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Ohio University
  Jan 24, 2018
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Academic Advising


Each college, school, and department has faculty and/or professional advisors who will listen to students and provide appropriate information about academic options, degree programs, and University resources. Academic advisors are interested in student learning and development and will help create educational plans consistent with academic, career, and personal goals. Advisors will also assist students with the preparation of an appropriate schedule each semester. However, advising is a collaborative process. It is the student’s responsibility to be prepared for advising appointments and to know and follow current procedures at the department, school, college, and university levels.

For Best Results, Prepare for Advising Appointments

While course registration is important, it is just one piece of academic advising. In order to have the most meaningful and productive conversation not only about course registration, but also the many opportunities available to enhance an Ohio University degree, students should do the following:

  • Refresh the DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) report in My OHIO Student Center  by clicking on the Advising Center link in the right-hand column under Student Services Links.  Read through the DARS report, and work to understand what courses are needed to complete the degree and what requirements have been met. For more information about how to read a DARS, click here . Be prepared to view the DARS report on a laptop or take at least one copy of a refreshed DARS report to advising appointments.
  • Read about majors in the catalog to understand the requirements for the intended degree.
  • Examine Course Offerings for the upcoming semester to be aware of available courses.
  • Write a list of questions to ask the advisor. Ask things like:
  1. When do you think I will graduate at this pace?
  2. What campus resources are available to help me reach my academic potential?
  3. What things should I be doing outside of class to contribute to my career success?

Questions like these will help expand the advising conversation to include both short- and long-term academic, career, and personal goals.

How Often Should I Meet with My Academic Advisor?

Students should meet with their advisor at least once per term. Although meeting with an advisor before registration each semester is important, this is not the only time meetings are recommended. Advisors can help students gather information about the field(s) they are considering and can direct students to helpful university resources. Students struggling with coursework or who are considering changing their schedule, should contact their academic advisor.

How Do I Find My Academic Advisor?

Advisor name and contact information is available in  My OHIO Student Center . Advisors will be listed in the column on the right side of the screen. Questions about academic advising or how to contact an academic advisor should be directed to the advising coordinator for the program (listed below), or the college or regional campus student services offices.

How to Find Advising if You Change Your Major

Students considering changing their major should take several steps:

  • Use the “What-if” DARS feature in My OHIO Student Center  to look at the course work as it relates to the majors under consideration.
  • Read about other majors in the catalog. Students who feel sure about the major they want to pursue should make an appointment with an advisor in the new major by contacting the advising coordinator listed below.
  • Students who are uncertain about the major they want to pursue should make an appointment with an advisor in the Allen Student Advising Center.

Advising Holds

An advising hold will be placed on student records each semester to prevent registration for the next semester until the student has met with their academic advisor. The advising hold is released by the assigned academic advisors after students meet with them. It is NOT recommended that a student ask to have this hold lifted without meeting with their advisor because doing so means the student is registering without the guidance of a professional who will ensure that the student is making progress toward their degree goals. While some advisors do not require a meeting to remove a hold, it is in your best interest to request one!

Advising from Unofficial Sources: Consider but do not Follow!

There are many people on and off campus who believe they understand the Ohio University curriculum and how to read a DARS. Students should not rely solely on advice from peer mentors, siblings, parents, and friends. Unless someone can view a student’s record in the Faculty and Advising Center, view a DARS report to track progress, and leave a note to document the conversation, they are not an official advisor. Opinions from others are welcome, but please only follow advice from official advisors. Failing to consult with an official advisor could result in incorrect course selection, missing requirements, and/or delayed graduation.

Advisee Expectations

  • Meet with the academic advisor at least once each semester.
  • Make appointments for advising via phone, email, or office hour sign-up sheets during mutually agreed-upon advising times.
  • Keep appointments promptly.
  • In unable to make a scheduled appointment, notify the advisor in advance.
  • Discuss academic and career-related needs and seek additional help from appropriate sources as suggested by the advisor.
  • Be prepared for the advising appointment by bringing appropriate materials and written questions; review the DARS report, check catalog degree requirements, consult course offerings, utilize the Schedule Planner to prepare tentative schedules.
  • Seek assistance in decision making rather than expect the academic advisor to make decisions.
  • Follow through with appropriate action after each advising session and consult with the academic advisor if critical decisions cannot be accomplished.
  • Evaluate advising sessions and give formal and informal feedback to the academic advisor.
  • Seek reassignment to another advisor if necessary.
  • Be aware of departmental major, college, and universitywide general education requirements.
  • Understand how to read and use a DARS report.

What if I Want to Change My Academic Advisor?

Students who are frustrated with the advising they receive, or who are having difficulty making contact with their advisor, should seek assistance in this order:

  • The Advising Coordinator for your major (see list below)
  • The College or Regional Campus Student Services Office
  • The Allen Student Advising Center , 740.566.8888

Students should work to understand and collaborate with their academic advisor and work with the resources above when they struggle to have a helpful working relationship. However, it is important to note that students may request a new advisor from their department office, should they feel a change in advisor assignments is critical.

OHIO Advising Coordinators by College and Major

ARTS & SCIENCES

Degree Program or Role
First Name
Last Name
Email
Phone
Office Address
African American Studies
Akil
Houston
houstond@ohio.edu
740.593.1310
31 S. Court, Rm. 122
Anthropology
Nancy
Tatarek
tatarek@ohio.edu
740.593.1378
Bentley Annex 149
Biological Sciences
Ann
LaComb
lacomb@ohio.edu
740.593.0431
Irvine Hall 111
Biological Sciences
Chris
Schwirian
schwiria@ohio.edu
740.593.9490
Irvine Hall 066
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Lauren
McMills
mcmillsl@ohio.edu
740.593.1754
Clippinger 345
Classics & World Religions
Neil
Bernstein
bernsten@ohio.edu
740.597.2107
Ellis Hall 210E
Economics
Vahe
Lskavyan
lskavyan@ohio.edu
740.593.2040
Bentley Annex 321
English
Beth
Koonce
kooncee@ohio.edu
740.593.2338
Ellis Hall 360
Environmental & Plant Biology
Harvey
Ballard
ballardh@ohio.edu
740.593.4659
Porter Hall 406
Geography
Geoff
Buckley
buckleg1@ohio.edu
740.593.9846
Clippinger 104
Geological Sciences
Greg
Nadon
nadon@ohio.edu
740.593.4212
Clippinger 203
History
Michele
Clouse
clousem@ohio.edu
740.593.4345
Bentley Annex 431
Linguistics
David
Bell
belld@ohio.edu
740.593.4562
Gordy Hall 369
Mathematics
Bob
Klein
kleinr@ohio.edu
740.593.1285
Morton Hall 315D
Modern Languages
Ben
Parrot
parrot@ohio.edu
740.597.2727
Gordy Hall 240
Philosophy
Al
Lent
lent@ohio.edu
740.593.4641
Ellis Hall 202
Physics & Astronomy
David
Tees
tees@ohio.edu
740.593.1694
Clippinger 357A
Political Science
Kathleen
Sullivan
sullivak@ohio.edu
740.593.4373
Bentley Annex 233
Prelaw Advising
Larry
Hayman
hayman@ohio.edu
740.593.0835
Bentley Hall 001B
Psychology
Susan
Tice-Alicke
tices@ohio.edu
740.597.2718
Porter Hall 261
Sociology
Charlie
Morgan
morganc3@ohio.edu
740.593.1371
Bentley Annex 111
Women’s Studies
Kim
Little
littlek@ohio.edu
740.593.4687
31 S. Court, Rm. 127

BUSINESS

Degree Program or Role
First Name
Last Name
Email
Phone
Office Address
Accounting
Mike
Bila
bila@ohio.edu
740.593.2000
Copeland Hall 214
Business Economics
William
Shambora
shambora@ohio.edu
740.593.2043
Bentley Annex 357
Business Prelaw
Sheree
Lucas
lucass@ohio.edu
740.593.2060
Copeland Hall 514C
International Business
Denver
Miller
dmiller@ohio.edu
740.593.2021
Copeland Hall 609B
Entrepreneurship
Sheree
Lucas
lucass@ohio.edu
740.593.2060
Copeland Hall 514C
Finance
Andy
Fodor
fodora@ohio.edu
740.593.2055
Copeland Hall 514G
General Business
Sheree
Lucas
lucass@ohio.edu
740.593.2060
Copeland Hall 514C
Management
Sheree
Lucas
lucass@ohio.edu
740.593.2060
Copeland Hall 514C
Management Information Systems
Thom
Luce
luce@ohio.edu
740.593.2058
Copeland Hall 514E
Marketing
Chris
Moberg
moberg@ohio.edu
740.593.2030
Copeland Hall 614F
Sport Management
Norm
O’Reilly
oreillyn@ohio.edu
740.593.9319
Copeland Hall 514A

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Degree Program or Role
First Name
Last Name
Email
Phone
Office Address
Global Studies
Cat
Cutcher
cutcher@ohio.edu
740.597.2756
Yamada International House 213

COMMUNICATION, SCRIPPS COLLEGE OF

Degree Program or Role
First Name
Last Name
Email
Phone
Office Address
All Majors
Greg
Moeller
moellerg@ohio.edu
740.593.0246
1st Floor, Leon Harris Student Center, Schoonover

EDUCATION, PATTON COLLEGE OF

Degree Program or Role
First Name
Last Name
Email
Phone
Office Address
All Majors
Ben
Forche
forche@ohio.edu
740.593.4400
McCracken Hall 103

ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY, RUSS COLLEGE OF

Degree Program or Role
First Name
Last Name
Email
Phone
Office Address
All Majors
Deb
McAvoy
mcavoy@ohio.edu
740.593.1475
1st Floor, Stocker Center

FINE ARTS

Degree Program or Role
First Name
Last Name
Email
Phone
Office Address
Art+Design
Rosemarie
Basile
basile@ohio.edu
740.593.4281
Seigfred Hall 528
Dance
Travis
Gatling
gatling@ohio.edu
740.593.9357
Putnam Hall 105
General
Maureen
Wagner
wagnerm@ohio.edu
740.593.1813
Jennings House
Music
Matt
James
jamesm1@ohio.edu
740.593.0957
Glidden Hall 576
Student Success Advisor
Traci
Connor
connort@ohio.edu
740.593.4268
Putnam Hall 102
Theater
Merri
Biechler
biechler@ohio.edu
740.593.9355
Kantner Hall 307C

HEALTH SCIENCES & PROFESSIONS

Degree Program or Role
First Name
Last Name
Email
Phone
Office Address
Athletic Training
Kristine
Ensign
ensign@ohio.edu
740.593.9497
Grover Center E187
Child & Family Studies
Jenny
Chabot
chabot@ohio.edu
740.593.4675
Grover Center W353
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Chao-Yang
Lee
leec1@ohio.edu
740.593.0232
Grover Center W225
Community & Public Health
Heather
Harmon
harmonh@ohio.edu
740.593.1000
Grover Center W333
Dietetics/Nutrition
Deborah
Murray
murrayd1@ohio.edu
740.593.4498
Grover Center E152
Environmental Health Science
Michele
Morrone
morrone@ohio.edu
740.593.4675
Grover Center W339
Exercise Physiology
Sharon
Rana
rana@ohio.edu
740.593.9494
Grover Center E195
First-Year Advisor
Betsy
Kunstel
kunstel@ohio.edu
740.593.9336
Grover Center W370
Health Services Administration
Cory
Cronin
croninc@ohio.edu
740.593.0447
Grover Center W359
Health Services Administration
Kristin
Schuller
schuller@ohio.edu
740.593.0528
Grover Center W333
Long-Term Health Care Administration
Lisa
Yehl
yehl@ohio.edu
740.593.4675
Grover Center W325
Nursing
Mary Beth
Brown
brownm8@ohio.edu
740.593.4494
Grover Center E365
Occupational Hygiene & Safety
Tim
Ryan
ryant@ohio.edu
740.593.2134
Grover Center W355
Physical Therapy
Janis
Carnahan
carnahan@ohio.edu
740.593.1214
Grover Center W290
Social Work
Terry
Cluse-Tolar
cluse@ohio.edu
740.593.1291
Morton Hall 416
Student Success Advisor
Katie
Thomson
thomsonc@ohio.edu
740.593.0584
Grover Center W370
Undecided - HSP
Sara
White
whites2@ohio.edu
740.593.0581
Grover Center E187
Undecided - HSP
Becky
Zuspan
zuspan@ohio.edu
740.593.9336
Grover Center W370
Intgrated Healthcare Studies
Michael
Kushnick
kushnick@ohio.edu
740.593.0496
Grover Center W189

HONORS TUTORIAL COLLEGE

Degree Program or Role
First Name
Last Name
Email
Phone
Office Address
All Majors
Cary
Frith
frith@ohio.edu
740.593.2496
35 Park Place

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Major or Role
First Name
Last Name
Email
Phone
Office Address
Criminal Justice & Specialized Studies
Julie
Cohara
cohara@ohio.edu
740.593.1935
Chubb Hall 140
Undecided/Undeclared
Ebony
Green
greene2@ohio.edu
740.593.1935
Chubb Hall 140

CERTIFICATE OR MINOR ADVISING COORDINATORS

Major or Role
First Name
Last Name
Email
Phone
Office Address
Center for Law, Justice, & Culture
Haley
Duschinski
duschins@ohio.edu
740.593.0823
Bentley Annex 131
Environmental Studies
(undergraduate certificate, last names A - L)
Cheryl
Hanzel
hanzel@ohio.edu
740.593.9358
The Ridges, Building 22, Room 119
Environmental Studies
(undergraduate certificate, last names M - Z)
Loraine
McCosker
mccosker@ohio.edu
740.593.0434
The Ridges, Building 22, room 206
Global Health Certificate
Deb
McBride
mcbrided@ohio.edu
740.593.2359
Grover Center W118
Gerontology Certificate Program
Brooke
Hallowell
hallowel@ohio.edu
740.593.1407
Grover Center W239

Other Helpful Advising Resources

eCampus

Major or Role
First Name
Last Name
Email
Phone
Office Address
RN to BSN
Mary Beth
Brown
brownm8@ohio.edu
740.593.4494
Grover Center E365
Customer Services
Ben
Forche
forche@ohio.edu
740.593.4400
McCracken Hall 103
Intgrated Healthcare Studies
Michael
Kushnick
kushnick@ohio.edu
740.593.0496
Grover Center W189
BS in Technical Operations Management (last names A - L)
Justin
Kish
kishj@ohio.edu
740.593.9954
Haning Hall 241
BS in Technical Operations Management (last names M - Z)
Sarah
Blazier
blaziers@ohio.edu
740.593.9752
Haning Hall 243
Other eCampus Majors (last names A, N, O, P, Q, T)
Molly
Cronin
croninm@ohio.edu
740.597.2703
Haning Hall 235
Other eCampus Majors (last names B, C, V)
Lisa
Wiseman
wisemanl@ohio.edu
740.593.2553
Haning Hall 237
Other eCampus Majors (last names D, H, I, J)
Justin
Kish
kishj@ohio.edu
740.593.9954
Haning Hall 241
Other eCampus Majors (last names E, F, R, W, X, Z)
Michael
Rinaldi-Eichenberg
rinaldim@ohio.edu
740.593.2917
Haning Hall 231
Other eCampus Majors (last names G, S, U)
Sarah
Blazier
blaziers@ohio.edu
740.593.9752
Haning Hall 243
Other eCampus Majors (last names K, L, M, Y)
Kyle
McKenzie
mckenzie@ohio.edu
740.597.3118
Haning Hall 239
Student Success Coordinator
Ginny
Cottrill
cottrilv@ohio.edu
740.593.0018
Haning Hall 223

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT & FACULTY SERVICES

Major or Role
First Name
Last Name
Email
Phone
Office Address
Interim Associate Director
Jennifer
Nisevich
nisevich@ohio.edu
740.593.4330
Walter International Education Center
International Student Advisor
Annie
Dievendorf
dievendo@ohio.edu
740.593.4330
Walter International Education Center
International Student Advisor
Josh
Gory
gory@ohio.edu
740.593.4330
Walter International Education Center
International Student Advisor
Kira
Lawrence
lawrenk1@ohio.edu
740.593.4330
Walter International Education Center

OFFICE OF GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES

Major or Role
First Name
Last Name
Email
Phone
Office Address
Assistant Director
Keely
Davin
davin@ohio.edu
740.593.1798
Walter International Education Center 213
Director
Catherine
Marshall
marshalc@ohio.edu
740.593.4583
Walter International Education Center 215
Program Coordinator
Kirsten
Dabelko
dabelkok@ohio.ed
740.593.9079
Walter International Education Center
Program Coordinator
Cherita
King
kingc8@ohio.edu
740.597.2721
Walter International Education Center 023

REGIONAL CAMPUSES/CENTERS

Major or Role
First Name
Last Name
Email
Phone
Office Address
Chillicothe Campus Hilltopper Advising Center
Christy
Null
nullc1@ohio.edu
740.774.7731
Bennett Hall 220
Eastern Campus Student Services
Jennifer
Kellner-Muscar
kellner@ohio.edu
740.599.2536
Shannon Hall
Lancaster Campus Student Services
Pam
Allen
allenp2@ohio.edu
740.681.3311
Brasee Hall 330
Lancaster Campus Student Services
Kim
Jeffers
jeffersk@ohio.edu
740.681.3311
Brasee Hall 332
Lancaster Campus Student Services
Phyllis
Lanier
hughesp@ohio.edu
740.681.3311
Brasee Hall 336
Southern Campus Student Success Center
Robert
Pleasant
pleasanr@ohio.edu
740.533.4596
Collins Center
Zanesville Campus Dean’s Office
Liesta
Walker
walkerl1@ohio.edu
740.588.1559
Elson Hall 116
Zanesville Campus Student Services
Ray
Rotella
rotella@ohio.edu
740.588.1491
Elson Hall
Zanesville Campus Learning Advancement Center
Jennifer
Redrup
redrup@ohio.edu
740.588.1510
Elson Hall 174

STUDENT SUCCESS ADVISORS

Major or Role
First Name
Last Name
Email
Phone
Office Address
Biological Sciences
Melanie
Tullett
tullett@ohio.edu
740.593.2340
Irvine Hall
College of Business
Sam
Hollback
hollback@ohio.edu
740.566.6479
Copeland Hall 214
Communication Studies
Paula
Linscott
linscop1@ohio.edu
740.593.0020
Schoonover Center
HSP: Applied Health Sciences & Wellness
Katie
Thomson
thomsonc@ohio.edu
740.593.0584
Grover Center, Dean’s Office
Engineering & Technology
Julie
Chiki
frenchj@ohio.edu
740.593.1475
Stocker Center
College of Education
Joy
Cobb
cobbj@ohio.edu
740.593.4443
McCracken Hall
College of Fine Arts (currently vacant)

ADVISORS FOR SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

Major or Role
First Name
Last Name
Email
Phone
Office Address
Arts and Sciences (A&S) Ohio Program of Intensive English/A&S International Academic Advisor
Tanya
Dovbnya
dovbnya@ohio.edu
740.597.1543
Wilson Hall Admin 104A
Transfer & Relocate
Lisa
Flowers-Clements
flowersl@ohio.edu
740.593.1935
Chubb Hall 140


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