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Academic Advising

Advising is essential to academic progress and student success at Howard University. The advisement experience also helps to prepare students for career and leadership opportunities after graduation.

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Role of an Advisor

The role of the academic advisor extends beyond course and program scheduling. Advisors can assist the student with virtually all aspects of the academic experience and provide information regarding campus resources as needed. Some of the specific responsibilities of academic advisors include but are not limited to:

  • Assistance with goal setting
  • Assistance with personal growth and career development
  • Selection of educational program
  • Monitoring academic progress
  • Clarification of academic and institutional policies
  • Assistance with academic issues
  • Assistance with personal concerns
  • Navigation within the campus environment
  • Assistance with campus resource identification & utilization
  • Assistance with financial matters

When to See an Advisor

You are urged to contact your advisor on any matters related to your educational progress. You are responsible for helping your advisor help you by sharing essential information about your academic progress, strengths, weaknesses, interests, and goals. All students must report to their advisor prior to every General Registration period. Ideally, students should see their advisors at least three times per semester, at the beginning, near the mid-term, and at the conclusion of the semester.

All advisor sessions should be documented. Student should seek out advisor assistance any time they are experiencing a problem or have outstanding issues. Students are discouraged from registering for courses without consultation and advisor approval of their academic program.

What to Expect of Your Advisor

Students have a right to expect their advisor to:

  • Have posted reasonable office hours of availability throughout the academic semester
  • Maintain appointments with students on a timely basis
  • Be knowledgeable about educational program requirements, curriculum, and professional and career opportunities within their field of expertise
  • Be knowledgeable about academic requirements, institutional policies and procedures to ensure academic success
  • Seek information they do not know or refer you to the appropriate campus resources as needed

What Your Advisor Expects of You

Students have a responsibility to:

  • Read and understand the academic policies and procedures contained in official Howard University publications and on its official website
  • Consult with their advisors during registration periods for course scheduling and any program modification
  • Inform their advisor of any academic difficulties, program or career changes
  • Maintain scheduled appointments with their advisors and be prepared for advisement sessions with any supporting documentation or materials which could assist the advisor
  • Provide advisors with feedback and follow through on advisor recommendations as needed

Finding an Academic Advisor

Students enrolled in all undergraduate schools and colleges are assigned advisors to assist them in planning and following a given educational program of study. An advisor’s assistance is invaluable in helping students define a given program of study or career goal.

If you have declared a major, see the advisory/registration information and the name of the advisor in the tables below.

If your major is undecided, go to the Advisory Center, Office of Student Services/College of Arts and Sciences, or Dean’s Office in your school/college for a consultation.

Students in graduate and professional schools are also required to utilize their academic advisors as assigned in progress towards completion of their educational programs.

The advisor’s signature is required on all registration cards, change of program forms and related academic forms.

Arts & Science

See COAS Advising Webpage

Business

Name Special
Information
Telephone Fax
Mr. Samuel S. Paschall, Esq., Associate Dean - Office of Student Affairs All SB Students 202-806-1577 Fax: 202-986-3859
Ms. Karen Hampton Academic Advisor - Office of Student Affairs/Student Advisory Center 202-806-1575 Fax: 202-806-4907
Ms. Tyana Wilson Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator/Academic Advisor - Office of Student Affairs 202-806-1504 Fax: 202-806-4907

Communications

Name Special
Information
Telephone Fax
Ms. Bernadette Williams A-E/All SR 202-806-4044 202-986-2911
Mr. Lincoln Brown Jr F-Z 202-806-7355 202-986-2911

Engineering, Architecture & Computer Sciences

Name Special
Information
Telephone Fax
Dr. Ramesh Chawla
Chemical Engineering
ChE Students 202-806-6624 202-806-4635
Dr. Kimberly Jones
Civil Engineering
CE Students 202-806-6570 202-806-5271
Dr. Mohammed Chouikha
Electrical Engineering
EE Students 202-806-6585 202-806-6588
Dr. Sonya Smith
Mechanical Engineering
ME Students 202-806-6600 202-4831396
Dr. Legand Burge
Systems & Computer Sci
SCS Students 202-806-6595 202-806-4531
Mr. Edward Dunson
Architecture
All Arch Students 202-806-7424 202-462-2158

Education

See School of Education Advising Webpage

Allied Health Sciences

Name Special
Information
Telephone Fax
Ms Charmaine McKie
Nursing
All NS Students 202-806-4859 202-806-5958
Dr Marguerite Neita
Allied Health
Clinical Laboratory Sc Students  202-806-5632  202-806-7918
Dr Richard Levinson
Allied Health
Health Management Sc Students  202-806-5776  202-667-0959
Dr Thelma Baker
Allied Health
Nutritional Sc Students 202-806-5648  202-806-9233
Dr Shirley Jackson
Allied Health
Occupational Therapy Students  202-806-5695  202-806-7918
Dr Iwona Kasior-Szerszen
Allied Health
Physical Therapy Students 202-806-4940  202-806-7918
Ms Karen Wright
Allied Health
Physician Assistant Students 202-806-6012  202-806-7918
Ms Adrienne Harrison
Allied Health
Radiation Therapy Students 202-806-5920  202-806-7918

Nursing

Name Special
Information
Telephone Fax
Ms Charmaine McKie
Nursing
All NS Students 202-806-4859 202-806-5958
Dr Marguerite Neita
Allied Health
Clinical Laboratory Sc Students  202-806-5632  202-806-7918
Dr Richard Levinson
Allied Health
Health Management Sc Students  202-806-5776  202-667-0959
Dr Thelma Baker
Allied Health
Nutritional Sc Students 202-806-5648  202-806-9233
Dr Shirley Jackson
Allied Health
Occupational Therapy Students  202-806-5695  202-806-7918
Dr Iwona Kasior-Szerszen
Allied Health
Physical Therapy Students 202-806-4940  202-806-7918
Ms Karen Wright
Allied Health
Physician Assistant Students 202-806-6012  202-806-7918
Ms Adrienne Harrison
Allied Health
Radiation Therapy Students 202-806-5920  202-806-7918

Pharmacy

Name Special
Information
Telephone Fax
Dr Daphne Bernard All PharmD. Students 202-806-6530