Heather Kilgore

Heather Kilgore

Sr Academic Advisor

Senior Academic Advisor

French Hall

A&S Advising -

Professional Summary

Heather joined the Arts & Sciences Advising Center in January of 2018 after serving as a Senior Academic Advisor in the Center for Exploratory Studies since December of 2013.  She comes to the University of Cincinnati from the TRiO, Student Support Services program at Xavier University where she worked with students who were first-generation, from low-income backgrounds, and who had disabilities. Previous to that she worked with international students at both Northern Kentucky and Xavier Universities.

During her undergraduate education at Xavier, she had the opportunity to study abroad in both France and Spain.  Following graduation she worked in DaLian, P.R. China teaching spoken English at an all male college where the students were studying to become sailors.  These opportunities to experience life outside the U.S. taught her a great deal about her values and skills and she highly encourages students to study abroad!

While working at Northern Kentucky University, Heather completed her master’s degree as well as an internship in the Career Development Center.  Her capstone studies focused on the growing need for career counselors to develop cultural competencies given the rise of multiculturalism within nations and increasing globalization.

Heather is originally from the Dayton, Ohio area and now lives in Northern Kentucky.  Besides exploring majors and helping students connect the dots between their personalities, interests, skills, and values, she enjoys exploring different cultures through language, faith, food, music, books, and nature. The most unique languages she has studied are Basque and Hebrew and one of her most unique hikes was on a frozen Lake Michigan!


Bachelor of Arts: Xavier University Cincinnati, OH, 1998 (French)

Master of Science: Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY, 2009 ( Community Counseling with a Certificate in College Student Development)

Post Graduate Training and Education

03-04-2014Safe Zone Training, University of Cincinnati, ,

04-28-2010Strengths Partner Training, Xavier University, ,

2011Supplemental Instruction Seminar, Xavier University, ,

Courses Taught

-MLTI-1075 DISCOVERING UC Level:Undergraduate

Quest for Success in the Liberal Arts Level:Undergraduate