About Us

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) Academic Advising page serves as resource tool for current and future undergraduate students who are interested in majors, minors, or certificate programs within our College. Students that utilize this resource will be able to access information about who to contact for academic advisement, semester dates/deadlines, tips for academic success, and a host of other student support services available to them. We strongly encourage all of our students to visit our page and meet with their advisor regularly to stay informed about new student opportunities, on-campus student resources, and academic progress towards successful degree completion.

CAHSS Advisers

James Hamilton
Academic Advising Director

Fine Arts, Room 553 / 410-455-2958

James started at UMBC in 2017 and has served in the field of higher education for over seven years. He brings knowledge in the areas of academic advisement, recruitment, and other key student support services. James received his B.S. in Sport Management from Coppin State University and earned his M.S. in Management from UMUC.


Robert Pawloski
Academic Advisor / Dept. of Economics

Public Policy, Room 334 / 410-455-5922

Robert is a graduate of UMBC, Class of 1992.  He worked for over 20 years in the entertainment business in Los Angeles and returned to UMBC in 2010 to teach as an adjunct professor in the Visual Arts, Cinematic Arts Program.  Since then he has worked on staff for the Office of Academic & Pre-Professional Advising as a general advisor and media producer.  He joined CAHSS in 2019 as an academic advisor working closely with the Dept. of Economics.


Jenae Wilson
Academic Advisor / Dept. of Psychology
Math & Psychology, Room 302

Jenae is a UMBC graduate, class of 2003, and began working at the university in 2006 as a transfer evaluator for the Registrar’s Office. A Maryland native, Jenae has served in the higher education field for ten years, working at both two- and four-year institutions. She was promoted to the role of CAHSS academic advisor, working within the Psychology department, in May 2020.


Molly Timko
Academic Advisor / Pre-Law Advisor
Public Policy, Room 406 

Molly joined UMBC in 2022 as the pre-law academic advisor.  She worked for over 10 years in the fields of law, healthcare compliance, and research administration/regulatory affairs.  Prior to attending law school and practicing law, Molly served as an undergraduate admissions counselor for international and transfer students.  Molly earned her B.A. in Anthropology and Art History from the State University of New York at Buffalo, M.S. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from Canisius College, and J.D. from the City University of New York School of Law.


Debbie Paul, M.Ed
Academic Advisor / Dept. of Psychology
Math & Psychology Bldg, Room 302

Debbie joined UMBC in 2018 as the Department of Psychology advisor and joined the CAHSS Dean’s Office advising team in 2022 for Psychology. She has over 6 years of experience in higher education. Debbie received her B.A. in Psychology and her M.Ed. in Counseling and College Student Affairs, both from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.


Jayla Godfrey
Academic Advisor


Jayla Godfrey, a York, PA native, is a new 2024 addition to UMBC. Jayla has three years of experience working in the field of higher education with a concentration in disability, inclusion, student success, and academic advising. Prior to UMBC, Jayla served as a Program Coordinator for University of Delaware’s Career and Life Studies Certificate (CLSC), a 2-4 year inclusive higher education program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Jayla earned her B.A. in Psychology, with minors in Business Management and Gerontology and Aging Studies from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She has also earned her M.S. in Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.