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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 (CLAS) majors as well as various pre-health and pre-education programs in appointment and drop-in formats. Please contact our front desk for assistance. 503-725-3822, Smith Memorial Student Union M305 (1825 SW Broadway).

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

Interim Director of CLAS Advising

Martha Dyson (SMSU M305)

  • Judaic Studies
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Undergraduate student grade complaints

CLAS Advising Center Coordinator

Greg Stoltz (SMSU M305)

  • To schedule an advising appointment please call (503) 725-3822
    - Please note that we do not schedule appointments via email. Please call or stop by the office.

CLAS Departmental/Professional Advisers

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

Ari Douangpanya, Science Adviser (SMSU M305)

  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science

Ben Alberts, Social Science Adviser (SMSU M305)

  • Anthropology
  • Black Studies
  • Sociology

Jon Rousseau, Social Science Adviser (SMSU M305)

  • Geography
  • History
  • Secondary Teacher Education, Social Studies

Martha Dyson, Humanities Adviser (SMSU M305)

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

Paloma Harrison, Science Adviser (SMSU M305)

  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Robert Mercer (SMSU M305)

  • Communication major
  • Portland Teachers Program (PTP)
  • MAT/MST Social Science
  • Internships

Tony Lewis, Humanities Adviser (SMSU M305)

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences

Biology Advisers

Leah Tuor, Biology Adviser (Undergraduates) SRTC 246
Ian Garrett, Biology Adviser (Undergraduates and Graduates), SRTC 246
Dr. Michael Murphy, Biology Adviser / Chair Graduate Affairs Committe (Graduates) SRTC 232

Communication Adviser

Tanya Romaniuk, Communication Adviser, undergraduates, 503-725-5384, (University Center Building, 440C)

  • To schedule an advising appointment, please call the Communication department at 503-725-5384. Quick questions can be emailed to romaniuk@pdx.edu

English Adviser

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

  • To schedule an advising appointment, please go to: roxanne-james.youcanbook.me or call the English department at 503-725-3521. Quick questions can be emailed to roxanne.james@pdx.edu 
  • 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:  https://www.pdx.edu/english 

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 psyadvis@pdx.edu. Appointments will NOT be scheduled via email.
  • More information about psychology advising is available on department webpage.

World Languages Adviser

Shayna Snyder, World Languages Adviser, Undergraduates, 503-725-3522, (Neuberger Hall, Office 451H)

  • To schedule an advising appointment, please go to shayna-snyder.youcanbook.me or call the WLL department at 503-725-3522. Quick questions can be e-mailed to: shays@pdx.edu.
  • Advising appointments are available in the World Languages department for current and prospective undergraduate World Languages majors and minors in all languages offered. Shayna is also the Faculty Advisor for Spanish, so all Spanish majors and minors should see her for Spanish major/minor advising.
  • General departmental information such as degree requirements, course descriptions, upcoming events, and faculty profiles can be found at: https://www.pdx.edu/wll/

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

Abby Schmidt, Health Sciences Adviser (SMSU M305)

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

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

  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Dental Hygiene
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Pharmacy

Liz Shatzer, Health Sciences Adviser (SMSU M305)

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

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

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

Pre-Teacher Education Advisers

Nate Rochester (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

Robert Mercer (SMSU M305)

  • Portland Teachers Program (PTP)
  • Pre-Elementary Education
  • Pre-Special Education
  • Elementary Education minor
  • Elementary Science Education minor
  • Special Education minor
  • Secondary Education minor
  • Bilingual Teacher Pathways Program