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). 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.

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Who advises my major?

While many students in CAS 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 Fine and Performing Arts Studio Arts (including Graphic Design), 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.



sylvia

Sylvia Harris

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

sharris@umsl.edu

Advises:
Interdisciplinary Studies
Gender Studies
Liberal Studies (last name: Q - Z)



shavonda calhoun

Shavonda Calhoun

Academic Advisor
Phone: 314-516-5515
calhounsj@umsl.edu

Advises:
Computer Science
Cybersecurity
Computing Technology




della fave

Michael Della-Fave

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

Advises:
Psychological Sciences




grace derda

Grace Derda

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

Advises:
Actuarial Science
Chemistry
Economics
Philosophy
Music
Liberal Studies (last name: D - P)



sarah

Sarah Klekamp

Senior Academic Advisor
Phone: 314-516-4530

klekamp@umsl.edu

Advises:
English
History
Modern Languages
Studio Art
Liberal Studies (last name: A - C)



david mcgraw

David McGraw

Academic Advisor 
Phone: 314-516-6260

mcgrawd@umsl.edu

Advises:
Biochemistry & Biotechnology
Pre-Health
Undeclared - Pre-Engineering




meghan

Meghan Mentesana

Academic Advisor
Phone: 314-516-5559

mentesanam@umsl.edu

Advises:
Biology
Physics




Michael Miller advisor

Michael Miller

Academic Advisor
Phone: 314-516-5590
mdmiller@umsl.edu

Advises:
Communication
International Relations
Political Science
Public Policy & Administration
Exploratory Pathways (Undeclared)




perez

John Perez

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

Advises:
Anthropology
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Sociology
Math




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