ASSOCIATE DEAN AND DIRECTOR, HEALTH PROFESSIONS ADVISING
Jodi began her career in academic premedical advising in the mid-1980s at the University of Pennsylvania. Since she assumed leadership of Bryn Mawr’s Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program and the Health Professions Advising Office in 1993, Jodi has had a major influence on its growth and national prominence as one of the country’s oldest and most well respected postbac premedical programs.
As a national leader in the field, Jodi is well known and well respected by medical school admission deans and premedical advisers across the country. She served as president of the Northeast Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NEAAHP) in 2008-09 and as a member of the executive board of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP). In addition, she is the national coordinator of the Directors of Postbaccalaureate Premedical Programs. Over the years, Jodi has also led numerous task forces and special-interest groups comprising medical school admissions deans, student affairs deans, and premedical advisers.
Perhaps most important to the students in Bryn Mawr’s Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program is Jodi’s personal commitment to advising and supporting students every step of the way—from before their arrival on campus through the medical school admissions process, enrollment, and beyond—in fact, many postbac alumni stay in touch with Jodi, who has remained one of their most important mentors.
INTERIM ASSOCIATE DEAN AND DIRECTOR, HEALTH PROFESSIONS ADVISING
Glenn shares Jodi’s guiding interest in providing individualized support and advice to the postbac student population, having spent the bulk of his career advising students intending to enter the health professions. After finishing his doctorate in American Literature at the University of Virginia, Glenn shifted his professional focus to academic advising, and later became UVA’s Director of Pre-professional Advising. In 2004 he moved to Princeton University, where for the next eight years he guided scores of students through their pre-medical education, chaired the Committee on the Health Professions, and expanded the pre-health advising program significantly. He then returned to his small liberal arts college roots—having attended Colby College himself—and accepted a position at Franklin & Marshall College as the new Director of Health Professions Advising, with the task of rebuilding a robust advising program at a school with a rich history of graduates entering medicine. He arrived at Bryn Mawr in August 2014.
Glenn is an active member of the National Association of Advisors of the Health Professions (NAAHP), serving as an Assistant Director on its Communications Committee; in this role he oversees the major publications of the Association. With a particular interest in writing, he has also chaired the NAAHP’s Letters of Evaluation Task Force and served as a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Letters of Evaluation Advisory Group. He considers it a privilege to be able to support candidates for medicine by authoring committee letters on their behalf, and is always looking for ways to improve this letter-writing process. Glenn is also a member of the Northeast Association of Advisors of the Health Professions (NEAAHP) and enjoys his added role as part of a liaison group comprised of premedical advisors and student affairs and admissions staff from medical schools in the Northeast.