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Advising and Policies


Academic Advising in DAAS

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.


Phone: 734-763-7778

Office Hours: By appointment

Student Services Coordinator

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.


Phone: 734-763-7778

Office Hours (5511 Haven Hall):   
Monday-Thursday 10 am until noon – Student Appointments
Monday-Thursday 1 pm until 3 pm – Faculty Appointments
Friday – Walk-In Appointments

Stephen Ward, Director of Undergraduate Studies

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