Faculty Mentors

Your faculty mentor will meet with you each semester to answer questions directly related to your major and help you achieve academic success.

Roo Advising

General UMKC advising and preprofessional program advising is handled by Roo Advising. Current students should schedule appointments, including graduation audits, through Connect. 

Schedule an appointment

Meet With Your Faculty Mentor

Students who are interested in declaring an art history or studio art major or minor should schedule an initial advising appointment with a faculty mentor. Students who have already declared their major or minor should schedule advising appointments through Connect.

Majors are required to meet with their faculty advisor every semester to discuss degree requirements, devise a plan toward academic success, explore career and post-graduate goals and discuss questions or concerns they may have.

Prepare for your mentoring appointment by reviewing your MyPlan Audit and put together a potential course schedule for the upcoming term.

Meet Our Undergraduate Faculty Mentors

Elijah Gowin

Art & Art History Faculty Mentor
Email: gowinp@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-2988

Meet Our Graduate Faculty Mentors

Cristina Albu

Faculty Mentor for the M.A. in art history
Email: albuc@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-2994

Barry Anderson

Faculty Mentor for the M.A. in studio art
Email: andersonbs@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-2988