Stephen F. Austin State University

Meet Our Advisors

Academic Advisors for the James I. Perkins College of Education

The Student Services and Advising Center in the James I. Perkins College of Education has full-time specialized academic advisors. These advisors meet with SFA students every semester until the students graduate to help them stay on track with their degree plans, establish tentative coursework schedules, provide academic counseling and help students achieve positivity and success using campus resources.

Click HERE for more information on scheduling an advising session.

HOW TO GET IN TOUCH WITH AN ADVISOR

Academic advisors typically have fully booked schedules, with back-to-back 30-minute appointments. Due to the high demand of scheduled appointments and the requirement to follow the SFA FERPA Confidentiality Policy, advisors are typically unable to assist students and parents over the phone.

To get in touch with an advisor, you have two options:

If you are in an online completer program, please be sure to communicate regularly via email with your advisor.

Schedule your academic advising appointment early in the current semester (after the 12th class day) to be able to register during registration week for the upcoming semester!

For general questions not related to your specific advising questions, please call our front desk at 936.468.2901.

Meet Your Advisor

Sara Phillips
Sara Phillips - Lead Academic Advisor Educational Background: BS Agriculture in 2003 at SFA; MIS Interdisciplinary Studies at SFA in 2011 Office: McKibben Building, Room 118

Advises for the following programs (30+ completed hours):

Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences

Food and Nutrition

Hospitality Administration

Megan Kelley
Megan Kelley - Freshman and Academic Achievement Advisor Educational Background: BA in Photo Journalism from SFA; MA in Student Affairs and Higher Education at SFA. Office: McKibben Building, Room 118

Advises for the following:

ALL FRESHMEN (0-29 completed hours)

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Pre-Audiology

Amber Richard
Amber Richard - Academic Advisor Educational Background: BS in Kinesiology from SFA. Currently pursuing MA in Student Affairs and Higher Education at SFA. Office: McKibben Building, Room 118

Advises for the following program (30+ completed hours):

Kinesiology: Exercise Science

Crystal Deckard
Crystal Deckard - Academic Advisor Educational Background: BS in Human Sciences from SFA. Office: McKibben Building, Room 118

Advises for the following programs (30+ completed hours):

Construction Management

Dance

Interior Design

Kinesiology: All-Level Teaching (Physical Education Teacher Education EC-12)

Merchandising: Fashion/Interior

Rehabilitation Services

Kelly Morgan
Kelly Morgan - Academic Advisor Educational Background: BAAS in 2008 at SFA; MA in Student Affairs and Higher Education at SFA. Office: McKibben Building, Room 118

Advises for the following programs (30+ completed hours):

Elementary Education: Core Subjects EC-6

Middle Level Grades 4-8 (Available in Core Subjects, English/Language Arts/Reading, Math, Science or Social Studies)

Human Services

Belinda Davis
Belinda Davis - Academic Advisor Educational Background: BBA in General Business at SFASU Office: McKibben Building, Room 118D Phone: 936.468.1587

Advises for the following program (30+ completed hours):

Health Science

Diana Tannery
Diana Tannery - Academic Advisor Educational Background: BS in Communications at SFA Office: McKibben Building, Room 118E

Advises for the following programs (30+ completed hours):

Human Development and Family Studies (Human Sciences)

Stephanie Strahl
Stephanie Strahl - Academic Advisor Educational Background: BA Psychology in 2000 at Baylor University, MA Psychology in 2008 at SFA. Office: McKibben Building, Room 118

Advises for the following programs (30+ completed hours):

Family and Consumer Sciences (Human Sciences)

Deaf and Hard of Hearing: All-Level Teaching

Special Education: All-Level Teaching

EC-6 Online Completer Program

EC-6 and Middle Level Grades Online Completer Program Coordinators

Dr. Michelle Williams
Dr. Michelle Williams - MLG Online Completer Program Coordinator Office: ECRC 204 Phone: 936.468.2904

Coordinates and advises for the following program:

Mid-Level Grades 4-8 Teaching ONLINE COMPLETERS

Dr. Amber Wagnon
Dr. Amber Wagnon - EC-6 Online Completer Program Coordinator/Facilitator

Coordinates the following program:

Grades EC-6 Teaching ONLINE COMPLETERS

Stephanie Strahl
Stephanie Strahl - EC-6 Online Completer Program Advising Support

Provides advising support for the following program:

Grades EC-6 Teaching ONLINE COMPLETERS

Graduate Program Coordinators

Please visit our Education Graduate Programs page for more information.