Faculty Mentors

Our faculty mentors help you get the most out of your experience at UMKC by advising you on the specifics needed for your foreign languages and literatures major or minor.

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 a foreign languages and literatures 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 Your Undergraduate Faculty Mentors

Gayle Levy

Undergraduate Academic Advisor (French)
Email: levyg@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-1311

Scott Baker

Undergraduate Academic Advisor (German)
Email: bakerks@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-1311

Alberto Villamandos

Associate Professor (Spanish)
Email: villamandosa@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-2324

Meet Your Graduate Faculty Mentor

Nacer Khelouz

Graduate Advisor (French)
Email: khelouznacer@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-5996

Matthew Edwards

Assistant Professor (Spanish)
Email: edwardsmatt@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-5856, ext. 3