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Jen Sholtis - Academic Adviser

Email Address:Office Address: 160B Burrowes

Advising Roles

  • Spanish major/minor planning; major declaration
  • Italian minor planning
  • Study abroad – general planning

Drop-in advising

Please use my drop-in hours (versus a half-hour appointment slot) for:

  • audit substitutions
  • other issues that can be addressed in 10-15 minutes

Drop-in hours*

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays:  1:00-3:00 p.m.
  •  Thursdays: 10:30-noon

To check for any changes to my regular drop-in schedule, you can view my drop-in times for the next day or two under the "Services" tab in Starfish. After you click the Services tab, enter "Sholties" in the search bar on the far right of the screen and hit "Go". On the search results page, click on the "Members" tab to view my information, including upcoming drop-in hours.


Please make an appointment if you need help with

  • your next semester schedule (language pre-majors and majors)
  • concurrent major planning (feasibility, courses needed)
  • academic difficulty
  • Faculty Senate petitions (retroactive withdrawal or registration, etc.)

You may schedule an appointment through the Advising Appointment Scheduling System (Starfish)

To schedule an appointment in Starfish (, if I am your assigned adviser you can find me on your home page (“My Success Network”). If I am not your assigned adviser, type “Sholtis” into the search bar at the top and hit Enter. That will take you to my profile page, where you can click on the blue “Schedule Appointment” button to view my available appointments. 

Note: You will need to set up your appointment at least two days in advance. When filling in an appointment request, please state your major/minor and the purpose of the appointment.

Becky Cross - Student Services Assistant

Email Address:
Office Address: 442 Burrowes

Advising roles

  • Basic (001, 002, 003) and Intermediate course placement questions
  • Proficiency testing questions
  • Evaluation of basic/intermediate level transfer credits

Dr. Joseph Bauman - Undergraduate Officer, Associate Teaching Professor of Spanish

Email Address:
Office Address: 140 Burrowes
Office Hours: Wednesdays 9:30-11:00 am, Thursdays 1:30-3:00 pm, and by appointment.

Advising roles

  • orientation to various Spanish major options
  • course planning for Spanish minor
  • study abroad advising for Spanish major and minor
  • pre-departure agreements
  • course substitutions for overseas classes

Susana García Prudencio - Director, Spanish Basic and Intermediate Language Programs

Email Address: 
Office Address: 158 Burrowes
Office Hours: Mondays 8:30-10:30 am, Wednesdays 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Office Phone: (814) 863-9473

Advising roles

  • Questions about the content of SPAN 001, SPAN 002, SPAN 003, SPAN 100, and SPAN 200