Academic Advisors

Brittany Wills, M.S., Academic Advisor

Brittany Wills is an experienced advisor with more than five years of experience in Higher Education including Student Affairs, Academic Advising, and Financial Aid. She holds a Master’s of Science in Organizational Development & Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education from Shippensburg University. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting from North Carolina Wesleyan College. Brittany’s current position at Trinity is an Academic Advisor of the following majors: General Studies, Health Services, Occupational Therapy and Journalism and Media Studies.

Contact Brittany Wills at or at 202-884-9623. Her office is located in Main 250.

Full-time Faculty and Advising Program Chairs

Dr. Marie Celeste, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education

Dr. Marie Celeste is an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education. Dr. Celeste holds a doctorate degree in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) from GWU and a credential in Infant / Early Childhood Mental Health (I/ECMH) from the UMD’s School of Medicine and certification as a Circle of Security Parent Facilitator. As an Associate Professor in the School of Professional development, Dr. Celeste has prepared early childhood educators at the pre-service, undergraduate and graduate levels. She is passionate about improving opportunities for young children (with and without special needs) and their families, by supporting a systems approach to trauma-informed practices in early care and education settings. In doing so, she has worked directly with child care and early education programs, Head Start programs as well as local and state governments to develop trauma-informed practices and implement policies that maintain compliance with state and federal mandates.

Contact Dr. Celeste at or at 202-884-9285. Her office is located in Main 241.

Cristina Lynch, M.A., Director and Advisor of THEARC


Ms. Cristina Lynch serves as Director of Trinity at THEARC. She has spent her career in higher education as a manager and a counselor advising students and helping them navigate their academic and professional goals. She is committed to helping to increase student retention and graduation rates. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Organization Management and a Master’s in Community Agency Counseling from Hampton University. She manages the associate degree program at THEARC, providing student support and academic advising and working closely with our professors and partners at THEARC.

Contact Ms. Lynch at or at 202-884-9622. Her office is located in Main 250.

Mr. Thomas Mostowy, Esq., Assistant Professor and Program Chair of Criminal Justice

Thomas Mostowy, Esq. is the Assistant Professor/Program Chair and academic leader for Criminal Justice in the School of Professional Studies. Professor Mostowy holds a B.A. in Political Science from Syracuse University, a B.S. in Newspaper Journalism from Syracuse University,and a Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University. Mr. Mostowy advises Criminal Justice students who have the last name beginning with an A or a B.

Contact Dr. Mostowy at or at 202-884-9233/9620. His office is located in Main 250.

Dr. Daryl Thorne, Ed.D., Assistant Professor and Program Chair of Human Relations

Dr. Daryl Thorne is the Assistant Professor/Program Chair of Human Relations.  Dr. Thorne holds an Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University, an M.Ed. Guidance & Counseling, K-12 certified, from Bowie State University, and a B.A. in Mass Communications from the Seton Hall University.  Dr. Thorne advises Human Relations students who have the last name beginning with an A or a B.

Contact Dr. Thorne at or at 202-884-9626/9620. Her office is located in Main 348.

Instructional Specialist

Khabeer Salaam, M.A.., Math Instructional Specialist

Khabeer Salaam serves as Math Specialist and Assistant Professor at Trinity Washington University School of Professional Studies.  Mr. Salaam has taught at Howard University within the Engineering department, and served as math instructor for the Center for Academic Excellence.  He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, a B.S. in Mathematics and a Masters of Mechanical Engineering from Howard University.  Mr. Salaam teaches the foundational math courses at Trinity and provides the following resources; academic support, tutoring, workshops and building the curriculum to help students be successful in math.  Contact Khabeer@ or 202-884-9265- Main 452

Full-time faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education often also teach in the School of Professional Studies.