The CAS Advising Team is working remotely as part of the University of Missouri St. Louis response to the COVID-19 virus. We are committed to providing flexible options for delivering quality advising sessions to support your academic journey at UMSL. We would be happy to provide assistance via email, telephone or Zoom appointments. Please call us at 314-516-5501 or email us at artscience@umsl.edu. Contact information for each advisor is listed below. You may also schedule an appointment via MyConnect.

If you need to speak with Birgit Noll, Associate Dean, please call 314-516-5725 or email her at nollb@umsl.edu.

We are committed to your health and safety and to supporting you during this challenging time. Please keep in touch, and please be safe!

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The College of Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Office is actively engaged with our diverse UMSL community of students, staff, faculty and external constituents.

We are educators who empower students to create a personal plan that identifies their path to academic success. We know we are successful when our students build strong relationships within the UMSL community, make timely progress towards graduation, and transition to meaningful post-undergraduate endeavors

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 Actuarial Science, 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.

A full list of faculty advisors is available at our faculty advisors page.

View our professional staff advisors below.



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Michael Della-Fave

Academic Advisor
Phone: 314-516-6915
dellafavem@umsl.edu

Advises:
Psychological Sciences




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Grace Derda

Student Services Coordinator
Phone: 314-516-5007
derda@umsl.edu

Advises:
Actuarial Science
Chemistry
Economics
Philosophy
Music
Interconnected World




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Linda Guetterman

Senior Academic Advisor
Phone: 314-516-5017
guettermanl@umsl.edu

Advises:
Computer Science
Computing Technology
Cybersecurity, CS




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Sylvia Harris

Assistant Director of Academic Advising and Student Services
Phone: 314-516-5195

sharris@umsl.edu

Advises:
Communication (last name: T-Z)
Interdisciplinary Studies




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Sarah Klekamp

Senior Academic Advisor
Phone: 314-516-4530

klekamp@umsl.edu

Advises:
English
History
Modern Languages
Studio Art
Creativity & Design Pathway




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Mike Koertel

Senior Academic Advisor
Phone: 314-516-5011

koertelmi@umsl.edu

Advises:
Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Communication (last name: A-S)
Mathematics
Mathematics & Scientific Pathway
Technology & Innovation Pathway




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Meghan Mentesana

Academic Advisor
Phone: 314-516-5559

mentesanam@umsl.edu

Advises:
Biology
Physics




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John Perez

Senior Academic Advisor
Phone: 314-516-5407
perezj@umsl.edu

Advises:
Anthropology
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Sociology
Human Experience Pathway
Education & Social Change Pathway




Lauren Bledsoe
Lauren Bledsoe
Recruitment Coordinator 
Phone: 314.437.5332
bledsoel@umsl.edu