The mission of Innovation Academy Academic Advising is to further the teaching mission of the university by providing easily accessible, knowledgeable and accurate advising to all of our IA students. IA Academic Advisors help students successfully transition to the university and make progress toward meeting their educational and career goals. IA advisors are here for you to specifically discuss the IA program, the IA minor, and IA majors, campus resources, your career and your personal goals.


Expectations for Students

  • Check your GatorLink e-mail daily and read the IA newsletter
  • Meet with your major advisor and IA advisor your first semester and once per subsequent semester(or when needed)
  • Recognize when you need help, seek assistance, and ask questions
  • Take an active role in your advising session by coming prepared with questions
  • Be open and willing to consider advice from faculty, advisors and other mentors
  • Be aware of college/university policies and procedures
  • Seek knowledge about your major,campus resources, and career aspirations

Check out our Academic Advising Syllabus


Meet the IA Advisors

Lucy Andolina


Allicia Bolen



College / Department Advisor/Email Office Location Telephone
Accounting Larah Clark 210 Gerson Hall 352-273-0200
Agricultural Ed. & Communication Dr. Nicole Stedman 113B Bryant Hall 352-273-2573
Animal Science Amie Imler 231E ANS 352-392-0133
Biology (AG)

Britta Osborne

2055 McCarty Hall D


Business (All majors) Melissa Forgione 333 Heavener Hall 352-273-0165
Computer Science Engineering (2nd year and up) Todd Best 405 CSE 352-392-1090
Design, Construction & Planning Patric DeJong 331 ARCH 352 294-1400 ext. 301
Digital Arts & Sciences Engineering (2nd year and up) Todd Best 405 CSE 352-392-1090
Engineering 1st Year 1st Year Advisors 204 Weil Hall 352-392-0944 ext. 1036
Entomology & Nematology Dr. Rebecca Baldwin 2208 EYN 352-273-3974
Fine Arts Dana Myers 108 Fine Arts Bldg C 352-273-3056
Industrial & Systems Engineering (2nd year and up) Diego Alvarado 380 Weil Hall 352-294-0451
Journalism & Communications Judy Hunter / Meisha Wade 1060 Weimer Hall 352-392-1124
Liberal Arts & Sciences (Including Pre-Health) Academic Advising Center 100 Farrior Hall 352-392-1521
Plant Science Amy Alexander Fifield Hall 352-273-4573
Pre-Health Christine Richmond / Bobbi Knickerbocker AAC 352-273-4083
Pre-Law Sara Mock / Lou Powers Farrior Hall 352-392-1521