Advising

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) academic advisers can assist prospective and undergraduate students interested in the HDFS department and its activities. Please call or email to set an appointment time.

Lisa Enloe
Lisa Enloe

Academic adviser for child, adult, and family services majors:

Suite 2315 Palmer Building
2222 Osborn Drive
Ames, Iowa 50011-1084
515-294-7598
enloe@iastate.edu
Carolyn Steckelberg
Carolyn Steckelberg

Academic adviser for financial counseling and planning majors:

1337 Palmer Building
2222 Osborn Drive
Ames, Iowa 50011-1084
515-294-8644
steckelb@iastate.edu
Michale Hansen
Michale Hansen

Academic adviser for child, adult, and family services; family and consumer sciences education and studies majors:

34A MacKay Hall
2302 Osborn Drive
Ames, IA 50011-1078
515-294-7169
mhansen@iastate.edu
Patricia Walsh
Patricia Walsh

Academic adviser for child, adult, and family services; financial counseling and planning majors:

4380 Palmer Building
2222 Osborn Drive
Ames, Iowa 50011-1084
515-294-8193
pwalsh@iastate.edu

If you were unable to find what you need, try visiting the ISU academic advising site for further resources and information.

Contacting your adviser

Students are assigned an HDFS adviser upon officially entering the department. Adviser assignments can be found on AccessPlus.

Contact your adviser whenever you have questions. You should make an appointment to visit with them at least once every semester before the registration period begins. Email is a convenient way to reach your adviser, but many allow you to make an appointment directly in AccessPlus.

Why visit your adviser?

Advisers can help you:

  • Understand university, college, and department policies and procedures.
  • Develop realistic academic plans and goals suited to your interests and abilities.
  • Find appropriate campus resources when necessary.
  • Monitor your progress towards degree completion.

Advising provides students with a personal connection to the university and to the HDFS department. Your academic success is important to us. Getting the most out of advising appointments requires both student and adviser to be prepared, flexible, and respectful.

The more you get to know your adviser and allow him or her to get to know you, your strengths, goals, and interests, the more satisfying and beneficial the relationship becomes. Advisers want you to be successful in your college experience and in achieving your academic and personal goals. The more they know you, the better advocate they can be for you.