Major and Minor Advisors by Program



Minor Advisor: Shannon Jackson

Architectural Studies

Undergrad Advisors: John Eck, Joy Swallow

Art History and Studio Art

Art History Undergrad Advising: Contact Office (

Art History Grad Advisor: Burton Dunbar

Studio Art Undergrad Advisor: Contact Office (

Studio Art Grad Advisor: Ricky Allman


Minor and Physics BS Emphasis Advisor: Dan McIntosh

Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Contact: Susan Hankins

Black Studies

Minor and Emphasis (BLA and MALS) Advisor: Veronica Wilson-Tagoe

Graduate Certificate and Informal Emphasis (MALS) Advisor: Veronica Wilson-Tagoe


Undergrad Advisors: Paul Barron and Andrea Drew

Grad Advisor: Zhonghua Peng

Classical and Ancient Studies

Minor Advisors: Jeff Rydberg-Cox (CH107), Elpida Scott (CH016A), and Cynthia Jones (CH015B)

Communication Studies

Undergrad Advisors: Linda Kurz, Judy McCormick, Caitlin Horsmon (Film and Media Arts only), Lyn Elliot (Film and Media Arts only)

Criminal Justice and Criminology

Undergrad Director (Schedule through UMKC Connect): Andrew Fox

Undergrad Advisor (Schedule through UMKC Connect): Alex Holsinger

Grad Director: Lori Sexton


Undergrad Advisor: Karen Vorst

Grad Admissions Advisor: Ben Young

Grad (MA) Advisor: Erik Olsen

IPhD Advisor: Peter Eaton


Undergrad Advisor, new students and final degree audits: Laurie Ellinghausen (CH 016G) 

Undergrad Advisors: Nicole Higgins (CH 111), Sheila Honig (CH 109) and Ben Moats (CH 110) 

Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Concentration Advisors: Jeff Rydberg-Cox (CH 107), Elpida Scott (CH 016A), and Cynthia Jones (CH 015B)

Creative Writing Grad Advisor: Michelle Boisseau (CH016C)

Grad Advisor: Anthony Shiu (CH 117)

IPhD Coordinator: Joan Dean

Environmental Science and Studies

Undergraduate Advisors, B.A.: Dan Hopkins and Khaldoun Ahmad
Undergraduate Advisors, B.S.: Caroline Davies and Khaldoun Ahmad

Environmental and Urban Geosciences (M.S.)

Principal Graduate Advisor: James Murowchick
Graduate Advisor, Environmental Geography and GIS Emphasis: Wei Ji
Graduate Advisor, Urban and Cultural Geography Emphasis: Wei Ji
Graduate Advisor, Environmental Geology: James Murowchick

Family Studies

Minor Advisor: Deborah Smith


Undergrad Advisor, B.A. and B.S.: Jimmy Adegoke

Grad Advisor: Wei Ji


Undergrad Advisor: Tina Niemi

Principal Grad Advisor: James Murowchick


Minor and Graduate Certificate Advisor: Linda Breytspraak

Healing and Humanities

Minor Advisor: Dennise Todd


Undergrad Advisor: Dennis Merrill (audits only) and Chainy Folsom

Grad Advisor: Miriam Forman-Brunell

IPhD Advisor: Diane Mutti Burke and Lynda Payne

Languages and Literatures: French

Undergrad Advisor: Gayle Levy

 Grad Advisor: Nacer Khelouz

Languages and Literatures: German

Undergrad Advisor: K. Scott Baker

Languages and Literatures: Greek/Latin

Undergrad Advisors: Jeff Rydberg-Cox, Elpida Scott, and Cynthia Jones

Languages and Literatures: Spanish

Undergrad Advisor: Alice Reckley

Grad Advisor: Louis Imperiale

Latina/Latino Studies

Minor Advisor: Norma Cantu

Liberal Arts (B.L.A.)

B.L.A.-Online Advisor: Liz Barton

PACE B.L.A. Advisor: Carolyn Williamson

General B.L.A. Advisor: Kim Leibold  

Liberal Studies (M.A.)

M.A.L.S. Advisor: April Austin

Mathematics and Statistics

Undergrad Advisors: Majid Bani and Eric Hall

Grad Advisor: Liana Sega

IPHD Advisor: Noah Rhee


Undergrad Advisor: Carolyn Williamson


Undergrad Advisor: Jim Sheppard


Undergrad Advisor: Fred Leibsle

Grad Advisor: Da-Ming Zhu

Political Science

Undergrad Advisor (Declaration of Major/Minor): Mona Lyne 
Undergrad Advisor (Continuing Students A-I): Ben Woodson 
Undergrad Advisor (Continuing Students J-Q): Debra Leiter 
Undergrad Advisor (Continuing Students R-Z): Rebecca Best 
Undergrad Advisor (Transfer students and final degree audits: Beth Vonnahme
Grad Advisor: Max Skidmore


Director of Undergrad Advising: Kym Bennett

Undergrad Advisors: (235-1092;, Frances Bozsik, Kalon Eways, Elise Hoover and Marshall Beauchamp

Clinical Training Director: Melisa Rempfer

Director, Experimental Health Psychology Ph.D.: Joan McDowd

Social Work

Advisors: Rosalyn Bertram, Betty Blackmon, Larry Dyer, Ile Haggins, Robert Prue, Lee Rathbone-McCuan, Patricia Scott, Elaine Spencer-Carver

Field Practicum Advisor: Ile Haggins


Undergrad Advisors (Call 235-1116): Kevin Douglas and Jenny Huberman

Grad Advisor: Deborah Smith


Undergrad Advisor and MFA General Advisor: Cindy Stofiel

MA Advisor: Felicia Londré

Urban Studies

Undergrad Advisor: Jacob Wagner

Urban Planning and Design

Undergrad Advisor: Michael Frisch

Women's and Gender Studies

Minor Advisor: Brenda Bethman


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