Academic Advising

Academic advisers from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences will assist you in developing an individual plan of study that meets your career goals.

As faculty members, our advisers stay abreast of student concerns through classroom teaching and their close association with the Biological Sciences Student Government. SBC advisers keep current on advising issues by attending regional and national advising conferences. Our advisers have expertise in pre-med advising, career advising and issues specific to international students.

SBC students meet with an academic adviser each semester before registering for classes to facilitate progress toward their chosen degree and to ensure that courses selected provide an appropriate academic program. Students are welcome to see an adviser at any other time during the semester to discuss their academic progress or concerns, as well.

SBC encourages students to develop a relationship with their assigned adviser. To determine your assigned adviser:

  • Navigate to UMKC Connect.
  • Select "My Success Network."
  • Your adviser will be designated as "Assigned Academic Advisor."
  • Email, call or schedule a meeting with your adviser from UMKC Connect.

UMKC Connect

If your adviser is not available, feel free to speak with any SBC adviser.

Undergraduate Programs Office

Tammy Welchert, Ph.D.
Associate Teaching Professor and Director of Student Affairs and Academic Advising

Aaron Reed, Ph. D.
Associate Teaching Professor and Director of Course Development and Assessment

Lauren Petrillo, B.A.
Executive Assistant

SBC Academic Advisers

Tammy Welchert, Ph.D.

Aaron Reed, Ph.D.

Tara Allen, Ph.D.

Robert Holmes, Ph.D.

Jim Benevides, Ph.D.

Loretta Klamm, M.S.