Academic Advising

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

SBC students meet with an academic advisor 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 advisor 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 advisor. To determine your assigned advisor:

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

UMKC Connect

If your advisor is not available, feel free to speak with any SBC advisor for your major.

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
Senior Business Support Specialist

 

SBC Academic Advisors

Biology Majors (located in Biological Sciences, Suite 275)

Tammy Welchert, Ph.D.
Associate Teaching Professor

Aaron Reed, Ph. D.
Associate Teaching Professor

Tara Allen, Ph. D.
Teaching Professor

James Benevides, Ph. D.
Teaching Professor

Loretta Klamm, M.S.
Instructor

 

Chemistry Majors (located in Flarsheim Hall, Suite 510)

Paul Barron, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor

Andrea Drew Gounev, Ph. D.
Teaching Professor

Lena Hoober-Burkhardt, Ph. D.
Assistant Teaching Professor