Faculty and Staff

Office of
The Dean

Office of the Dean
 
Kevin J. Corcoran
Dean
corcoran@oakland.edu(248) 370-2140
Anne Hitt
Associate Dean
hitt@oakland.edu(248) 370-2140 
Robert B. Stewart
Associate Dean
stewart@oakland.edu(248) 370-2140

Staff
 
Sandra K. Dykstra
Assistant Dean
dykstra@oakland.edu(248) 370-2140
Laura Culbert
Assistant Dean
culbert@oakland.edu(248) 370-4536
Janice M. Baker
Financial Analyst
jmbaker@oakland.edu(248) 370-2140
Kelly A. Conway
Director of Development
conway@oakland.edu(248) 370-2146
Lori Posey
Donor Relations and Events Coordinator
lposey@oakland.edu(248) 370-2650
Gerard Jozwiak
Director of Computing Resources
jozwiak@oakland.edu(248) 370-3163
Christopher Ware
Computer Resources Technician
cwware@oakland.edu(248) 370-2888
Beth Dawson
Financial Analyst
badawson@oakland.edu(248) 370-2539
Tammye Stoves
Executive Secretary
stoves@oakland.edu(248) 370-4535
Carrie Miller
Administrative Secretary
camiller@oakland.edu(248) 370-2142
Aimee Symington
Administrative Secretary
symingto@oakland.edu(248) 370-2141

Advising Staff
  
Shannon Esselink
Director of Advising Services
casadv@oakland.edu
221 Varner Hall
(248) 370-4567 
 Ann Selva
Assistant Director of Advising Services
casadv@oakland.edu
221 Varner Hall
(248) 370-4567
Anne Jackson
Senior Academic Adviser
casadv@oakland.edu
221 Varner Hall
(248) 370-4567
Matthew Prentice
Academic Adviser
 
casadv@oakland.edu
221 Varner Hall
 248) 370-4567
Melodi Schuchmann
Academic Adviser
 
casadv@oakland.edu
221 Varner Hall
(248) 370-4567
Kelly Gianetto
Academic Adviser
casadv@oakland.edu
221 Varner Hall
(248) 370-4567
Jim Bilinski
Academic Adviser
casadv@oakland.edu
221 Varner Hall
(248) 370-4567
Kacie Cadotte
Academic Adviser
casadv@oakland.edu
221 Varner Hall
(248) 370-4567
Shannon Stribling
Administrative Secretary for Advising
casadv@oakland.edu
221 Varner Hall
(248) 370-4567
Sherri Rouke
Administrative Secretary for Advising
casadv@oakland.edu
221 Varner Hall
(248) 370-4567
Professional
Academic Advisers


Shannon Esselink, M.A.
Director of Advising Services
All CAS Majors

Shannon Esselink is the Director of Advising Services in the College of Arts & Sciences. She has been in higher education for over 17 years. Shannon earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Michigan State University and a Master in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. Shannon strives to provide the best advising services for the College of Arts and Sciences students through the numerous committees she serves on in addition to her active daily role in the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office, whether meeting with students, faculty, or staff.
Kelly Kort , M.A., L. L.P.C.
Academic Adviser
All CAS Majors

Kelly Kort earned both her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Counseling at Oakland University and has been advising students since 2012. She strongly believes students should maximize their college experience by taking advantage of all the wonderful resources offered by Oakland University. As an adviser, her goal is to collaborate with students on their path to success: academically, personally, and professionally.
Anne Jackson, M.A., L.P.C.
Senior Academic Adviser
All CAS Majors

Anne Jackson earned a Bachelor of Science in Clinical/Community Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Oakland University.  She has been in the field of advising and counseling for 20 years, with 13 of those years serving as an Academic Adviser at OU.  Anne feels strongly that students will gain an advantage by following their passion and utilizing their strengths.  She advises students to take charge of their academic career by planning ahead and connecting with a faculty member on campus.  Her goal is to help students  take advantage of all the great opportunities that exist on OU’s campus so they can discover and meet their academic, personal, and career goals.   


Matthew Prentice, M.A., L.L.P.C.
Academic Adviser
All CAS Majors
Specialty: Music, Theatre, & Dance

Matt Prentice is a Professional Academic Adviser who advises all CAS majors. He wants to encourage students to make the most of their college experiences both inside and outside the classroom. He earned a Bachelor of Art in Psychology from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Oakland University. Matt has been advising students at OU for the past six years.


Melodi Schuchmann, M.A.
Academic Adviser
All CAS Majors
Specialty: Music, Theatre, & Dance

Melodi Schuchmann has been a Professional Academic Adviser at OU for over 10 years. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Master of Arts in Counseling from Oakland University. As a COM101 instructor, Melodi is committed to helping students develop their own unique keys for success. Her “go to” piece of advice for students is to take advantage of all the opportunities for growth on-campus; it’s up to each student to make the most of their OU experience!
Ann Selva, M.A. L.L.P.C. 
Assistant Director of Advising Services 
All CAS Majors

Ann Selva is a Professional Academic Adviser who advises all CAS majors and specializes in Music, Theatre, and Dance. She wants to motivate students to reach their goals by working hard, getting involved, and making meaningful connections on-campus. Ann earned an Associates from Oakland Community College, a Bachelor of Art in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Oakland University. Ann has been advising for over four years.
Nancy Gursin
Part-time Adviser
All CAS Majors

Nancy Gursin is a part-time Professional Academic Adviser seeing all CAS majors. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Valparaiso University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Oakland University. Nancy has been advising for two years at OU.
Academic Advising
Staff
Shannon Stribling
Shannon Stribling
Office Assistant III

Shannon Stribling is an Office Assistant III and is one of the first friendly faces students see when arriving. She earned a certificate in Clerical Office from Baker College. Shannon’s knowledge of the university and resources, make her an incredible asset to the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office. She has worked at OU for over six years and in higher education for over 10 years.
Sheri Rourke
Sheri Rourke
Secretary I

Sheri Rourke is an Office Assistant III serving the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office, who is here to help answer any student questions that come her way. She earned an Associates in Business Administration from Schoolcraft College, was in the finance and operations management field for 15 years, and in K-12 for five years before coming to OU. 
Ambassadors

The Ambassadors of the College of Arts and Sciences are committed to advancing the College's vision and mission - to provide a quality liberal studies education that will enrich students' lives and give them the tools they need to lead productive personal and professional lives.  The Ambassadors create a bridge between the College of Arts and Sciences and the community by generating increased awareness of the college's academic programs and community initiatives.

The current members of the College of Arts and Sciences Ambassadors are:

  • Joel Dean, Casemer Tool & Machine, Inc.
  • Nino Dicosmo, Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Lisa Flynn, M.D., St. Clair Specialty Physicians
  • Robert Gebbie, Natural Bridge Technologies
  • Grant Gerhart, TACOM/tardec Army
  • Michael Glass, D.D.S., Endodontic
  • William H. Goldenberg, Raymond James and Associates Inc.
  • Gail Haines, State of Michigan
  • William H. Horton, Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C.
  • Thomas E. Kimble
  • Adam L Kochenderfer (Chair), Wolfson Bolton PLLC
  • Sue Mancuso, Guardian Angel Home Care
  • Pamela T. Mitzelfeld
  • Vito Pianello, The Private Bank
  • Lynne Portnoy
  • Richard E. Rassel, Butzel Long
  • Robert I. Schostak, Schostak Brothers & Company
  • Lois Shaevsky
  • Tobye S. Stein
  • John D. Stoll, Wall Street Journal
  • Kimberly A. Whipple

Ex Officio

  • Kevin J. Corcoran, Dean
  • Kelly A. Conway, Director of Development