Allyson Withey

Undergraduate Course Coordinator, Department of Biology

What is your current role in the Department of Biology? 

I am the Course Coordinator for the Undergraduate Program. My primary duties include providing instructors with Blackboard, classroom, and exam support. I also provide coordination and support for approximately 90 teaching assistants per semester, manage student enrollment, and function as the department liaison to the Registrar’s office. 

What do you enjoy most about working here at the U of R?

I take pride in knowing that the work I do can make a difference in students' lives, even if it’s something as simple as helping a student with a scheduling conflict.   

How would you describe our department and the people you work with?

Both faculty and staff in the biology department are so invested in ensuring that students receive the best education and experience possible. It was heartwarming to see how much students and faculty truly care for one another at the diploma ceremony.  

How do you unwind when you’re not in the office?

I love to read and spend time outdoors. I’ve also been slowly planning my wedding with my fiancé, David. We’re getting married in May 2019. 

What is one thing about yourself that you’d like more people to know?

I’m currently enrolled part-time in the School Librarianship online program at the University at Buffalo. If everything goes according to plan, I will graduate in Spring 2020. I hope to find a position as an elementary school librarian.