Senior Academic Advisor
Arnell Hammond grew up in New York State. At 17, she moved to Washington, D.C. to attend Howard University where she earned a B.A. in Communication Arts. Her first career was in book publishing, and for many years she was employed as a publicist and
for several small, scholarly presses. Later, while completing an M.A. degree in Developmental Reading at The George Washington University, she worked in the office of a graduate dean and discovered the field of college student services. She has held a variety of
academic advising and related student services positions ever since.
Arnell and her son moved to Bloomington so that she could pursue a doctorate in Higher Education and Student Affairs at Indiana University. Her first on-campus job was as an academic advisor in University Division where she served a wide range of students from
all over the world and from all walks of life. She defines diversity, in all its many forms (race, gender, nationality, religion, class, culture), as inclusion, respect for, and acceptance of individual differences. She is pleased to be working with HHC students
on new programs and initiatives.
Arnell became a pescetarian (on the way to veganism) almost two years ago, loves music, the arts, reading, movies, gardening, and Zumba!. She is active in her faith and volunteers at the Lilly Library and in the First Friends Program of Big Brothers, Big
Originally from the Chicago area, Lisa Bluder
went to St. Olaf College in Minnesota and received
her B.A. in psychology and family studies. Since then she has worked
at a non-profit community center for adults with brain injuries in the
Chicago area and for IU Medical Center in Indianapolis doing cognitive
testing with Alzheimer's patients.
Field of Study: Lisa recently completed the masters program for
& student affairs located in the School of Education.
Hobbies: Reading, walking, biking, traveling, baking, and Yoga.
of all, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Best tip for the college years: Enjoy the opportunities IU
as a student-extracurricular activities, performing arts & sporting
events, guest lectures, study abroad, community service, and many
more! It will help provide: a good sense of "balance" to course work,
an avenue to meet new people, and possibly inspire new
Mohamed was born and raised in Zanzibar, Tanzania. He went to
college at the
Russian Friendship University in Moscow, Russia where he graduated with a law degree. After a brief working stint in Tanzania,
he joined Indiana University Bloomington School of Law and graduated with a Masters Degree (LLM) in International Law. He is
currently working towards a PhD in Political Science. He also taught Swahili at Indiana University Bloomington for seven
Hobbies: Travelling, learning foreign languages and cultures and spending time with family and friends.
Best tip for the college years: Take advantage of the many
opportunities that are available to you at college. Your college
are the best chance for you to exploit the countless resources made available and that may not be there once you graduate. It
is a lifetime opportunity. Take advantage of it!
Nick Miller is an academic and career advisor in the Hutton Honors College. He completed his B.A. in English and German at the University of Iowa in 2004. During this time, he spent an academic year abroad in Frieburg, Germany. From 2004 to 2008, he worked in New York at book publisher Random House as a national accounts sales manager in children's books, and continues to consult for publishers. After New York, he then moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, where he received an M.F.A. in creative writing/fiction. He also taught creative writing and coordinated the UNCW National Student Exchange He left the east coast in the summer of 2012 and joined the Bloomington, IN community. At Indiana University, he became the graduate secretary in the Department of French & Italian, until December 2013, when he moved into advising in Hutton. He loves to explore Bloomington with his wife and son and passes far too many hours every week watching British soccer.
Part-Time Advising Staff
Kelly Doran was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she received her B.S. in Psychology and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006. Following graduation she served in AmeriCorps for two years working with at-risk urban youth. Kelly moved to Bloomington in 2007 and began her graduate studies in 2008. She received her M.S. in Learning and Developmental Sciences in 2010 and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Human Development in the School of Education with a focus on adolescent risk behavior. Since beginning grad school, she has taught Adolescent Development and Early Child Development for the School of Education and began working as an academic advisor at Hutton during the summer of 2012. When she is not advising or working on her dissertation, Kelly likes to be outdoors, biking, running, or hiking. She also enjoys crafting, baking, and spending time with family and friends. Her advice for HHC students is to take advantage of all of the great opportunities you have in college that you may never have again. Spend a semester in Europe, take a class in something that you have always been interested in but have never had time to explore, and take the time to discover what you really care about. Also, I would recommend giving some of your time to serving the Bloomington community while you are living here. You have a lot to offer this town, don't be afraid to get out there and use your talents and skills to better the lives of those around you!
Part-Time Advising Staff
Nate Hickmangrew up in a small town called Vevay, IN on the banks of the Ohio River. He graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Hanover College in 2012. Following graduation, Nate has pursued a career in mental health counseling and is currently a second-year student in the IU School of Education's Master of Science in Counseling and Counselor Education program. Nate advises Hutton Honors College students majoring in psychology, neuroscience, and biology mostly, and he is excited to work with students of all kinds!
Hobbies: hiking, camping, biking, running, soccer, basketball, guitar. Nate especially enjoys time spent outdoors or on a lake with family and friends.
Best tip for the college years: As many come to college hoping to iron out a future career path, in addition to finding out more about who you are and who you want to be, I recommend doing one or more internships while in college. Internships offer unique opportunities to practice going through the hiring process, learn what kind of work you like (or perhaps dislike), and set your resume apart from others.