Erica Feldherr has joined the professional staff at Farmingdale State College as Academic Counselor in the “First in the World” Research-Aligned Mentorship program.
Feldherr will be responsible for one-on-one counseling, tracking and monitoring student progress, connecting students with support services, teaching courses that focus on the first- and second-year college experience, and working on special events.
Feldherr was a Fulbright Scholar to Nicaragua in 2006; worked at Pace University in Residential Life; did media research at the Pew Research Center; and most recently taught English to middle- and high school students in France. She has an MS in higher education from Walden University, and a BA in political science from Pace.
Farmingdale’s “First in the World” program is funded by a $2.9 million grant from the US Department of Education. It has a goal of improving four-year graduation rates by 20% over Farmingdale’s baseline for first-year and transfer students. The program will support on-campus research and place faculty and students in mentored research experiences off campus in national laboratories, research universities, business universities, business accelerators, and other research venues.