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Please find details below regarding how first-year students are assigned to advisors based on major. Want to learn more about our advisors, or schedule an an appointment? See our list of advisors for more information. 
Academic Cluster Advisor Caseload

Jennifer Davis (Last Names A-K)

Lauren Elliott (Last Names L-Z)

Education  Ed Thornton 
Exploratory Studies

Ed Thornton 

Katie Bourdeau

Fine Arts Susan Watson

Amanda Johnston (Last Names A-K)

Tom Liauba (Last Names L-Z)

Humanities & Social Sciences Andrew Pendleton
Pathfinders & Special Populations Casey Thompson (Pathfinders, School Based Scholars (dual credit in high school), Non-Degree Seeking under 21)
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)

Samantha Dutle (Last Names A - C)

Mark Dvornak (Last Names D - L)

David Sandmann  (Last Names M - Z)

Honors College (First Year) Zelda Hughes-Howard (Honors Students A-Z)
Majors & Programs Assigned Academic Cluster  
3D Digital Design & VFX Humanities & Social Sciences
Accounting, Pre-Major (BSBA) Business
Anthropology Major (BA) Humanities & Social Sciences
Applied Software Engineering STEM
Athletic Training Healthcare
Biological Sciences Major (BS & BA) STEM
Business Information Systems Pre-Major STEM
Chemistry and Biochemistry Major (BA & BS) STEM
Communication Studies Humanities & Social Sciences
Computer Information Technology Major STEM
Computer Science Major STEM
Construction Management Business
Criminal Justice Major (BA) Humanites & Social Sciences
Cybersecurity Major STEM
Data Science Major STEM
Early Childhood Education (Non-Certification to Certification) Education
Early Childhood Education (Non-Certification Track) Pre-Major Education
Early Childhood Education (Teaching Certification) Pre-Major Education
Economics Business
Education, Culture, and Society Major Education
Electrical & Electronics Engineering Technology Major STEM
Electronic Media & Broadcasting Major Humanities & Social Sciences
Elementary Education (P-5) Major Education
Elementary Education Pre-Major Education
Engineering Physics STEM
Engineering Pre-Major STEM
English Major Humanities & Social Sciences
Entrepreneurship Pre-Major (BSBA) Business
Environmental Science Major (BS & BA) STEM
Exercise Science Healthcare
Exploratory Studies Exploratory Studies
Finance Pre-Major (BSBA) Business
French Major Humanities & Social Sciences
General Business Pre-Major (Business Administration) Business
Geology Major (BS) STEM
German Major Humanities & Social Sciences
Global Supply Chain Management Pre-Major (BSBA) Business
Health Communication Major Humanities & Social Sciences
Health Informatics STEM
Health Science Major Healthcare
History Major Humanities & Social Sciences
Honors College (First-Year) Special Populations
Human Resources Management Pre-Major (BSBA) Business
Human Services and Addictions Healthcare
Integrative Studies (AA) and (BA) Humanities & Social Sciences
International Business Pre-Major (BSBA) Business
International Studies  Humanities & Social Sciences
Japanese Major Humanities & Social Sciences
Journalism Major Humanities & Social Sciences
Law Major Humanities & Social Sciences
Library Informatics Major STEM
Management Pre-Major (BSBA) Business
Marketing Pre-Major (BSBA) Business
Mathematics Major STEM
Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Technology STEM
Mechatronics Engineering Technology Major STEM
Middle Grades Education Pre-Major Education
Music Composition Fine Arts
Music Education Pre-Major and Major Fine Arts
Music Major (BA) Fine Arts
Music Performance Major (BM) Fine Arts
Music Pre-Major Fine Arts
Neuroscience Major STEM
NKU Lamp Special Populations
NKU ROCKS Special Populations
Non-Degree Seeking (Students under 21) Special Populations
Nursing Major Traditional Healthcare
Nursing,  Pre-Major BSN / No RN Healthcare
Organizational Leadership Major / Pre-Major Humanities & Social Sciences
Philosophy Major Humanities & Social Sciences
Physical Education & Health Pre-Major Healthcare
Physical Education (Non-Certification Track) Education
Physical Education (Teaching Certification) Education
Physics Major (BS) STEM
Political Science Major (BA) Humanities & Social Sciences
Pre-Dental STEM
Pre-Engineering STEM
Pre-Medical or Physician Assistant STEM
Pre-Medicine STEM
Pre-Optometry STEM
Pre-Pharmacy STEM
Pre-Physical Therapy STEM
Pre-Veterinary Medicine STEM
Pre-Wildlife Management STEM
Psychological Science (BA & BS) STEM
Public Relations Major Humanities & Social Sciences
Radiation Therapy Pre-Major (BS) Healthcare
Radiologic Science Pre-Major / Major (BS) Healthcare
Respiratory Care Pre-Major Healthcare
RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Healthcare
School-Based Scholars (Dual Credit in High School) Special Populations
Secondary Education Education
Social Studies Education Pre-Major Humanities & Social Sciences
Social Work, B.S.W. Healthcare
Sociology Major Humanities & Social Sciences
Spanish Major Humanities & Social Sciences
Special Education Pre-Major & Major Education
Sports Business and Event Management Pre-Major (BSBA) Business
Statistics Major STEM
Studio Arts Major (BA & BS) Fine Arts
Theatre Arts Major (BA) Fine Arts
Theatre Arts Performance Major (BFA) Fine Arts
Theatre Design, Technology, or Stage Mgt. Fine Arts
Undeclared in Norse Advising (CHHS) Healthcare
Undeclared in University Studies (Pathfinders) Pathfinders 
Visual Arts Fine Arts
Visual Communication Design Major (BA) Fine Arts