Meet the Staff


Shanna Brodbeck, M.S.

Program Director and Academic Coach

Shanna Brodbeck is the Program Director and an Academic Coach for SKILL. After graduating from Auburn with a B.A. in Psychology and German and from Loyola College with an M.S. in Clinical Psychology, she began her career in higher education student services, where she has worked as an academic advisor, accommodation specialist, and a coordinator for academic policies.


Monica Cox, M.S.

Academic Coach

Monica Cox has a B.S in Social Science and Anthropology from Troy University as well as an M.S. in Sociology and Anthropology from Auburn University. Prior to working as an academic coach for SKILL, Monica enjoyed teaching as an adjunct instructor at Auburn, Troy and local Community Colleges. Monica continues to work as an adjunct instructor while maintaining her coaching caseload.


Brandi Dailey, M.Ed, Ed.S

Academic Coach

Brandi Dailey earned a B.S. (Auburn University), M.Ed., and Ed.S.  (Columbus State University) in Education and Educational Leadership and has been working in education since 2003. Brandi has worked as an academic coach for the secondary level and taught K-12 as well as continuing adult education. In addition to working with SKILL, Brandi teaches courses at Auburn University and Columbus State University as an adjunct instructor. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her three children and husband, as well as traveling and crafting.


Adeet Handel, M.A.

Academic Coach

Adeet Handel has a B.A in Business and Communication from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an M.A in Economics from the University at Buffalo, SUNY.

Adeet worked for an international corporation, and a non-profit organization before relocating to the US. She worked as an academic mentor for Student Athletes at Auburn prior to working at SKILL.


Heather Phillips, PhD

Academic Coach

Heather Phillips earned a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University, an M.A. in Bioethics from Trinity International University, an M.A. in Philosophy from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Rice University. In addition to academic coaching with SKILL, she is a full-time Instructor in the Auburn Philosophy Department.  She enjoys helping students develop the skills necessary for academic, professional and personal success.  In her free time, Heather enjoys cycling, gardening, traveling and spending time with friends. 


Miriam Wyman, PhD

Academic Coach

Miriam Wyman holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (B.S., Environmental Sciences), the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (M.S., Natural Resource Management / Environmental Education and Interpretation), and the University of Florida (PhD, School of Forest Resources and Conservation). She is currently an adjunct instructor in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. She enjoys teaching and mentoring students and working with SKILL to help students succeed.


Rose-Marie Zuk, M.A.

Academic Coach

Rose-Marie Zuk earned a B.A. in Political Science and English from Hollins University, and an M.A. in Political Science from Virginia Tech.  She worked as a managing editor for several academic publications; has taught 2nd through 9th grade science, math, and history classes to homeschooled children; and, prior to SKILL, was an academic mentor in the Student-Athlete Support Services department at Auburn.  Rose worked with student athletes, helping them with time management, organization, and planning their demanding academic and athletic schedules.  She enjoys working with students to help them attain their goals.  In her free time, Rose serves on her son’s Boy Scout Troop Committee and is a USA Swim Official.