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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Rebecca Barrow

Welcome! I am the assistant registrar for advising and curricular support, my day-to-day is centered on the academic needs of Davidson students. I have been at Davidson for five years and have worked for a few of the academic departments before joining the Registrar’s Office. Prior to becoming a southerner, I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, and attended a small liberal arts college in the Midwest that is similar in size and values to Davidson. We chose the same type of education and I am excited to be a resource for you as you navigate college life.

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Mario Belloni

I am a professor 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. I am also the proud parent of a second-year college student. 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.

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Patricio Boyer

I am a literary scholar with a focus on early modern imperialism and colonial cultures of the Americas, as well as the intersection of law, literature, and political culture. At Davidson, I teach in a number of interdisciplinary departments and have a strong commitment to the role of the humanities in public life. I have always enjoyed advising incoming students because the first year is such a crucial moment. It can be easy to lose sight of the fact that college is a really special experience, the only time where cultivating a life of the mind can take priority over everything else. It’s an honor to help students navigate that process, helping them to find what they love, what they’re good at, and how all those experiences can help them shape their futures. 

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Nick Decker

Nick Decker

Welcome! I serve as the director of football operations here at Davidson, a position I have held for the past 6 years. I handle the day-to-day operations of the program, while also working as a holistic advisor for the first time this past fall. I also oversee the academics for our entire team. I grew up in Columbus, Ohio and went to THE Ohio State University. I received my Master’s Degree from Ohio Dominican University and have worked in the NFL and different college environments. I think I can lend valuable insight for incoming scholar-athletes and general students. Please email me at nidecker@davidson.edu for an appointment.

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.

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Rosalba Esparragoza-Scott

Rosalba Esparragoza

I was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and received a B.A. in Philology and Languages from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, as well as an M.A. in the Teaching of Languages: Spanish and TESOL from the University of Southern Mississippi. In 2021, I earned my doctoral degree in Educational Leadership: Higher Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. My research area is self-efficacy in learning.

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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. In college I was a Spanish major with minors in Religion and Latin American Studies. I’m 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. Email me for an appointment at caevanson@davidson.edu or book me through my appointment scheduler.

Marc Jacobsen Adviser

Marc Jacobsen

I am the assistant registrar and have been at Davidson since 2014. 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).

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Justin King

Hi I’m Justin King. I am the athletic trainer for the Men’s Basketball, Golf, and Cheer teams. I just finished my fourth season in athletics here at Davidson. I really enjoy working with athletes and being a holistic advisor. I graduated from BYU 12’ and Weber State 14’ but grew up moving around a ton in the United State and Europe with a parent in the military and have traveled quite a bit since. I lived in Germany for 2 years as a church missionary and speak fluent German. I am married with three kids and have a Aussie-Doodle named Cosmo. We enjoy hiking, camping, and going to the beach. When I’m not at Davidson or hanging out with the fam, I am a contract athletic trainer with the US National Soccer Federation and get to spend a few weeks a year working with men’s or women’s US national teams. I am passionate about sports and sports medicine and have really enjoyed my time here at Davidson. Please reach out if you want to connect with questions over academics, student life, or have questions about being a scholar-athlete. It’s a great day to be a Wildcat!

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Amber MacIntyre

Amber MacIntyre

Holistic advisor for students interested in premedicine and prehealth programs such as dental, physician assistant, nursing, veterinary, or osteopathic schools. I love meeting with prospective/new students and their families and talk about their career and academic interests. Not only will we discuss possible course schedules, but opportunities on and off campus to help students explore areas of interest, health fields, gain experience, and plan for their future. I am here to help and answer your questions, just ask!

I have a masters degree in counseling from the university of North Carolina at Charlotte working specifically with college students and a focus on career development and academic advising.  At Davidson, I am the program coordinator for Premedicine and Allied Health Professions Program and the department coordinator for the Public Health Department where I support current students and alumni as they prepare for careers in medicine, healthcare, and public health.  

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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.

Alice Wiemers

Alice Wiemers

I am a historian of twentieth-century Ghana, West Africa with particular interests in connections between economic life and social and political belonging. At Davidson, I teach courses in History, Africana Studies, Writing, and Humanities, and I contribute courses to Gender and Sexuality Studies and Public Health. I enjoy advising incoming students as they prepare to navigate the multitude of intellectual, personal, and institutional opportunities and challenges at Davidson. I know you are full of questions and ideas as you plan your first year, and we are privileged to work with you as you carve your own path at Davidson and beyond. Please email me for an appointment at alwiemers@davidson.edu.

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Anne Wills

I teach courses in American religion and culture, specializing in 19th-century women's religious activism.

My research interests include the experiences of clergy spouses, American civic myths, popular religious practice, religious memoir, African-American religious traditions, and Mormonism. I regularly teach in the college's first-year Humanities program.

I am currently writing a biography of Ruth Bell Graham. I coedited a volume on Billy Graham titled Billy Graham: American Pilgrim, published by Oxford University Press in 2017. My most recent article, "Heroes, Women, Wives: Writing other Lives," reflects on Ruth Graham as a case study for writing women's history. Other publications include a study of religion and scrapbooking titled "Mourning Becomes Hers: Women, Tradition, and Memory Albums." I have contributed articles to Women in American History: An Encyclopedia, the Encyclopedia of Religion in America, and The Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics. I review books regularly for the Christian Century, Religion, the Journal of Southern Religion, and the Mormon Studies Review, among other publications.

I have chaired the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR) and the Research and Prize Committee for the American Society of Church History. I am a past President of the American Academy of Religion/Southeast Region. I currently co-chair SECSOR's History of Christianity section.

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