Learning Strategies Coordinator

Joy Martin

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Joy has a background in the medical field, returning to academia in mid-life, she completed her graduate degree in counseling.  She has been working in higher education since 2006 and in student disability services since 2010.  She enjoys riding tandem recumbent bicycle with her husband on Rails to Trails, hand quilting, and perennial gardening.  Joy’s favorite activity is anything that includes her two grandsons.  She is grateful for the opportunity she has been given to support students with disabilities and also lead the Learning Strategies Team at JMU.

Joy Martin
Student Staff

Elizabeth King

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Elizabeth is currently working towards her Masters in elementary education during her last semester at JMU.  This is her third and final year with LSI and cannot wait to share what she has learned!  In her free time, watching puppy videos, shopping with her mom and recently wedding planning!  As the Graduate Assistant for the spring semester, she is excited to take on more responsibility to help all students be successful at JMU.  Her office hours for the Spring 2018 semester are Tuesdays 11:00 AM-5:00PM, Thursdays 2:00-5:00, Fridays 8:00-12:00 & 2:30-5:00.


Iliana Ioannides

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Iliana is a Junior IdLS major from Long Island, New York with minors in Inclusive Early Childhood Education (IECE) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). She is working toward being a Double Duke and hopes to teach Kindergarten in the future. She enjoys being active—both physically and in the JMU community. As an LSI Peer Educator, Iliana hopes to help guide as many people as possible toward a pathway of success.  Her office hours for the Spring 2018 semester are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am-1pm.


Katherine Catanzaro

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Katherine is a senior IDLS major with a Math, Science, and Technology focus with a minor in Elementary Education. She enjoys hiking with friends and family, taking spontaneous road trips, and going to concerts. As a Peer Educator here at LSI, Katherine looks forward to helping her peers excel in their classes by using the learning strategies LSI has to offer. Her office hours for the spring 2018 semester are Mondays 3:00pm-5:00pm, Thursdays 8:00am-2:00pm, and Sunday walk-in hours from 4:00pm-6:00pm.


Emily McAllister

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Emily is a senior IdLS major from Charlottesville, VA. She is minoring in Elementary Education and will also be certified to teach middle school algebra. She will be returning to JMU in the fall as a graduate student to complete her 5th year and graduate with a Masters of Arts in Teaching. You can find Emily doing anything outside and also enjoying Mexican food with her 10 housemates on the weekends! As an LSI Peer Educator, she hopes to help her fellow Dukes reach their full potential during their time at JMU. Emily’s hours for the Spring 2018 semester are Tuesdays 9:30-11:00 & 1:30-4:30, Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30, and varying hours on Fridays.


Katie Twigg

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Katie is a sophomore English major from Glenelg, MD. She is minoring in Secondary Education and Special Education. Katie hopes to be a high school English teacher in her home county where she graduated from. She enjoys hiking, sports, reading, and going on trips with friends and family. Katie hopes to one day visit every continent. As a peer educator, Katie looks forward to helping students improve as students and individuals by showing them what LSI has to offer. Her office hours are Monday 11:00-2:00, Wednesday 9:00-2:00 and Thursday 11:00-1:00.


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