ACE Staff

Meet the Staff!

Rachel Arno, Director of the Academic Center for Excellence

After growing up in Cranston, Rhode Island and earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from Rhode Island College, Rachel moved to Long Island, New York for five years. Rachel worked at Stony Brook University for her entire 5 years living in New York, 2 years as a Residence Hall Director and then 3 years as an Undergraduate College Advisor where she provided advising, programming, and transitional support for a cohort of first year students. Rachel also earned her Master’s Degree in Professional Studies with a concentration in Human Resource Management. During those five years Rachel met her now husband and together they decided the Boston area was the place they wanted to make their long term home. Rachel joined the Regis College community in spring 2014 after almost 4 years at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston; there she served as the Director of Advising. Rachel can be found in the Academic Center for Excellence in College Hall or contacted at

Susan Erickson, Assistant Director of the Academic Center for Excellence

Susan M. Erickson attended Hampshire College with a major in Environmental Studies and Harvard Graduate School of Education for a Master's in Education. Ms. Erickson came to Regis College in 2011, and prior to Regis she worked in the Learning Center at Dean College. She is a very experienced Academic Coach. You can find her in the Academic Center for Excellence or send her an email at When she is not at Regis, Ms. Erickson enjoys reading, cycling, hiking, playing with her dog, and relaxing with her husband and two sons.

Kathy Anastasia, Lecturer, Academic Support Specialist

Ms. Anastasia is a Lecturer in the English Department and an Academic Support Specialist. She has been teaching writing for fourteen years at Regis and she teaches Strategies for Academic Success each semester, a class preparing students to achieve academic success. Ms. Anastasia is available to help you through her classes or with an individual appointment at the Academic Center for Excellence. In addition to helping all students with writing, oral communication and study skills, Ms. Anastasia works closely with ELL students who may require assistance with English skills. She has lived in France, Mexico, and Spain. Ms. Anastasia holds a BA in French/ Education from Boston College, an M. Ed. in ESL from U Mass Boston, and an MA in Higher Education Administration from Boston College. Her office is located in CH 390. She can be reached at When she is not at Regis, she is probably traveling. If not, you can find her at the beach, a museum, the movies, or at the theatre.

Marcia Kuchta, Academic Support Specialist

Marcia has been a member of our Regis community for over 20 years. She is also a summa cum laude graduate of Regis with a BA in English and has taken graduate level courses in Special Education. Additionally, Marcia is a certified paralegal and, prior to Regis, worked in the law department of a large pharmaceutical firm where she met her husband, John. They reside in Wellesley and have two grown children. See Marcia if you would like to arrange for a tutor or if you think you might benefit from a few academic coaching sessions. She can be found in the Academic Center for Excellence or reached at When not at Regis, Marcia enjoys reading, crafting and spending time with her family.

Chris Coffin, Coordinator of the Q Center

Chris joined Regis as the Q Center Coordinator in April 2014. She earned an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from WPI and an MBA degree from the University of Massachusetts. Chris comes to Regis from Middlesex School, a private secondary school, where she taught all levels of mathematics and served as the school’s Academic Advisor/Study Skills Coordinator as well as the Peer Tutor Coordinator. As the Q Center Coordinator, Chris manages the tutoring program for all quantitative courses including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Psychology in the Q Center located in room SB111 of the Science Center. Chris can be found in the Academic Center for Excellence, the Q Center, or contacted at

Academic Center for Excellence

College Hall Room 383

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