BDIC Team Members

Welcome to BDIC!  We're a group of Faculty, Staff, and Students that support students in their pursuit of individualized studies at UMass Amherst.  Come visit us in 230 Commonwealth Honors College between 9 and 5!

Anthony Paik, Director & Professor, Sociology
230 Commonwealth Honors College
BDIC Hours: Please call for an appointment
Linda Roney, Assistant Director & Chief Academic Advisor
230 Commonwealth Honors College
413-545-2504
BDIC Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm
Rebecca Schwartz, Office Manager
230 Commonwealth Honors College
413-545-7338
BDIC Hours: MF 1-5pm, TTH 9-3pm, W 11-4pm
Marty Norden, BDIC Faculty Supervisor
BDIC Hours: Wednesday 1-4pm
Supervisor in Media and Cultural Studies
Thomas Brashear-Alejandro, BDIC Faculty Supervisor
BDIC Hours: Monday 1-3:30pm
Supervisor in Business Management
M.J. Alhabeeb, BDIC Faculty Supervisor & Honors Program Director
BDIC Hours: Wednesday 10-1pm
Supervisor in Business and Law
Mark Hamin, BDIC Faculty Supervisor
BDIC Hours: Friday 1-4pm
Supervisor in Sustainability and Physical Science
Michelle Trim, BDIC Faculty Supervisor
A347 Lederle Graduate Research Center
BDIC Hours: Tuesday 10:30-12:30
Supervisor in Informatics
Paige Warren, BDIC Faculty Supervisor
BDIC Hours: Monday 10-12:30pm
Supervisor in the Natural Sciences
Jean Forward, BDIC Faculty Supervisor
BDIC Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 11-12:30pm
Supervisor in the Social Sciences
Deepika Marya, BDIC Instructor
BDIC Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 11:30-1:00pm or by appointment
Instructor: BDIC 350
230 Commonwealth Honors College
Instructor: BDIC 350
Gabrielle Sobolewski, Peer Advisor
230 Commonwealth Honors College
BDIC Hours: Monday/Wednesday 11-Noon, Friday 2:30-5pm
Environmental Ethics and Psychology
Kimberly Smith, Peer Advisor
322 LGRC Hours: Tuesday 4:30-6:30pm
BDIC Hours: -
Informatics
Jillian Manalang, Peer Advisor
230 Commonwealth Honors College
BDIC Hours: Wednesday/Friday 9-10:30 & Wednesday 1:30-3:30
Child Development and Family Services
Elaina Bliss, Peer Advisor
322 LGRC Hours: Monday 3:30-5:30pm
BDIC Hours: Tuesday 10-11am
Informatics/Data Science
Rachel Clogston, Peer Advisor
230 Commonwealth Honors College
BDIC Hours: Monday/Wednesday 12-2:15 pm & Monday/Wednesday & 4-5 pm
Marketing and BDIC Dual Major Concentrating in Media Design and Advertising
Ivy Noonan, Reception Staff
230 Commonwealth Honors College
Religious Studies
Katie Fejes, Reception Staff
230 Commonwealth Honors College
BDIC Proposal Writing Student
Nicole Miller, Reception Staff
230 Commonwealth Honors College
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