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


Shelly joined the Advising Center in June 2010 as the Director.  Previously Shelly was the Director of Advising in the Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota, and the majority of her other experience was at 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.

Stacey BraunKathy Landwehr

Assistant Director

Kathy began working in the Career Services office at ESU in 1996. In 2000, she joined the Advising Center. Her BS is from Fort Hays State University in Integrated Studies. Currently, Kathy advises the Elementary Education, Sociology, Crime and Delinquency majors and the Undecided students. Kathy has presented at multiple National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) conferences.

Megan MillerSuzanne Crawford

Academic Advisor

Morgan Mathews

Academic Advisor

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.

Alex Owens

Academic Advisor

Davy Dollins

Administrative Assistant

Davy joined the Advising Center in 2011. She moved to Emporia from the Kansas City area. She is the front line in the Advising Center and will be happy to help you find answers to any questions you may have about our office or campus in general.



Advisors by Major


School of Business

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


The Teachers College


Rehabilitation, Counselor Education and Art Therapy

Elementary Education

Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Athletics


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


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

Communication & Theatre

English. Modern Languages and Journalism

Math & Computer Science



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