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Advisement, Mentoring, and Declaration of a Major

If you are a new student who has never declared a major at SIUE, you should begin at the Academic Advising office in the Student Success Center, Suite 1220.

All declared English majors (BA and BA+PEL) are advised by College of Arts and Sciences advisors. You must meet your CAS advisor to get your alternate PIN for registration.

Your advisor will help you to prepare and adhere to an academic plan (including changing your major or minor) and to choose your courses, as well as answer questions about academic policies and your progress.

Student's Name Advisor's Name Advisor's email
Last names A-K Graham Flinn
Last names L-Z  Nancy Wilson

Though you will be advised through the CAS Advising Office, we encourage you to take advantage of the resource you have in the form our fine faculty, any of whom could serve as your mentor. The BA+Educator Licensure Major and all of the minors have an assigned mentor as shown in the table below. We recommend that other majors make an appointment with Director of Undergraduate Studies Heather Johnson. She can give new majors an overview of the program and help them select the best mentor.Mentors provide advice and counsel based on their years of experience as successful students, professors, researchers, and writers in their particular fields of expertise. As such, meeting with your mentor is highly recommended.

Your mentor is available to discuss selecting your electives, your career path, graduate school plans, and general information about English studies. While the professors above have been assigned to you, the Department strongly encourages you to seek out your own mentors from among the professors you work with at SIUE. Your experience will lead you to professors whose specific interests align with your own. While it is true that professors have busy schedules, mentoring students is a particularly rewarding aspect of their professional responsibilities. You should respect their time, and yet you should not hesitate to ask for an appointment.

BA majors + educator licensure

Your Mentor’s Name

Contact Info


Prof. Jill Anderson



Prof. Heather Johnson

Peck Hall 2230


Peck Hall 0220

 BA majors


Prof. Charles Berger

Prof. Jessica DeSpain

Prof. Valerie Vogrin

Creative Writing Minors


Prof. Joshua Kryah

Peck Hall 2223

Rhetoric & Writing Minor


Prof. Anushiya Ramaswamy

Peck Hall 2228

Linguistics Minors


Prof. Kristine Hildebrandt

English Minors


Prof. Heather Johnson

Peck Hall 0220

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