Mentors

The “Friends of First-Gen” Mentoring Community is a diverse group of faculty and professional staff who are committed to mentoring first-gen students. It is the role of the mentor to help ease transition by taking an interest in their mentee’s success and acting as an advocate in times of need. Mentors also serve as a liaison for students, connecting them with resources that can help them thrive at KSU and beyond.

If you are a student looking for a mentor, use this list to help you identify individuals you are interested in working with, and send a polite, personalized email (or call) to inquire about a meeting. If you are interested in serving as a faculty or staff mentor, please contact Dr. Danelle Dyckhoff Stelzriede at ddyckhof@kennesaw.edu.

  • Megan Adams

    Assistant Professor of Reading Education

    Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education

  • Andy Altizer

    Director of the Office of Emergency Management and Part-Time Instructor of Higher Education

    Public Safety/Campus Police (Non-Emergencies)

  • Victoria Armour-Hileman

    Lecturer of English

    Department of English

  • Holly Arnold

    Part-Time Assistant Professor of TESOL

    Department of Inclusive Education

  • Joshua Azriel

    Interim Associate Director of Graduate Studies and Development and Professor of Communication

    School of Communication and Media

  • Vanessa Bard

    Academic Advisor

    College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Office of the Dean

  • Hilary Battle

    Academic Advisor

    Honors College

  • Ann Bennett

    Assistant Professor of Reading Education

    Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education

  • Olaf Berwald

    Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Professor of German

    Department of Foreign Languages

  • Karen Boettler

    Assistant Director of Student Leadership Development and Part-Time Instructor of Psychology

    Center for Student Leadership

  • Cathy Bradford

    Director of Learning Communities and Part-Time Instructor of Education

    Department of First-Year and Transition Studies

  • Angelyne Brown

    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership

    Department of First-Year and Transition Studies

  • Sharon Brownlow

    Director of Parent and Family Programs and Part-Time Instructor of Education

    Parent and Family Association

  • Amy Buddie

    Director of Undergraduate Research and Professor of Psychology

    Office of Research

  • Theodore Bullard

    Lecturer of Organizational Leadership

    Department of First-Year and Transition Studies

  • Marcela Cadavid

    Enrollment Services Specialist

    Recruitment, Retention, and Progression to Graduation Program for Hispanic and Latino Students

  • Kyra Calhoun

    Graduation Coach and Part-Time Instructor of Higher Education

    Department of First-Year and Transition Studies

  • Marshal Chaifetz

    CHSS Grants and Contracts Coordinator and Clinical Associate Professor of Public Administration and Law

    Department of Political Science and International Affairs

  • Christine Collins

    Student Services Associate IV

    College of the Arts, Office of the Dean

  • Jeff Cooper

    Director of Residence Life

    Housing and Residence Life

  • Kimberly Cortes

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry Education

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Shelli Cossel

    Counseling Professional

    Student Success Services

  • Chelsea Craig

    Administrative Specialist

    University College, Academic Support Initiatives

  • Judy Craven

    Director of Engagement and Outreach and Part-Time Instructor of Education

    Center for Student Leadership

  • Loretta Daniels

    Director of Graduate Communications and Strategic Planning and Part-Time Instructor of Conflict Management

    Graduate College, Office of the Dean

  • LaTiffany Davis

    Learning Commons Librarian and Librarian Assistant Professor

    Horace W. Sturgis Library

  • Danelle Dyckhoff Stelzriede

    Assistant Director of Learning Communities and Assistant Professor of English

    Department of First-Year and Transition Studies

  • Katherine Emslie

    Education Abroad Program Coordinator

    International Programs

  • Angela Evans

    Executive Director of Undergraduate Programs and Assistant Professor of Education

    Coles College of Business, Undergraduate Programs

  • Daniel Farr

    Coordinator of Internships for Sociology and Lecturer of Sociology

    Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

  • Jillian Carter Ford

    Associate Professor of Social Studies Education

    Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education

  • Krysta Fry

    Career and Internship Advisor

    Department of Career Planning and Development

  • Ruth Ann Goldfine

    Interim Associate Dean of University College

    University College

  • Linda Golian-Lui

    Library Director, Associate Dean of Library Services, and Librarian Professor of Library Science

    Horace W. Sturgis Library

  • Kasey Harvill

    Assistant Director of Volunteerism and Service Learning Support and Part-Time Instructor of Higher Education

    Department of Student Engagement

  • Lydia Henderson

    Career and Internship Advisor

    Department of Career Planning and Development

  • Antwuan Holloway

    Academic Advisor and Part-Time Instructor of Leadership

    University College, Office of the Dean

  • Lily Jenkins

    Part-Time Instructor of Education

    Department of First-Year and Transition Studies

    • ljenki35@kennesaw.edu
    • (470) 578-2471
  • Lindsay Johnson

    Program Coordinator for Volunteerism

    Volunteerism and Service Learning Support

  • Linda Johnston

    Executive Director of the Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics, and Character and Professor of Conflict Management

    Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics and Character

  • Ryan Keesee

    Manager of Civic Engagement and Service Learning

    Center for Student Leadership

  • Karen Kuhel

    Associate Professor of TESOL and MAT TESOL Program Coordinator

    Department of Inclusive Education

  • Thierry Leger

    Senior Associate Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of French

    College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Natasha Lovelace Habers

    Interim Chair of the Department of First-Year and Transition Studies and Associate Professor of Art

    Department of First-Year and Transition Studies

  • Erik Malewski

    Chief Diversity Officer and Professor of Curriculum Studies

    Office of Diversity and Inclusion

  • Gail Markle

    Coordinator of Sociology and Associate Professor of Sociology

    Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

  • Karen Marks

    Associate Director of Student Advising and Career Development

    Department of Career Planning and Development

  • Kathy Matthews

    Coordinator, First-Year Student Success Advocate Program and Assistant Professor of English

    Department of First-Year and Transition Studies

  • Monica Nandan

    Chair of the Department of Social Work and Human Services and Professor of Social Work and Human Services

    Department of Social Work and Human Services

  • Julie Newell

    Special Assistant to the Provost and Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

  • Shelbee Nguyen

    Assistant Director of First-Year Seminars and Associate Professor of Education

    Department of First-Year and Transition Studies

  • David O'Kelley

    Assistant Professor of Dance

    Department of Dance

  • Tyler Pede

    Academic Advisor and Part-Time Instructor of Political Science and Public Administration

    University College, Office of the Dean

  • Michael Polacek

    Student Services Associate

    Student Success Services, Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery

  • Kandice Porter

    Chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education and Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Physical Education

    Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education

  • Meghan Quinlan

    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Dance

    Department of Dance

  • Stacy Reeves

    Administrative Associate

    Wellstar College Advising Center

  • Yen Rodriguez

    Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Affairs and Part-Time Instructor of American Studies

    Department of Student Engagement

  • Jenna Sample

    Associate Registrar, Records Management and Student Services

    Enrollment Services, Registrar and Records

  • Cynthia Schmelzer

    Institutional Research Analyst

    Office of Institutional Effectiveness

  • Nicole Simmons

    Program Coordinator, Outreach and Programming

    Department of Student Engagement

  • Jennifer Smallwood

    Career Coach/Assistant to Program Director and Part-Time Instructor of Business Administration

    Coles College of Business, Office of the Dean

  • M'Lyn Spinks

    Part-Time Instructor of Nursing

    Wellstar School of Nursing

  • Salazec Spratling

    Academic Adviser and Part-Time Instructor of Higher Education

    University College, Office of the Dean

  • Marcy Stidum

    Associate Director of Counseling and Director of C.A.R.E. Center

    Student Success Services

  • Lori Trahan

    Associate Director, Operations and Employer Management

    Department of Career Planning and Development

  • Nirmal Trivedi

    Director of First-Year Seminars and Assistant Professor of English

    Department of First-Year and Transition Studies

  • Lewis VanBrackle III

    Chair of the Department of Statistics and Analytical Sciences and Professor of Mathematics

    Department of Statistics and Analytical Sciences

  • Anete Vasquez

    Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

    Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education

  • Seneca Vaught

    Associate Professor of History

    Department of History and Philosophy

  • Jennifer Wells

    Director of Assessment and Assistant Professor of Higher Education

    Department of First-Year and Transition Studies

  • Yvonne Wichman

    Part-Time Instructor of English

    Department of English

  • Kathryn Wilhite

    Academic Program Specialist

    Honors College

  • Thomas J. Yannuzzi

    Executive Director and Part-Time Assistant Professor of Education

    Center for Student Leadership

  • Beth Anne Youngblood

    Academic Advisor

    College of Computing and Software Engineering, Office of the Dean

 

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