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FOR APPOINTMENTS PLEASE CALL 814-865-2329 or send an email to Anyone interested in the Biology major or minor can schedule an appointment with any adviser. For those intending to major in Biology we recommend meeting with an adviser each semester.


We are located on the 2nd floor of the Ritenour Building. The reception area is Room 248A.  It is helpful to bring a transcript, degree audit, or advising notes from any previous advising appointments.

Walk-in/Drop-in Advising Fall 2017

Walk-in Advising is useful for quick questions. If you have more than two items or issues to discuss, please call our office and schedule a full 30 minute appointment to better serve your needs.

Tuesdays 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Fridays 1:00 - 3:00 PM


Key People in the Advising Office


Barbara DeHart

  • Director of Undergraduate Biology Advising,
  • Instructor for Human Anatomy


Christine Mellace

  • Administrative Assistant, Biology Advising

(814) 865-2329

Kim Nelson

  • Senior Lecturer II


Peter Trenham

  • Lecturer and Academic Adviser

(814) 863-4660

John Waters

  • Associate Teaching Professor, Anatomy and Physiology
  • Associate Head, Biology Undergraduate Education

(814) 863-1154