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The following is a list of the current undergraduate academic advisors who serve in the KU School of Education Advising Center and meet individually with students both before admission and once they have been admitted into professional programs offered by the KU School of Education:

Coordinator of Advising
785-864-1964
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 218

Kim is coordinator of advising and undergraduate recruitment for the School of Education and advises for Secondary History & Government and Elementary Education. Kim earned her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Global & International Studies and her Master’s degree in Higher Education... more

Brett Doze
Graduate Assistant, Academic Advisor for Sport Management Majors
785-864-0670
Robinson Center, Room 130

Brett is an academic advisor for students studying in the sport management major but can also help with all things HSES. Brett has been a Jayhawk fan since growing up in the small town of Syracuse, Kansas, and then he completed his undergraduate degrees in both history and film and media studies... more

Ella Richards
Pre-Education Advisor
785-864-9616

Ella is a graduate assistant and serves as the academic advisor for all pre-education students. She completed her undergraduate degrees in women, gender, and sexuality studies and human sexuality with minors in psychology and business at the University of Kansas and is currently pursuing her... more

Paula Naughtin
Academic Advisor, UEC, Elementary, Middle Math & Science, HPE Majors, Commencement Coordinator, Editor, Jayhawk Educator Alumni Magazine
785-864-3758
JRP Hall, Room 212
AJ Busard
Academic Advisor for Athletic Training, Community Health & Exercise Science Majors
785-864-9858
Robinson Center, Room 130

AJ is the advising specialist for the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences (HSES). Before he was adopted into the Jayhawk family, he played music in the U.S. Marine Corps and then earned a master’s degree in higher education at Western Illinois University. AJ can help students to... more


Set Up An Advising Appointment

Drop-ins Are Accepted, Appointments Are Preferred
Check in at the KU School of Education Welcome Center (JRP Hall, #208) (map)
Weekdays approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Schedule an appointment 
soeadvising@ku.edu
785-864-9616

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