College of Health and Human Services Advisement

Staff and faculty advisors within the College of Health and Human Services are avaialble to speak with the students who are interested in pursuing degrees in our programs. Please see our listing below for contact information:

College of Health and Human Services Advisement Center

Faculty and staff housed within the College of Health and Human Services Advisement Center are available to answer questions about all the degree programs housed within the College. They are happy to visit with current students contemplating a major change or exploring major possibilities; declared students seeking advice about courses, plans of study, graduate/professional study; and prospective high school and/or transfer students who wish to discuss the opportunities on campus as well as specific plans of study. They carry their own advisement loads, but also serve as secondary contacts in the event a student is unable to reach his/her assigned academic advisor within the College. Please see below for CHHS Advisement Center contact information:

Ms. Hillary Mayes, MS
Pre-Health Advisor/Instructor
HillaryMayes@Missouristate.edu
Professional Building 110
417-836-4176

Mr. David Johnson, BS
Advisor/Retention Specialist
DRJohnson@Missouristate.edu
Professional Building 110
417-836-4176

Mr. Austin Boon, MS
Advisor/Retention Specialist
AustinBoon@Missouristate.edu
Professional Building 240
417-836-6508

Department of Biomedical Sciences

Cell and Molecular Biology

Full-time faculty provide mentorship to students who are interested in completing this program. For a listing of those faculty, please visit the Biomedical Sciences webpage - Undergraduate Advisement.

Additionally, David R. Johnson provides advisement support to those pursuing the Cell and Molecular Biology major. He assists the faculty by coordinating group advisement for freshmen and sophomore level students. He may be reached at 417-836-4176 or via email at DRJohnson@Missouristate.edu.edu.

Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Richard Garrad, PhD
RichGarrad@Missouristate.edu
417-836-5372
Professional Building 345

David R. Johnson
DRJohnson@Missouristate.edu
Professional Building 110
417-836-4176

Dietetics

Carmen Boyd
Didactic Program Director
CarmenBoyd@Missouristate.edu
417-836-4352

Hillary L. Roberts
Internship Director
HRoberts@Missouristate.edu
417-836-8884

Hillary Mayes
HillaryMayes@Missouristate.edu
Professional Building 110
417-836-4176

David R. Johnson
DRJohnson@Missouristate.edu
Professional Building 110
417-836-4176

Dietetics faculty also provide advising support to upper pision students admitted to the undergraduate degree program. Please see the Dietetics Faculty Directory for contact information.

Health Services

Hillary Mayes
HillaryMayes@Missouristate.edu
Professional Building 110
417-836-4176

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Austin Boon
AustinBoon@Missouristate.edu
Professional Building 240
417-836-6508

Full-time faculty provide mentorship to upper pision students admitted to the degree program. For a listing of those faculty, please visit the Communication Sciences and Disorders webpage - CSD Faculty.

Department of Kinesiology

Full-time faculty provide mentorship to students who are interested in completing degree programs within the department. Listed below are the primary points of contact for each of the degree programs available in the department. However, for a complete faculty listing please visit the Kinesiology webpage - Kinesiology Faculty.

Exercise and Movement Science

Rhonda Ridinger, PhD
Program Coordinator
McDonald Arena 119
417-836-5371
RhondaRidinger@Missouristate.edu

Physical Education

Rebecca Woodard, PhD
McDonald Arena 116B
417-836-5690
RebeccaWoodard@Missouristate.edu

Radiography and Respiratory Therapy

Gayle Runke
Curriculum Advisor
417-836-5252
GayleRunke@Missouristate.edu

Recreation, Sport, and Park Administration

Keith Ernce, PhD
Program Director
Kings Street Annex 101
417-836-4200
KeithErnce@Missouristate.edu

Department of Nursing

To schedule an appointment with one of the pre-nursing advisors listed below, please call (417) 836-5310. When meeting with a pre-nursing advisor, please check in at the main nursing office.

Recy Moore
Academic Advisor/Marketing, Recruitment and Retention
417-836-5310
RecyMoore@Missouristate.edu

Cynthia Hagenhoff, DVM
Part-time Advisor
417-836-5310
Hagenhoff101@live.missouristate.edu

Department of Occupational Therapy

The full-time OT faculty are responsible for advising and mentoring graduate students admitted to the program. Prospective students/undergraduate students who have not yet been admitted to the degree program are welcome to contact the OT Admissions Representative with questions, or they may contact the CHHS Pre-Health Advisor for more information.

Ashlea Cardin, OTD
Cardin114@Missouristate.edu
417-836-8721

Hillary Mayes
HillaryMayes@Missouristate.edu
Professional Building 110
417-836-4176

Department of Physical Therapy

The full-time PT faculty are responsible for advising and mentoring graduate students admitted to the program. Prospective students/undergraduate students who have not yet been admitted to the degree program are welcome to contact the department with questions, or they may contact a representative in the CHHS Advisement Center for more information.

Physical Therapy Department
417-836-6179
physicaltherapy@missouristate.edu

Department of Physician Assistant Studies

The full-time PAS faculty are responsible for advising and mentoring graduate students admitted to the program. Prospective students/undergraduate students who have not yet been admitted to the degree program are welcome to contact the PAS Admissions Representative with questions, or they may contact a representative in the CHHS Advisement Center for more information.

Linda Vaught, PhD
O'Reilly Clinical Health Sciences Hall 200
LindaVaught@Missouristate.edu
417-836-4479

Department of Psychology

Students interested in pursuing degrees in Psychology should contact the Psychology Advisement Center first. Full-time faculty members provide mentorship to upper pision Psychology majors, but only after students have been formally admitted to the degree program. For a listing of those faculty, please visit the Psychology webpage - Psychology Faculty.

Students pursuing degrees in Gerontology will work with the Gerontology faculty members. Those interested in this degree program should contact Dr. Lisa Hall, Geronotology Program Coordinator.

Brittany Wise
Psychology Advisement Center Coordinator
Hill Hall 101
417-836-6841
BrittanyWise@Missouristate.edu

Lisa Hall, PhD
Hill Hall 317A
LCHall@Missouristate.edu
Gerontology Program Coordinator

Department of Sports Medicine and Athletic Training

Full-time faculty provide mentorship to students who completing this degree program. For a listing of those faculty, please visit the Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Department Advisement webpage - SMAT Advisement.

Public Health Program

Students should contact the Program Director for more information.

David Claborn, DrPH
McQueary Hall 112
417-836-8945
DavidClaborn@Missouristate.edu

School of Social Work

Undergraduate students interested in Social Work should contact the BSW Coordinator for more information. Once students are admitted to the undergraduate program, they will be assigned a faculty advisor within the School. Those interested in the graduate program should contact the Director of the School of Social Work.

Amanda Keys, PhD
Coordinator, BSW Program
Pummill Hall 105-E
AmandaKeys@Missouristate.edu
417-836-4213

Additional Resources:

For pre-professional advisement, please feel free to speak with your current academic advisor, or contact one of the advisors in the CHHS Advisement Center (contacts listed above).