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Dr. Erin Myszkowski became the Director of PHPL Advising in June 2015 and had previously been the Associate Director and the Assistant Director since joining the office in July 2009. Her responsibilities in PHPL Advising include overseeing all office personnel and the daily operations of the office; creating, coordinating, and assessing office programs and policies; providing vision for future initiatives and services; representing the office through national and regional leadership roles; advising Pre-Professional students; and analyzing statistics related to UCF student applications, acceptances, and matriculations to health professional schools and law schools. Erin holds multiple leadership positions in the Southeast regional (SAAHP) and the national (NAAHP) Pre-Health advising associations; has been published in The Advisor, the national journal of the NAAHP; has presented on her research and multiple other topics at multiple conferences at the national level (NAAHP), regional level (SAAHP), and state level (Florida Pre-Health Advisors Meeting); and was the co-chair of the hybrid SAAHP 2021 Conference in San Antonio which had over 600 advisors, exhibitors, and students in attendance. Erin joined UCF in September 2006 as a Coordinator/Advisor in the College of Sciences Advising Services (COSAS) office. Prior to working at UCF, Erin worked at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Education Portfolios and Career Services (EPCS) office. Erin’s research interests include Pre-Health students who complete prerequisite coursework at community/state colleges and Pre-Health transfer students.

Erin currently serves as:
– President, SAAHP (2020-2023)
– Secretary, NAAHP Executive Committee & Board of Directors
– Co-Chair, 2024 NAAHP National Conference
– NAAHP Professional Development & Leadership Committee member
– UCF Academic Advising Council member
– Faculty Advisor to UCF’s Pre-Med AMSA
– Faculty Advisor to UCF’s Pre-Dental Student Association
– Co-Advisor to UCF’s Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) Pre-Law Fraternity

Education

Ed.D., Educational Leadership – Higher Education & Policy Studies, University of Central Florida

M.S., Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

B.S., Human Development & Family Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison