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Career Advisors for undergraduate majors

Departmental Career Advisors (DCAs) for undergraduate students:

These are faculty and staff in each undergraduate major / department.
The DCA might be different from your academic advisor.
Explore the website for majors/degrees of interest; you'll find a wealth of information.
Consult DCAs for career information related to undergraduate majors.
Some colleges have college-wide coordinators you may consult also.

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

On this page, below:
Career Advisors for undergraduate majors, listed by college:

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

 

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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Dept. of Agricultural & Applied Economics

Agribusiness (B.S.)

Applied Economic Management (B.S.)
Department undergraduate advisors

Dr. Ruth Lytton
Professor | Financial Planning Advisor
204 Latham Hall | (540) 231-6678
rlytton@vt.edu

Dr. Kurt Stephenson
Professor | Advisor for Class of 2014
Undergraduate Coordinator & Career Advisor
312 Hutcheson Hall | (540) 231-5381
kurts@vt.edu

Ms. Frenda Haynie
Undergraduate Professional Advisor
309 Hutcheson Hall | (540) 231-6846
fwall@vt.edu

Dr. Mike Ellerbrock
Professor | Advisor for Class of 2013
218 Hutcheson Hall | (540) 231-7722
mebrock@vt.edu

Dr. Dan Taylor
Professor | Advisor for Class of 2015
202-B Hutcheson Hall | (540) 231-5032
taylord@vt.edu

Agricultural Sciences (B.S.)

Dr. Curtis Friedel
Asst. Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator
268 Litton-Reaves | (540) 231-8177
cfriedel@vt.edu

Agricultural Technology (A.S.)

Dr. Pavli Mykerezi
Director
1420 Litton-Reaves Hall | (540) 231-7950
pmykerez@vt.edu

Animal & Poultry Sciences (B.S.)


Dr. Mike Denbow
Professor

Dr. Ann Dunnington
Professor

Dr. Dan Eversole
Associate Professor

Reach all through Advising Office:
3400 Litton-Reaves Hall | (540) 231-6936
apsc@vt.edu
Biochemistry (B.S.)
(Also offered through College of Science)
Dr. Peter J. Kennelly
Professor and Department Head
105-A Engel Hall | (540) 231-4317
pjkennel@vt.edu
Dept. of Crop & Soil Environmental Sciences

Crop & Soil Sciences (B.S.)

Environmental Science (B.S.)
Dr. Ben Tracy [Crop & Soil Sciences]
335 Smyth Hall | (540) 231-8259
bftracy@vt.edu

Dr. Matt Eick [Environmental Science]
Professor | Env. Sci. Career Advisor
236 Smyth Hall | (540) 231-8943
eick@vt.edu

Jen Stewart, Student Support Coordinator
jen.stewart@vt.edu

Dairy Science (B.S.)

 

Dr. Robert (Bob) James
Professor
2420 Litton-Reaves Hall | (540) 231-4770
jamesre@vt.edu

Dr. Katherine Knowlton
Professor
3290 Litton-Reaves Hall | (540) 231-5287
kknowlto@vt.edu

Food Science & Technology (B.S.)

Dr. Bill Eigel
Associate Professor | Career Advisor
115 Food Sci & Technology Bldg | (540) 231-6877
weigel@vt.edu

Ms. Linda Granata
Undergraduate Program Director
126A Food Sci & Technology Bldg | (540) 231-9570
lgranata@vt.edu
Horticulture (B.S.) Dr. Alex Niemiera
Professor
401A Saunders Hall | (540) 231-6723
niemiera@vt.edu
Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise (B.S.) Ms. Renee Selberg-Eaton
Undergraduate Program Director
325 Wallace Hall | (540) 231-5987
rselberg@vt.edu
College of Architecture and Urban Studies
College coordinator Ms. Jan Wilson
Director of Alumni Relations & Career Services Coordinator
202 Cowgill Hall | (540) 231-1486
wilsonje@vt.edu
Real Estate (B.S)
(interdisciplinary six-college collaboration; housed in College of Architecture & Urban Studies)
Ms. Chelsea Lyles
Manager of Academic Affairs and Business Operations, Virginia Tech Program in Real Estate
430 Bishop-Favrao Hall | (540) 231-6518
clyles@vt.edu
School of Architecture + Design:
Architecture (B.Arch.) Prof. Kathryn Albright
Associate Professor | Chair, Foundation Program
201G Cowgill Hall | (540) 231-2514
kclarke@vt.edu

Prof. Michael Ermann
Associate Professor
404 D Cowgill Hall | (540) 231-1225
mermann@vt.edu

Prof. Steve Thompson
Associate Professor
201 A Cowgill Hall | (540) 231-5383
stthomp2@vt.edu
Industrial Design (B.S.) Prof. Robert Dunay
Professor
Program Director
111 Burchard Hall | (540) 231-5383
dunayr@vt.edu
Interior Design (B.S.) Prof. Greg Tew
Associate Professor | Director of Professional and Industry Relations
201 Cowgill Hall | (540) 231-5383
gtew@vt.edu
Landscape Architecture (B.L.A.) Prof. Brian F. Katen
Program Chair
121-E Burruss Hall | (540) 231-7505
bkaten@vt.edu
School of Public & International Affairs:
Dept. of Urban Affairs & Planning

Public & Urban Affairs (B.A.)

Environmental Policy & Planning (B.S.)
Dr. Diane Zahm
Associate Professor
206 Architecture Annex | (540) 231-7503
dzahm@vt.edu
School of Visual Arts:  
Art History (B.A.)
Studio Arts (B.F.A.)
Visual Communication Design (B.F.A.)
Ms. Betsy Bannan
Director of Advising | Advanced Instructor
115 Henderson Hall | (540) 231-1714
dbannan@vt.edu
Myers-Lawson School of Construction:
Building Construction (B.S.)

(Construction Engr Mgt B.S. offered through College of Engineering)
Ms. Renee Ryan
Academic Coordinator
430 Bishop-Favrao Hall | 540-231-7428
renee.ryan@vt.edu
Pamplin College of Business
College coordinator Mr. Stuart Mease
Undergraduate Director of Career Advancement and Employer Relations, and Liaison to the university's Career Services office
1026 Pamplin Hall | (540) 231-6602
smease@vt.edu

Accounting & Information Systems (B.S.) Dr. Sam Hicks
Associate Professor
3011 Pamplin Hall | (540) 231-6577
shicks@vt.edu
Business Information Technology (B.S.) Dr. Bernard Taylor
Professor | Department Head
1007 Pamplin Hall | (540) 231-7956
betaylo3@vt.edu
Economics ECON (B.S.) through College of Business

(ECAS B.A. also offered through College of Science)
Ms. Erika Perdue
Undergraduate Advisor
3030 Pamplin Hall | (540) 231-7726
eperdue@vt.edu

Dr. Steve Trost
Instructor
3034 Pamplin Hall | (540) 231-4537
strost@vt.edu
Finance (B.S.) Mr. Derek Klock
Assistant Professor of Practice
3066 Pamplin | (540) 231-4419
ddklock@vt.edu
Hospitality & Tourism Mgt (B.S.) Mr. Howard Feiertag
Instructor
Inn at Virginia Tech | (540) 231-9459
howardf@vt.edu
Management (B.S.) Ms. Lorraine Borny
Instructor and Career Advisor
2017 Pamplin Hall | (540) 231-9624
lcborny@vt.edu
Marketing (B.S.) Ms. Donna Wertalik
Instructor
3052 Pamplin Hall | (540) 231-3096
wertalikd@vt.edu
College of Engineering
College coordinators Ms. Christi L. Boone
Director, Academic Support Programs
212 Hancock Hall | (540) 231-9763
chboone2@vt.edu
Engineering Education | first year before major declared Ms. Marlena McGlothlin Lester
Undergraduate Academic & Career Advisor
623 McBryde Hall | (540) 231-2962
marlenal@vt.edu

Ms. Natasha Smith
Undergraduate Academic & Career Advisor
625 McBryde Hall | (540) 231-2225
noliver@vt.edu
Dept. of Aerospace & Ocean Engineering

Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)

Ocean Engineering (B.S.)
Dr. Robert (Bob) Canfield [Aerospace]
Professor | Assistant Department Head for Academic Affairs
215 Randolph Hall | (540) 231-5981
bob.canfield@vt.edu

Dr. Wayne Neu [Ocean]
Associate Professor
226 Randolph Hall | (540) 231-7061
neu@vt.edu

Ms. Madhu Kapania
Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Aerospace & Ocean Engineering
219 C Randolph Hall | (540) 231-6699
mkapania@vt.edu
Biological Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Dr. Mary Leigh Wolfe
Professor | Department Head
200 Seitz Hall | (540) 231-6092
mlwolfe@vt.edu

Dr. Tess Thompson

Assistant Department Head for Undergraduate Studies
213 Seitz Hall | (540) 231-2454
tthompson@vt.edu
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Dr. David Cox
Professor | Interim Department Head
139 Randolph Hall | (540) 231-6829
dfcox@vt.edu

Dr. Aaron Goldstein
Associate Professor | Assistant Department Head for Undergraduate Studies
339 ICTAS Bldg
141 Randolph Hall | (540) 231-3674
goldst@vt.edu
Civil & Environmental Engineering (B.S.) Ms. Kara Lattimer
Academic/Career Advisor
200 Patton Hall | (540) 231-7148
karalatt@vt.edu
Computer Science (B.S.) Ms. Terry Arthur
Academic Advisor
114 McBryde Hall | (540) 231-3984
arthurt@vt.edu

Mr. Greg Farris
Academic and Career Advisor
114 McBryde Hall | (540) 231-4032
gpfarris@vt.edu

Ms. Libby Bradford
Director of External Relations & Undergraduate Studies
114 McBryde Hall | (540) 231-3209
bradfolg@vt.edu
Myers-Lawson School of Construction:
Construction Engineering & Mgt (B.S.)

(Building Construction B.S. offered through College of Architecture & Urban Studies)
Dr. Christine Fiori
Director of Professional & Academic Outreach
330B Bishop-Favrao Hall | (540) 239-3389
cfiori@vt.edu

Ms. Amanda Lucas
Administrative & Program Support
430 Bishop-Favrao Hall | (540) 231-6777
amanda.lucas@vt.edu
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineering (B.S.)

Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Dr. Leslie Pendleton
Director of Student Services
340 Whittemore Hall | (540) 231-8219
pendleton@vt.edu

Ms. Mary Brewer
Academic and Career Advisor
340 Whittemore Hall | (540) 231-4539
taylorm@vt.edu

Ms. Amber Fizzano
Academic and Career Advisor
340 Whittemore Hall | (540) 231-2771
afizzano@vt.edu
Engineering Science & Mechanics (B.S.) Ms. Amanda Stanley
Undergraduate Academic and Career Advisor
225B Norris Hall | (540) 231-4965
agstanle@vt.edu
Industrial & Systems Engineering (B.S.) Ms. Joyce A. Vest
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
(540) 231-6388
vestjs@vt.edu

Ms. Paula Van Curen
Academic & Program Advisor
241 Durham Hall | (540) 231-2364
pcuren@vt.edu
Materials Science & Engineering (B.S.) Ms. Michelle Czamanske
Undergraduate Services Coordinator
302 Collegiate Square | (540) 231-1768
mczamans@vt.edu

Dr. Alex Aning [Composites]

Associate Professor
202 Holden Hall | (540) 231-6849
aaning@vt.edu

Dr. David Clark [General MSE]
Professor | Department Head
213 Holden Hall | (540) 231-6440
dclark@vt.edu

Dr. Robert Hendricks [Electronic Materials]
Professor
302 Collegiate Square | (540) 231-6917
hendrxrw@vt.edu

Dr. William Reynolds [Metallurgical Engr.]
Professor
302 Collegiate Square | (540) 231-6825
reynolds@vt.edu

Dr. Dwight Viehland [Ceramics]
Professor
201 Holden Hall | (540) 231-2276
dviehlan@vt.edu

Dr. Abby Whittington [Biomaterials, Polymer Engr.]
Assistant Professor
210 Holden Hall | (540) 231-0665
awmorgan@vt.edu
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Prof. Linda Vick
Associate Professor of Practice
Departmental Career Advisor
113 Randolph Hall | (540) 231-7747
lvick@vt.edu

Ms. Sarah Deisher
Enrollment Services Specialist
113-A Randolph Hall | (540) 231-8592
murfvt@vt.edu
Mining & Minerals Engineering (B.S.) Dr. Greg Adel
Professor | Department Head
106 Holden Hall | (540) 231-6650
adel@vt.edu
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

LAHS majors and departments

LAHS Dept. Careers Advising & Department Internship Advising

College of Natural Resources and Environment
College coordinators Ms. Stephanie Lang
Coordinator of Academic Advising - Transfer Students
138 Cheatham Hall | (540) 231-3484 slang@vt.edu

Dr. Dean Stauffer
Associate Dean for Academic Programs
138 Cheatham Hall | (540) 231-7349
dstauffe@vt.edu
Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Conservation

Fisheries Science (B.S.)

Wildlife Science (B.S.)
Dr. Brian Murphy [Fisheries]
Professor
146 Cheatham Hall | (540) 231-6959
murphybr@vt.edu

Dr. Jim Parkhurst [Wildlife]
Associate Professor
144 Cheatham | (540) 231-9283
jparkhur@vt.edu
Dept. of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation

Environmental Informatics (B.S.)

Environmental Resources Management (B.S.)

Forestry (B.S.)

Natural Resources Conservation (B.S.)
Dr. Val Thomas  [Environmental Informatics]
Assistant Professor
307-A  Cheatham Hall  (540) 231-0958
thomasv@vt.edu

Dr. Mike Aust  [Environmental Resources Management]
Professor
228-D Cheatham Hall | (540) 231-4523
waust@vt.edu

Dr. Chad Bolding  [Forestry]
Associate Professor
228-A Cheatham Hall    (540) 231-6924
bolding@vt.edu

Dr. Marc Stern  [Natural Resources Conservation]
Associate Professor
304 Cheatham Hall  (540) 231-7418
mjstern@vt.edu
Geography Department:

Geography (B.A.)

Meteorology (B.S.)
Dr. Laurence W. Carstensen
Department Head
107 Major Williams Hall | (540) 231-2600
carstens@vt.edu

Mr. Dave Carroll
Instructor in Meteorology
101 Major Williams Hall | (540) 231-5469
carrolld@vt.edu

Ms. Maureen Deisinger
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
115 Major Williams Hall | (540) 231-6886
mdeising@vt.edu
Sustainable Biomaterials (B.S.) Dr. Audrey Zink-Sharp
Professor | Associate Department Head
230 Cheatham Hall | (540) 231-8853
agzink@vt.edu
College of Science
College coordinators To be updated.
Biochemistry (B.S.)
(Also offered through College of Agriculture & Life Sciences)
Dr. Peter J. Kennelly
Professor and Department Head
105-A Engel Hall | (540) 231-4317
pjkennel@vt.edu
Biological Sciences (B.S.)
Dr. Jack Evans
Director of Undergraduate Advising
2089 Derring Hall | (540) 231-6408
jaevans1@vt.edu

More career and professional advisors
Chemistry (B.A. or B.S.) Ms. Anna Hawthorne
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
301A Davidson Hall | (540) 231-4239
ahawthor@vt.edu

Dr. Gordon Yee
Director of Undergraduate Programs
2103 Hahn Hall South | (540) 231-3090
gyee@vt.edu
Economics ECAS (B.A.) through College of Science

(ECON B.S. also offered through College of Business)
Ms. Erika Perdue
Undergraduate Advisor
3030 Pamplin Hall | (540) 231-7726
eperdue@vt.edu

Dr. Steve Trost
Instructor
3034 Pamplin Hall | (540) 231-4537
strost@vt.edu
Geosciences (B.S.) Dr. Tom Burbey
Associate Professor
3049 A Derring Hall | (540) 231-6696
tjburbey@vt.edu

Dr. Chester J. Weiss
Associate Professor
4068 Derring Hall | (540) 231-3651
cjweiss@vt.edu
Mathematics (B.S.) Dr. Lizette Zietsman
Associate Professor
426 McBryde Hall | (540) 231-2767
lzietsma@vt.edu
Physics (B.A. or B.S.) Dr. Randy Heflin
Professor
107A Robeson Hall | (540) 231-4504
rheflin@vt.edu

Dr. John Simonetti
Professor
319 Robeson Hall | (540) 231-8740
jhs@vt.edu
Psychology (B.S.) Dr. Kurt Hoffman
Director of Undergraduate Studies
123 Williams Hall | (540) 231-4005
khoffma@vt.edu

Ms. Cindy Koziol
Undergraduate Advising Coordinator
109 Williams Hall | (540) 231-8148
ckoziol@vt.edu
Statistics (B.S.) Ms. Christina Marie Dillon
Education Support Specialist II
405-A Hutcheson Hall | (540) 231-5630
chconne1@vt.edu

Faculty / staff only: Send CHANGES or CORRECTIONS to advisor listings to:

Ms. Amy McPherson, amy.mcpherson @ vt.edu
(540) 231-6241

 

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