CHSS Undergraduate Advising Center at Kennesaw State University

Our Mission

The mission of the CHSS Undergraduate Advising Center is to create a holistic, learning-centered advising experience for each student that visits our center to feel supported through partnering with an advisor to empower a student to take charge of their educational path to meet their educational, career and life goals.

Our Vision

The CHSS undergraduate advising center team strives to be recognized nationally for excellence in academic advising that contributes to a student’s retention, progression and graduation success.

Our Goals

Meet the Professional Team

Kathy Earwood Director

Director of the Undergraduate Advising Center will advise “at risk” student population, specifically wanting to see all who have below a 1.5 overall GPA and are on Probation status, or on academic dismissal seeking readmission to KSU.

Sherelle Lundy Manager/Supervisor IV

Sherelle manages front office operations, assists advising team and supervises Federal Work Study students and assistants.

Donna McPherson Professional Advisor

Donna will be advising all freshman through senior year students majoring in Interactive Design and Technical Communication. Donna is our only advisor that is located on the Marietta Campus. For all advising appointments with Donna, she is located in the Atrium Building Room J333 on the Marietta Campus.

Valerie Shaw Professional Advisor

Valerie will be advising all freshman through senior year students majoring in Political Science and International Affairs. Valerie will also be advising students through sophomore year for students majoring in Foreign Languages and Psychology. Foreign Language and Psychology juniors and seniors will be advised by assigned faculty in their home departments.

Robert Vejnar Professional Advisor

Robert will be advising all freshman through senior year students majoring in the School of Communication (COM/PR/JOUR). Robert will also be advising History and Philosophy majors through sophomore year. History and Philosophy juniors and seniors will be advised by assigned faculty advisors in their home departments.

Matthew T. Waller Professional Advisor

Matt will be advising all freshman through senior year students majoring in Criminal Justice and Sociology. Matt will also be advising Anthropology, Geography majors, as well as, English and English Education majors, in addition to, African and African Diaspora and Asian Studies majors through sophomore year. Anthropology, Geography, English, English Education, African and African Diaspora Studies and Asian Studies junior and seniors will be advised by assigned faculty advisors in their home department. All Geographic Information Systems majors will be assigned a faculty advisor beginning freshman year to make advising appointments.

To make an appointment with our professional advising team, appointments can be made through Owl Express by clicking on the Student Services tab, then clicking on EAB Campus Advising link, then log in with your student credentials. Pick 223 Willingham Hall for location.

Peer Advisors

Peer advisors will advise freshman only students who are declared, interest, minor or changing their major to a CHSS major. Peer advisors will help freshman navigate through the core courses and be able to get 30 hour holds removed. Peer Advisors will operate on a walk in basis only, not by appointment. Freshman walk in advising will be available on the following dates and times:
Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm

The Undergraduate Advising Center is staffed by Peer Advisors from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. If you are interested in becoming a Peer Advisor, qualified candidates must have a 3.0 or higher GPA. When a Peer Advisor positions is vacated, we send out applications and job descriptions to all qualified candiadtes in that major.

Meet the Peer Advisors

Nautica Carlers

My name is Nautica Carlers. Currently, I am a senior majoring in Sociology with a medical concentration. I am a member of the academic honor society, Delta Epsilon Iota, and I am also a member of the African American Alliance (AASA). After graduation, I plan on getting my Master’s degree in Counseling or Public Administration. In my free time, I like to relax, write, catch up with Netflix, and listen to music. I look forward to helping and working with students along their academic journey at KSU.

Jonathan Dihigo

Dena Hassan

I am a Senior getting ready to graduate this semester (woohoo!) here at KSU and I am majoring in Communications with a concentration in Media Studies along with a Leadership Studies certificate. I am thinking about pursuing a Graphic Design Graduate program, but it's still in the works so we shall see. I love traveling, meeting new people, and I love to help out as much as I can, which is why I enjoy seeing students at this job. I hope to help you progress on this journey of yours called life. Just kidding, I can only help with college. Hope to see you soon!

Patrick Ho

Hello my name is Patrick Ho. I am a Political Science major here at Kennesaw State University, with a pre-law track. After graduating from KSU I am hoping to be able to attend either law school or graduate school as I will also be pursuing for a Ph.D. in Political Science. In my free time I love to swim as that was my sport for most of high school, but now it’s more recreational. I am also a member of the National Honors Fraternity of Phi Sigma Pi of the Epsilon Nu chapter and I serve as their President. I am extremely excited to work with each and every one of you; looking forward to meeting you all soon!

Gillian Morris

Esther Osin

Hello. My name is Esther Osim and I am a 3rd year majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Crisis Preparedness. I plan to attend law school after graduating and becoming a less dramatic version of Olivia Pope. Until then, I stay involved on campus with organizations such as the African Student Association, Team TakeNoLs, the Women for Woman Society, the Pre-Law Club and Mock Trial. I am also a Peer Leader with the Center for Student Leadership. In the wise words of a great philosopher "They don't want you to succeed, but I have the keys. Major Keys". So come see me for advising!

Madyson Price

I am a junior majoring in Anthropology with a minor in African and African Diaspora Studies. I am involved with several clubs here on campus such as the African and African Diaspora Studies Student Organization or AADSSO which I am currently the co-president of as well as others including Honors club, Golden Key, NAACP, and Non-normative Anti-assimilationist students of Kennesaw State. I enjoy spending my free time exercising, reading, playing the guitar, learning new things, and doing anything that gets me outside into nature.

Erica Sharper