Staff and Faculty

Undecided and Exploratory Students

The CLAS Advising Center is the academic home for exploratory students and students who enter IU South Bend undecided about their academic focus, or subsequently change their major to undecided.

Our advising team consists of three professional advisors and more than 20 faculty members from a wide variety of departments supported by our Administrative Assistant, Paul Foltz, and lead by the Director of Student Services, Karen Christopher.

To contact your advisor directly, use the Advisor app on One.IU for the contact information. For general questions contact the CLAS Advising Center at or 520-4214


Students with a declared major are advised in their academic units. To contact your advisor, see the Advisor app, or contact your department office.

Advising Center Team

Dr. Monika Lynker
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Wiekamp Hall, 3300A
Paul Foltz
Administrative Assistant
Wiekamp Hall, 3300B
Karen Christopher
Director of Student Services
Wiekamp Hall, 3183
Mary Anna Violi
Academic Advisor
Wiekamp Hall, 3189
Trisha Miller
Academic Advisor
Wiekamp Hall, 3181
Julie Wells
Academic Advisor
Wiekamp Hall, 3187

We look forward to working with you.


The CLAS Advising Center Team

Advising Center Advisors

Anne Brown

Louise Collins

Peter Connor

John B. Davis

Bill Feighery

Craig Finlay

Linda Fisher

Hayley Froysland

Gary Hawkins

Cati Hebert

Julio Hernando

Jerry D. Hinnefeld

Neovi Karakatsanis

Rob Kenagy

Vincci Kwong

Kerry Lawson

Monika Lynker

Jake Mattox

Trisha Miller

Murlidharan Nair

Shawn Nichols-Boyle

Anurag Pant

Theodore Randall

Andrea Rusnock

P. N. Saksena

Anna Savvopoulou

Henry Scott

Morteza Shafii-Mousavi

Caroline Shapcott

James Smith

Alison Stankrauff

Laura S. Talcott

Susan Thomas

Julie Wells

Liqiang Zhang