Eric Zeaman joined the SACAE academic staff as Academic Counselor to Football in August 2012. Zeaman provided professional advising services to the football team until June 2017, when he was promoted to Director of Advising Services/Assistant Director of SACAE. He now services women’s soccer, men’s soccer, and men’s tennis. Zeaman provides advising assistance to ensure accuracy with progress toward degree requirements, transfer, and initial eligibility. He also assists with the accuracy of APR and GSR information submissions. Zeaman serves as the monitor of study hall activities and works closely with Scott Dayton (Assistant Director to Advising Support) to enhance it with the implementation of objective-based initiatives and laptop loan programs. In addition, Zeaman is Coordinator of the Degree Completion Program, including assisting in student identification, ensuring communication with all relevant parties, and ensuring student-athletes meet their contract obligations. He further serves as Coordinator of the Athletic Relationship Program, which assists campus affiliates and other college advisors with NCAA education and, in return, educates athletics with new major requirements and new opportunities for student athletes, which may include new course creation, internships, and/or scholarship opportunity.
Zeaman received his second Master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education, with an emphasis on Intercollegiate Athletic Administration from the University of Oklahoma. He also holds an MFA degree in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Studies from the University of Oklahoma.
Prior to coming to FAU, Zeaman worked at the University of Oklahoma as a study skills supervisor and academic assistant for football, wrestling, softball, and women's soccer. In addition, Zeaman taught film production as an adjunct professor for the Film and Video Studies Department, within the Arts and Science College at OU.