Departmental Course Equivalency Advisors

This is a comprehensive list of Department Chairs for each major/minor offered at GVSU. Majors and minors are organized by College. 

College of Community and Public Service

Department

Department Contact

Preferred Method of Contact

E-mail Address

Campus Address

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Mike Sciarini

Email

sciarinm@gvsu.edu

218C DeVos Center

Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Public and Nonprofit Administration, Social Work 

CCPS Advising Center

Email or submit in-person

ccpsadvisor@gvsu.edu

321C DeVos Center

College of Education

Department

Department Contact

Preferred Method of Contact

E-mail Address

Campus Address

Education

Sherie Klee

Email

willishe@gvsu.edu

465 C DeVos

Spanish Endorsement

Maria Fidalgo or Michael Vrooman

Via E-mail by the student to the department contact.

vroomanm@gvsu.eduor fidalgom@gvsu.edu

B-2-230 Mackinac Hall/ B-2-263 Mackinac Hall

College of Health Professions

Department

Department Contact

Preferred Method of Contact

E-mail Address

Campus Address

Allied Health Sciences (General)

Chad Sutliffe

Email

sutlifch@gvsu.edu

500 Layfayette, Suite 106 

Cardiovascular  & Diagnostic Medical Sonography 

 Randy Wyble

Email or submit in-person

wybler@gvsu.edu

426 Cook - DeVos Center for Health Science

Health Information Management

Darlene Zwart

Email

zwartda@gvsu.edu

113 Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences

Medical Laboratory Science

Darlene Zwart

Email

zwartda@gvsu.edu

113 Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences

Pre-physical Therapy

Dan Vaughn

Email or submit in-person

vaughnd@gvsu.edu

260 Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences 

Pre-physician Assistant Studies

 Andrew Booth

Email or submit in-person

bootha@gvsu.edu 

220 Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences 

Radiation Therapy

Randy Wyble

Email or submit in-person

wybler@gvsu.edu

426 Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences

Therapeutic Recreation

Dawn De Vries

Email or submit in person

devridaw@gvsu.edu 

429 Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall 

Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Department

Department Contact

Preferred Method of Contact

E-mail Address

Campus Address

Human Rights

Richard Hiskes 

Email

hiskesr@gvsu.edu 

224 Lake Ontario Hall 

Digital Studies

Laurence José

Email

josel@gvsu.edu 

167 Lake Michigan Hall

Liberal Studies

Jen Jameslyn

Submit in-person

jameslyj@gvsu.edu

135 Lake Michigan Hall

Environmental Studies or Sustainable Food Systems Certificate

Kelly Parker

Email

parkerk@gvsu.edu 

B-3-200 Mackinac Hall

Intercultural Training Certificate

Melanie Shell-Weiss

Submit in-person

shellm@gvsu.edu

324 Lake Ontario Hall

Religious Studies

Brent Smith - Interim Coordinator

Email or submit in-person

smithbr@gvsu.edu

247 Lake Ontario Hall

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or LGBTQ Studies

Danielle Demuth

Email or submit in-person

demuthd@gvsu.edu

218 Lake Ontario Hall

African/African American Studies 

Vandana Pednekar-Magal

AND

Ayana Weekley

Email

pednekav@gvsu.edu

weekleya@gvsu.edu  

 

109 Lake Ontario Hall

Chinese Studies or East Asian Studies

Yan Liang

Email

robinjer@gvsu.edu

105 Lake Ontario Hall

Latin American and Latino/a Studies

Vandana Pednekar-Magal

AND

David Stark

Email

pednekav@gvsu.edu  starkd@gvsu.edu

109 Lake Ontario Hall

Middle East Studies

Vandana Pednekar-Magal

AND

Majd Al-Malah 

Email

pednekav@gvsu.edu 

almallam@gvsu.edu 

 

109 Lake Ontario Hall

Global Studies

Vandana Pednekar-Magal

Email

pednekav@gvsu.edu 

109 Lake Ontario Hall

Global Studies and Social Impact 

Andrew J. Schlewitz

Email

schlewia@gvsu.edu

103 Lake Ontario Hall 

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department

Department Contact

Preferred Method of Contact

E-mail Address

Campus Address

Anthropology

Heather Van Wormer

Email

vanwormh@gvsu.edu

221 LMH

Biology

Neil MacDonald

Submit in-person

macdonan@gvsu.edu

212 Henry Hall

Biomedical Sciences

Debra Burg

Email and/or in-person

burgd@gvsu.edu

221 Henry Hall

Cell & Molecular Biology

Mark Staves

Email or submit in-person

stavesm@gvsu.edu

211 Henry Hall

Chemistry

Dr. David Leonard

Email

leonardd@gvsu.edu

312 Padnos Hall of Science 

Classics

Melissa Morison

Submit in-person (email in advance to set up the meeting)

morisonm@gvsu.edu

260 Lake Huron Hall 

English

Brian White

Email

whiteb@gvsu.edu

233 Lake Huron Hall 

English Education

Amy Masko

Call English Department 616-331-3400 to make an appointment 

maskoa@gvsu.edu

230 Lake Huron Hall 

Linguistics

Laura Vanderbroek

Call English Department 616-331-3400 to make an appointment 

vanderbl@gvsu.edu

230 Lake Huron Hall 

Geography & Sustainable Planning

Jeroen Wagendorp

Email or submit in-person

wagendoj@gvsu.edu

B-4-105 Mackinac Hall

Geology & Earth Science

Virginia Peterson

Email or submit in-person

petersvi@gvsu.edu

Padnos Hall of Science # 118

History

William Morison (or Carolyn Shapiro-Shapin in William's absence)

Email

morisonw@gvsu.edu

shapiroc@gvsu.edu

D-1-154 Mackinac Hall

D-1-220 Mackinac Hall

Honors College

Kelly McDonell

Email

mcdoneke@gvsu.edu

120 Niemeyer

Integrated Science Program

Jennifer Jameslyn

Email

jameslyj@gvsu.edu

133 LMH

International Relations

Polly Diven

Email

divenp@gvsu.edu 

1107 Au Sable Hall 

Mathematics

Sandra Snyder

Email

snydersa@gvsu.edu

A-2-178 Mackinac Hall 

Movement Science (Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical Education or Sport Leadership)

Christina Beaudoin

Email or submit in-person

beaudoic@gvsu.edu

B-2-235 Mackinac Hall

Natural Resource Management

Neil MacDonald

Email or submit in-person

macdonan@gvsu.edu

3300a Kindschi Hall of Science 

Occupational Science & Therapy

Susan Cleghorn

Email

cleghors@gvsu.edu

RFH 204H

Philosophy

John Uglietta

Email

ugliettj@gvsu.edu 

B-3-209 Mackinac Hall 

Political Science

Darren Walhof

Email and/or in-person

walhofd@gvsu.edu

11126 AuSable Hall

Psychology

Benjamin Swets

Email

swetsb@gvsu.edu

2217 Au Sable Hall

Sociology

George Lundskow

Email

lundskog@gvsu.edu

2172d Au Sable Hall 

Statistics

Paul Stephenson

Email or submit in-person

stephenp@gvsu.edu

A1170 Mackinac Hall

Writing

Writing advisor & cc: Christopher Toth

Email and/or in-person

tothc@gvsu.edu

326 Lake Ontario Hall 

School of Communications

Department

Department

Department Contact

Preferred Method of Contact

E-mail Address

Campus Address

Communication Studies

Jonathan Hodge

Email

hodgejo@gvsu.edu

107 Lake Michigan Hall 

Health Communication

Haiying Kong

Submit in-person

kongh@gvsu.edu

124 Lake Superior Hall

Advertising and Public Relations

Tim Penning

Email

penningt@gvsu.edu

124 Lake Superior Hall

Multimedia Journalism

Len O'Kelly 

Submit in-person

okellyle@gvsu.edu 

283 Lake Superior Hall 

*Alternate Contact

Jonathan Hodge 

Email

hodgejo@gvsu.edu

107 Lake Michigan Hall 

Modern Languages & Literature

Department

Department Contact

Preferred Method of Contact

E-mail Address

Campus Address

Arabic

Majd Al-Mallah

Via E-mail by the student to the department contact.

almallam@gvsu.edu 

B-2-247 Mackinac Hall 

Chinese

Yan Liang

Via E-mail by the student to the department contact.

liangya@gvsu.edu

D-2-144 Mackinac Hall 

French

Anne Caillaud

Via E-mail by the student to the department contact.

caillaua@gvsu.edu

B-3-243 Mackinac Hall

German

Donovan Anderson

Via E-mail by the student to the department contact.

andersdo@gvsu.edu

B-2-251 Mackinac Hall 

Italian

Gisella Licari

Via E-mail by the student to the department contact.

licarig@gvsu.edu 

B-2-236 Mackinac Hall

Japanese

Jeremy Robinson

Via E-mail by the student to the department contact.

robinjer@gvsu.edu

MAK B-2-243

Spanish majors/minors

Jason Yancey

Via E-mail by the student to the department contact.

yanceyj@gvsu.edu 

D-2-134 Mackinac Hall

Lower level Spanish courses

Laura Fox

Email and/or in-person

foxl@gvsu.edu

D-2-128 Mackinac Hall

Russian

Jeremy Robinson

Via E-mail by the student to the department contact.

robinjer@gvsu.edu

B-2-247 Mackinac Hall 

Department of Music, Theatre & Dance

Department

Department Contact

Preferred Method of Contact

E-mail Address

Campus Address

Music

 Beth Gibbs

Email

gibbsb@gvsu.edu

1322 HCPA

Theatre

Beth Gibbs

Email

gibbsb@gvsu.edu

1322 HCPA

Dance

Beth Gibbs

Email

gibbsb@gvsu.edu

1322 HCPA 

Department of Visual and Media Arts

Department

Department Contact

Preferred Method of Contact

E-mail Address

Campus Address

Art Education

Kati Zaszlazik or Hsiao -Ping Chen

Email

zaszlavk@gvsu.edu or chenh@gvsu.edu

1113 Calder or 1121 Calder

Art History

Sigrid Danielson or Kirsten Strom

Email

danielsi@gvsu.edu or stromk@gvsu.edu

1118 Calder or 1116 Calder (students need to make an appointment, I will let them know then)

Art & Design (Graphic Design, Illustration, Ceramics, Jewelry & Metals, Print Making, Sculpture, Studio Art, Visual Studies)

Katalin Zaszlavik  

Hoon Lee (Studio Art)

Email

zaszlavk@gvsu.edu

leeho@gvsu.edu 

1113 Calder Art Center

1402 Calder Art Center

Photography

Stafford Smith

Email

smithsta@gvsu.edu

215 Lake Superior Hall

Film & Video

Kim Roberts

Submit in-person

robertsk@gvsu.edu

218 Lake Superior Hall

Kirkhof College of Nursing

Department

Department Contact

Preferred Method of Contact

E-mail Address

Campus Address

Nursing

Patti Townsend

Submit in-person

townsenp@gvsu.edu 

300 Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences

Padnos College of Engineering and Computing

Department

Department Contact

Preferred Method of Contact

E-mail Address

Campus Address

Engineering

Wael Mokhtar

Email or submit in-person

mokhtarw@gvsu.edu

136 Kennedy Hall of Engineering

Computing & Information Systems

Paul Leidig

Email 

leidig@gvsu.edu 

MAK C-2100

Occupational Safety & Health Management

Dave Huizen

Email

huizend@gvsu.edu

618 F Eberhard Center

Seidman College of Business

Department

Department Contact

Preferred Method of Contact

E-mail Address

Campus Address

Business: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, International Business, and Marketing

Joy Gianakura (temporary contact)

Email

gianakuj@gvsu.edu 

1041 L William Seidman Center

Department

Faculty Internship/CO-OP Contact

Career Center Contact

Accounting

Rita Grant

Lori Staggs

Advertising & Public Relations

Peggy Howard

Lisa Knapp

African & African American Studies

Louis Moore

Lisa Knapp

Allied Health Science

Alisha Davis

Stephanie DombrowskiMeghan Veltri

Anthropology 

Tara Hefferan

Grace Pushman

Art & Design

Virginia Jenkins

Lisa Knapp

Biostatistics 

Bob Downer

Stephanie Dombrowski

Biology/Natural Resource Management

Neil MacDonald 

Stephanie DombrowskiMeghan Veltri

Biomedical Sciences

Debra Burg

Stephanie DombrowskiMeghan Veltri

Broadcasting

Len O'Kelly

Lisa Knapp

Business

Tami Kraker

Megan Riksen

Cell & Molecular Biology

Mark Staves

Stephanie DombrowskiMeghan Veltri

Chemistry

Dalila Kovacs

Stephanie DombrowskiMeghan Veltri

Communication 

Lorie Jager

Lisa Knapp

Computer Science

Joseph Hornik

Chris Babbitt

Criminal Justice

Brian Johnson

Carlos Martinez

East Asian and Chinese Studies

Jeremy Robinson

Lisa Knapp

Economics 

Tami Kraker

Megan Riksen

Engineering

Diane LaFreniere

Chris Babbitt

English

Ashley Shannon

Lisa Knapp

Environmental Studies

Kelly Parker

Lisa Knapp

Exercise Science

Heather Peddie

Stephanie Dombrowski/ Meghan Veltri

Film/Video

Suzanne Zack

Lisa Knapp

Finance

Tami Kraker

Lori Staggs

Geography and Sustainable Planning

Elena Lioubimtseva

Carlos Martinez

Geology

Virginia Peterson

Stephanie Dombrowski /Meghan Veltri

Global Studies and Social Impact

Andy Schlewitz

Lisa Knapp

Health Communication

Lorie Jager

Lisa Knapp

History

Matthew Daley

Carlos Martinez

Hospitality Tourism Management

Amanda Stansbie 

Megan Riksen

Human Resources

Tami Kraker

Megan Riksen/Lori Staggs

Human Rights

Richard Hiskes

Lisa Knapp

Information Systems

Joe Hornik

Chris Babbitt

Information Technology

Joe Hornik

Chris Babbitt

International Business

Tami Kraker

Megan Riksen

International Relations

Polly Diven

Carlos Martinez

Multimedia Journalism

Larry Beery

Lisa Knapp

Latin American and Latino/a Studies

David Stark

Lisa Knapp

Legal Studies

Diana Lamphiere

Carlos Martinez

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies- Holland

Liberal Studies- Muskegon

Liberal Studies- Traverse City 

Denise Goerisch

Denise Goerisch

Denise Goerisch

Kate Fairman 

Lisa Knapp

Management 

Tami Kraker

Lori Staggs

Marketing

Tami Kraker

Megan Riksen

Mathematics

Feryal Alayont

Chris Babbitt

Medical and Bioinformatics 

Guenter Tusch 

Chris Babbitt

Medical Laboratory Science

Jeanne Stoddard

Stephanie Dombrowski/ Meghan Veltri

Middle Eastern Studies

Coeli Fitzpatrick

Lisa Knapp

Modern Languages & Literatures 

Zulema Moret 

Grace Pushman

Occupational Safety and Health Management  

 

Derek McCormick 

Chris Babbitt

Operations Management 

Tami Kraker

Lori Staggs

Parallel Planning

 

Meghan Veltri

Photography

Stafford Smith

Lisa Knapp

Physics

Joshua Veazey

Chris Babbitt

Political Science

Donald Zinman

Carlos Martinez

Psychology 

Robert Hendersen

Rachel Becklin

Public and Nonprofit Administration 

Quincy Williams

Carlos Martinez

Religious Studies

Sarah King

Lisa Knapp

Social Work

BSW: Kathleen Scheuerle

MSW: Deborah Ronk

Grace Pushman

Sociology 

Dennis Malaret

Grace Pushman

Statistics 

Paul Stephenson 

Chris Babbitt

Supply Chain

Tami Kraker

Lori Staggs

Theatre 

Al Sheffield 

 

Rachel Becklin

Therapeutic Recreation

Susan Sunden

Stephanie Dombrowski/ Meghan Veltri

Exploring Students

 

Brian Bossick / Nick Debernardi / Dayna Phillips

Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Anne Caillaud

Grace Pushman

Writing

Dauvan Mulally 

Lisa Knapp



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