Academic Advisors



Keith Martin  


Keith Martin 

Associate Director & Political Science Liaison 

College of Arts and Sciences Advising 

Phone: 904.620.1379


Keith Martin is the designated Academic Advisor for all upper-division Political Science majors. He also serves as the Associate Director for the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center. Keith works closely with Political Science majors to ensure that they are on track towards graduation, and helps students navigate the ins and outs of university policies and degree requirements.  He is also available to speak with any students who have questions or thoughts about continuing their education in a graduate program.  In addition to his normal duties, Keith also teaches speech courses for the Department of Communication as an adjunct instructor.  Advising, teaching, and mentoring students are his professional passions and he enjoys helping his students reach their educational and professional goals.  His advising motto is “You tell me where you want to go and I’ll tell you how to get there”.  At home Keith enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and two sons. 





Gloria Beachem




Gloria Beachem 

Academic Advisor 

The Academic Center for Excellence 

Building 2, Room 1200 

Phone: 904-620-1012, Fax 904-620-1015 


I am a proud UNF Graduate with a B.A. in Political Science and an English minor. I am currently pursuing an M.A. in English at UNF. I began my career in higher education at UNF in 2004 as a Program Assistant in the Division of Continuing Education while taking classes part-time to earn my Bachelor’s degree. I remained in that position until October 2006 when I transferred to the UNF Office of Equal Opportunity Programs as a program assistant, where I gained valuable knowledge and experience. However, I realized how much I truly enjoyed working with people at a more personal level on a daily basis. I transferred back to the Division of Continuing Education in July 2007 and was promoted to Senior Information Specialist. After I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with an English minor in August 2008 I began working at the Academic Center for Excellence that December. In addition to my duties in advising freshman and sophomore students, I am also the ACE college liaison for English, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Music, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Criminal Justice.  


I have two sons, David (3 ½) and Elijah (2) who take up most of my free time. But with what is left of it, I read (I’m a news, Politics, and NPR junkie), write, and study.