The Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides free services, programs, and supports for all CUAA students so they can grow into independent learners and adjust to life as a college student.

These services, programs, and supports are offered to our students through Academic Resources and  Accessibility Services.

Academic Resource Center contact information

Main Campus Location: Zimmerman Library, 1st Floor
Staffed Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Phone: 734-995-7460

North Campus Location: Room 125, North Building
Hours: Monday - Friday by Appointment

Note:  Tutoring and writing consultation services are available at the North Building. Hours vary by semester. Please contact the ARC at 734-995-7460 for current availability.

Meet our team

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Tori Negash, MSW, LSW, PhD

Director of the Academic Resource Center (ARC) & Accessibility Services
ADA Coordinator
Phone: 734-995-7582
Fax: 734-995-4819

Dr. Tori Negash is responsible for the overall management of the Academic Resource Center and Accessibility Services at Concordia University Ann Arbor (CUAA). In addition to her role as Director of the ARC & Accessibility Services, she is the campus ADA Coordiantor, as well as an adjunct professor in the School of Arts & Sciences and the Social Work Program. Dr. Negash came to CUAA in November 2018 after graduating from The Ohio State University with her PhD in Social Work. Prior to her time at Ohio State, she completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) degree, and a Certificate in Social & Cultural Diversity at Indiana University. She is a licensed social worker who has experience working in the areas of gerontology, adults with disabilities, disability services in educational settings, accessibility, higher education, and policy analysis and advocacy. She has over a decade of experience across higher education, including experience in administration, accessibility services, student enrollment and engagement, research, teaching, and policy.

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Earl Schumake

Academic Support Specialist, Academic Resource Center
Phone: 734-301-1022

Earl Schumake is responsible for overseeing the academic support programming offered through the ARC at CUAA, including tutoring, peer-coaching, and supplemental instruction. 


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Dr. Neal Migan

Professor of English
Director of Writing Services, Academic Resource Center
Phone: 734-995-7512

In addition to his role as a Professor of English, Dr. Neal Migan is responsible for coordinating the CUAA Writing Center, which is housed in the Academic Resource Center. Dr. Migan earned his BA and MA in English from Michigan State University, as well as his PhD in Seventeenth-Century British Literature from Purdue University. His research interests include John Donne and Seventeenth-Century British Poetry; his teaching interests include Shakespeare and Early Modern British Literature.