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Dr. Marcus Allen Advising Center

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The Dr. Marcus Allen Advising Center in 303 Lucas Hall serves most majors in the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) and The School of Fine and Performing Arts. Advisors meet regularly with undergraduate students to discuss degree progress, course selections, and campus policies as well as refer students to other appropriate campus entities.



Who advises my major?

While many students in CAS and The School of Fine and Performing Arts receive advising in 303 Lucas, students in several degree programs should meet primarily with their departmental advisor. For CAS those degrees are Anthropology, Biology, Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Chemistry, Economics, Physics & Astronomy, or both Pre-Social Work and Social Work. For the School of Fine and Performing Arts Art Education, Music, or Music Education should meet with their department.

Students from other programs are encouraged to meet with their departmental advisors as well before meeting with an advisors in 303 Lucas.


What do I need for an appointment?

In addition to lifting holds and registering students for classes, advisors help students understand the university's programs, requirements, policies and procedures, help answer any questions or concerns students may have, and refer students to available campus resources based on need among other administrative duties. So in order to get the most of an advisor, it helps to come in prepared. Here are several things students can do before meeting with an advisor:

Review the Student Advising Syllabus
Have your student number
Have a picture ID
Review your DARS
Look at the Course Catalog
Take the Math Placement Test
Schedule an appointment

   

Who are the advisors?

A full list of faculty advisors is available at our faculty advisors page. View our professional staff advisors below.

 

CAS Professional Advisors

sylSylvia Baker
bakersy@umsl.edu
Communication
Media Studies
Theatre
gracGrace Derda
derda@umsl.edu
Music
Music Education
Pre-Law

engelmeghan Meghan Mentesana
mentesanam@umsl.edu
Biochemistry and Biotech
Biology
Chemistry
Physics

lindLinda Guetterman
guettermanl@umsl.edu
Economics
Liberal Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy

meleSarah Klekamp
klekamp@umsl.edu
Anthropology and Archaeology
Art History, Studio Art
English
History
Modern Languages

michMichael Koertel
koertelmi@umsl.edu
Career Counseling
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mendezOlivia Mendez-Alm
mendezalmo@umsl.edu
Criminology
Sociology
john John Perez
perezj@umsl.edu
Psychology

cherelleCherelle Washington
washingtoncs@umsl.edu
Computer Science
Math
Political Science
Public Policy

joesJoe Southerland
southerlandj@umsl.edu
Pre-Health Professions
Engineering Interest