ASC Staff

Frank Brannon, Tutoring Coordinator. Frank comes to the Academic Success Center from the NOVA Annandale campus, where he served as the Supervisor for the Math and Science Center. Prior to that he has been an instructor in the sciences as well as art, and most recently completed a one-year fellowship at the University of Virginia. He enjoys gardening, running, bonsai, opera and quesitos.


Rosemarie HarringtonLearning Specialist, Writing across the Curriculum, and Liaison to the Languages, Arts, and Social Sciences Division. Beginning in 2012, Rosemarie started at NOVA working part-time as a writing consultant in the Writing Center and then as lead consultant in the Academic Success Center before being hired full-time in 2018. In her position at ASC, Rosemarie oversees the Writing Center, hires and trains LASS tutors, facilitates writing workshops, creates the online newsletter, and works with students as an academic coach. A member of a book club for 15 years, she enjoys author talks and book festivals.

Brendan Pankovich, Learning Specialist & Liaison to the Math, Sciences, Technologies, and Business Division. Brendan has worked as a tutor, a teaching assistant, and a college instructor for a range of mathematics and physics courses throughout his career. In his position at the ASC, Brendan hires and trains MSTB tutors, oversees the operation of the Math Lab, works with students as an academic coach, and works with the faculty in the MSTB division. His other interests include learning new things, cooking, and physics research (specifically quantum information and condensed matter theory).

woman with red hair in front of treesGwen McCrea, Learning Specialist
Gwen’s background is in lifelong learning, from outdoor learning for children to adult education. She started at NOVA as a Writing Consultant in the Writing Assistance Center. In her position at ASC, Gwen oversees the academic skills workshop programming, works with students individually as an academic coach, and works on other student success initiatives. Her other interests include travel, hiking, gardening, and science fiction. For more information about Gwen, please visit her blog.