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Meet the Advisers

Please read the list below to see who advises for your major or pre-professional program. Then call        (503) 725-3822, or come to Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU), room M305 on the 3rd floor mezzanine, to make an appointment or find out about drop-in hours for your adviser.

We advise all College of Liberal Arts & Sciences majors as well as various pre-health and pre-education programs in drop-in and appointment formats. Please contact our front desk for assistance. 503-725-3822, Smith Memorial Student Union M305 (1825 SW Broadway)

I am pursuing a major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Which adviser do I see? 

If you are not sure who to meet with, please call our scheduling office at (503) 725-3822 and they will assist you.

CLAS Assistant Dean

Robert Mercer (SMSU M305)

  • MAT/MST/MAIS
  • Portland Teachers Program (PTP)
  • Internships
  • Undergraduate Student Complaints

CLAS Advising Center Coordinator

Greg Stoltz (SMSU M305)

  • Schedules Appointments (503) 725-3822
    - Please note that we do not schedule appointments via email. Please call or stop by the office.
  • Answers General Questions

CLAS Departmental/Professional Advisers

Call the Advising Center Coordinator at (503) 725-3822 to make an appointment or to learn about drop-in hours.

Ben Alberts, Social Science Adviser (SMSU M305)

  • Anthropology
  • Black Studies
  • Economics
  • Sociology

Jon Rousseau, Social Science Adviser (SMSU M305)

  • Geography
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Secondary Teacher Education, Social Studies

Martha Dyson, Humanities Adviser (SMSU M305)

  • English
  • Communication
  • Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (formerly Women's Studies)

Paloma Harrison, Science Adviser (SMSU M305)

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Tony Lewis, Humanities Adviser (SMSU M305)

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • World Languages and Literatures

Biology Advisers

Leah Tuor, Biology Adviser (Undergraduates) SRTC 246
Dr. Justin Courcelle, Biology Adviser (Graduates) SRTC B204

Psychology Advisers
Scott Broussard, Psychology Adviser, Undergraduates (Cramer Hall 360)
Maia Paluska, Graduate Assistant Advsier (Cramer Hall 360)
Adam Murray, Graduate Assistant Adviser (Cramer Hall 360)

  • To meet with a psychology adviser, please visit Cramer Hall 360.  Advisers are available on a drop-in basis Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 5:00 (Except Tuesdays when advisers are available from 10:00 to 5:00).
  • If it is not possible for you to visit campus for advising, please call (503) 725-3822 to make other arrangements.
  • You can email quick questions to psyadvis@pdx.edu.  Appointments will NOT be scheduled via email.
  • More information about psychology advising is available on department webpage.

Pre-Professional Advisers

To schedule an appointment with a pre-professional adviser, contact the CLAS Advising Center front desk at 503-725-3822. Please note that we do not schedule appointments via email. To learn about drop-in advising hours for pre-professional advisers, please see the drop-in advising schedule.

Pre-Health Advisers

Melissa Yates, Coordinator, Health Sciences Advising (SMSU M305)

  • Pre-Medicine (Allopathic, Osteopathic, Podiatric)
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Chiropractic Medicine
  • Pre-Naturopathic Medicine

Kimberly Felipe, Health Sciences Adviser (SMSU M305)

  • Pre-Medicine (Allopathic, Osteopathic, Podiatric)
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Radiation Therapy

Joan Jagodnik, Health Sciences Adviser (SMSU M305)

  • Pre-Medicine (Allopathic, Osteopathic, Podiatric)
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Laura Marsh, Health Sciences Adviser (SMSU M305)

  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Pre-Dental Hygiene
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Pharmacy 

    Pre-Teacher Education Adviser

    Karen DeVoll (SMSU M305)

    • Pre-Elementary Education
    • Pre-Special Education
    • Elementary Education minor
    • Elementary Science Education minor
    • Special Education minor
    • Secondary Education minor
    • Bilingual Teacher Pathways Program