Meet the Advisors

First-year students in the Associate in Arts Program are typically assigned a faculty advisor based upon Interest Area. Campus Academic Advisors assist all students and are typically assigned Sophomores to help them with the transition to main campus. Have additional questions about advisement? Check out our advisement website!

Melvin Mendoza

I’ve had quite the journey to get to the University of Delaware. I grew up on the sunny coast of California, where I earned a BA in Psychology & Social Behavior at UC Irvine and a MS in Sport & Exercise Psychology from Cal State Long Beach. I also have a MS in Counselor Education from East Carolina University.

I look forward to helping students in Dover succeed in their first couple years in college and transition to the main campus. You can reach me at

Stephanie Scott

Hi there! I earned my B.S. in Sport & Exercise Psychology from West Virginia University where I also completed four years of competitive swimming at the Division I level. Immediately following my undergraduate degree, I attended West Chester University where I obtained my Masters in Education in Secondary School Counseling. Originally from Berwyn, PA, I decided to seek certification for secondary counseling in both PA and DE, of which successfully landed me in southern Delaware where I spent 3 years as the College Counselor at Cape Henlopen High School.

The college experience has always been one of great significance to me and I genuinely enjoy mentoring students as they navigate through their own pathways. In my down time you can find me either venturing out on the beach with my dog, reading a novel, or just simply enjoying time with my husband, family, and friends.

Tommy Fisher-Klein

Tommy Fisher-Klein is a native Wilmingtonian who is a graduate of Gettysburg College: B.A. Anthropology/Sociology, and Wilmington University: M.Ed., Secondary School Counseling and M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Tommy has worked as a Student Enrichment Coordinator and Program Manager through various youth programs at Delaware Technical & Community College, assisting high school students achieve their personal, professional, and educational goals. Additionally, Tommy has worked as a Program Manager through the Public Allies Delaware AmeriCorps Program at the University of Delaware, assisting future non-profit/community leaders to impact communities where they serve, enhance their personal and professional leadership skills, and forging strong and collaborative connections within the Delaware community. Most recently Tommy has worked as a Therapist with the Mazzoni Center, working one-on-one with LGBTQ+ individuals helping them to explore, work through, and overcome personal mental health issues.

Tommy enjoys mentoring, assisting others, and helping individuals rise to their fullest potential and is thrilled to be working with students through AA Program at the University of Dela