Phone: 561 - 297 - 0906 | Email: email@example.com
Campus Locations and Hours of Operation
Supplemental Instruction & Non-Science Tutoring
Science Learning Center
Location: General Classroom South (GS-2 Suite 223)
Schmidt Family Complex for Academic and Athletic Excellence (SF Suite 146)
Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. [Wednesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.]
(Closed all official university holidays.)
Meet the team
Jennifer Bebergal, Ed.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Support and Student Learning
My name is Dr. Jennifer Bebergal and I have the honor of serving as the associate dean, academic support and student learning within the Center for Teaching and Learning.
A little about me, I have worked at Florida Atlantic University in a variety of roles since fall 1995! After completing my bachelor's degree at the University of Southern California and master's degree in Student Affairs administration at the University of Miami, I started at FAU in Admissions and Community College Relations. I transitioned to New Student Orientation programs and became the director for Student Retention in 2001. I earned my doctorate in educational leadership here at FAU while working full-time and have been working with student success and retention ever since. I developed FAU's first learning community programs, mentoring programs, and many of its academic support programs. Through my work, I have earned Level 4 Lifetime certification as a Certified Learning Center Professional. I currently co-lead FAU's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Education Reimagined: Engaging Students through Peer-Assisted Learning, as we work to expand the Learning Assistant (LA) model to support more students across the university.
My husband Marc is a personal injury attorney, and we have two daughters - Rachel and Emily, and a yellow lab mix rescue dog, Goldy. I enjoy teaching first-year honors courses and graduate courses in educational leadership.
Patrick Dempsey, MBA
Director, Academic Support Services, Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS)
Comfort Olugbuyi, Ed.D.
Associate Director, Online Academic Support and Educational Technology
Nicole Perez, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Science Learning Center
Dr. Nicole Perez is the Assistant Director of the Science Learning Center. She is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and her master’s and Ph.D. in Psychology. Since obtaining her doctorate in 2020, Dr. Perez has worked as an adjunct instructor at FAU, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Instruction at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, and recently joined the CLASS team at FAU.
Abbe Paul, M.A.
Abbe is the Academic Assistant in the Science Learning Center where she assists with daily operations. She has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Florida Atlantic University and a master’s degree in Conservation Biology from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly. Her area of focus is apex predator conservation, including species reintroduction, illegal wildlife trafficking, and human-wildlife conflict.
Abbe has done three study-abroad field research courses while studying conservation in Belize, Hawaii, and Namibia. Areas of study included jaguar and howler monkey conservation, marine and coral reef ecology, species reintroduction, and issues of extinction. While in Africa she studied cheetahs and big cat conservation at the Cheetah Conservation Fund, the most advanced cheetah research facility in the world. In addition to being an Academic Assistant at FAU, Abbe is also a Naturalist at a local nature center. Her interests include traveling, hiking, and nature photography.
Amarae` Blyden-Richards, MBA
eSuccess Student Services Manager
Danielle R. Brown, B.A.
Graduate Assistant, Academic Support/Supplemental Instruction
Karsyn Mangel, B.S.
Graduate Assistant, Academic Support/Science Learning Center