Meet Our Advisors

For advising appointments, call 620-341-5421.

We are located on the first floor of Plumb Hall, room 106.

 

Student Advising Center Advisors

Shelly GehrkeShelly Gehrke, PhD

Assistant Provost
Enrollment Management and Academic Success
rgehrke@emporia.edu
Twitter: @ESU_Success_AVP

Shelly joined ESU in June 2010.  She was previously at the University of Minnesota and The University of Texas.  She has published and frequently presented at national conferences, especially on the topic of students on academic probation.  Shelly has a PhD in Higher Education Administration and a MEd in College Student Personnel and Administration from The University of Texas (Austin).  Her BS is from Stephen F. Austin (Nacogdoches, TX) in Environmental Science with a second major in Public Relations.

Top 5 Gallup Strengths: Learner, Responsibility, Input, Achiever, Maximizer


Stacey BraunKathy Landwehr

Associate Director
klandweh@emporia.edu
Twitter: @esusac_kathy

Kathy began working in the Career Services office at ESU in 1996. In 2000, she joined the Advising Center. She has a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and a BS in Integrated Studies from Fort Hays State University. Currently, Kathy advises the Elementary Education and Undecided students. Kathy is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and has presented at numerous National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) conferences. 

Top 5 Gallup Strengths: Restorative, Harmony, Responsibility, Intellection, Empathy


jburton3directoryphotoJared Burton

Academic Advisor
jburton3@emporia.edu
Twitter: @ESUSAC_Jared 

Jared joined the Advising Center in April of 2017. Prior to working at ESU, Prior to working at ESU he was an advisor at University of Arizona & Dixie State University. He is the State of Kansas representative for the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region 7. Jared has a Master’s degree in Academic Advising from Kansas State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication. He has been a professional academic advisor since 2009 and enjoys meeting with students to assist them in developing an academic plan that will help you reach your educational, career and personal goals.

Top 5 Gallup Strengths: Restorative, Empathy, Relator, Learner, Individualization 


Morgan Mathews

Senior Academic Advisor
mmathew3@emporia.edu
Twitter: @ESUSAC_Morgan

Morgan joined the Advising Center in May 2014. She has a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel from Arkansas Tech University; and a BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Kansas State University. Morgan advises Business and Pre-Nursing majors.

Top 5 Gallup Strengths: Harmony, Maximizer, Significance, Discipline, Responsibility


Catherine BergmanDr. Catherine Bergman

Academic Advisor
cbergman@emporia.edu 
Twitter: @ESUSAC_Kate

Dr. Catherine (Kate) Bergman has been teaching flute at Emporia State University since 2002. She currently directs the ESU Flute Choir, teaches applied flute and music appreciation classes, and serves as a part-time faculty advisor in the Student Advising Center. Dr. Bergman has worked in the SAC office since 2010.

Top 5 Gallup Strengths: Achiever, Learner, Input, Responsibility, Belief


Rachael RichardsonRachael Richardson

Administrative Specialist
rrichar6@emporia.edu
Twitter: @esusac_rachael

Rachael joined the Student Advising Center in March of 2015. Originally, from the Emporia area, she has a BS in Sociology, with an emphasis in Family Studies, from Emporia State University. In addition to being a wife and Mom to three kids, she also keeps busy with her family's farm. 

Top 5 Gallup Strengths: Communication, Harmony, Positivity, Includer, Developer


 

 

Advisors by Major

 

School of Business

Accounting and Computer Information Systems, Business Administration and Education, Computer Science

 

The Teachers College

Psychology, Rehabilitation, Counselor Education

Art Therapy

Elementary Education

Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Athletics

  • Becca McKenzie -- rmckenz2@emporia.edu

 

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Art

Biological Sciences - Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Medicine

  • Becca McKenzie - rmckenz2@emporia.edu

Communication & Theatre

English, Modern Languages and Journalism

Math & Computer Science

Music

Nursing

Physical Sciences - Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Engineering

Social Sciences -- Pre-Law, Public Affairs, History, Political Science

Sociology, Anthropology, & Crime and Delinquency Studies