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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 office (503) 725-3822 and we will assist you.

CLAS Assistant Dean

Robert Mercer (SMSU M305)

  • 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)

  • Communication
  • Judaic Studies
  • 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
  • Conflict Resolution
  • 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

English Adviser

Roxanne James, English Adviser, 503-725-3521, (Neuberger Hall, Room 405)

  • To schedule an advising appointment, please go to: or call the English department at 503-725-3521. Quick questions can be emailed to 
  • Advising appointments are available in the English department for current and prospective undergraduate English Majors and minors, Creative Writing Majors and minors, Film Studies Minors, and post-bac comics studies students.
  • General departmental information such as degree requirements, course descriptions, upcoming events and faculty profiles can be found here: 

Psychology Advisers

Scott Broussard, Psychology Adviser, Undergraduates (Cramer Hall 363)
James DeLaney, Graduate Assistant Adviser (Cramer Hall 363)

  • To meet with a psychology adviser, please visit Cramer Hall 363. 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 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

Laura Marsh, Coordinator, Allied Health Advising (SMSU M305)

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

Kimberly Felipe, Health Sciences Adviser (SMSU M305)

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

Liz Shatzer, Health Sciences Adviser (SMSU M305)

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

Pre-Teacher Education Adviser

Robert Mercer (SMSU M319)

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