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Academic Advising is here to help you prepare for your future

Our advisors are ready to assist you with you degree plan and enrollment, provide information on course transferability, and keep advisees up-to-date on current programs and majors information.

Let us help you attain your educational and career goals.

Academic Support Advisor Profiles

For general questions about advising, please email advising@cowley.edu

Kristi Shaw    

Kristi Shaw

Executive Director of Enrollment Management

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Lindsay Allen    

Lindsay Allen

Music Instructor - Voice

  • A.A. - Cowley College
  • B.S. - Music Education - Kansas State University
  • M.M. - Music Education - Wichita State University

Contact Info:

Chris Cannon    

Chris Cannon

Health & Human Services Department Chair

AGS advising areas:  EMS Leadership, Leadership (Business Emphasis), Emergency Medical Services (MICT)

  • M.S. - Southwestern College
  • B.S. - Southwestern College

Contact Info:

Marlys Cervantes    

Marlys Cervantes

Humanities Department Chair
Director of Creative Writing Program

AA advising areas:  Creative Writing, Pre-Law

  • B.A. - English - Oklahoma State University
  • M.A. - English (Literature and Writing) - Oklahoma State University

Contact Info:

Steve Cooper    

Steve Cooper

Mathematics Instructor

  • B.S. - Computer Science - University of Kansas
  • M.S. - Mathematics - Emporia State University
  • Teacher Certification Licensensure - University of Kansas

Contact Info:

Janet Davidson    

Janet Davidson

Director of Childcare and Development
(Early Childhood Education)

  • B.A. - English Literature - Southwestern College
  • M.Ed. - Curriculum and Instruction - Southwestern College

Contact Info:

Kirsten dos Santos    

Kirsten dos Santos

English, Composition, and Public Speaking Instructor

  • B.A. - English Literature - Southwestern College
  • M.Ed. - Curriculum and Instruction - Southwestern College

Contact Info:

Dianne Flickinger    

Dianne Flickinger

IMPACT English Specialist

AA advising areas:  Art, Education/Elementary, Paraprofessional Educator
AAS advising area:  Education Early Education
Special Population:  Developmental

  • Bachelors in Education Tabor College and Indiana University

Contact Info:

Daniel Higdon    

Daniel Higdon

Instructor of Manufacturing Technology (Mechatronics)

Advisor for Mechatronics
Advisor for Milling (Flour)

  • B.S. Chemistry - Fort Hays State University
  • M.S. Education - Pittsburg State University
  • NCCER Certified Instructor
  • OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineer - Member
  • National Fire Protection Association - Member

Contact Info:

Brooke Istas    

Brooke Istas

Lead Mathematics Instructor

  • M.S. – Southwestern College
  • B.S. – Southwestern College
  • A.S. – Cowley College
  • Additional graduate study Adult Basic Numeracy, Advanced Mathematics and Statistics, and Adult Education

Contact Info:

Chad Killblane    

Dr. Chad Killblane

Chemistry Instructor

  • B.S. - Biochemistry - Southwestern College
  • Ph.D. - Chemistry - University of Nebraska

Contact Info:

Tiffany Killblane    

Tiffany Killblane

Life Sciences Instructor

Advising areas: Pre-professional, Science, Honors Society, Phi Theta Kappa

  • B.S. - Biomedical Science - Colorado State University
  • M.S. - Biological Science - Wichita State University

Contact Info:

Loretta Klamik    

Loretta Klamik

Social Sciences Instructor

  • B.A. - Psychology - University of Illinois at Chicago
  • M.A. - Psychology - Wichita State University
  • Ph.D. - Psychology - Wichita State University

Contact Info:

Julie Kratt    

Julie Kratt

Humanities Instructor

AA advising areas:  Education/Elementary, Education/Secondary, English, Liberal Arts, Religion
Special Population:  Developmental, Exploratory

  • M.Ed. - Curriculum and Instruction - Southwestern College
  • B.A. - English - Evangel College

Contact Info:

Deborah Layton    

Deborah Layton

Humanities Instructor

  • A.A. - Theatre - Cowley College
  • B.A. - Theatre - Oklahoma State University
  • M.S. - Teaching, Learning and Leadership (emphasis in School Library Media) - Oklahoma State University

Contact Info:

Scott Layton    

Scott Layton

Biology Instructor

  • B.S. - Science Education - Oklahoma State University
  • M.S. - Curriculum and Instruction - Oklahoma State University
  • Ph.D. - Environmental Science - Oklahoma State University

Contact Info:

Zachary Lind    

Zachary Lind

Art Instructor

  • A.A. - Graphic Design - Cowley College
  • B.F.A. - Graphic Design - Wichita State University
  • M.F.A. - Animation/Film - UCLA

Contact Info:

Sarah Mathews    

Sarah Mathews

Accounting and Business Instructor

  • B.A. - Computer Science - Southwestern College
  • B.S. - Business and Computer Information Systems - Southwestern College
  • M.B.A. - Wichita State University
  • Master of Accountancy - Wichita State University

Contact Info:

Amy McWhirt    

Amy McWhirt

Director of Academic Preparation-Humanities

Special Population:  Developmental

  • MEd, Southwestern College
  • BA History/Spanish, Southwestern College
  • Additional graduate study ESOL, Emporia State University

Contact Info:

Bob Moffatt    

Bob Moffatt

Welding Technology Instructor

AAS advising area:  Welding Technology

  • A.A. - Liberal Arts - Cowley College
  • Welding Certificate - Pioneer Tech

Contact Info:

April Nittler    

April Nittler

Math Instructor

AA advising areas:  Education/Elementary, Education/Elementary (WSU/Cowley BA Program), Education/Secondary

  • B.S. - Health & Physical Education (Endorsement Algebra/Geometry) - Southeastern Oklahoma State University
  • M.Ed. - Curriculum & Instruction - Wichita State University

Contact Info:

Frank Owens    

Frank Owens

Director of Criminal Justice

  • A.A. - Criminal Justice - Cowley College
  • B.S. - Criminal Justice - Southwestern College

Contact Info:

Holly Peters    

Holly Peters

Social Science Instructor

  • A.A. - Sociology - Cowley College
  • B.A. - Sociology - Wichita State University
  • M.A. - Sociology - Wichita State University

Contact Info:

Julie Rhoads    

Julie Rhoads

Director of Education

AA advising areas:  Education/Elementary, Education/Elementary(WSU/Cowley BA Program), Education/Secondary

AAS advising area:  Early Childhood/Child Care

  • B.A. - Elementary Education - Wichita State University
  • M.S. - Special Education - Emporia State University, College of Psychology

Contact Info:

Evan Ricker    

Evan Ricker

Director of Bands and Instrumental Music

  • B.M. - Wind Conducting & Music Journalism - Wichita State University
  • M.M. - Orchestral Conducting - Wichita State University

Contact Info:

Michelle Schoon    

Dr. Michelle Schoon

Natural Science Department Chair
Biology Instructor

AS advising areas:  Biology, Chiropractic/Pre, Dentistry/Pre, Health Misc., Medicine/Pre, Mortuary Science/Pre, Nursing (Pratt Program), Nursing/Pre, Pharmacy/Pre, Sports Medicine, Veterinary Medicine/Pre, Dental Hygiene

  • B.A. - Biology Education - Bethany College
  • M. A. - Curriculum and Instruction - Wichita State University
  • Ed.D. - Educational Leadership - Southwestern College

Contact Info:

Liz Shepard    

Liz Shepard

Upward Bound Director

Advisor for all areas.

  • A.A. - Cowley College
  • B.A. - Vocal Music Education - Friends University
  • M.Ed. - Curriculum and Instruction - Wichita State University

Contact Info:

David Smith    

David Smith

Director of Vocal Music

  • A.A. - Music - Cowley College
  • B.S. - Music - Southwest Baptist University
  • M.S. - Community College Teaching - Pittsburg State University
  • M.C.M - Church Music - Midwestern Baptist Seminary
  • Ed.S. - Higher Education - Pittsburg State University

Contact Info:

Meg Smith    

Meg Smith

Director of Mass Communications

AA advising areas: Education/Secondary, English, History, Journalism, Liberal Arts
Special Population: Exploratory, Online

  • A.A.S. - Pierce College, Lakewood, WA
  • B.A. - University of Washington-Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
  • M.A. - Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

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Pam Smith    

Pamela Smith

Instructor of Chemistry

AS advising areas: Biology, Chemistry, Chiropractic/Pre, Dentistry/Pre, Health Misc., Medicine/Pre, Mortuary Science/Pre, Nursing (Pratt Program), Nursing/Pre, Pharmacy/Pre, Physical Science, Physical Therapy/Pre, Sports Medicine, Veterinary Medicine/Pre, Dental Hygiene

  • A.S. - Physical Science - Cowley College
  • B.S. - Biochemistry, Summa Cum Laude - Wichita State University
  • M.Ed. - Curriculum and Instruction - Southwestern College
  • A.B.D - Chemistry - Wichita State University

Contact Info:

Ricky Squires    

Ricky Squires

Machine Tool Technology Instructor

  • A.A.S. - Welding Technology - Cowley College

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Bethany Stewart    

Bethany Stewart

Computer Applications Instructor

  • A.S. - Computer Science - Northern Oklahoma College, Tonkawa, OK
  • B.B.A. - Management Information Systems - University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
  • M.B.A. - Business Administration - Cameron University, Lawton, OK

Contact Info:

Janice Stover    

Janice Stover

Director of Academic Enrichment

AA advising areas: Business Administration, Psychology/Sociology, Social Work

  • M.Ed. from Wichita State University
  • B.S. in Business Administration from Kansas State University
  • Associate of Arts - Colby Community College

Contact Info:

Loretta    

Loretta Waldroupe

IMPACT Math Specialist

AA advising areas:  Education/Elementary, Education/Elementary (WSU/Cowley BA Program), Education/Secondary, Liberal Arts
AAS advising area:  Education Early Education
Special Population:  Developmental, Exploratory

  • A.A - Cowley College
  • B.A. - Secondary Math Education - Southwestern College
  • M.Ed. - Curriculum and Instruction - Southwestern College

Contact Info:

Tim Walton    

Tim Walton

Automotive Coordinator & Instructor

  • A.A.S. - Automotive - Cowley College
  • B.S. - Technology Management - Pittsburg State University

Contact Info:

Humphrey Wamocha    

Dr. Humphrey Wamocha

Mathematics/Physics Instructor

  • B.S. - Education - Egerton University, Kenya
  • M.S. - Physics - Wichita State University
  • Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering - Wichita State University

Contact Info:

Lory West    

Lory West

Business and Computer Applications Instructor

  • A.A. - Business Administration - Cowley College
  • B.S. - Business Management - Emporia State University
  • M.B.A. - Business Administration - Emporia State University

Contact Info:

Shawn White    

Shawn White

Welding Instructor

  • A.A.S. - Welding Technology - Cowley College

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