Andrea Leigh Swintal, EdD, MS

Andrea Leigh Swintal, EdD, MS
Andrea Leigh Swintal, EdD, MS

Director for Career Development

Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Education


Andrea Swintal, EdD, MS, is an Academic Advisor with Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She is a graduate of Michigan State University. She earned her doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education. She also holds a Master of Science in College Student Personnel Administration from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas. Dr. Swintal’s research interests include graduate level academic advising, mentoring, educational motivation, student transition experiences, and student wellness.

  • Education and Training

    • EdD 2020, Educational Leadership - Higher Education Concentration, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    • MS 2010, College Student Personnel Administration, Arkansas Tech University
    • BA 2007, Psychology, Michigan State University
  • Research

    • Student motivation and curriculum
    • Student Success
    • Student Engagement
    • Higher Education
    • At Risk Students
    • Academic Advising