What is an academic advisor? Glennen and Vowell (1995) define advisors as "student advocates whose primary function is to serve students and provide them with the best information to assist them in making academic decisions." Gordon (1992) describes the functions of academic advising as providing academic information (institutional regulations and procedures, etc.), academic counseling, career counseling, and addressing personal and social concerns.
All of these definitions describe what the University College Advising Center does. Your advisor will help you focus on class selection, but can also help you with much more. He/she can offer strategies to help you succeed in your classes, assist you with issues in your academic and personal life, and suggest options to help you meet your goals. If you need answers, your advisor can give them to you or find out exactly where those answers are. Your advisor can facilitate your entire experience at MTSU.
Listing of SSC advisors, caseload last name letters, and email addresses
The advisors listed below advise all students who are listed as Undeclared Majors. Advisors are assigned based on a students last name. Click on your advisors name to learn more about them or click on their email address to send them a message.
|Advisor's Name||Email Address|
|A - F||Eric Miller||EricB.Miller@mtsu.edu|
|G - M||Dr. Carla Hatfield||Carla.Hatfield@mtsu.edu|
|N - Z||Shelia Withers||Shelia.Withers@mtsu.edu|
|L, N, O, Q, U, V||Rebecca Garrett||Rebecca.Garrett@mtsu.edu|
Declared Major Advisors
The UCAC assists some on the Colleges in advising students with majors in their first year at MTSU.
All Majors in the College of Mass Communication (up to 45 earned hours)
|A - Z||Gia Jones||Gia.Jones@mtsu.edu|
Pre-Nursing Students (All first semester freshmen and ALL students with less than a 2.8 GPA)
|A - Z||Melissa Towe||Melissa.Towe@mtsu.edu|
Other UCAC Staff
|Dr. Mark Templeton
Front Desk Secretary
In addition to the advisors in the University College Advising Center, academic assistance is provided in each of the five undergraduate colleges. Each college has a College Advisor who serves as an information resource for that particular college. They are great resources for very specific major information. Students not fitting into our caseload (listed above) or not yet assigned to a faculty advisor, may seek advising from their College Advisor as listed below.
|A - L||Jennifer Danylo||Jennifer.Danylo@mtsu.edu||Jones Hall 119||(615) 494-7874|
|M - Z||Travis Tipton||Travis.Tipton@mtsu.edu||Jones Hall 117||(615) 898-5087|
|Pre-Professional||Jennifer Hendrix||Jennifer.Hendrix@mtsu.edu||Davis Science Bldg. 241||(615) 898-5465|
|Aerospace||Andrew Symonds||Andrew.Symonds@mtsu.edu||BAS S236||(615) 898-2055|
College of Business Advising Office is located in BAS N219
Phone: (615) 898-2764
|June Adams||June.Adams@mtsu.edu||COE 307||(615) 898-5153|
|Brelinda Johnson||Brelinda.Johnson@mtsu.edu||CKNB N251||(615) 898-5086|
|Helen Gleason (Nursing)||Helen.Gleason@mtsu.edu||CKNB 247B||(615) 494-8791|
|Joan Howell (Nursing, RN/LPN to BSN)||Joan.Howell@mtsu.edu||CKNB 224||(615) 898-5252|
|Kelsey Szpara (health/human)||Kelsey.Szpara@mtsu.edu||AMG 119||(615) 904-8494|
|A - L||Sonja Burk||Sonja.Burk@mtsu.edu||Todd 221-A||(615) 898-5089|
|M - Z||Dr. Lucy Langworthy||Lucy.Langworthy@mtsu.edu||Todd 221-B||(615) 494-7785|
|EMC & JOUR Majors||Hattie Traylor||Hattie.Traylor@mtsu.edu||COMM 238-A||(615) 898-5668|
|RIM Majors||Olivia Young||Olivia.Young@mtsu.edu||COMM 238-B||(615) 898-5945|
|Laura Clippard||Laura.Clippard@mtsu.edu||Honors 227||(615) 898-5464|
|April Goers||April.Goers@mtsu.edu||Honors 205|
University College (RODP Majors & University Studies)
|A - G||Matt Hannah||Matt.Hannah@mtsu.edu||855 W. College Street||(615) 898-3593|
|H - M||Megan Russell||Megan.Russell@mtsu.edu||855 W. College Street||(615) 898-5200|
|N - Z||Byron Lightsy||Byron.Lightsy@mtsu.edu||855 W. College Street||(615) 904-8398|
|PLA Students||Rebecca Richey||Rebecca.Richey@mtsu.edu||855 W. College Street||(615) 898-5230|
Once you complete all pre-major requirements, you will be assigned a faculty advisor. This faculty member will work with you in your major to make sure you are on track with course selection, specific major requirements, and additional opportunities. Be sure to utilize your advisor to the fullest; they can help you make the most of your time at MTSU.