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 Development Center.

For general questions, call Andrea Smith at 615-904-8567.


Dr. Brad Baumgardner
Advising Manager

Music (except Music Industry)

Religious Studies

Jones Hall 151


Heather Boyett
Academic Advisor

Jones Hall 114

 Sarah Morris Portrait

Sarah Morris
Academic Advisor

Communication (M-Z)
Theatre & Dance

Jones Hall 113

 Ella Weaver

Ella Weaver
Internship Coordinator

Jones Hall 161


Karen Austin
Academic Advisor

Academic Focus
Art (A-M)
Communication (A-L)
Music Industry
Sociology (A-M)

Jones Hall 115

Christina-nn Graves

Dr. Christina-Ann Graves
Academic Advisor

Anthropology (N-Z)
Art (N-Z)
Sociology (N-Z)

Jones Hall 112


Peggy Slater
Graduation Coordinator

Jones Hall 163

Nichole Poe 

Nichole Poe
Academic Advisor

Africana Studies (A-L)
English (A-L)
History (A-L)

Jones Hall 159




Kerri French-Nelson

Kerri French-Nelson
Academic Advisor

Africana Studies (M-Z)
English (M-Z)
History (M-Z)

Jones Hall 159


Andrea Smith

Jones Hall 152
Ja'Net Davis
Academic Advisor

Global Studies / Human Geography (A-L)
International Relations (A-L) 
Political Science (A-L)
French, German, Japanese, & Spanish (A-L)
Jones Hall 117

 Lyle Morgan Portrait

Lyle Morgan
Academic Advisor

Global Studies / Human Geography (M-Z)
International Relations (M-Z) 
Political Science (M-Z)
French, German, Japanese, & Spanish (M-Z)
Jones Hall 108