The academic advisers in the College of Arts and Sciences are dedicated to ensuring your success at Saint Louis University.
In the College of Arts and Sciences, all students are assigned a primary academic adviser. Additionally, students who are in multiple programs or degrees may be assigned a secondary academic advisor to ensure progress toward those program and degree requirements.
Peggy Dotson began advising students at SLU in September 1999 in the Academic Services Center. Before entering the field of advising, Dotson was the study abroad coordinator at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She enjoys helping Arts and Sciences students create a curriculum plan that matches their interests and goals and supports students through the various challenges of college life.
LaKesha Fletcher started her career at SLU in 2006 as an academic advisor in the Academic Services Center. She transitioned to Parks College of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology in 2007 and then joined the advising staff in the College of Arts and Sciences to advise and work with A&S students in 2008. Fletcher’s favorite aspect of academic advising is assisting new students with their transition to SLU, as well as working with students to achieve their academic goals.
Nat Hilterbrand joined the SLU academic advising community in July 2019. They earned their bachelor's of liberal studies from the University of Missouri St. Louis before attending SLU for their M.A. in Student Personnel Administration. As a SLU alumnus, they are incredibly excited to work with current Billikens towards meeting their academic goals. Nat has a passion for creating inclusive environments in higher education and works toward integrating their background in diversity and inclusion into their everyday advising practice.
Michael Heumann joined the SLU community in October 2016. He graduated from Webster University as a double major with a B.S. in Computer Science and Business Administration. Michael completed his M.S. in College Student Personnel Administration at the University of Central Missouri. He began his professional career in higher education as an academic advisor in the Center for Student Success at Washburn University. Michael enjoys helping students navigate the college experience to become the hero of their own story. He also teaches a section of UNIV 1010: Enhancing First-Year Success for exploratory students.
Pamela Jackson began her career in higher education, more than 20 years ago at Missouri State University, working as a recruitment and retention coordinator for Multicultural Student Services. Jackson joined Saint Louis University in 2002 and has worked in a variety of capacities associated with undergraduate recruitment, retention and academic support.
Jackson enjoys applying her knowledge and experience to assist students with developing their strengths in order to achieve their personal and academic goals. She currently teaches a section of UNIV 1010: Enhancing First-Year Success.
Jeff Janson started advising at Saint Louis University in August 2010, but he was a Billiken long before that. He earned his undergraduate degree at SLU and was also a member of the first class in the Micah House Program and an RA.
After working in student housing departments in South Dakota and Iowa, Janson returned to SLU to start his new career in Academic Advising, as well as teaching a section of UNIV 1010: Enhancing First-Year Success. His favorite part of advising is assisting students on their academic journeys and witnessing their joy at commencement.
Tiffany Newtson came to SLU as a graduate student after earning a degree in Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While a student at SLU, she held positions in the Office of Admission and Disability Services. Newtson joined the Arts and Sciences academic advising team after obtaining her Master of Arts in student personnel administration in 2014.
Newtson enjoys investigating sustainable practices for the office and working with students on planning, from their first undergraduate curriculum plan to their post-graduation endeavors. She also teaches a section of UNIV 1010: Enhancing First-Year Success.
Emily Wartick joined the SLU family in March 2011. Prior to working at SLU, she worked as an advisor at Lewis and Clark Community College. Wartick graduated from Bradley University with B.A. degree in psychology and then attended Lindenwood University to complete a Master of Arts in school counseling.
She enjoys working with a variety of students and looks forward to helping students grow and challenge themselves. In addition to academic advising, she teaches a section of UNIV 1010: Enhancing First-Year Success.