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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 concentration and 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.
Office hours by appointment – Contact by email or by phone 734-763-2827

Ty Smith Jr., Student Services Coordinator
As a student services advisor in DAAS, Ty Smith is available to answer students’ questions about the DAAS concentration and course offerings. He enrolls students in the DAAS major/minor and offers suggestions for course selection based on concentration requirements and student interests. Mr. Smith maintains the forms and database for DAAS concentrators 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

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 in the unit at