JASS: Contact Us

Acedemic support

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback for Jefferson Academic Support Services, please contact one of us directly:

Al Overstreet, M. Ed.

Director of Academic Support Services
Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Office: CRCH 4th floor
Student Affairs Department
Phone: (540) 985-8205
E-mail: AWOverstreet@jchs.edu

Mr. Al Overstreet earned his M. Ed. in Counseling Education from Virginia Tech, an A.S. in Occupational Therapy Assistant and a B.S. in Health Organization Management from the College of Health Sciences. Mr. Overstreet has over 18 years of experience working with students in a variety of roles. Currently, he serves as the Director of Academic Support Services with supervisory responsibilities over Academic Advising, the Pathways to Student Success (PASS) program, the Learning and Writing Center (LWC), and the Educational Testing Center (ETC). Mr. Overstreet works directly with students by teaching the Academic Seminar course and providing academic and personal counseling. In the past, Mr. Overstreet served the College as faculty and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.

To make an appointment to meet with Mr. Overstreet, contact the Student Affairs Secretary at
(540) 985-8395.

Sarah Cox, M.A.

Sarah Cox
Coordinator of the Learning & Writing Center
Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Office: CRCH 507B, Learning & Writing Center
Phone: (540) 985-8449
E-mail: sccox1@jchs.edu

Sarah Cox (BA English UVA, MA Writing Hollins) is the new coordinator of the Learning and Writing Center (LWC). She comes from Virginia Western Community College, where she was a composition and literature professor and part time tutor. Sarah is also a freelance writer for area publications.

For more information about tutoring or writing assistance, please contact Ms. Cox at (540) 985-8449 or via e-mail at sccox1@jchs.edu

Jill Shartzer
Educational Testing Center Coordinator
Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Office: CRCH 508
Educational Testing Center: CRCH 509

Phone: (540) 224-4895
E-mail: jbshartzer@jchs.edu.

Elliot Freeman, M.F.A.

elliott freeman
Writing Specialist,
Learning & Writing Center
Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Office: CRCH 507A, 
Learning & Writing Center

Phone: (540) 224-4732
E-mail: EMFreeman@jchs.edu

Mr. Elliott Freeman earned his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Adelphi University, and his B.A. in English from the University of Southern Mississippi. Before coming to JCHS, Mr. Freeman worked as a writing tutor, adjunct professor, editor, and designer. As Writing Specialist for the Learning and Writing Center, he provides writing support at all stages of creation, from prewriting to proofreading, primarily assisting undergraduates.

For more information about writing assistance or scheduling help sessions, please contact Mr. Freeman at (540) 224-4732 or via e-mail at EMFreeman@JCHS.edu.