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Director of the Learning Center

 The Learning Center


Dr. Sabrina Marschall- Director of the Learning Center

Dr. Marschall enjoys working with all level of college students. In particular, she enjoys working with freshman students who are transitioning to Shippensburg. She has her undergraduate and master’s degrees in business education and her PhD in educational administration. Before coming to Shippensburg, Dr. Marschall worked as the Assistant Dean for the Center for Student Success at the University of Maryland University College. She currently lives in Frederick, Maryland, and enjoys the wonderful company of her 2 dogs and 2 cats.



The Learning Center Team





Dr. Karen Johnson- Associate Director of the Writing Center

Dr. Johnson has enjoyed a wide range of teaching experiences that include teaching elementary students in a traditional classroom, working as a tutor at Huntington Learning Center, providing educational therapy, and managing her own tutoring business. Most recently, she has taught developmental reading and English courses at Harrisburg Area Community College and York College. 

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, decorating, and participating in service-oriented activities. She lives in Dover, Pennsylvania, with her husband, daughter, two dogs, two cats, and a horse. 



Mr. Zack Grobosky- Tutorial Coordinator/Learning Specialist

Mr. Grabosky received his A.A. degree in Liberal Arts from SUNY Morrisville and went on to receive a B.A. in English and M.A. in English/Creative Writing at Binghamton University. Mr. Grabosky is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in Administration and Leadership Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 

Prior to becoming the Assistant Director of the Learning Center at Shippensburg University, Mr. Grabosky worked as an Academic Tutor/Coordinator of the Test Administration Service at SUNY Cortland. He also taught English at Jamestown Community College, including courses in Composition, Literature, Creative Writing and Business Writing.

Mr. Grabosky and his wife, Tomoko, live in Carlisle, PA. He spends his free time writing poetry, fishing, and landscaping. 


Mr. Jaime R. Juarez- Learning Specialist/ASP Academic Coach

Mr. Juarez was born and raised in central California. He earned a B.A. in English and History from California State University, Fresno and completed his M.A. in English at Shippensburg University.

Prior to joining the Learning Center, Mr. Juarez worked at numerous colleges and universities, including Fresno State, University of Washington, Harrisburg Area Community College, and Penn State Harrisburg. He has taught remedial writing and has worked in several Learning Centers, including as the Learning Center Coordinator at HACC. Mr. Juarez has also tutored with various programs at Fresno State and the University of Washington. 

Mr. Juarez and his wife, Sharon Stockton, live in Carlisle, PA, and have three children, Eugene, Cristina, and Katherine. He enjoys reading, writing, gardening, and is an avid film buff.


Ms. Sherry Hillyard - Learning Specialist

A native of Pennsylvania, Sherry holds a B.A. from Penn State University, PA Teacher Certification from Lycoming College, and a Masters of Education from Lock Haven University of PA. With significant work experience as a Vocational Evaluator, Adult Educator, and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. Sherry has focused the past several years on educating, tutoring, and advocating for students with learning differences. She is certified in Wilson Language System and Orton-Gillingham methods of reading skills acquisition and has taught phonetic awareness and decoding skills to early readers in both home-based and center-based environments. More recently, Sherry has served as Assistant Director of Disability Services at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and as an Education Specialist at the Harrisburg Area Community College. She has two adult children and enjoys theatre, movies, art, and second-hand shops.








Staff Asssistant


Mrs. Kelly Miner-Staff Assistant

Ms. Miner is a graduate of Chambersburg High School and a life-long resident of Chambersburg, PA, where she lives with her husband, Dane, and her dog, Heidi. She has worked as a teaching assistant for 10 years in the ESL department for the Chambersburg Area School District. During those 10 years, she also coached The Chambersburg Indoor Color Guard who, in 2000, were named East Coast Champions. Under her direction, the Color Guard then advanced to the World Championships several years and advanced to the finals twice.

After joining the Shippensburg University staff, Kelly served for 2 years on the Shippensburg Association of Educational Office Professionals Committee and is currently a member of the Shippensburg University Clerical Staff Development Committee. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting her granddaughter Allison, grandson Sawyer and going to the beach as often as possible. She recently travelled to Anchorage with her husband. Kelly enjoys working in the Learning Center because of the friendly atmosphere and it gives her a chance to connect with students, which she has missed after leaving The Chambersburg School District.


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