Members of the office, standing left to right: Patrick Corr, Rhonda Goldberg, Terri Edwards, Carmen Session, Alex Velto
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

Patrick Corr

Patrick Corr, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Research & Leadership

Vice Program Director, Integrative Medicine

Health Sciences Faculty Liaison to OSS 


Bio: Patrick G. Corr is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership (CRL) at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). Patrick has been on staff at GW since 2016, initially in administrative roles overseeing student life and academic affairs. He transitioned into a role as a full time faculty member and the Program Director for the Governor's Health Sciences Academy, a dual enrollment program between GW SMHS and the Alexandria City Public High School, in October 2021. His research interests are in whole body well-being, the role of nutrition and food access on health outcomes (particularly among cancer patients and survivors), and health equity broadly. 

Patrick 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. He is currently pursuing an MPH in Nutrition.

Terri Edwards

Terri Edwards, MEd,MA

Learning Specialist


Bio: Terri Edwards, MEd, MA, a medical education learning specialist (MELS), joined 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 nine years at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and Eastern Virginia Medical School. At GW SMHS, she works with all students, regardless of program and location. This includes remote and on-campus students. She prioritizes planning and implementing high-quality services for 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 and exams, clinical training, and exams, as well as national licensing examinations.

Alex Velto (he / him / his)

 Alex Velto, MSc

Program Manager


Bio: Originally from North Carolina, Alex (he/him/his) joins the GW community in the SMHS Office of Student Support after spending 3+ years in Dublin, Ireland. While there, he received his master’s degree in Equality Studies, focusing on gender-based violence prevention and masculinity theory. Alex has worked in multiple higher education settings and enjoys supporting students of all backgrounds in their endeavors.