College of Public Health Academic Advising for Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Advisors

Heather Kerr
Heather Kerr, MA
BSPH Academic Advisor
kerr [dot] 92atosu [dot] edu

Margo Coates
Margo Coates, MEd
Academic Advisor
and Staff Assistant
coates [dot] 92atosu [dot] edu

Undergraduate students are advised by professional staff in the Office of Academic Programs and Student Services (OAPSS) to facilitate student achievement of academic goals in a timely manner. This is achieved by providing dependable, accurate, friendly, respectful, and professional services to students in the following areas:

  • major and pre-major requirements
  • course selection
  • petitions
  • Honors
  • public health career and graduate school opportunities
  • graduation
  • Public Health minors

Academic advisors are knowledgeable about other support resources and will refer as necessary. Self-reliance is encouraged by the College of Public Health by helping students make informed and responsible decisions; students are encouraged to be responsible for their own success and progress. (Excerpt from CPH Undergraduate Student Handbook) 

Mission of the Office of Academic Programs and Student Services 

In support of the mission of the College of Public Health, The Office of Academic Programs and Student Services (OAPSS) in the College of Public Health through passionate, dedicated, and experienced professionals is committed to providing student centered academic advising, recruitment, career services, and success at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Contact Us

100 Cunz Hall 
1841 Neil Ave. 
Columbus, Ohio 43210
cphatosu [dot] edu

Hours of Operation
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday 
The office is closed on all official University holidays

Scheduling an appointment:
To schedule an appointment with a Public Health academic advisor, call 614-292-8350 or visit OAPSS located in 100 Cunz Hall, 1841 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, 43210. Phone appointments are also available.

Additional Office of Academic Programs & Student Services Staff Support

Kynthia Droesch, MSEd
Kynthia Droesch, MSEd
Director, Office of Academic Programs and Student Services
droesch [dot] 4atosu [dot] edu

Dawn Williams, MEd
Dawn Williams, MEd
Assistant Director, Office of Academic Programs and Student Services; Coordinator of Practice Education and Career Services
williams [dot] 3388atosu [dot] edu

Helene Cweren, M.A., M.P.P.
Helene Cweren, M.A., M.P.P.
MHA Student and Career Services Manager
cweren [dot] 1atosu [dot] edu


Dawnne Wise, PhD, MPH
Dawnne Wise, PhD, MPH
MPH-PEP Student & Program Manager
wise [dot] 13atosu [dot] edu



Shauntae Yankasky, MA
Shauntae Yankasky, MA
Graduate Admissions and Assessment Coordinator
yankasky [dot] 2atosu [dot] edu

Todd Thobe
Todd Thobe, MEd
Coordinator of Graduate Marketing, Admissions and Recruitment
thobe [dot] 34atosu [dot] edu

Julia Farkas
Julia Farkas
Office Associate
farkas [dot] 99atosu [dot] edu