College of Arts and Sciences Advising

100 Fitzgerald House
614 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-4567

College of Arts and Sciences
Dean's Office

Varner Hall, Room 217
371 Varner Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4485
(location map)
(248) 370-2140
Fax: (248) 370-4280

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Academic Advisers

Schedule an appointment with your academic adviser online using the online scheduling system here.

For step-by-step directions, please visit the CAS Online Appointment Scheduling Directions. Please note: you must be signed into your Oakland University email account to access the document.

Quick Questions for Advisers

  • Please refer to the CAS Advising General Information section to get answers to the most commonly asked questions by students.
  • You can identify your assigned academic adviser on your MySAIL account. In the My Details box at the top of the page. You will see a blue ADVISER link right under your class standing. This link will give you the name and email of your assigned adviser.  
  • You are always welcome to use our general advising office email at for answers to quick and general questions not found in General Information. You can expect an answer within 2 business days.
  • Please call (248) 370-4567 to schedule appointments. We are unable to schedule appointments via e-mail.

Updates to OU teaching curriculum

Combined BA/MA information session video

Combined BA/MA information session slideshow

Professional Academic Advisers


Jason Taylor 
Director of Advising Services
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Annie Hegedus
Assistant Director of Advising Services
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Simone Amalio-Klebba
Academic Adviser
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Marti Engman
Academic Adviser
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Andreea Bordeianu
Academic Adviser
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Nancy Gursin
Academic Adviser
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Chris Mocny
Academic Adviser
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Matthew Prentice
Senior Academic Adviser
Specialty: Music, Theatre, & Dance (MTD)
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Steven Bryan

Steven Bryant
Academic Adviser

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Faculty Advisers

Each Department in the College of Arts and Sciences has faculty advisers who students should also visit. If a student has a question about a particular program, they can seek out the faculty adviser in that department. Faculty advisers also assist students with career goals, graduate school aspirations, and more. View Faculty Adviser Referral information.

Some departments have specific faculty that advise students seeking internships. If you are looking to complete an internship for your major and/or minor, please contact your internship coordinator.

Academic Advising Staff

Pamela Jando
Office Assistant III