With nearly 12 years in higher education including roles in academic and career advising, student retention, and teaching career development and design thinking courses, Myron Shaffer will serve as the new director of the Academic Advising Center at Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) starting July 1.
Previously Shaffer was the assistant director of exploratory advising and an adjunct instructor at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree in linguistics from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in sociology with minors in Africana Studies and Spanish from the University of Arizona.
“It is a privilege to join the TUJ family comprised of global-minded students, staff and faculty,” said Shaffer. “I look forward to helping ensure our undergraduate students receive stellar academic advising services which align with the university’s strategic priorities.”
As TUJ strives to elevate the educational experience and to place “students first” as delineated in its new strategic plan, Dean Matt Wilson is encouraged about Shaffer’s excitement in joining the Temple University family. Dean Wilson notes that “academic advising plays such a critical role in promoting student success, aligning academic goals with careers, and assisting students in the areas of academic planning, decision making, and problem resolution from admission through graduation.”
Drawing upon Shaffer’s extensive experience at Tulane University and his commitment to students, Dean Wilson further commented that he is excited to “see Shaffer build upon the current successes at TUJ” and roll out “new, proactive, and creative approaches with the advising team to assist TUJ students in navigating their educational pursuits.”