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The RBA office is now located on the second floor of Arnold Hall.  

Office hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

For general inquiries, please contact:

E-mail: RBA@mail.wvu.edu | Phone: 304-293-5441 | Fax: 304-293-8022


Please contact our office to schedule an appointment to speak with an Adviser.


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    Semoa De Sousa-Brown

    RBA Developmental Advising Specialist

    304-293-5441

    Dr. De Sousa-Brown earned both her Masters and Ph.D. from WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, after spending years working in Africa and in Rome, Italy for Food and Agriculture Organization, UN.  Both her MS Thesis and Ph.D. Dissertation as well as her other research papers centered around development-related issues, like income inequality, high school dropouts, human capital, small businesses and entrepreneurship and economic growth of West Virginia.  Dr. De Sousa-Brown has more than 15 years of experience in Higher Education, advising, teaching and mentoring diverse student populations, where 8 of these years have been in International Education (Study Abroad).  She serves on the Board of Directors for the Council for International Programs. She enjoys cooking, sewing, outdoor activities, meeting new people and learning about new languages and cultures.

    I am excited to partner with RBA students to achieve their goals.  I am a firm believer of lifelong learning – your education is an asset that no one can take away from you.


  • Amy Diznoff

    RBA Developmental Advising Specialist

    304-293-7476
    Amy Diznoff earned both her RBA and MA in Communication Studies from WVU. Prior to her assuming her role as a Developmental Advising Specialist she managed the Student Employment program, worked with WVU Extension, and the NASA WV Space Grant. Amy has more than 10 years of experience in higher education and truly enjoys helping student achieve their full potential. She is a certified Pilates instructor and enjoys reading, Netflix, and spending time with her dog and 2 cats.