Academic advising is a very important part of your college experience at UW-Fond du Lac. The main purpose of advising is to assist you to develop educational plans that are compatible with your life goals. The ultimate responsibility for making decisions about your educational plans rests directly with you, but your academic advisor can help!

Your academic advisor helps you to:

  • Choose classes that promote your progress toward your degree!
  • Choose classes that help you to explore your interests and abilities to identify your eventual major goal or find those needed for a major already chosen.
  • Build a class schedule that balances your homework and class load.
  • Connect with a knowledgeable professional in your chosen field!



Sayeed Payesteh: Economics

Carolyn Polodna: Business/Accounting


Lee Watson: Physical Education & Athletic Training, Recreation

Physical Science/Math

Carey Woodward: Engineering, Physics/Astronomy & Industrial Technology

Khaled Hussein: Mathematics

Health and Natural Sciences

David Demezas: Biology & Natural Resources

Michael Jurmu: Agriculture, Geology, Geography & Meteorology

Ron Theys: Chemistry, Pharmacy, Pre-Veterinary, Medical Technology & Pre-Medicine

Humanities/Fine Arts/Communications

Alayne Peterson: English & Journalism

Cara Davis: Music

Jill Bangart: Education

Richard Gustin: Theater & Communications

Paisley Harris: History, Political Science, Law & Criminal Justice

Wendi Turchan: Art

Valerie Mumm-Jansen: World Languages

Undecided Majors

Maggie Gellings

Returning Adult Students

Maggie Gellings