Academic Services

Academic Services

“I have received an amazing education in the RC over the past three years with professors who know who I am, understand my learning style and take a vested interest in my life.”

—Jill Barkley, RC Alum

RC academic advisors are available for appointments Monday through Friday. They are all faculty members in the RC and will help you sort out both RC and LSA requirements as well as any other problems or concerns you have regarding your academic progress or adjustment to college.

You may call (734) 763 0032 or stop by the Academic Services Office (134 Tyler in East Quad) to schedule an appointment. You are not assigned to a specific advisor because each has limited advising hours due to teaching obligations. Please feel free to schedule appointments with one particular advisor, if you prefer; however, other advisors are available to meet with you if your schedules are more compatible. We expect that all first year students will meet with an advisor at least once during their first semester.

Academic Services Staff

Melanie Karner (
permissions, independent studies, BOAS correspondence, student database, and general questions; (734)-763-0032
Charlie Murphy (
diploma applications, senior/graduation issues, time schedule/course information, and general questions; (734)-647-4364
Jennifer Myers (
Director of RC Academic Services

2012-2013 Academic Advisors:

David Burkam
General Advising; Individualized Concentration Program; LGBTQ Issues
Hank Greenspan
Living/Learning Issue; Referrals
Janet Hegman Shier
General Advising; Language
Jennifer Myers
General Advising; Referrals
Cindy Sowers
General Advising; Arts and Ideas
Laura Thomas
General Advising; Creative Writing
Frank Thompson
General Advising; Social Theory and Practice