Drop-In Advising Calendar
Office Hours and Location
Please include your student ID number in all advising e-mails.
Appointments are made on a first come, first serve basis. If you are not yet a KSU student, you must come during drop in hours. Appointments outside general hours are made on a case-by-case basis.
- All appointments during this time will be conducted virtually (webcam, microphone and speakers) or on the phone. Please go to Schedule an Appointment to find our available times.
Appointments should be made with an advisor assigned to the first letter of your last name.
Last Name starts with...Advisor(s)
A-DAnna Traykova or Ashley McClure
E-KLaura Howell or Jena Mozley
L-QTynisha Waters or Tamika Blanks
R-ZCathy Moore or Brendan Parsons
- We will not have drop-in availability at this time. If you have a situation that cannot be resolved via virtual, phone appointment, or email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a face-to-face appointment at a future date.
CCSE Undergraduate Advisors
Tamika holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education, with teaching fields in Psychology and Biology, from the University of Alabama and a Master of Science degree in Community Counseling from the University of South Alabama. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Prior to joining the College of Computing and Software Engineering, she served in various roles at colleges and universities in Texas and Indiana. Tamika has 20+ years of comprehensive student services experience within higher education including Admissions & Academic Advising, Recruitment and Retention, Personal Counseling and Crisis Intervention, Career Planning and Program Development. As an educator, she is dedicated to advising and mentoring students as they work toward achieving their goals. It is vital to student success, to help students look at the big picture and develop a plan of action.
Laura has worked as an advisor for over 4 years at both Georgia Southern and Georgia College and has recently joined the CCSE advising team at KSU. She has worked with Engineering, IT, CS, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry majors. Her educational background is in Counseling and Higher Education, and she truly enjoys getting to know students and having the chance to work with them one on one as a guide throughout their college experience. She loves to hear about what all her students are doing both inside and outside the classroom! She is also a planner at heart and enjoys helping students create their own academic, personal and professional plans. When she's not helping students on their academic journeys, she enjoys listening to True Crime Podcasts, reading (feel free to share recommendations), watching NCIS, and hiking. She is here to help you however she can.
Ashley has had the honor of completing both the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology as well as the Master of Science in Information Technology at Southern Polytechnic State University, and thus has the advantage of experience when she talks to current students in Information Technology programs. There is never a question too big or small to ask her. While she is a nerd who loves technology at heart, she also loves working with students to help guide them through their academic careers. She loves to hear about what all of her students are doing and where they want to go with their lives, and she is always curious to hear what games everyone is playing!
In her position as the Student Success Manager for the College of Computing and Software Engineering, she advises part-time, communicates important information to CCSE students, directs the CCSE Advising Team and conducts data analysis to identify and articulate academic trends involving CCSE students. Her ultimate goal is to improve student success not just in CCSE, but at KSU overall.
Cathy received her Bachelor of Applied Arts in Entrepreneurship and her Master of Arts in Sport Administration, both from Central Michigan University. Cathy has been at KSU since 2014, where she started as an intern in Student Athlete Success Services and then moved onto campus to become an academic advisor for the Coles College of Business where she spent almost 5 years. Prior to joining KSU, she worked in 2 athletic internships at Rochester University and the University of Detroit, Mercy, both in her home state of Michigan, after changing career fields out of corporate business.
Cathy was a competitive gymnast much of her life and has been coaching for 17 years. She brings her coaching skills into advising and sees each student as an individual. She truly enjoys working with students and challenges each student to dig deep to help determine what intrinsically motivates them. Through this, she works hard to help students to accomplish all of their goals in the most achievable way possible.
When not at work, Cathy spends time with her husband and 2 kids, a daughter and a son.
Jena received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication and Master of Education in Community/School Counseling from Ohio University. Prior to joining Kennesaw State University, she supported students and families as a Professional School Counselor. Jena's passion for helping students comes from her own experience as a first-generation college student. The support, resources, and mentoring she received while in college was invaluable; she wants to provide the same support and assistance to students to help them navigate through their college experience.
Brendan received his Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in English from the University of Massachusetts Boston. He began his career in higher education working in the Office of Writing Proficiency and the Reading, Writing and Study Strategies Center at UMass Boston. Brendan’s experience in academic support led him to a role as an advisor at the University of New England, in Portland, Maine and most recently at Georgia State University’s University Advisement Center.
Anna is an educator with experience in teaching, advising and adult learning in both offline and online environments. As an undergraduate she explored the fields of history, anthropology, international studies, and environmental studies at the American University in Bulgaria and Columbia University. Her interest in helping people learn took her to an international graduate studies program in Adult Learning and Global Change at Linkoping University in Sweden. Most recently she completed with distinction a NACADA program in Theory and Practice of Academic Advising.
Prior to joining KSU, Anna helped run the Supplemental Instruction Program at Georgia State University. She has been professionally involved with projects of Oregon State University, Sofia University of Forestry, Columbia University, the American University in Bulgaria, and various non-profit education initiatives, including volunteer work for the Fulbright Program.
Her personal experiences and challenges she’s met as a student have shown her the value of good advising. She sees advising as a collaborative, holistic, student-centered endeavor where the advisor’s role is to support students on their personal path to success by helping each and every student become a resilient and efficient independent learner. She'll urge you to be deliberate experimenters in your own learning and provoke you to step out of your comfort zone.
Tynisha received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology/Health and Human Services from the University at Buffalo. Prior to joining KSU, she worked as an admissions counselor, promoting college access and the importance of higher education.
As a first-generation college student, Tynisha knows firsthand how vital it is to have a support system on campus and is dedicated to serving students by helping them reach their personal and educational goals.
"My mission as an academic advisor is to create a safe space for students to express themselves and feel comfortable with seeking help when needed. My goal is to provide guidance while also challenging my students to reach their upmost potential by encouraging them to become independent learners."
Undergraduate Coordinators Contact Information
Undergraduate coordinators are also good advising resources, and e-mail is always the best way to contact them as they have varied office hours.
Current - January 1, 2021: Paola Spoletini; From January 1, 2021: Yan Huang