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Undergraduate Career and Internship Advisors

Departmental Career Advisors (DCAs) and Internship & Cooperative Education Advisors for undergraduate students:

These are faculty and staff in each undergraduate major / department.
Each department determines how it handles advising, so you might have multiple advisors.
Your career advisor(s) might be the same as or different from your academic advisor.
Essential: explore the website for your majors of interest; you'll find important information!!
Consult departmental career advisors for career information related to undergraduate majors.
Consult internship advisors for the services they offer in your department.
Some colleges also have college-level advising services.

Contact information on college and dept websites and VT people search:

[Graduate students: consult your academic department for graduate student advising.]

On this page, below:
Career advisor links for undergraduate majors, by college:

Agriculture & Life Science  |  Architecture + Urban Studies  |  Business  |  Engineering  | 
Liberal Arts & Human Sciences  |  Natural Resources & Environment  |  Science

 

     
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Students: Please use the college and department web pages for complete advising information, resources, and contact info.
Contact info also on VT people search.
Career
advisor
Internship
/ co-op advisor
College contacts
   
Academic departments
   
Advising contacts for each department / major    
Majors    
Agricultural & Applied Economics dept. undergraduate advisors    
Ms. Frenda Haynie | Undergraduate Coordinator & Academic Advisor
Dr. Mike Ellerbrock | Professor | Department Career Advisor  
Dr. Ruth Lytton | Professor | Financial Planning Advisor  
Dr. Kurt Stephenson | Professor | Undergraduate Program Director  
Dr. Dan Taylor | Professor | Career Advisor to Class of 2015  
Agricultural Sciences dept.    
Dr. Curtis Friedel | Asst. Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator    
Dr. Eric K. Kaufman  
Agricultural Technology dept.    
Dr. Pavli Mykerezi | Director    
Animal & Poultry Sciences dept. undergraduate advisors    
Dr. Mike Denbow | Professor  
Dr. Ann Dunnington | Professor  
Dr. Dan Eversole | Associate Professor  
Dr. Nada Tamin | Instructor | Undergraduate Program Director  
Ms. Shannon Winters | Program Support Tech  
Biochemistry dept. undergraduate advisors    
Dr. David Bevan | Undergraduate Director  
Dr. Tim Larson | Undergraduate Director    
Crop Soil & Environmental Sciences dept. career advising    
Dr. Ben Tracy [Crop & Soil Sciences] | Associate Professor    
Dr. Matt Eick [Environmental Science] | Professor | Env. Sci. Career Advisor  
Ms. Jen Stewart, Student Support Coordinator    
Dairy Science dept. undergraduate advising    
Dr. Robert (Bob) James | Professor    
Dr. Katherine Knowlton | Professor | Undergraduate Program Coord.  
Food Science & Technology dept. undergraduate advising    
Ms. Linda Granata | Undergraduate Program Director  
Horticulture dept. undergraduate advising    
Dr. Alex Niemiera | Professor | Undergraduate Program Director  
Human Nutrition Foods & Exercise dept. undergraduate advising    
Ms. Renee Selberg-Eaton | Undergraduate Program Director  
Ms. Stephanie Nelson | Advisor for co-op schedule approval  
     
College of Architecture and Urban Studies
Students: Please use the college and department web pages for complete advising information, resources, and contact info.
Contact info also on VT people search.
Career
advisor
Internship
/ co-op advisor
College faculty/staff directory    
Undergraduate student advising    
Bachelor's degree programs in the college
   
Ms. Carolyn Harris, M.Ed. | Director of Academic Advising    
Dr. Sonia Hirt | Professor | Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
   
School of Architecture + Design undergraduate student advising    
Architecture dept.    
Prof. James Bassett | Associate Professor, Chair, Foundation Program
Prof. David Dugas | Associate Professor, Chair, Professional Program
Prof. Heinrich Schnoedt | Associate Professor, Chair, Professional Program
Ms. Tamela Gallimore | Academic Advisor    
Industrial Design dept.    
Prof. Ed Dorsa | Associate Professor, Program Chair
Ms. Tamela Gallimore | Academic Advisor  
Interior Design dept.    
Dr. Lisa Tucker | Associate Professor, Program Chair
Ms. Teresa Phipps | Academic Advisor    
Landscape Architecture dept.    
Prof. Terry Clements | Professor, Program Chair
Ms. Teresa Phipps | Academic Advisor    
School of Public & International Affairs undergraduate student information    
Urban Affairs & Planning dept.    
Dr. Diane Zahm | Associate Professor
School of Visual Arts undergraduate student information    
Ms. Tracey Drowne | Academic Advisor
Myers-Lawson School of Construction:    
Building Construction dept. undergraduate student information    
Ms. Renee Ryan | Academic Advisor
Real Estate program    
Ms. Chelsea Lyles | Manager of Academic Affairs and Business Operations  
     
Pamplin College of Business
Students: Please use the college and department web pages for complete advising information, resources, and contact info.
Contact info also on VT people search.
Career
advisor
Internship
/ co-op advisor
College contacts    
Undergraduate career services    
Undergraduate advisors    
Career contact information    
Mr. Stuart Mease | Pamplin Director of Career Advancement and Employer Relations, and Liaison to the university's Career Services office.  
Ms. Jennifer Carty | Pamplin Associate Director of Career Services and Employer Relations.
 
Accounting & Information Systems dept.    
Dr. Reza Barkhi | Department Head  
Dr. John Brozovsky | Associate Professor  
Business Information Technology dept.    
Dr. Bernard Taylor | Professor | Department Head
Economics dept.    
Ms. Erika Perdue | Undergraduate Advisor  
Dr. Steve Trost | Instructor  
Finance dept. undergraduate advising    
Mr. Derek Klock | Associate Professor of Practice  
Mr. Mike Kender | Professor of Practice  
Hospitality & Tourism Mgt dept.    
Mr. Howard Feiertag | Instructor  
Mr. Richard Parsons | Associate Professor of Practice  
Management dept.    
Mr. Barry O'Donnell  
Marketing dept.    
Ms. Donna Wertalik | Career Advisor  
Pre-law Advising for business majors    
Prof. Janine Hiller | Pre-law advisor for business majors  
     
College of Engineering
Students: Please use the college and department web pages for complete advising information, resources, and contact info.
Contact info also on VT people search.
Career
advisor
Internship
/ co-op advisor
College academic affairs personnel and contacts    
Undergraduate degrees / majors and advisors for each    
Exploring Engineering: extensive information about each major    
Academic Advisors by major / dept.    
Career Advisors by major / dept.    
Ms. Christi L. Boone | Director, Academic Support Programs    
First-year, pre-major students: Engineering Education academic and career advisors and contact info    
Ms. Marlena McGlothlin Lester | Director of Advising    
Ms. Natasha Smith | Director of Enrollment Management    
Ms. Alexis Ward | Undergraduate Academic and Career Advisor  
Ms. Jessica Elmore | Undergraduate Academic and Career Advisor  
Mr. James Newcomer | Undergraduate Academic and Career Advisor  
Aerospace & Ocean Engineering dept. contact information    
Dr. Robert Canfield | Aerospace | Professor | Assistant Dept. Head for Academic Affairs  
Dr. Wayne Neu | Ocean | Associate Professor  
Ms. Madhu Kapania | Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Biological Systems Engineering dept. academic and career advising information    
BSE career advisors for 11 career interest areas  
Ms. Priscilla Beth Baker | Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Chemical Engineering dept. contact information    
Dr. Michael Bortner | Assistant Professor  
Dr. David Cox | Professor | Department Head  
Dr. Aaron Goldstein | Associate Professor | Asst. Dept. Head for Undergraduate Studies  
Pres Durrill  
Civil & Environmental Engineering dept. advisors and contact information    
Ms. Kara Lattimer | Academic/Career Advisor
Computer Science    
Ms. Terry Arthur
Ms. Libby Bradford  
Mr. Greg Farris
Construction Engineering Management contact info    
Dr. Christine Fiori | Program Director
Dr. Bob Muir | CEM Coordinator & Professor of Practice  
Ms. Amanda Lucas | Administrative & Program Support    
Ms. Ashley Johnson | Advisor for co-op schedule approval  
Electrical & Computer Engineering undergraduate advising office information    
Dr. Leslie Pendleton | Director of Student Services
Ms. Mary Brewer | Academic and Career Advisor
Ms. Nicole Gholston  
Ms. Kimberly Johnston  
Ms. JoAnna Lewis  
Engineering Science & Mechanics dept. contact information    
Ms. Amanda Stanley | Undergraduate Academic and Career Advisor
Industrial & Systems Engineering dept. advising contact information    
Dr. Eileen Van Aken | Professor | Assoc. Dept. Head & Undergraduate Program Coord.    
Ms. Joyce A. Vest | Undergraduate Academic Advisor | Career Advisor and Co-op Liaison
Ms. Paula Van Curen | Undergraduate Academic & Career Advisor  
Materials Science & Engineering dept. career advisors by career interest  
Ms. Michelle Czamanske | Undergraduate Services Coordinator  
Dr. David Clark | Ceramics, glasses, & general career advising  
Dr. Abby Whittington | Biomaterials, polymers, biomedical  
Dr. Guo-Quan Lu | Electronic materials & devices  
Dr. William Reynolds | Metals & materials characterization  
Dr. Alex Aning | Composites  
Dr. Gary Pickrell | Photonics, optical materials, & manufacturing  
Mechanical Engineering dept. advising and contacts    
ME faculty expertise list for career interests  
Prof. Linda Vick | Associate Professor of Practice | Departmental Career Advisor
Ms. Sarah Deisher | Enrollment Services Specialist
Mining & Minerals Engineering dept. contact information    
Dr. Greg Adel | Professor | Department Head
Ms. Michelle Crotto | Academic Advisor  
     
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Students: Please use the college and department web pages for complete advising information, resources, and contact info.
Contact info also on VT people search.
Career
advisor
Internship
/ co-op advisor
College contact for career services    
Career and internship advising by undergraduate major
Undergraduate majors    
Departments and schools    
Ms. Monica Kimbrell | Director of Student Recruitment & Careers
   
Apparel Housing & Resource Management dept. undergraduate advising    
Dr. Irene Leech | Consumer Studies
Dr. Julia Beamish | Family & Consumer Studies
Dr. Julia Beamish | Fashion Merchandising & Design
Dr. Rosemary Goss | Property Management
Dr. Kathy Parrott | Residential Environments & Design
Communication dept. undergraduate advising    
Dr. Marlene Preston | Director of Undergraduate Programs
English dept. undergraduate advising    
Ms. Kathryn Graham | Advising Coordinator  
Jen Barton | Internship Coordinator  
Dr. Virginia Fowler | Pre-law track for English majors  
Foreign Languages & Literatures dept. undergraduate advising by languages    
Another list of undergraduate advising by language    
Dr. Andrew Becker | Classics
Dr. Richard Shryock | French  
Dr. Fabrice Teulon | French
Dr. Debra Stoudt & Dr. Esther Bauer | German
Dr. Melissa Coburn | Italian  
Dr. Nyusya Milman-Miller | Russian
Dr. Aarnes Gudmestad | Spanish  
History dept. undergraduate information    
Dr. Trudy Becker
Human Development dept. undergraduate information    
Dr. Mary Ellen Verdu
International Studies dept. undergraduate advising    
Dr. Courtney Thomas
Music dept. undergraduate information    
Tracy Cowden
Philosophy dept. undergraduate information    
Dr. Joe Pitt
Political Science dept. undergraduate advising    
Dr. Courtney Thomas | Internship Coordinator
Pre-law Advising    
Dr. Wayne Moore | Pre-law advisor  
Dr. Luke Philip Plotica | Pre-law advisor  
Religion & Culture dept. undergraduate information    
Dr. Brian Britt | Department chair
Sociology dept. undergraduate advising    
Dr. Donna Sedgwick | Internship Coordinator & Career Advisor
Theatre & Cinema dept. undergraduate advising    
Professor Greg Justice | Undergraduate Coordinator  
Professor Patsy Lavendar | Director of Undergraduate Advising, Arts Admin.  
     
College of Natural Resources and Environment
Students: Please use the college and department web pages for complete advising information, resources, and contact info.
Contact info also on VT people search.
Career
advisor
Internship
/ co-op advisor
Advising center information and contacts    
Undergraduate majors    
Ms. Stephanie Hart | Director of Academic Advising  
Dr. Eric Wiseman | Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs  
Ms. Ashley Clark | Academic Advisor  
Mr. John Gray Williams | Recruitment / Career Development Coordinator  
Fish & Wildlife Conservation dept. undergraduate advising    
Dr. Brian Murphy | Fish Conservation | Professor
Dr. Jim Parkhurst | Wildlife Conservation | Associate Professor
Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation dept. undergraduate advising    
Dr. Val Thomas | Environmental Informatics | Assistant Professor
Dr. Mike Aust | Environmental Resources Management | Professor
Dr. Chad Bolding | Forestry | Associate Professor
Dr. Marc Stern | Natural Resources Conservation | Associate Professor
Dr. Kevin McGuire | Water: Resources, Policy & Mgt.
Geography dept. undergraduate advising    
Ms. Maureen Deisinger | Geography & Meteorology | Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Sustainable Biomaterials dept. undergraduate advising    
Dr. Bob Bush | Packaging Systems and Design | Professor  
Dr. Audrey Zink-Sharp | Sustainable Biomaterials | Professor | Assoc. Department Head
     
College of Science
Students: Please use the college and department web pages for complete advising information, resources, and contact info.
Contact info also on VT people search.
Career
advisor
Internship
/ co-op advisor
College of Science staff    
Undergraduate student advising by department    
Ms. Susan Haymore | Director, Undergraduate Advising    
Dr. Gary L. Long | Associate Dean for Curriculum and Instruction    
Biochemistry dept. undergraduate student information    
Dr. David Bevan | Professor | Undergraduate Director  
Dr. Tim Larson | Professor | Undergraduate Director    
Biological Sciences dept. undergraduate career advising  
Dr. Jack Evans | Director of Undergraduate Advising
Dr. Joseph Falkinham| Bio-business career advisor  
Dr. Khidir Hilu | Biotechnology career advisor  
Dr. George Glasson | Education career advisor  
Chemistry dept. undergraduate career advisors  
Ms. Anna Hawthorne | Undergraduate Program Coordinator  
Dr. Gordon Yee | Undergraduate Program Director | Career advisor  
Dr. Brian Tissue | Co-op and internship advisor  
Dr. Jeannine Eddleton | Teacher certification advisor    
Dr. Michael Berg | Pre-med and pre-dent advisor    
Economics dept. undergraduate student information    
Ms. Erika Perdue | Undergraduate Advisor  
Dr. Steve Trost | Instructor  
Geosciences dept. undergraduate student information    
Dr. Tom Burbey | Associate Professor
Dr. Chester J. Weiss | Associate Professor  
Mathematics dept. undergraduate student advising    
Dr. Lizette Zietsman | Associate Professor
Physics dept. undergraduate student information    
Dr. Randy Heflin | Professor
Dr. John Simonetti | Professor  
Pre-law advising for science majors    
Prof. Anna-Marion Bieri | Director of Science, Technology & Law Program  
Psychology dept. undergraduate student advising information    
Dr. Kurt Hoffman | Director of Undergraduate Studies  
Ms. Cindy Koziol | Undergraduate Advising Coordinator
Statistics dept. undergraduate student advising information    
Stat undergraduate information contact    
Ms. Christina Marie Dillon | Education Support Specialist II

 

Faculty / staff only: We want to steer students to the very valuable undergraduate advising information provided on college and department websites. Please send CORRECTIONS for career advisor names, internship advisor names, and for your website page links for undergraduate advisor listings to:

Catherine Copeland | copeland@vt.edu | (540) 231-6241

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Faculty / staff only: We want to steer students to the very valuable undergraduate advising information provided on college and department websites. Please send CHANGES or CORRECTIONS for career advisor name and for your website page links for undergraduate advisor listings to:

Catherine Copeland copeland@vt.edu
(540) 231-6241