Academic Advising

Liberty University Online’s Academic Advising department wants you to know that we are here for you. Earning your degree may present challenges and raise some questions, but Academic Advising will be there with you all the way to the finish line.  As a liaison for you and the other university departments, Advisors are here to answer your questions, ease your concerns, and help you stay on track.

It would be our privilege to answer your call.  We would love to encourage you as you move forward earning your degree.

Meet your lead Academic Advisors:

Business - Mark Misiano
Counseling - Ivette Edinkrah
Education - Andrew Charron
General Studies - Nicole Richard
Military Students - Samone Brown
  Nursing (R.N. to B.S.N and M.S.N.) - Nicole Richard
Psychology - Zachary Woolard
Religion and Seminary - Donald Small

Business Lead Advisor - Mark MisianoMark Misiano
Lead Advisor - Business

Degree: B.S. in International Business; Master of Business Administration
Hometown: Richmond, VA

I have worked as an Academic Advisor since August 2011, and I have been a Liberty University student since 2008. I finished my MBA in 2013. I truly enjoy helping students pursue degrees at all levels, and I love seeing how education improves lives. I enjoy problem-solving and working with each student that I encounter to help them complete a course, finish a semester, and then graduate – one step at a time.


Counseling Lead Advisor - Ivette GuardIvette Edinkrah
Lead Advisor - Counseling

Degree: A.A. in Business Management; B.S. in Business Administration; MA in Human Services
Hometown: Democratic Republic of Congo

I was at a point in my life where I was trying to decide where to attend graduate school.  My little brother suggested Liberty University, and I decided to take his advice! As I am a student myself, I love being able to help students reach their academic goals, and being able to offer genuine encouragement.

Education Lead Advisor - Andrew CharronAndrew Charron
Lead Advisor - Education

Hometown:  Johnstown, OH

I came to Liberty in 2005 and have been in love with the area and Liberty ever since.  I have a big passion for growing and teaching educators, training good communicators and seeing people succeed.  I love the opportunities to help students and my colleagues, knowing the opportunity they have to reach others!


Zachary WoolardZachary Woolard
Lead Advisor - Psychology

Degree: B.S. in Ministry and Biblical Exposition
Hometown: Greensboro, NC

I enrolled in Liberty University Online in 2012. As an online student, I enjoyed such a positive experience that I joined Academic Advising in 2013. I am currently pursing my MAT-Secondary Education. I enjoy coming alongside fellow students as we work to overcome obstacles and move one step closer to graduation.


Military Students Lead Advisor - Samone BrownSamone Brown
Lead Advisor - Military Students

Degree: BS in Family & Child Development; M.A. in Human Services: Marriage and Family
Hometown: Sherman Oaks, California

I came to Liberty University in 2006 to pursue my undergraduate degree, and was blessed enough to meet my husband as well. Having married into a military family, I have developed a love and passion for military personnel. I enjoy being able to assist our students in their pursuit to achieve their academic dreams and goals. I have completed a Master of Arts in Human Services, and would love to one day use those skills as a Family Resource Officer for military families. Working as an Academic Advisor has allowed me to serve those who serve our country, and it is has truly been wonderful experience.


Nicole RichardNursing Lead Advisor - Nicole Stickl
Lead Advisor - Nursing and College of General Studies

Degree: A.A. Professional Medical Assisting
Hometown: Buffalo, NY

I came to Lynchburg and began working at Liberty University in 2011. Having studied in the medical field, I love the opportunity of assisting Nurses reach their personal, professional and academic goals. I also have the privilege of working alongside fellow advisors in an effort to support them as they serve our students.

Donald SmallDonald Small
Lead Advisor - Religion and Seminary                            

Degree: B.S. in Biblical Studies; M.Div. in Pastoral Preaching
Hometown: Lynchburg, VA

I came to Liberty with the expressed intent of going into ministry and wanted a school that also had a seminary. As an Academic Advisor, I assist students with any academic questions that they may have and try to help them to best of my ability so that they may achieve academic success.