Innovation Academy - University of Florida



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
  • Schedule appointments with your major and IA advisors when needed
  • Recognize when you need help
  • Come ready to listen and be open to alternate routes to your goals
  • Follow the advisors comments and advice
  • Ask for an explanation when you don’t understand
  • Make an effort to gain knowledge about your major, campus resources and future decisions
  • Be independent and fully responsible for your actions

Check out our Academic Advising Syllabus

Academic Advising Syllabus

Meet the IA Advisors

Lucy Andolina


Allicia Bollen



College / Department Advisor/Email Office Location Telephone
Accounting Larah Clark 210 Gerson Hall 352-273-0200
Agricultural Ed. & Communication Nicole Stedman 113B Bryant Hall 352-273-2573
Animal Science Dr. Chris Mortenson 100 ANS 352-392-0133
Biology (AG)

Brandi Phillips

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
Digital Arts & Sciences Engineering (2nd year and up) Todd Best 405 CSE 352-392-1090
Engineering 1st Year Deb Mayhew 204 Weil Hall 352-392-0944
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