College of Liberal Arts Advising

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The College of Liberal Arts realizes that competent and caring advisors are an essential part of a college student's academic success. We encourage you to find your advisor and meet with him or her regularly. This will not only help your academic progress but can provide you valuable insight on careers or further educational opportunities.

We have designed this page so that students, faculty, and staff have advising information and links to resources in a centralized location. We hope that you use these resources along with regular visits with your advisor.

If you have declared a major, please contact the department secretary and ask to be assigned a faculty advisor. For more information on declaring a major please click here.

If you are a current CLA student and cannot reach your faculty advisor, please contact your College Advisor assigned to you in Pipeline. If you are a prospective CLA student, please contact the College Academic Advisor below assigned to your major and last name. To make sure that all your forms have been completed for graduation please contact our Graduation Coordinator. For information on careers, help preparing your resume, or practice for interviews please contact the Career Coordinator.

Academic Focus Students:  Please contact Lucy Langworthy.

Dr. Lucy Langworthy

Dr. Lucy Langworthy, Advising Manager
Office:  Jones Hall 151
Phones 615-494-7785

Graduation Coach

Peggy Slater, Graduation Coordinator       
Office:  Jones Hall 163
Phone:  615-898-2787



Advisor, Music

Brad Baumgardner, Advisor
Office:  Jones Hall 113
Phone:  615-494-7649

Advisor - Art and Sociology/Anthropology

Sonja Burk, Advisor
Organization Comm & Comm Studies: A-M
 Philosophy: A-M
Religious Studies: A-M
 Theatre & Dance:  A-M          
Office:  Jones Hall 114
Phone:  615-898-5089

Advisor, FL&L, GS and PS

Erin Coker, Advisor
Organization Comm & Comm Studies: N-Z
 Philosophy: N-Z
 Theatre & Dance:  N-Z  
Religious Studies: N-Z        
Office:  Jones Hall 155
Phone:  615-904-8180

Karen Austin

 Karen Austin, Advisor
Art & Design:   A-M
Sociology/Anthropology:  A-M
Office:  Jones Hall 115
Phone:  615-494-7648


Lucy Langworthy, Advisor
English:  N-Z
History:  N-Z
Office:  Jones Hall 151
Phone:  615-494-7785

Advisor, FL&L, GS and PS

Ja'Net Davis, Advisor
 Foreign Language & Literatures:  A-M
Global Studies & Human Geography: A-M
 Political Science & Int'l Relations: A-M
Phone:  615-494-7651

Christinaann Graves

 Christina-Ann Graves, Advisor
Art & Design:  N-Z
Sociology/Anthropology:  N-Z
Office:  Jones Hall 112
Phone:  615-494-7662

Sarah Perkins 

Sarah Perkins, Advisor

Africana Studies:  A-Z
English:  A-M
History:  A-M
Office:  Jones Hall 119
Phone: 615-494-7652

Advisor - FL&L, GS &CG and PS

Yuchun Schmidt, Advisor
Foreign Language & Literatures: N-Z
Global Studies & Human Geography: N-Z
Political Science & Int'l Relation:  N-Z
Office:  Jones Hall 108
Phone:  615-494-7753