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Welcome to Academic Advising!

Students who anticipate attending graduate school in pursuit of furthering their health education can seek guidance from Tarleton’s academic and faculty advisors. Your academic choices are important if you plan to pursue a career in a health profession. Your advisors look forward to guiding you in preparation for course planning, community service practical-related experiences, campus involvement and leadership, and much more.

Before seeking out an advisor, remember that there are different types of advisors designed to fit your specific needs:

  • Academic Advisors guide you through choosing the courses require by health professions and graduate/professional schools. Course sequencing and combinations can, and should be tailored for each student to keep them on the right track.
  • Faculty Advisors can give you insightful advising for your overall coursework and degree planning, as well as guidance in applying for admission and preparing for the Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) entrance exam process to professional/graduate schools, if applicable.
Academic Advising Specialist
Name Title Office Office Hours Phone
Ms. Ashlee Rather Senior Academic Advising Specialist Thompson Student Center, SSMI Office 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 254-968-1729
Faculty Advisors
College/
Department
Name Advising Type Phone
Biological Sciences Dr. Janice Speshock Pre-Dentistry 254-968-9341
Biological Sciences Dr. Max Sanderford Pre-Medical
Pre-Physician’s Assistant
Pre-Veterinary
254-968-9162
Biological Sciences Dr. John Calahan Pre-Pharmacy 254-968-9156
Biological Sciences Dr. Dustin Edwards Pre-Physical Therapy 254-968-9153
Chemistry Dr. Peter Bell Pre-Health 254-968-9273
Math Dr. Bryant Wyatt Pre-Medical
Pre-Dental
254-968-9530
Physics Dr. Daniel Marble Pre-Health 254-968-9880
COAES - WSES Dr. T. Wayne Schwertner Pre-Veterinary 254-968-9219
COAES - Animal Science Dr. David Snyder Pre-Veterinary 254-968-9656
Kinesiology Dr. Jennifer Blevins-McNaughton Pre-Health 254-968-9177
Kinesiology Dr. Joe Priest Pre-Health 254-968-9521