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Meet the Team

Gabriel Barreneche

Gabriel Barreneche

Associate Dean of Advising

Warren 206A

407-646-1770

A member of the Rollins faculty since 2003, Dr. Gabriel Barreneche has taught courses on contemporary Latin American literature and culture, as well as Spanish language courses. He has authored peer-reviewed journal articles on the intersections of foreign language pedagogy and service-learning, as well as on film and literature from Latin America and the U.S.-Latino community. His edited volume Educational Technology for the Global Village: Worldwide Innovation and Best Practices (2014) outlines projects and case studies that explore how the use of technology both here in the United States and abroad can impact student learning, and how that technology can bring together people from different corners of the globe and enhance our students’ global perspectives. Barreneche’s teaching, scholarship, and service contributions to the College were recognized in 2014 with the Cornell Distinguished Faculty Award.

Tiffany Griffin

Tiffany Griffin

Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising Support Services

Carnegie Hall 207

407.646.2592

As a member of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts office, Tiffany supports faculty advisors at Rollins College by providing professional advising knowledge, training, and expertise. Tiffany acts as a central reference point for clarifying Faculty Advisors questions or concerns. Additionally, Tiffany provides supplemental advising for advisees who are academically at risk.

Tiffany K. Griffin, M.A. is a member of NACADA and Certified in Appreciative Advising. Tiffany holds a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, both from Rollins College. When not at work, Tiffany finds activities that allow her to be curious and creative with her husband and her two kids. 

Tres Loch

Tres Loch

Director of Business Advising

Carnegie Hall 255

407-646-2408

Tres joined Rollins in 2012, and has lived and worked in Central Florida for over three decades. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies as well as small and medium-sized businesses, in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. He has experience working in a variety of industries and disciplines, including higher education, management consulting, financial services, operations, sales and marketing, and business development.

He began his career with an investment firm focusing on real estate tax asset acquisition. While in that role, Tres assembled and led a team that built the company’s most profitable business unit covering the entire state of Florida. Upon graduation, Tres joined a financial consulting firm in Winter Park, Florida, specializing in providing international asset diversification guidance to individuals and small businesses. He left that firm to join RVR Consulting Group, where he worked with clients in various capacities including sales, management, operations, marketing, and analysis. In his current role, Tres teaches undergraduate courses in International Organizational Behavior and advises students who are interested in pursuing business during their undergraduate or graduate studies. He is also responsible for managing the college's 3/2 Accelerated Management Program.

Tres is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Florida, studying higher education administration. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Rollins College and his M.B.A. from the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business with concentrations in Management and Entrepreneurship. He was a member of the Rollins College Men’s Soccer team from 2003-2007, serving as the team’s captain in his Junior and Senior year. Tres is involved with several nonprofit organizations, including the Conductive Education Center of Orlando and Junior Achievement of Central Florida

Janette Smith

Coordinator, Academic Support

Warren 206D

407-646-2175

A member of the Rollins family since 2006, serving as the Coordinator of Academic Support and Special Projects/Events in  Dean's Office since 2009.  Earned a Bachelors degree in Organizational Behavior from Rollins College Hamilton Holt School in 2014.
Meet the RCompass Advising Mentors

Meet the RCompass Advising Mentors

Dr. Hannah Ewing

Assistant Professor, History

407-646-2461

In addition to her scholarly work in History, Hannah serves as an R-Compass and advising mentor (RCAM) for the Humanities division.
Dr. Mattea Garcia

Dr. Mattea Garcia

Assistant Professor, Communication

407-646-2422

In addition to her scholarly work in the Communication department, Mattea serves as an R-Compass and advising mentor (RCAM) for the Social Sciences Applied division.
Dr. Nick Houndonougbo

Dr. Nick Houndonougbo

Assistant Professor, Business

407-646-2650

In addition to his scholarly work in Business Management, Nick serves as an R-Compass and advising mentor (RCAM) for the Business division.
Lee Lines

Lee Lines

Professor, Environmental Studies

407-628-6377

In addition to his scholarly work in Environmental Studies, Lee serves as an R-Compass and advising mentor (RCAM) for the Sciences division.

Jamey Ray, MM

Jamey Ray, MM

Assistant Professor, Music

407-646-2285

In addition to his scholarly work in the Music Department, Jamey serves as an R-Compass and advising mentor (RCAM) for the Expressive Arts division.
Dr. Paul Reich

Dr. Paul Reich

Associate Professor, English

407-691-1273

In addition to his scholarly work with the English department, Paul serves as an R-Compass and advising mentor (RCAM) for the Humanities division.
Dr. MacKenzie Moon Ryan

Dr. MacKenzie Moon Ryan

Assistant Professor, Art and Art History

407-646-2274

In addition to her scholarly work with the Art and Art History department, MacKenzie serves as an R-Compass and advising mentor (RCAM) for the Expressive Arts division.
Patricia Tomé

Patricia Tomé

Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literature

407-691-1379

In addition to her scholarly work in Modern Languages and Literatures, Patricia serves as an R-Compass and advising mentor (RCAM) for the Humanities division.

Josie Balzac-Arroyo, J.D., LL.M

Josie Balzac-Arroyo, J.D., LL.M

Assistant Professor of Social Entrepreneurship

203 E Lyman Avenue - 211

407.646.2792

In addition to her scholarly work in Social Entrepreneurship, Josie serves as an R-Compass and advising mentor (RCAM) for the business division.

Kevin Griffin

Kevin Griffin

Chair; Production Manager; Resident Lighting Designer

Annie Russell Theatre

(407)628-6351

In addition to his scholarly work in Theatre and Dance, Kevin serves as an R-Compass and advising mentor (RCAM) for the Expressive Arts division.
Jana Mathews

Jana Mathews

Associate Professor of English

Carnegie Hall - 113

407.646.2666

In addition to her scholarly work with the English department, Jana serves as an R-Compass and advising mentor (RCAM) for the Humanities division.
Sheryll Namingit

Sheryll Namingit

Assistant Professor of Business

170 W. Fairbanks Building - 207

407.646.1539

In addition to her scholarly work with the Business department, Sheryll serves as an R-Compass and advising mentor (RCAM) for the Business division.
Rachel Newcomb

Rachel Newcomb

Professor of Anthropology

Cornell Social Sciences Building - 206

407.692.1703

In addition to her scholarly work with the Anthropology department, Rachel serves as an R-Compass and advising mentor (RCAM) for the Social Sciences division.
David Painter

David Painter

Assistant Professor of Communication

Cornell Hall for the Social Sciences - 160

407.691.1702

In addition to his scholarly work with the Communication department, David serves as an R-Compass and advising mentor (RCAM) for the Humanities division.
James Patrone

James Patrone

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Bush 173

407.646.2201

In addition to his scholarly work with the Chemistry department, James serves as an R-Compass and advising mentor (RCAM) for the Humanities division.
Brendaliz Santiago-Narvaez

Brendaliz Santiago-Narvaez

Assistant Professor of Biology

Bush 369

407.646.2430

In addition to her scholarly work with the Biology department, Brendaliz serves as an R-Compass and advising mentor (RCAM) for the Humanities division.