The staff of the University Academic Support Office are here to assist you on your journey through Tiffin University. We are happy to provide you with the quality supports that you need so that you can achieve your dreams. Please reach out to the staff so that we can help you achieve the success you deserve.
Troy Albright, Academic Coach
Troy Albright serves as the Academic Coach for Tiffin University Football. He is a 1992 graduate of Heidelberg University where he participated in athletics, Greek life, and student government. Upon graduation, he entered the business arena where he eventually built several small businesses. In 1998, Troy returned to his high school alma mater to share his passion for the sport of football and begin what is now a 24-year coaching career that has spanned all levels. From Jr. High School to Div. 3 NCAA, Coach Albright has mentored hundreds of young men with the mission of defining success for each student/athlete on an individual basis. In 2018, he earned a MEd in Higher Education Administration from Tiffin University and started an on-campus career as a “Success Coach.” Aside from over-seeing the operation of three small business entities, he is also the Associate Head Football Coach at Fremont Ross High School. Coach Albright is happily married to his wife, Wendy and has six children and two grandchildren.
Brook S. Edwards-Director of University Academic Support
Brook S. Edwards serves as the Director of University Academic Support overseeing the development, implementation and coordination of tutoring, peer assistance programming, academic recovery, and general academic skills outreach programming. Prior to joining Tiffin University, Edwards began his career as a student tutor, campus coordinator before serving as Tutoring Coordinator at Southern State Community College and Student Resource Center Manger at Wilmington College.
During his tenure in higher education Edwards has served as a board member and officer for the Association for the Coaching and Tutoring Profession, at-large Board Member and Secretary for the Ohio Association of Development Education, as a member of the Professional Development Committee for the Ohio College Learning Center Association. He has also served as a review, editor or contributor to The Facilitating Tutor, OADE News, and The Learning Assistance Review. He also holds a Master Tutor Trainer Certification from the Association for the Coaching and Tutoring Profession.
Edwards earned his M.A. in English from National University in La Jolla, CA, a Bachelor's of Arts in History from Wilmington College of Wilmington, Ohio, and Associates of Arts and Sciences from Southern State Community College in Hillsboro, OH. In addition to his coursework Edwards has served as an instructor in History, English, and Developmental Mathematics.
A native of Washington Court House, Ohio, Edwards resides in Tiffin with his wife Luann and three sons.
Kyara Murrell, Academic Operations Manager-University Academic Support
Kyara is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and is a 2021 graduate of Tiffin University's Forensic Psychology program. Previously she served as a tutoring assistant and desk worker in the Murphy Center before joining the Admissions staff as an undergraduate admissions graduate assistant. In the Fall of 2021 she rejoined the UAS as the Academic Operations Manager for the UAS Office supporting both the UAS and the Pfeiffer Library.
In her role as Academic Operations Manager, Kyara oversees building operations and scheduling, daily operations management, desk staffing for Murphy Academic Support Center and the Pfeiffer Library, and manages the academic recovery programs including SSW100.