Academic Advising

The Academic Advising Program is designed to provide academic support and assistance to students enrolled at the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science.  Services may include, but are not limited to, one-on-one meetings to assist students with the development of skills related to time management and personal study habits. The academic advisors work closely with students regarding an overall assessment of academic progress and the assignment of tutoring services when needed.  The academic advisors also function as liaisons with the UNT faculty members who teach TAMS students to obtain grades, attendance records, and other course related requirements.


Eric Gruver

  If you have academic questions regarding the TAMS Class of 2022, please contact Eric Gruver at

Francine Hazy

  If you have academic questions regarding the TAMS Class of 2023, please contact Francine Hazy at
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Headshot of Francine Hazy  

Francine joined TAMS in August 2021 as an academic counselor. She moved to Denton from her hometown of Youngstown, Ohio, where she pursued her college education at Youngstown State University. Francine received a Bachelor of General Studies focused in Education and Psychology with a minor in Nonprofit Leadership in 2019, then a Master of Science in Education focused in College Counseling and Student Affairs in 2021. Throughout her time at YSU, Francine worked with multiple offices including Student Activities, Academic Advising, Career Services, the Honors College, Marketing and Communication, and First Year Student Services. She pursued a career in higher education because she loves working in a community where everyone is striving for personal growth and a meaningful experience. Outside of work, Francine loves iced coffee, the Pittsburgh Steelers, baking cookies, and getting to know people!

Kit Shattuck

  If you have academic questions regarding the TAMS Class of 2024, please contact Kit Shattuck at
Kit Shattuck  

Kit (pronouns she/her and they/them) joined the TAMS Academics Team in January 2022 as an academic advisor. They grew up in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and attended UNT for her undergraduate degree in Hospitality Management. She has been part of the UNT community for ten years and has worked at UNT for about six years in departments ranging from Orientation, Housing, Women’s and Gender Studies, Undergraduate Admissions, and College of Science Academic Advising. They are currently completing an Interdisciplinary Studies Master’s degree in which they are researching the intersection of Social Work and Higher Education. Kit spends their free time cooking, riding their motorcycle, and visiting parks and museums with their partner and stepson.