HRD Academic Calendar & Advising

Faculty Advisor Assignments

Online Students

Please contact your Bisk representative for scheduling questions.

On-Campus Students

For all general advising questions, such as registration, questions about scheduling, and registration PINs, you may contact Marie Pelcin.

For questions about tailoring elective options to meet career goals, or discussion about career options within HR, please contact your faculty advisor below. View HRD course descriptions here.

Academic advisors are assigned using the first letter of a student's last name. See the chart below to determine your academic advisor:

A - D: Dr. Christian Thoroughgood
E - I: Dr. Larry Cozzens
J - M: Dr. Gerry Brandon 
N - R: Bethany Adams
S - Z: Dr. Katina Sawyer
Combined Programs: Dr. Katina Sawyer

HRD Academic Calendar

The HRD Program academic calendar uses two 8-week terms per semester: Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II, Summer I, and Summer II.  The HRD Program academic calendar does not follow the same start and end dates as the regular university calendar.  To see the start and end dates for the HRD semesters and terms, see the CLAS Graduate Studies Academic Calendar and click the HRD online and campus tab.

Contact Information

Campus Programs
St. Mary's Hall, Suite 119

800 Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, PA 19085
(p) 610-519-4582
(f) 610-519-5826

Online Program
M.S. in HRD
Call 1-866-220-0017 or visit