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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)

  • 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.

CLAS Departmental/Professional Advisors

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

Ari Douangpanya, Science Advisor (SMSU M305)

  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science

Ben Alberts, Social Science Advisor (SMSU M305)

  • Anthropology
  • Black Studies
  • Sociology

Jon Rousseau, Social Science Advisor (SMSU M305)

  • Geography
  • History
  • Secondary Teacher Education, Social Studies

Martha Dyson, Humanities Advisor (SMSU M305)

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

Paloma Harrison, Science Advisor (SMSU M305)

  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Tony Lewis, Humanities Advis0r (SMSU M305)

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

Biology Advisors

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

Communication Advisor

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

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

English Advisor

Roxanne James, English Advisor, 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 Advisors

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

  • To meet with a psychology advisor, 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 Advisor

Shayna Snyder, World Languages Advisor, 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.
  • Drop-In Advising Hours
  • Monday 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Tuesday 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Friday 11:00am-12:00pm
  • 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 Advisors

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 Advisors

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

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

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-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Radiation Therapy

Liz Shatzer, Health Sciences Advisor (SMSU M305)

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

Pre-Teacher Education Advisors

Robert Mercer (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

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