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Departmental Academic Advisors

Educational Psychology

Sarah Homer (graduate programs)

Lauren Martone(undergraduate programs)

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Educational Leadership & Policy

Marilynn Howard


Education, Culture & Society

Jason Newnum


Special Education

Kaitlyn Lindsey


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Urban Institute of Teacher Education

Sara Hatch


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 Academic Advisors help you to:

  • Learn about University of Utah graduation requirements, including general education and bachelor's degree requirements
  • Connect with University of Utah opportunities and resources, including other majors and minors that might interest you
  • Navigate University of Utah policies and procedures
  • Learn about the course requirements for your major
  • Connect with departmental opportunities and resources
  • Navigate departmental polices and procedures

Meeting with your academic advisor can help you answer these critical questions and more.

  • How do I declare my major?
  • What classes do I need to take?
  • Where can I go for help?
  • How can I get involved on campus?
  • What resources are available for me on campus?
  • How do my transfer courses apply to my degree?
  • How do I apply for graduation?


Elementary or Secondary Education: Sara Hatch

Special Education:Kaitlin Lindsey

Educational Leadership: Marilynn Howard,

Educational Psychology: Sarah Homer,

Education, Culture & Society: Jason Newnum,

  • Be prepared for advising sessions by bringing appropriate documents (DARS, test scores, transcripts, etc.), making a list of questions and concerns and planning a tentative class schedule.
  • Take responsibility for learning and complying with university requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Honestly communicate your unique interests, values, abilities and circumstances with your academic advisor.
  • Take responsibility for achieving your success and accept the consequences of your academic and personal choices.
  • Keep up with your academic progress and maintain your own advising file.
  • Bring your file to each advising session, and keep all documents until you graduate.
  • Meet with your advisor regularly, and whenever you have a question or concern.

  • Listen attentively to your questions and concerns.
  • Respect your unique interests, abilities and circumstances.
  • Help you to explore academic and extra-curricular options that support your personal and career interests.
  • Explain degree requirements.
  • Clarify information about university regulations, policies and procedures as appropriate.
  • Assist you in developing an appropriate class schedule.
  • Refer you to appropriate campus resources.Help you learn how to search out answers for yourself.
  • Assist you in gaining decision-making skills and assuming responsibility for your education.
Last Updated: 1/3/24