ERC staff members are available to meet with students and assist in developing a personalized plan for academic success. To make an appointment, please fill out the individual advising request form.
As the Director of the ERC, Glenn Wrigley provides direction to all of the ERC’s programs and services, and oversees campus outreach and faculty relations. He enjoys meeting with students for individual advising appointments. In addition to his responsibilities at the ERC, Glenn is a Lecturer for Italian classes in the Department of Romance Studies within the College of Arts and Sciences.
Glenn Wrigley was born and raised in the Providence, Rhode Island area. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Italian Studies from the University of Rhode Island and a Master’s degree in Italian Language and Culture from Boston College. He then went on to obtain his Master’s degree in Foreign Language Education from New York University.
Glenn’s interests and passions in life include the following: his wonderful wife, his adorable sons Matthew and Evan, listening to music, teaching Italian, playing the guitar, riding his motorcycle, hunting, and fishing.
As the Associate Director of the ERC, Christa Panciocco oversees the operations of the office. Through her supervision of staff and graduate students, Christa has the opportunity to develop and support programs that will encourage academic success among BU students. She welcomes meeting with students who want to learn more about time management, study skills and making the most of their BU experience.
Christa is a graduate of the University of Maine where she earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education. She loves working at Boston University. Prior to joining the ERC staff, Christa was the Assistant Director of BU’s CAS Advising Office. When she is not on campus, Christa enjoys time at home with her husband John, and three daughters, Caitlin, Elizabeth and Mary. Together they love to ski and ice skate on their backyard rink. Vacationing in Maine, Cape Cod and Disney World are definitely Panciocco family highlights.
Christa is an enthusiastic Boston sports fan. While commuting into BU each day, she can be found listening to sports radio or reading the sports page. Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins are top notch but during football season, Christa will be rooting for her favorite team, the New England Patriots!
Assistant Director for Tutoring Services
As Assistant Director for Tutoring Services, Michael Lantvet has the privilege of working with students individually to help them acquire and refine the skills they need to succeed here at BU. He leads the Peer Tutoring program and the Orgo Prep program. Working with a wide variety of students has taught him that there is no single best way of navigating the college experience.
Michael was born and raised in central New Jersey but left his home in the Garden State to attend UMass Amherst. While working on his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, he worked on theater projects for fun and funded his education by pouring countless lattes, coffees, and sustaining numerous burns at a local coffee shop. He left Amherst for Boston where he enrolled at BU to obtain his Master’s degree in School Counseling from the School of Education.
Michael’s interests include a bit of an obsession with food, namely: engaging in discussions with fellow foodies, experimenting with recipes, culinary photography, and- most importantly- eating. He also enjoys beach excursions, travel, geeky science stuff, reading, gadgets and learning a little bit about a lot of things.
Assistant Director for Mentoring and Outreach
As the Assistant Director for Mentoring and Outreach at the ERC, Sarah works to foster and retain relationships with students of all backgrounds, primarily focusing on the needs of international students. She also collaborates with staff and faculty across campus through the delivery of workshops on avoiding plagiarism and learning styles. Sarah runs the ERC’s Language Link program, and also meets with students individually for academic skills counseling.
Sarah is a New York native (Long Island, though she’ll pretend she hails from Manhattan) who moved to Boston for graduate school after she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy at SUNY Stony Brook. After getting her Ph.D in Philosophy at Boston University, she taught philosophy at a number of colleges in the Boston area before switching gears and seeking out a career in student support.
Sarah enjoys binge-watching movies and television shows on Netflix, running (kind of), singing and acting (in a past life), and partaking in any conversation where she can talk about film and/or pop culture.
Student Support Specialist
As the Student Support Specialist, Jelani meets individually with students to discuss a variety of academic skills that will encourage a successful career at BU.
Jelani is a graduate of UMass Amherst, holding a BBA in Accounting from the Isenberg School of Management. After spending some time in public accounting, Jelani switched gears to higher education to pursue her passion for working with college students.
In her spare time, Jelani enjoys being in the company of family and friends, soaking up the sun at the local beaches in her hometown, and the “occasional” Netflix binge.
Student Outreach Manager
Tesla supervises the Student Ambassador workforce and assists with publicizing academic support and career development programs.
Tesla holds a bachelor of arts in English Literature from Boston University. In her free time, Tesla enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, exploring new neighborhoods, and writing poetry.