Academic Advising Staff

Academic Advising Center (AAC) staff members provide essential transition and success information for students. The AAC is responsible for POUNCE and INTRO, the registration programs for all first-term students.  Additionally, Academic Advisors teach first-year seminars for all incoming first-year students providing support to all students as they start their academic path at Georgia College.  Advisors serve as guides throughout students’ GC Journey. 

Feel free to call our office at 478-445-2361. General advising questions can also be sent to advising@gcsu.edu

Current students can locate their assigned Academic Advisor's name on their DegreeWorks audit or the Tranguide located in PAWS under Student Services and then Student Records. Returning, Prospective, and Incoming students or students exploring majors or minors can click the appropriate gray bar below to reveal a chart of academic advisors by academic discipline.

Returning, Prospective, and Incoming Students (POUNCE/INTRO)
Major

Academic Advisor

Accounting Cassie Napier
Art Janice Pillay
Biology O'Ryan Carter
Business Undeclared Michelle Beck
Kathy Hill
Chemistry O'Ryan Carter
Computer Science Cassie Napier
Criminal Justice Vonya Miller
Early Childhood Education Track (Undeclared) Nikki Simpson
Economics Kathy Hill
English: Creative Writing Concentration Christine Amezquita
English: Film, Media, and Culture Concentration Christine Amezquita
English: Literature Concentration Christine Amezquita
Environmental Science Wanda Johnson
Exercise Science: Pre-Professional  Amanda Williams
Exercise Science: Fitness/Performance Amanda Williams
Exercise Science: Sports Med (Athletic Training) Amanda Williams
Geography Vonya Miller
History Vonya Miller
Liberal Studies: Culture, Religion, & Society Concentration Janice Pillay
Liberal Studies: European Studies Concentration Janice Pillay
Liberal Studies: Gender & Sexuality Concentration Janice Pillay
Liberal Studies: Global Studies Concentration Janice Pillay
Liberal Studies: Race & Social Justice Concentration Janice Pillay
Management Kathy Hill
Management Information Systems Cassie Napier
Marketing Mark Skelton
Mass Communication Christine Amezquita (Last Names A-J)
Vonya Miller (Last Names K-Z)
Mathematics Wanda Johnson
Mathematics: Teaching Concentration Wanda Johnson
Middle Grades Track  (Undeclared) Nikki Simpson
Music Janice Pillay
Music Therapy Janice Pillay
Nursing Track (Undeclared) Kristy Tenbus (Last Names A-K)
Amanda Passmore (Last Names L-Z)
Philosophy Janice Pillay
Philosophy: Pre-Law Concentration Janice Pillay
Philosophy: Religion Concentration Janice Pillay
Physics Wanda Johnson
Physics: Dual Degree Wanda Johnson
Political Science Christine Amezquita
Psychology Nicole Watson
Public Health Kristy Tenbus (Last Names A-M)
Amanda Passmore (Last Names L-Z)
Rhetoric Janice Pillay
Sociology Vonya Miller
Special Education Track  (Undeclared) Nikki Simpson
Theatre Janice Pillay
Undeclared Vonya Miller
World Languages & Cultures: French Concentration Christine Amezquita
World Languages & Cultures: Spanish Concentration Christine Amezquita

 

Major Exploration
Major Contact
Accounting Kathy Hill
Art Janice Pillay
Biology O'Ryan Carter
Business Undeclared

Michelle Beck
Kathy Hill
Cassie Napier
Mark Skelton

Chemistry O'Ryan Carter
Computer Science Cassie Napier
Criminal Justice Vonya Miller
Early Childhood Track (Undeclared) Nikki Simpson
Economics Kathy Hill
English: Creative Writing Concentration Christine Amezquita
English: Film, Media, and Culture Concentration Christine Amezquita
English: Literature Concentration Christine Amezquita
Environmental Science Wanda Johnson
Exercise Sci: Pre-Professional  Amanda Williams
Exercise Science: Fitness/Performance Amanda Williams
Exercise Science: Sports Med (Athletic Training) Amanda Williams
Geography Vonya Miller
History Vonya Miller
Liberal Studies: Culture, Religion, & Society Conc Janice Pillay
Liberal Studies: European Studies Concentration Janice Pillay
Liberal Studies: Gender & Sexuality Concentration Janice Pillay
Liberal Studies: Global Studies Concentration Janice Pillay
Liberal Studies: Race & Social Justice Conc. Janice Pillay
Management Michelle Beck (A-L)
Kathy Hill (M-Z)
Management Information Systems Cassie Napier
Marketing Mark Skelton
Mass Communication Christine Amezquita (Last Names A-J)
Vonya Miller (Last Names K-Z)
Mathematics Wanda Johnson
Mathematics: Teaching Concentration Wanda Johnson
Middle Grades Education Track (Undeclared) Nikki Simpson
Music Janice Pillay
Music Therapy Janice Pillay
Nursing Track (Undeclared) Kristy Tenbus (Last Names A-K)
Amanda Passmore (Last Names L-Z)
Philosophy Janice Pillay
Philosophy: Pre-Law Concentration Janice Pillay
Philosophy: Religion Concentration Janice Pillay
Physics Wanda Johnson
Physics: Dual Degree Wanda Johnson
Political Science Christine Amezquita
Psychology Nicole Watson
Public Health Kristy Tenbus (Last Names A-M)
Amanda Passmore (Last Names L-Z)
Rhetoric Amanda Williams
Sociology Vonya Miller
Special Education Track (Undeclared) Nikki Simpson
Theatre Janice Pillay
Undeclared Vonya Miller
World Languages & Cultures: French Concentration Christine Amezquita
World Languages & Cultures: Spanish Concentration Christine Amezquita
Minor Exploration
Minor Advisor
African Studies Janice Pillay
Anthropology Vonya Miller
Art History Janice Pillay
Biology O'Ryan Carter
Black Diaspora Studies Janice Pillay
Business Administration Kathy Hill
Ceramics Janice Pillay
Chemistry O'Ryan Carter
Computer Science Cassie Napier
Creative Music Media Janice Pillay
Criminal Justice Vonya Miller
Dance Janice Pillay

Economics

Kathy Hill
English Christine Amezquita
Environmental Science Wanda Johnson
Finance Kathy Hill
French Language & Culture Christine Amezquita
Geography Vonya Miller
Geology Wanda Johnson
Global Health Studies Kristy Tenbus (Last Names A-K)
Amanda Passmore (Last Names L-Z)
Graphic Design  Janice Pillay
History Vonya Miller
International Studies Janice Pillay
Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino/a Studies Janice Pillay
Christine Amezquita
Management Kathy Hill
Michelle Beck
Management (Non-Business Major) Kathy Hill
Michelle Beck
Management Information Systems Cassie Napier
Marketing Mark Skelton
Mathematics Wanda Johnson
Museum Studies Janice Pillay
Music Janice Pillay
Music Precertification Janice Pillay
Outdoor Education Dr. Jeff Turner (jeff.turner@gcsu.edu)
Painting Janice Pillay
Philosophy Janice Pillay
Photography Janice Pillay
Physical Education Amanda Williams
Physics Wanda Johnson
Political Science Christine Amezquita
Printmaking Janice Pillay
Public Health Kristy Tenbus (Last Names A-K)
Amanda Passmore (Last Names L-Z)
Rhetoric Janice Pillay
Sculpture in Expanded Media Janice Pillay
Sociology Vonya Miller
Spanish Language & Cultures Christine Amezquita
Theatre Janice Pillay
Urban Studies Janice Pillay
Women's Studies Janice Pillay

Meet Our Team

Academic Advising

Michelle Johnson, Ed.D.

Director of Academic Advising
478-445-2362
Education

Ed.D., Higher Education Administration
Columbia University

M.S., College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
State University of New York College at Buffalo

B.A., Psychology
Houghton College

Nikki Simpson

Assistant Director of Academic Advising
478-445-1635
Education

M.Ed., Higher Education Administration
Georgia Southern University

B.S., Psychology
Georgia College & State University

Colandra Boyer

Coordinator of Office Services
478-445-2361

Christine Amezquita

Academic Advisor II
478-445-2309
Education

M.F.A., Creative Writing
Georgia College & State University

B.A., English
Northeastern Illinois University

Michelle Beck

Academic Advisor I
478-445-2634

O'Ryan Carter

Academic Advisor I
478-445-6296
Education

M.S., Biology
Georgia College & State University

B.S., Biology
Georgia College & State University

Kathy Hill

Academic Advisor III (Lead Advisor - Business Cluster)
478-445-2310
Education

M.Ed., Instructional Technology
Georgia College & State University

B.B.A., Office Systems Communications
Georgia College & State University

A.A.S., Marketing
State University of New York at Alfred

Wanda Johnson

Academic Advisor III (Lead Advisor - Science and Math Cluster)
478-445-4826
Education

M.S., Higher Education Administration
Drexel University

B.S., Psychology
Georgia State University

Vonya Miller

Academic Advisor I
478-445-2096
Education

M.S.Ed., Higher Education
Capella University

B.A., History
Stephen F. Austin State University

Cassie Napier

Academic Advisor II
478-445-6428
Education

MLSCM
Georgia College

MMIS
Georgia College

B.B.A., Management Information Systems
Georgia College

Amanda Passmore

Academic Advisor I
478-445-1222
Education

M.Ed., Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs
Upper Iowa University

B.A., History
University of Northern Iowa

Janice Pillay

Academic Advisor III (Lead Advisor - Humanities and Education)
478-445-2767
Education

M.Ed., Student Personnel Services, School Counseling
University of Memphis

B.S.Ed., Elementary Education
Athens State University

A.S., Respiratory Therapy
Calhoun Community College

Mark Skelton

Academic Advisor I
478-445-8657
Education

M.Div., Theology
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

B.A., Biblical Studies
Southeastern Bible College

Kristy Tenbus

Academic Advisor I
478-445-4022
Education

M.A., English
University of Central Missouri

B.S., Accounting
Florida Southern College

Amanda Williams

Academic Advisor III (Lead Advisor - Health Sciences)
478-445-8254
Education

M.Ed., Higher Education Administration
Georgia Southern University

B.B.A., Management
Georgia Southwestern State University

Nicole Watson

Academic Advisor I
478-445-2764
Education

M.Ed., Higher Education Leadership
Oakland University

B.A., Psychology
Berea College