Rhonda Goldberg, MA

Rhonda Goldberg, MA
Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Bio: With more than 25 years supporting student academic and personal success, Dean Goldberg brings tremendous experience to her role in the Office of Student Support.  As an Associate Dean for Student Affairs in the MD Program, she has taken the lead in promoting strategies and programs to meet the academic and personal needs of medical students and now broadens the scope of the student population to include Health Sciences students.  Together with a great OSS team, we will focus on providing academic support, mental health support and student life experiences/opportunities. Dean Goldberg looks forward to helping OSS create a culture of support and community for all students

Lorenzo Norris, MD

Lorenzo Norris, MD
Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Administration

Bio: Dr. Norris currently serves as the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Administration for George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the GWU department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Since arriving at GWU in 2006, Dr. Norris has held a variety of leadership positions including: Director of the GW Hospital Medical Illness Clinic; Director of the GW Survivorship Center Psychiatric Services; Director of the GW Hospital Consult Liaison Services; Medical Director of Psychiatric and Behavioral Services for George Washington University Hospital, and Associate Residency Director for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He regularly publishes papers in academic journals and has presented at many academic symposiums and national meetings. Dr. Norris has guest edited four issues of Psychiatric Annals with themes ranging from Cancer and Depression to Hope in Cancer Survivorship. Dr. Norris is currently serves as the Editor-in Chief for MDedge Psychiatry which is the #1 online journal for the field of psychiatry. Dr. Norris currently serves as DC Chapter President of the Washington Psychiatric Society, and is Chairs the Communication Committee of the Washington Psychiatric Society.

Dr. Norris has served as a member of the American Psychiatric Association Council on Psychosomatic Medicine, and the Katzen Cancer Research Center Board of Directors. Dr. Norris was the recipient of the Leonard Tow 2011 Humanism in Medicine Award and has been recognized as a Washingtonian Top Doctor for multiple years. Dr. Norris has been elected to membership in the American College of Psychiatry (ACP) , and to the Group for the Advancement for Psychiatry (GAP).

Patrick Corr

Patrick Corr, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Research & Leadership
Director of the Governor's Health Sciences Academy
Health Sciences Faculty Liaison to OSS 


Bio: Patrick Corr is the Director of Student Programs at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and an Instructor in the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership (CRL). Dr. Corr earned his BA in Comparative Literature and Gender Studies from Pace University, his M.Ed. in Higher Education and Adult Development from Salem State University, and his Ed.D. at GW in Higher Education Administration with a research focus on the development of subjective well-being among undocumented young people. In addition to his work at GW, Patrick serves on the Editorial Board for the NACADA Review, a peer-reviewed academic journal which connects the practice of academic advising to theory from related, relevant fields spanning education, the humanities, and social sciences and the Journal of Trauma Studies in Education, a peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the generation of knowledge regarding mental health and well-being within the context of Pre K-12 and postsecondary education.

Dr. Corr's professional background is in academic medicine, specifically working immigration and student affairs. He is passionate about health education and access and is committed to addressing issues of health inequity.

Nick Atlas

Nick Atlas, MA
Senior Academic Advisor

Bio: Nick is a first-generation college student and received his BA and MA in history from The Catholic University of America. From 2012 - 2019 he served in several academic positions at his alma mater including being an academic & career advisor. He joined The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences in April of 2019. Nick currently serves as the Senior Academic Advisor in the Office of Student Support where he specializes in time management, and study skills. He is a mental health and LGBTQ+ advocate and is a member of NACADA & NAAHP. 


Terri Edwards

Terri Edwards, MEd,MA
Learning Specialist

Bio: Terri Edwards, MEd, MA, a medical education learning specialist joins the GWU Office of Student Success in Fall 2021. Terri, her preferred name, uses the pronouns she, her hers. She has provided academic support to medical and health science students for the last seven years at Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and Eastern Virginia Medical School. She prioritizes the planning and implementation of high-quality services to all students to enhance their learning. This includes addressing all potential roadblocks students encounter limiting successful learning. As a Learning Specialist, she focuses on the academic progress and needs of struggling students, while also supporting every learner in their academic development. Terri has extensive experience coaching students through didactic courses, preparing them for both post-clerkship/rotation exams and national licensing examinations.

Carmen Session

Carmen Session, MSEd
Assistant Director, Admissions & Enrollment Services

Bio: Carmen Session, MSEd joined The George Washington University in 2006 as a Senior Marketing and Recruitment Specialist with the College of Professional Studies (CPS). After nine years with CPS, she made her transition to the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) as an Assistant Director of Admissions and Enrollment Services. Ms. Session's academic career spans over two decades, having worked at public and private universities, with both traditional and non-traditional learners.

A dedicated student advocate, Ms. Session’s expertise in academic counseling, student development, and mentoring, aligns with the mission of the Office of Student Support, to give students an opportunity to have as many resources at their disposal for success. Ms. Session earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from James Madison University.