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(618) 453-6340
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Walter A. Davis III

Academic Advisor

Walter A. Davis III

Wham 122
618/453-6340
wdavis3@siu.edu
Advising for:
Exercise Science and Public Health

A two time graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Recreation and a Master of Science in Education with a major in Workforce Education and Development. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in Education Administration and Higher Education at SIU. Walter worked as a graduate assistant at SIU with Center for Academic Success, assisting with freshmen and undeclared student in addition to working with Student Rights and Responsibilities helping freshmen students understand the Student Conduct Code and the consequences of breaking that code. While working as an Academic Advisor in Center for Academic Success and University College he taught the UCOL 101A Foundations of Inquiry Freshman Academic Success Seminar Course.

Walter stays motivated due to seven and half years of academic advising experience, working with departments across campus, and by presenting at leadership conferences. He has participated in educational career events and job/internship fairs.  He has conducted an Exploratory Student Advisement Student Panel to highlight former freshman students who are now highly successful sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students and employees in the workforce. Walter is active on campus as he serves on several committees and works with campus RSO’s, Fraternities, Sororities, and the SIU Collegiate Chapter of the NAACP. He enjoys spending his free time exercising at the SIU Recreational Center, spending time with family and friends, reading, watching sports and movies.


Liz Lentz-Hees

Academic Advisor

Liz Lentz-Hees

618/453-1902
elhees@siu.edu

Advising for:
Workforce Education and Development OFF- CAMPUS

WED 258/259 - Work Experience and Occupational Training Evaluator


Christopher Hinkle

Academic Advisor

 Christopher Hinkle

Wham 122
618/453-6340
chinkle@siu.edu

Advising for:
Recreation-Leisure, Sport Administration, Therapeutic, Outdoor, Workforce Education and Development, Undecided and Undeclared Majors

Christopher is a two time graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Social Studies as well as a Master of Arts in Educational Technology.  At Southeast he worked as a graduate assistant with New Student Programs, assisting with freshmen and transfer student orientations in addition to helping coordinate freshmen move in day, the Welcome Back Picnic, and opening week activities.  Christopher worked as a coordinator in Career Services establishing the career proficiency courses each semester and again helped at orientations, advising students and helping them set up their first class schedule.  He worked with departments across campus and the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce to put on several educational career events and job/internship fairs.  Most recently you may have seen Christopher at Best Buy selling cell phones and talking up a storm with anyone and everyone.  He enjoys spending his free time with friends and family, reading, watching sports (go soccer!) and movies, or going for a jog on a nice day.  Christopher can’t wait to start this newest chapter in his life!


Angela Cummings-Hunter

Academic Advisor

Angela Cummings-Hunter

ahunter@siu.edu
618-453-6340

Advising for:
Elementary Education, Rehabilitation Services, Communication Disorders, and Behavior Analysis and Therapy


Melanye Merryll

Academic Advisor

Melanye Merryll

Wham 122
618/453-6340
merryll1@siu.edu

Advising for:
Biological Sciences, Foreign Languages (French, German, Spanish), History, Social Sciences, Mathematics, and English

Melanye is formerly from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where she was an Admissions/Records Officer in the Office of the Registrar.  While working at SIUE she advised students and evaluated their records for commencement eligibility.  As a graduate student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, she worked in academic advisement in the School of Architecture.  Melanye holds Master of Arts degrees in Legal Studies and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from SIU, as well as a Master’s Certificate in Dispute Resolution.


Steven Taylor

Academic Advisor

Steven Taylor

Wham 122
618/453-6340
Steven.Taylor@siu.edu

Advising for:
Social Work

Steven M. Taylor, Academic Advisor, comes to Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a background in academic support and financial literacy. Steven is responsible for the advisement of Social Work majors. Prior to joining Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Steven served as the Coordinator of University Tutorial Services in the Office of Learning Assistance Programs at Southeast Missouri State University. He also held positions at Southeast Missouri State University in the Office of New Student Programs, TRIO/Student Support Services and Academic Support Centers. Steven earned a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Illinois at Springfield and a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration from Southeast Missouri State University. Steven is actively involved in the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and the Association for the Tutoring Profession (ATP).


Jacqueline Kunz (Jaqui)

Advisement Office Support Specialist

Jacqueline Kunz (Jaqui)

Wham 122
618-453-6340
jacqueline.kunz@siu.edu

Jaqui comes from Northern Ireland where she worked as a legal secretary for several years before moving to Chicago almost 12 years ago. She now supervises and schedules the student workers in the advisement office and provides project coordination and administrative support to the advisors.