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Advising and Policies

Academic Advising

DAAS offers dual advising options for our students. Students are always welcome to seek advising by dropping by the department during posted advising hours or by making an appointment with an advisor. Students are also encouraged to relax or study in the Lemuel Johnson Center (room 5511) and to attend DAAS community events where our advisors are often present.


Scott Ellsworth | Academic Advisor

As an academic advisor in DAAS, Professor Scott Ellsworth is available to mentor students and to assist students on a range of issues, including major and minor course options in DAAS, study habits and strategies, career planning and applications, resume feedback, internship feedback, and general academic support. Professor Ellsworth works closely with the Student Services Coordinator to ensure that students have access to a wide range of information.

Email: | Phone: 734-763-7778 

Office Hours: By appointment 

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Student Services Coordinator | Matthew Washington

The student services advisor in DAAS is available to answer students’ questions about the DAAS concentration and course offerings. They enroll students in the DAAS major/minor and offers suggestions for course selection based on major requirements and student interests. The Student Services Coordinator maintains the forms and database for DAAS majors and minors and can help direct students to other members of the DAAS faculty or staff for additional support as necessary.

Email: | Phone: 734-763-7778 

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Office Hours (4719 Haven Hall):

  • Monday – Thursday
    10 am until noon – Student Appointments
  • Monday – Thursday
    1 pm until 3 pm – Faculty Appointments
  • Friday
    Walk-In Appointments


Director of Undergraduate Studies | Stephen Ward

The Director of Undergraduate Studies in DAAS oversees undergraduate curricular matters. They are available to listen to students’ concerns, questions, and suggestions about courses and advising, and The Director of Undergraduate Studies is available as an additional source of academic advising support.

Email: | Phone: 736-936-0053

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