Undergraduate Advising

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. Appointments outside general hours are made on a case-by-case basis. 

 Advising Appointments

  • If you are coming in-person for an advising appointment, we request that you please bring and wear a mask while in the advising offices and observe the 6-foot social distancing guidelines.
  • Advising appointments can be made for in-person, phone, or through Microsoft Teams virtual calls. Students may schedule with any academic advisor to discuss the CS, IT, CGDD or SWE majors/minors or the Applied Statistics & Analytics minor. Please go to Schedule an Appointment to find our available times.


Drop-In Availability

We request that you please bring and wear a mask while in the advising offices and observe the 6-foot social distancing guidelines.

Our next drop-in dates are:

  • March 11, 2022 9am-2pm
  • March 14, 2022 9am-5pm
  • March 15, 2022 9am-5pm
  • March 16, 2022 9am-5pm
  • March 17, 2022 9am-5pm
  • March 18, 2022 10am-2pm
  • March 21, 2022 9am-5pm
  • March 22, 2022 9am-5pm
  • March 23, 2022 9am-5pm
  • March 24, 2022 9am-5pm
  • March 25, 2022 10am-2pm

CCSE Undergraduate Advisors

  • Tamika Blanks headshot over gold background.
    Tamika Blanks


    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.

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    Laura Howell

    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.

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    Ashley McClure


    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.

  • Coming soon!

  • Anna Traykova headshot over gold background.
    Anna Traykova


    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 Waters headshot over a gold background.
    Tynisha Waters


    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.

  • Dr. Michael Franklin

    Phone: 470-578-3253
    Email: dfrank15@kennesaw.edu 
    Location: J 224

  • Dr. Hisham Haddad

    Phone: 470-578-4389
    Email: hhaddad@kennesaw.edu
    Location: J 337

  • Dr. Hossain Shahriar

    Phone: 470-578-3866
    Email: hshahria@kennesaw.edu
    Location: J 336

  • Dr. Yan Huang

    Phone: 470-578-3174
    Location: J-369
  • Dr. Michael Frankel

    Phone: 470-578-2389
    Email: mfranke1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 3009

  • Dr. Selena He

    Phone: 470-578-6039
    Email: she4@kennesaw.edu
    Location: J-338

  • Dr. Michael Franklin

    Phone: 470-578-3253
    Email: dfrank15@kennesaw.edu 
    Location: J 224

  • Dr. Hossain Shahriar

    Phone: 470-578-3866
    Email: hshahria@kennesaw.edu
    Location: J 336

  • Kelley Price

    Phone: 470-578-3592
    Email: kgermain@kennesaw.edu
    Location: House 3203, Room 203

  • Dr. Yan Huang

    Phone: 470-578-3174
    Email: yhuang24@kennesaw.edu 
    Location: J-369