Coles Advising Team

The Coles College Academic Advising Team includes professional advisors in the Business Undergraduate Advising Center (BB 431) and designated faculty members in each department.

Not sure where to turn?  You should always start with the Advising Center. The professional advisors are the experts on the academic requirements of your Major. They will help you understand the KSU and Coles rules and procedures you must follow in order to obtain your degree. They can also direct you to faculty members or other offices for special situations.

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The Professional Advisors in BB 431

  • Mr. Michael Gabriele
  • Ms. Cathy Jankowski-Moore
  • Ms. Stephanie Robison
  • Ms. Stacey Walkup
  • Ms. Shannon Wanco
  • Mr. Alan Ruehlman, Director of Advising

The faculty members who are official members of the Coles Academic Advising Team can also answer basic questions about academic requirements. But their special expertise is helping you with questions about the content of specific courses and how your Major courses relate to career options. Other faculty members serve as Career Coaches in each department, and they work with students participating in the Hughes Leadership & Career Program. You may also consult with any professor for their insights about the best preparation for your professional goals.

Faculty Advisors, by Department


Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis

Information Systems

Management & Entrepreneurship

Marketing & Professional Sales

Are you an International Business Major?

The International Business Major is an interdisciplinary major housed in the Coles Office for Undergraduate Business Programs. The faculty who teach courses for this Major are located in the five Coles departments identified above. You should work with the professional advisors in the Advising Center for all questions related to your academic requirements. For career-related questions, identify the specific business area(s) you are interested in (e.g., Marketing, Finance) and contact the faculty advisors in those departments to discuss career options. Ask the faculty who teach your international courses about their insights. You may also contact the Coles Senior International Officer, Dr. Sheb True, for help with questions about international careers.