AAC Staff Profiles-Academic Advisory Center (AAC) - Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Gloria Hill

Dr. Gloria Hill

Assistant Dean and Director, AAC

Office: Baker Hall A57

Phone: 412-268-2924

Fax: 412-268-1293

Email: gphill@cmu.edu

  I have been at the University for quite a while, and it’s been great! I grew up in Pittsburgh, attended public school, and graduated from Ohio University (Athens, Ohio) with a BS in Secondary Education. I taught junior high students for three years. Upon completion of my Masters, I came to Carnegie Mellon as an advisor (1972-77), then became Director of the Carnegie Mellon Action Project (CMAP), (1984-2004). As the Assistant Vice Provost for Education, I served as liaison to the Carnegie Mellon campus in Qatar (2004-2008), and in October, 2008 I became Assistant Dean and Director of the Academic Advisory Center (AAC) in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (H&SS).
  The very best part of my 30 years at CMU has been touching the lives of the incredibly talented students enrolled here. To me, advising is an important key to success as students wind their way through the college experience, building on their strengths in order to achieve their personal and academic best. Being a part of that process has been my good fortune. The AAC has an important job to do, and with the expertise of its committed, “seasoned”, and caring  advisors, we will do it well. You are welcomed to stop by to say “hello”. I look forward to getting to know you.
  When I am not working, I enjoy tennis, working out/strength training, quilting, and my grandsons.


Debby Gerhardt

Debby Gerhardt

Assistant Director, AAC

Office: Baker Hall A57

Phone: 412-268-1076

Fax: 412-268-1293

Email: gerhardt@cmu.edu

      While at Rutgers University, I spent my undergraduate years studying urban elementary education. For three years I taught remedial reading to high school and adult students before moving to Pittsburgh. I have been working in the AAC since 1982. I have my M.Ed. in Adult Education from Penn State University and my Masters Certificate in Academic Advising from Kansas State University. 'Life-long learning' is an interest and commitment in education that I have been developing; this is was no surprise to me as I learned that my top "strength" (StrengthsQuest) is Learning.

When not at work, I have been learning how to Zumba.  I also love to learn about and experience new cultures!


Gary DiLisio

Gary DiLisio

Academic Advisor, AAC

Office: Baker Hall A57

Phone: 412-268-1079

Fax: 412-268-1293

Email: gdilisio@andrew.cmu.edu

I grew up in Boardman, Ohio, which is a suburb of Youngstown, Ohio. I received my Bachelors degree in Middle School Education from Youngstown State University in 2007 and my Masters in Counseling with an emphasis in Student Affairs from Youngstown State in May, 2010. In my spare time, I love spending as much time as I can with my family and friends. I am also a diehard Steelers fan so hopefully that will not upset too many of the students who utilize our services.

I had a lot of great experiences as an undergraduate when it came to utilizing my own personal academic advisor. I am now trying to have that same kind of an impact on the students at Carnegie Mellon. My door is always open so hopefully students will feel like they can stop by for anything at all even if it is just to say hello!

Gina Mattucci

Gina Mattucci

Academic Advisor, AAC

Office: Baker Hall A57

Phone: 412-268-1080

Fax: 412-268-1293

Email: ginam@andrew.cmu.edu

I grew up outside of Pittsburgh in the small city of Jeannette, PA.  I attended Clarion University where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2011 and received a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University in May of 2013.  I was a student-athlete for four years and I am still coaching swimming at the collegiate level.  I have experience in both career and academic counseling where I worked specifically with undeclared students.  The skills and knowledge I gained will help me in academic advising, as well as making a positive impact on the lives of Carnegie Mellon University students.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, doing CrossFit, and reading.  My door is always open, so feel free to stop by!  I look forward to meeting you!

Administrative Coordinator, AAC

Office: Baker Hall A57

Phone: 412-268-2924

Fax: 412-268-1293