Galileo Faculty and Staff

Tamekka Cornelius, M.Ed, Developmental Adviser for Learning Communities

Tamekka Cornelius is a graduate of The University of Louisville with a Master of Education degree in College Student Personnel. She joined the Bellarmine team in 2014 in the Academic Resource Center and serves as the developmental adviser for Brown Leadership & Galileo Learning Communities. As a member of the Enrollment Management team at Bellarmine she leads also efforts that assist with student recruitment and retention.

  • Favorite Book: Native Son, Richard Wright
  • Something interesting about me: I like heights! I enjoy zip lining & even completed a canopy walk in Kakum National Park (Ghana W. Africa).
  • Most exciting thing about working in the Galileo community: The opportunity to meet students and get to know faces outside of the classroom and office.

Jessica Hume, MFA, Galileo Learning Community Instructor (English 101 and IDC. 101)

Jessica Hume is a Bellarmine alum with a B.A in English, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. She is currently working on a PhD in Medical Humanities. Her articles have been published in Today’s Woman magazine, The St. Matthews Voice-Tribune, and First Draft literary magazine. She rejoined the Bellarmine community professionally in 2008.

  • Favorite book: The Wounded Storyteller, by Arthur Frank
  • Something interesting about you: I spent summer 2014 in London visiting medical museums. 
  • Most exciting thing about working in the Galileo community: Helping freshmen learn about Bellarmine and successfully transition into freshman year.

Paul J. Kiser, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology (Biology 108)

Paul has taught Anatomy and Physiology at Bellarmine for over eight years.  His ongoing research projects in neuroscience have focused on the underlying mechanisms of visual cortical development and plasticity with specific studies in the post-natal regulation of gene expression by visual experience. Outside of the laboratory he has extensive experience, and remains involved, in public health policy, advocacy and prevention strategies to reduce consumption of drug, alcohol and tobacco use – particularly as they relate to minors

  • Favorite book: A Song of Fire and Ice series (the Game of Thrones series) by George R.R. Martin.
  • Something interesting about me: I really enjoy cooking.
  • Most exciting thing about working in the Galileo community: The opportunity to really get to know students and try new approaches to help them succeed both in and out of the classroom.

Andrew Schroeder, M.Ed, Galileo Learning Community Coordinator

Andrew Schroeder is a Bellarmine alum with a B.A. in Psychology. He has been at Bellarmine since 2006 as the Academic Advisor for Athletics. During that time he has also served as co-coordinator of the Pioneer Scholars Program, Bellarmine’s freshmen first-generation program, and the Academic Peer Advocate program through the Residence Life Office.  

  • Favorite book: I’ll go with a great recent laugh, The Confederacy of Dunces by John Toole.
  • Something interesting about you: Aspirations of making it to all the U.S. National Parks in my lifetime; bike commutes daily
  • Most exciting thing about working in the Galileo community: Creating programs and opportunities on the go. The students and upperclassmen mentors of this program are what drive the Galileo community. I’m really looking forward to responding to the student’s passions and providing choices and real-world experiences from those passions. That’s a real motivator.

Amy Tudor, Ph.D., Galileo Learning Community Instructor (English 101 and IDC. 101)

Amy Tudor brings more than 20 years of teaching experience to the Galileo Learning community, as well as 10 years’ experience as a health and science writer. She holds both a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Humanities and a M.F.A. in Poetry, and she teaches interdisciplinary courses on war and Death Studies both on campus and in London through Bellarmine’s Study Abroad program.

  • Favorite Book: The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien
  • Something interesting about me: I write lyrics and have had three songs produced for the British folk/rock group The Jamie Freeman Agreement.
  • Most exciting thing about working in the Galileo community: Getting to not just teach students but also mentor them through their first year.

Galileo Resident Assistant (RAs)


Alison Rodriguez
Petrik 2nd Floor RA


Brittany Parrish
Petrik 3rd Floor RA


Ross Fenimore
Petrik 4th Floor RA


Nathan Blaine
Petrik 5th Floor RA

Galileo Academic Peer Advocates (APAs)


Jill Geiser
Commuter APA


Michael Helton
Petrik 2nd floor APA


Wendy Woodmansee
Petrick 3rd Floor APA


Nicole Bryant
Petrik 4th Floor APA

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