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Meet the Staff

 

Carrie Grogan Abbott

Carrie Grogan Abbott

Director

Email: cgabbott@syr.edu
Carrie Grogan Abbott is the Director of First-Year and Transfer Programs. Previously, Abbott served as the Associate Director of admissions and student services for Syracuse University Abroad. Prior to that, she served as the Assistant Director in the Office of Orientation and Transition Services. Raised in Bedford, NH, Abbott earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Ithaca College and a master’s degree in higher education from SU.
Lisa Chestney

Lisa Chestney

Assistant Director

Email: lchestne@syr.edu
Lisa Chestney is the Assistant Director of First-Year and Transfer Programs at Syracuse University. Originally from Harrisburg, PA, Lisa earned a bachelor’s degree in visual media from Rochester Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from the University of South Carolina.
Anna Cherian

Anna Cherian

Administrative Assistant

Email: ascheria@syr.edu
Anna Cherian is the Administrative Assistant in the Office of First-Year and Transfer Programs at Syracuse University. Originally from Syracuse, she earned a bachelor's degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in New Media Marketing and minors in International Business and Arabic.
Mario Cruz

Mario Cruz

Graduate Assistant

Email: macruz@syr.edu
Mario Cruz is a Graduate Assistant in First-Year and Transfer Programs at Syracuse University. Originally from Washington DC, Mario earned a bachelor's degree in International Studies and Spanish from Salisbury University and is pursuing his master's degree in higher education here at Syracuse University.

Natalie PazmiƱo

Graduate Assistant

Natalie Pazmiño is a Graduate Assistant in the Office of First-Year and Transfer Programs at Syracuse University. Originally from Erie, PA, Natalie earned a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Spanish from Westminster College and is pursuing her master’s degree in higher education here at Syracuse University.


Jerry Evensky

Jerry Evensky

Faculty Liason to the First-Year Experience

Email: jevensky@syr.edu
Professor Jerry Evensky is from New Orleans.  He received his Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, a Master’s in Secondary Education from University of Missouri at St. Louis, and a PhD in Economics from Syracuse University.  Prior to joining the Syracuse University faculty in 1985, Professor Evensky taught secondary social studies for six years in the Webster Groves (Missouri) School District.  At SU Professor Evensky designed and developed the one-semester introductory economics course for Syracuse University.  As part of that project, he authored the text, Principles of Economics: A Foundation for Understanding the Economy.  In 1996 he was named a Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence.  Professor Evensky’s research interests include Adam Smith’s moral philosophy, ethics and economics, and economic education.   His scholarly publications include numerous journal articles and two books: Adam Smith’s Moral Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and Adam Smith’s Economics (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming).