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For appointments, students may use Starfish to schedule a meeting with an adviser. For questions, 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 Hours: First Week of Classes Fall 2018 (Aug. 20-24)

Monday through Friday: 1-3 p.m.

Tuesday and Friday: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Walk-in/Drop-in Advising Hours: Fall 2018 (Aug. 27-Dec. 14)

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.  Walk-in advising can be done in person or by phone.  We are here to help!

Tuesday: 1-3 p.m.

Wednesday: 1-3 p.m.

Thursday: 1-3 p.m.

Friday: 1-3 p.m.

Key People in the Advising Office


Michael Dann

  • Assistant Teaching Professor


Barbara DeHart

  • Director of Undergraduate Biology Advising,
  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Human Anatomy


Glenna Malcolm

  • Assistant Teaching Professor


Kim Nelson

  • Teaching Professor of Biology


Brittany Teller

  • Assistant Teaching Professor

(814) 865-2329

Leana Topper

  • Associate Teaching Professor


Peter Trenham

  • Assistant Teaching Professor &
  • Academic Adviser

(814) 863-4660

Adrianne Vasey

  • Assistant Teaching Professor


John Waters

  • Associate Teaching Professor, Biology and Anthropology
  • Associate Head, Biology Undergraduate Education

(814) 863-1154

Denise Woodward

  • Associate Teaching Professor