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. 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. Drop-in advising will be available for 15-minute unscheduled interactions both on-campus (Atrium Building, 2nd Floor, Room J-266) and virtually (via the Microsoft Teams Chat)

Our next drop-in advising periods will be:

Fall 2023 Regular Drop-In Hours

Monday: 9:00am-11:30am
Tuesday: 9:00am-11:30am
Wednesday: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm-4:00pm 
Friday: Appointments Only

CCSE Undergraduate Advisors

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    Denise Barclay

    Denise holds an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies from Rochester Business Institute, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human & Community Services from SUNY Empire State College of New York and Master of Science Degree in School Counseling from Capella University. She is a Licensed School Counselor in the State of New York & Georgia.  

    Born and raised in the New York area, Denise moved to the Atlanta area in 2016.  Prior to joining the College of Computing and Software Engineering, she has had various roles in Real Estate, School Counseling and Academic Advising which has laid a solid foundation for her career as an Academic Advisor.

    Overall, Denise enjoys helping students highlight their strengths and identifying the unique needs of each student to guide them where they will thrive socially, emotionally, and academically.  In her personal time, she enjoys watching and playing sports, vacationing, and spending time with family.

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    Aaron Parker

    Aaron has worked as an advisor for over 4 years at Georgia State and Clayton State University. Aaron is an alumnus of Kennesaw State University and holds a Bachelor of Business from the world-renowned Coles College of Business. Aaron also holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Clark Atlanta University. He strives to be a soundboard for students and assist them as they explore their major & take ownership of their academic goals. Outside the office, Aaron enjoys nature trails and traveling, reading history books, live performances of any kind, and exploring museums.

  • Mark Pilgrim
    Mark Pilgrim


    Mark is a native of Trinidad and Tobago. He is a proud alumnus of Kennesaw State University where he graduated with a B.B.A in Business Management. He continued his education at Georgia Southern University where he obtained his Masters in Higher Education Administration.

    Mark’s education tenure started in 2010 where he was the first Orientation Coordinator for KSU’s Orientation Programs. He is best known for his work with the rebranding of the program, Ignition, that lasted from 2013 to 2019. He truly has a love for his home institution and appreciates the opportunity of being able to give back to an entity that has helped shape who is today.

    Mark’s passion is helping build leaders by cultivating an environment that will challenge the status quo so they can become extraordinary leaders in their communities. His goal is to ensure that students feel not only a sense of pride for Kennesaw State University, but also feel that this the right fit for their higher education journey.

  • Shanoe Smith
    Shanoé Smith

    Shanoé (Sha-Nay) is a proud alumna of Kennesaw State University. She graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Psychology.

    From 2012 to 2021, she worked in retail for Godiva Chocolatier, Inc in multiple positions and locations. During her time as a Retail Boutique Manager at Godiva she trained and led successful teams of up to 15 sales associates.

    In April of 2021, Shanoé joined the College of Computing and Software Engineering's (CCSE) Computer Science Department as the Office Manager. She is excited to now be a part of CCSE's Undergraduate Academic Advising Team as of September 2022. Shanoé is humbled to be able to use her combined work and personal experiences to continue to contribute to the KSU community by advising CCSE students.

    As a former KSU student, Shanoè understands the many stressors and demands that current students may encounter while balancing their courses, extracurricular activities, employment, etc. As a result, her advising strategy will focus on collaborating with her students to create graduation plans that prioritize organization and time management.

    Shanoé enjoys being active in her leisure time. She loves to dance and is a licensed Zumba Instructor.

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    Camille Stringer

    Camille received a dual Bachelors in Business Administration degree studying Managerial Sciences and Risk Management/Insurance from Georgia State University. She has been in the field of academia for over 10 years and has been in advising for seven of them. Camille is an avid reader and states, “I could get lost for hours in the pages of a really good book.”

    In addition, Ms. Stringer has found a love for gardening. Being able to see something so beautifully grand grow from a tiny little seed continues to amaze her. She’s taken what she learned from gardening and has applied it professionally to how she advises students. Each seed requires a different combination of soil, light, and water. In the same notion, each student requires a different combination of guidance, encouragement, and empowerment.

    Camille tends to use a more holistic approach when advising students. She likes to focus on the student as a whole person with her goal being able to help every student succeed academically. Actively listening to students, finding out what their needs are, and providing them with the tools they need to succeed while also planting bits of encouragement and wisdom throughout is what she has found to be beneficial to her students.

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    Montreal Thomas

    Montreal is a Georgia native. He received his Bachelors in Psychology from Albany State University and also holds a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree in Marketing. In his spare time, he enjoys graphic design, photography, and Food Network shows. In addition, he has a hidden talent of quoting monologues, dialogues, and scenes from the Twilight saga.

    The biggest advice he would give to students is to enjoy the college experience. This is arguably the best time of your life & you will create so many memories, long-lasting relationships, and learn how to deal with stress levels. Pace yourself because this educational journey is amazing.

    Finally, he prides himself on exceptional customer service. “I understand students are leaning on me for guidance, information, and resources. I will be as transparent as possible for you gain insight on the process of being successful in the classroom. My approach is from a Developmental Advising standpoint. Therefore, my techniques will assist you in movement and progression.”

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    Le'Cha Tyson

    Le'Cha Tyson is a former Virginia native. She has received her Bachelors degree in Marketing from Georgia Southwestern State University. Prior to her moving to Georgia and joining KSU she worked for Northern Virginia Community College for over 12 years.

    I believe in holistic advising, and providing a safe space for students to share their thoughts fears and goals. My favorite saying is " I am a firm believer that you must share so that I can help you to the best of my ability".

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    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."

  • Miles Winston
    Miles Winston


    Miles is a native of North Carolina. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Winston-Salem State University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. A self-proclaimed student success advocate, Miles has over 14 years of experience working in higher education. His advice to students is to be active, engaged and take time to enjoy the journey.  


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. Joy Li

    Phone: 470-578-7401
    Email: yli49@kennesaw.edu
    Location: J 365

  • Dr. Alan Shaw

    Phone: 470-578-4479
    Email: ashaw8@kennesaw.edu 
    Location: J 385

  • Mr. Donald Privitera

    Phone: 470-578-6099
    Email: dprivit2@kennesaw.edu
    Location: Norton Hall R2-222

  • Dr. Yan Huang

    Phone: 470-578-3174
    Location: J-369
  • Mr. 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. Joy Li

    Phone: 470-578-7401
    Email: yli49@kennesaw.edu 
    Location: J 365

  • Dr. Shirley Tian

    Phone: 470-578-5168
    Email: xtian2@kennesaw.edu
    Location: J 378B

  • 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