Meet Our Staff
Dr. Beth Spencer
Dr. Beth Spencer worked at Georgia Tech for 10 years in a number of roles, including Senior Assistant Director for the Center for Academic Success (CAS); Pre-Teaching advisor (she was our first); and Academic Advisor II in Biomedical Engineering. Most recently, she served as the Director of the Center for Academic Success at the University of West Georgia. She holds a Ph.D. in History from Georgia State University, a M.Ed. in Adult Education from the University of Georgia, and a M.A. in Modern Social History from the University of Lancaster (UK).
Beth collaborates closely with the Complete College Georgia-Georgia Tech (CCG-GT) steering committee to ensure alignment of academic advising with CCG strategies. She works closely with the Registrar’s Office on the development and communication of academic policy and curriculum updates as they relate to advising. Finally, she serves as Georgia Tech’s representative on the USG’s Regent’s Advisory Committee on Academic Advising (RACAD) and advises GTAAN and other campus partners.
Justin Boone earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Dalton State College and an Master's of Science in Mathematics from Georgia Tech. Prior to joining the Center for Academic Success, he worked in Georgia Tech's School of Math as a graduate teaching assistant. Justin has been an instructor for learning support mathematics and leads the ITTPC CRLA certified training course. He strives to maximize the benefits that students receive from their college experience.
Outside of work, Justin's interests include reading, camping, fishing, and learning.
Fredrick Holloman earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Studies from Emory University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Agnes Scott College where he also earned his Georgia teaching certification in English education. He has acquired nearly 20 years of experience working with both high school and college-level students from diverse intellectual backgrounds. Prior to a career in education, Fredrick worked as a corporate trainer for a Fortune 500 telecommunications company, where he specialized in effective communication, as well as measuring and improving customer service.
Fredrick’s corporate experience combined with his years as an educator has fueled his passion for learning and empowering students from different intellectual communities to achieve their academic potential through strategic guidance, individual discipline, and the highest level of academic integrity.
Apart from the fulfillment of his professional duties as a Learning Specialist (Academic Coach), Fredrick enjoys reading, writing, volunteering, and exercising to stay physically fit.
Chelsea has a diverse background in higher education and scholarship program administration. In her current role, she manages the recruitment and selection process for the Stamps President’s and Gold Scholarships, the First-Year Retreat and Outdoor Leadership Tech Treks and assists with other programmatic responsibilities such as student mentorship, academic support, and student development initiatives. She has a strong passion for working with students and helping them develop both personally and professionally during their time at Tech. Prior to coming to Tech, she served as an assistant director of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of California, Berkeley. She also served with both the US-UK Fulbright Commission in London and the National Scholars Program at Clemson University. Chelsea holds a Bachelor‘s of Science degree from East Tennessee State University, a Master’s of Education from Clemson University and is currently working on her PhD in Counseling and Student Personnel Services at the University of Georgia. In addition, she is a professional sexual assault prevention educator, making several presentations annually across the United States. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys coffee, cycling, anything involving the outdoors, and both international and domestic travel.
Beatriz E. Rodriguez, NCC
Beatriz E. Rodriguez, NCC earned a Bachelor in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University and a Master’s of Science in Counseling from Georgia State University. She has over ten years of experience working with high school and college students in the areas of recruitment, retention, and student development at private and public universities. Beatriz is currently a Learning Specialist/ Academic Coach at Georgia Tech where she provides individualized academic coaching to students who want to improve their study strategies. She always looks forward to meeting new students and learning about their interests and aspirations.
Beatriz's teaching experience includes GT1000: First-Year Seminar, GT 2100: Seminar on Academic Success, and most recently CETL 2001: Fundamentals of Peer Tutoring. As it relates to her work, her areas of specialty are in intrinsic student motivation, self-efficacy, and peer support.
Beatriz is certified through the National Board for Certified Counselors and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Beatriz was born in Colombia and enjoys traveling to places, near and far.
Dr. Andrew Eichel
Dr. Andrew Eichel earned a Bachelor and Master degree in English from Eastern Illinois University as well as a Doctorate in English from the University of Tennessee—Knoxville. Additionally, Andrew is TEFL certified, having taught English as a Learned Language in Istanbul and Ankara Turkey for 3 years and served as an ELL textbook writer/editor in Seoul, South Korea for a year. Andrew has also spent significant time living in Holland and the United Kingdom. Along with previously working as an Academic Success Coach at the Student Success Center at the University of Tennessee, Andrew has published several academic articles, delivered a myriad of presentations at national and international conferences, and taught dozens of classes.
Prior to joining CAS, Andrew worked at Georgia Tech as a Brittain Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Writing & Composition Program, teaching writing courses and tutoring in the Naugle Communication Center. Whatever his capacity, Andrew strives to use his teaching, mentoring, and communication experience to help students discover the motivations and strategies they need to set and accomplish their academic goals.
Beyond his university duties, enjoys reading, writing, playing video games, traveling, exercising, exploring Atlanta with his partner, and spoiling his tabby cat Chunky.
Stephanie Reikes earned her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Iowa and her Master of Science in Mathematics from Florida State University. Stephanie has been working in higher education for over 7 years. She has held positions at The Ohio State University and Southern Methodist University. Most recently she came from Georgia State University where she was a Student Development Specialist. She specializes in working with student of all backgrounds, including at-risk students, students with disabilities, and student-athletes. Stephanie enjoys helping students create a strong math foundation.
Stephanie Reikes is currently the Math Learning Specialist for the Center for Academic Success at Georgia Tech where she teaches Learning Support and Pre-Calculus courses.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, taking dance classes and working out.