Avery Point Academic Center Supervisors



My name is Bobby Dolan and I am the Q course coordinator at the Academic Center. I started as an Assistant Professor in Residence at Avery Point in 2020. My research interests are in numerical algorithms for fluid-fluid interaction and math education. I love showing students how math can be applied to the real world!


Dennis GagneDennis, 2018 BGS degree at Avery Point.  I’m a volunteer tutor and academic specialist in the APAC.  Recently I’ve taken on the task of assisting students by coordinating the UConn Connects mentoring program.  Always ready to help out tutors as well.


Jacob Cuevas

Hello, I’m Jacob, I’m an Avery Point alumni with a degree in Maritime Studies, and I am serving as one of the Academic Specialist at the APAC . Beyond handling a lot of the behind the scenes aspect of the center, I am really interested in pursuing creative projects that can help our tutors develop new skills and academic assets. As a tutor I specialize in Econ, Stats, Bio, writing, and just about anything Mast.

Julie D

My name is Julie, but you can call me JD! I am a recent UConn graduate and one of the Academic Specialists. I also tutor for various writing and chemistry courses, though I specialize in time management and science writing! My hobbies include creative writing, bullet journaling, and hanging out with my cat.


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I’m the writing coordinator for the Avery Point campus, so you can come talk to me about First-Year Writing, W courses, and creative writing. I’m an Associate Professor of English, specializing in American Literature, Popular Culture, and Writing Program Administration. I like to write about detective fiction, science fiction, and utopia.


Sarah Shea

My name is Sarah and I am an Academic Specialist. I graduated from Avery Point in 2017 and I’ve most recently gotten my Master’s degree in English from NYU. In addition to teaching English 1010 at UConn, I also teach at Three Rivers Community College. I love reading (I have a weakness for Young Adult literature), writing (academically and creatively), photography, and painting.


Rebecca Troeger headshotI’m the Academic Center manager and I’ve been teaching English at Avery Point since 2011. At the Academic Center, I’m especially interested in the ways that tutoring supports students in their academic work and beyond, and helps Avery Point students transition into college life. My research interests are in tutoring centers, Irish and American literature, gender studies, and music, and I’ve taught American, British, and Irish literature, first year writing, and other courses here at Avery Point and at Three Rivers Community College, the Coast Guard Academy, and Boston College. Off campus, I’m into running, hiking, and keeping up with my kid.