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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-G Christine Linn clinn@siue.edu
Last names H-O Kathy Bettes kbettes@siue.edu
Last names P-Z  Nancy Wilson  nawilso@siue.edu

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

Last names A - Z

Prof. Jill Anderson

 

 

Prof. Heather Johnson

Peck Hall 2230

jiander@siue.edu

650-3316

Peck Hall 0220

heatjoh@siue.edu

BA majors

Last names A – 0

 Prof. Jeffrey Skoblow 

Peck Hall 2206

jskoblo@siue.edu

Last names P - Z

Prof. Charles Berger

Peck Hall 2216

cberger@siue.edu

Creative Writing Minors

All

Prof. Joshua Kryah

Peck Hall 2223

jkryah@siue.edu

Rhetoric & Writing Minor

All

Prof. Anushiya Ramaswamy

Peck Hall 2228

anusiva@siue.edu

Linguistics Minors

All

Prof. Larry LaFond

Peck Hall 2227

llafond@siue.edu

English Minors

All

Prof. Heather Johnson

Peck Hall 0220

heatjoh@siue.edu

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