin, but happily ditched my snow shovel when I moved to North Carolina. Outside of work I enjoy attending lectures, concerts, and theatre performances at Davidson. See my real-time availability and schedule time with me.

Marc Jacobsen Adviser

Marc Jacobsen

I am the Assistant Registrar and have been at Davidson for five years. I am originally from Long Island, but I have lived in Florida, South Carolina, and Virginia before moving to North Carolina. I’ve been serving as a Holistic Adviser since the program started, but I’ve been an academic adviser for over ten years. My work prior to Davidson centered around helping students make the transition from high school to college, and I am glad I am able to continue that work here. When the weather is warm you will find me with friends, a book or podcast on my boat on Lake Norman. I enjoy watching professional tennis and women’s collegiate volleyball (both Davidson and the Big 10). Email me for an appointment at majacobsen@davidson.edu.

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Amber MacIntyre

Holistic advisor for Premedicine and Prehealth students. I love meeting with prospective and new students and their families and talk about their career and academic interests. Not only will we discuss possible courses, but opportunities on and off campus to help students explore health fiends, gain experience, and plan for their future. Primarily, I am the program coordinator for Premedicine and Allied Health Professions Program and I support current students and alumni as they prepare to apply to Prehealth programs such as dental, physician assistant, nursing, veterinary, medical, or osteopathic schools, as well as post-baccalaureate programs. I work directly with the Premedical/Prehealth Advisory Committee who evaluates students in the junior or senior year and recent alumni on their readiness for medical, dental and Prehealth schools after graduation. Email me for an appointment at ammacintyre@davidson.edu.

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Naila Mamoon

I earned my medical degree from Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka University, Bangladesh and my Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. My post-doctoral training was in cancer biology. I enjoy getting to know my advisees and watching them develop their identities and grow into remarkable young people. I support their exploration of various careers in the health professions in their search to find one that best aligns with their values, skills and passions. Email me for an appointment at namamoon@davidson.edu.

Laura Sockol Summer Adviser

Laura Sockol

I am a clinical psychologist at Davidson and a graduate of Bryn Mawr College, a small liberal arts college much like Davidson (with better food and worse weather). Before coming to Davidson, I earned my secondary education certification in English and the social sciences, and I am a trained clinician with experience working with various populations. My research focuses on risk factors for depression and anxiety during the transition to parenthood, but I also collaborate with students on research investigating gender differences in responses to other stressful life events — such as college seniors making the transition from school to the workplace. Email me for an appointment at lasockol@davidson.edu.