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To find your advisor's name, log in to MyIvy and click Student > Student Dashboard. Scroll to the My Academic Profile section, select your current term in the dropdown menu, and your advisor's name and an email link will display at the bottom.

What is Advising?

Academic Advising serves to help students set and complete their programs and/or academic goals by building relationships within their student success network. Advising is a collaborative partnership where the student is the primary driver for success, and their advisor serves as a navigator to support them through their educational journey.

At Ivy Tech we want each student to make well-informed decisions as they progress towards the completion of their academic goals.

Our Philosophy

The Ivy Tech Indianapolis Office of Academic Advising is committed to the holistic development of students through a welcoming, solution-oriented environment. We aim to create a positive educational experience for students through developing supportive relationships and serving as knowledgeable navigators in your Ivy Tech experience. Academic advising is not merely a transactional process but a transformative experience that fosters personal and intellectual growth and consistent student-centered service.

Contact us: 

(317) 917-5715

Indianapolis Advising
50 W. Fall Creek Parkway N.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Get to know our Academic Advising team!

Kate McGormley

Executive Director

After spending most of her career at Michigan State University (MSU), Kate came to Ivy Tech in 2023. She spent five years helping to build the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at MSU and remains a big fan of its purpose and programs today. She has really enjoyed serving the students of Ivy Tech and has always appreciated the energy and excitement that comes with working in higher education.  Kate has two teenage boys and enjoys eating good food with them and her husband. Everyone knows her real favorite is her bulldog, Mack.

David Baosithong

Assistant Director for School of Business, School of Information Technology, and School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, and Applied Science

David joined the Academic Advising Department as a Part-Time academic advisor in June 2012 and was hired on as a full-time advisor two months later. David has a Master's Degree from Ball State University in Adult and Community Education. In his current role, David works with SAMEAS, SOIT, and SBLSC students. David enjoys working with his students and most importantly…seeing the students graduate! In his free time, David enjoys traveling- he has been to 63+ countries and counting. He also enjoys rock climbing, hiking, camping, and all things outdoors.

Rebecca Franklin

Assistant Director for School of Arts, Sciences and Education and School of Public Affairs and Social Services

Rebecca has been working with Ivy Tech Community College since 2012. Initially, she was an adjunct instructor for the English and ESOL departments. She began working in academic advising in 2019, and recently became the Assistant Director of Advising for the School of Arts, Sciences and Education and School of Public Affairs and Social Services. She wears many hats, but her goal is to create a sense of community and collaboration at Ivy Tech and within academic advising.

 Rachel Morris

Assistant Director for Health Sciences and Nursing

Rachel joined the Academic Advising team in October of 2017.  She graduated from Indiana University in May 2010 with her bachelor's degree in communication studies with a focus in sociology.  She received her master's degree in May of 2023 in educational psychology through Purdue. Rachel enjoys guiding students through the intricacies of the Health Sciences fields through collaboration with faculty members and industry professionals to stay updated on the latest trends and developments in the field.  In her free time, she likes to cook, organize, hang out with her fur babies, re-do various rooms in her condo, and spend time with family and friends. 

Mara Ramirez

Administrative Assistant 

Mara is the administrative assistant for the academic advisors at Ivy Tech. She is bilingual and speaks Spanish and English, fluently.  She has an associate's degree in veterinary technology and although she may not be working with animals directly, she still has a very strong passion for all animals. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, kayaking, listening to music and cooking food with her fiancé. 

  • Parker Hilliard 

    School of Arts, Sciences and Education

    Parker joined Ivy Tech in June 2023 and graduated from Geneva College with a BA in Pre-Seminary. Prior to joining the Ivy team, he built a diverse professional background spanning domestic missions to line-haul logistics. In his current role, Parker is dedicated to guiding students through their college journey. This includes assisting with academic planning, connecting students with resources, and helping them overcome academic challenges. Beyond his professional life, Parker loves family time and enjoys pickleball, playing music, sci-fi, history, theology, martial arts, and the outdoors.

    Joo Ohk Kim

    School of Arts, Sciences and Education

    Joo joined Ivy Tech in October 2023. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, she received her master’s degree in Language Education from Indiana University. Before joining Team Ivy, she worked in various areas such as admissions staff in a community college, special education teacher, and manager in restaurants. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking Asian meals, including those from Korea, Japan, and China, and sharing them with friends. She also loves traveling and watching movies, musicals, concerts, and more.

    Jacob King

    School of Arts, Sciences and Education

    Jacob joined Ivy Tech in August 2022. He studied Spanish and linguistics at Purdue University and then earned a MA from Indiana University in Teaching English as a Second Language and Applied Linguistics. In his current role, Jacob works with and advises Ivy Tech students to help them achieve their educational goals. Outside of work he enjoys cooking, playing volleyball, and reminiscing about the Colts vs. Chiefs 2013 AFC wildcard game.

    Max Nagano

    School of Arts, Sciences and Education

    Max Nagano is the Biology and Liberal Arts advisor with the School of Arts, Science, and Education at the Indianapolis campus of Ivy Tech Community College. With the college since 2022, he has a long background in higher education and has even obtained at least two degrees from real-life universities all by himself! In his free time, he enjoys various leisure activities.  


    Kallie Nusbaum

    School of Arts, Sciences and Education

    Kallie joined Ivy Tech Academic Advising in July 2023. They are an Ivy Tech alumni, graduating with an A.S. in Psychology in May 2021. Prior to Ivy Tech, Kallie worked in Student Services and Operations at University of Michigan while finishing their BA in Psychology. In their current role, Kallie advises General Studies and Exploratory/Undeclared students at the Indianapolis campus. Outside of work, Kallie enjoys reading poetry, spending time with their fiancé and cats, and eating dessert.

    Bek Primrose

    School of Arts, Sciences and Education

    Bek joined Ivy Tech in July 2023. Prior to joining Ivy Tech, they earned their BA in English from Sam Houston State University in 2019 and also received their MFA in Creative Writing from Butler University in 2023. Previously, they have worked in Editing and Publishing for a literary journal as their Poetry Editor and then Associate Editor; they also worked as a writing tutor at Butler University. In their current role, Bek advises Early Childhood Education students, General Studies students, and Exploratory/Undeclared students. Outside of Ivy Tech, Bek enjoys reading poetry, lazing around with their two cats, playing board games with friends, and eating sushi. 

    Amanda Warren 

    School of Arts, Sciences and Education

    Amanda joined Ivy Tech in December 2023 and is an academic advisor. Amanda earned her bachelor's degree at Indiana State University and her master's degree at Purdue University Global.   Amanda brings skills and experience to the team as she has worked with a variety of people in a variety of different ways.  In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, boating at the lake, being with her dogs, and shopping.  

  • Doug Stamps

    School of Public Affairs and Social Services

    Doug joined Ivy Tech in October 2017 as an academic advisor. Prior to his hiring at Ivy Tech, Doug spent several years teaching Psychology and Professional Development  and being an academic advisor at a previous institution of higher learning.  Doug was originally born and raised in Chicago, IL and earned his BA Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in in Guidance and Counseling via Eastern Illinois University. After college, Doug worked for years in the Social Services field including Domestic violence, Sexual Assault, Child Protective Services associate, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health counseling.  In his current role, Doug is a senior level academic advisor (Downtown Indianapolis Campus) in the SPASS (Public Affairs & Social Services) programs. When away from the office, Doug enjoys Pop Culture, Anime, Batman, Trivia, video gaming, Science Fiction, and spending time with his family including his "Fluffy Babies".

    Jennifer Vincent

    School of Public Affairs and Social Services

    Jennifer was an adjunct instructor at Ivy Tech for seven years before becoming an academic advisor in November of 2022. Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Indianapolis and a master's degree in music from Butler University, both with a focus on Music Education. Her teaching experience includes elementary general music and high school choral and music theory. Jennifer has also taught as an Assistant Instructor at IU-Bloomington and a Full-time Instructor of Music at Indiana State University in Terre Haute. Most recently, Jennifer taught at Ben Davis University High School in their Early College program. In addition, Jennifer has a private piano studio, sings in a Praise Team, is chair of the nurture committee and serves with a mission and outreach team at Speedway United Methodist Church. When she has spare time, Jennifer loves reading and traveling with her sister.

    Robert Wilkinson

    School of Public Affairs and Social Services

    Robert joined Ivy Tech in August 2022. He graduated from Indiana University and received a Master's of Science in Biomechanics from Ball State University. He has experience conducting experiments in clinical gait analysis, motor unit recruitment, and other biomechanical analyses. He is a published author in the Journal of Orthotics, has co authored multiple manuscripts, and has taught undergraduate courses in Physical Fitness and Wellness and Biomechanics at Ball State. In his current role, Robert ensures Ivy Tech students receive a holistic advising experience. In his free time, he loves lifting weights and spending time with his family. 


  • Nathan Jones

    School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, and Applied Sciences

    Nathan Jones joined Ivy Tech in 2012 as the academic adviser for Fine Arts and Visual Communications. Since then he has added Building Construction Management and Design Technology to his caseload as these relate to his interest and experience in Carpentry and Sustainable Architecture. Before coming to Ivy Tech, Nathan was an Assistant Professor of Art at Earlham College for 14 years. Nathan Holds a Bachelors Degree in Art from Humboldt State University in California and a Master of Fine Arts from Miami University in Ohio. In his personal life, Nathan enjoys hiking, kayaking, and gardening. When the weather forces him to be indoors, he enjoys woodworking and metalworking. 

    Deon Marcum

    School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, and Applied Sciences

    Deon joined the advising team at Ivy Tech in early 2020. Deon has over a decade of experience in case management, higher education, and human and social services. Deon holds a bachelor's in Public Administration and M.P.S in Professional Studies- Strategic Leadership. In his free time, he enjoys reading, spending time with his family, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

    Tito McCombs

    School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, and Applied Sciences

    Tito returned to Ivy Tech in March 2020 and serves as an academic advisor for the School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, and Applied Sciences. Before advising, he served as a Student Service Professional in enrollment services and as an Information Center receptionist at our Lawrence Campus. Tito started his education at a Community College where he served as a student work-study and was Part-time Assistant Director of the International Programs and Intercultural Education Department. During that time, he would participate in a three-plus-one program at Northwood University and complete a bachelor's degree in business administration. Tito is a current grad student at Indiana Wesleyan University, completing a master's program in the summer of 2024. Tito is excited to help and serve students at Ivy Tech Community College.

    Bob Sovocool 

    School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, and Applied Sciences

    Bob started Ivy Tech in 2010 after 30 years as a senior engineer in the automotive components industry.  He spent the first five years as program chair/instructor of the Engineering Technology program in Kokomo.  He is an academic advising specialist in Indianapolis, for the past eight years, for the School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering and Applied Sciences.  He has Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Akron, Ohio and was a registered professional engineer in that state.   He also earned a few aviation flight certificates. Interests are spending time with family, home improvement, tinkering with technology, bicycling, and traveling.

  • Juanita Granger

    School of Information Technology

    Juanita Joined Ivy Tech in December of 2021 as an academic advisor for the school of Arts, Science, and Education. She is now currently advising for the school of Information Technology. Her role as an advisor is to assist students with understanding how to plan and register for classes and make sure students are connected to other faculty and staff. She has her Bachelor's in Organizational Leadership and Supervision with a minor in Business from Purdue of Fort Wayne, and MBA concentration in Human Resources from Indiana Tech. Juanita enjoys traveling, watching anime, and reading. 

    Sean Holder

    School of Information Technology

    Sean started advising students at Ivy Tech in December of 2023. Before working with Ivy Tech, he had a variety of positions, ranging from a Qualitative Data Analyst for an entertainment marketing company out of New York, to a Board Operator for Fox Sports Radio in Alabama. Academically, he graduated from Ivy Tech with an Associate’s in Software Development, and through Purdue’s School of Science, a Bachelor’s in Psychology. During that time, he was an Academic Success Coach and Coordinator for IUPUI, which taught him how much he enjoys working with students. Currently, Sean is preparing to begin a Master’s degree in Data Analytics, and advises students within the School of IT. Outside of Ivy Tech, he enjoys researching fun facts, watching and playing basketball, and exploring new music.

    Case Jacobus

    School of Information Technology

    Case joined Ivy Tech in February 2022. They previously worked in a forensic science lab following their undergraduate studies in forensics, chemistry, and biology, and graduate studies in forensic biology, both at IUPUI. In their free time, Case likes reading, painting, crocheting, and playing tabletop role play games with their friends.

    Kevin Shelley

    School of Information Technology

    Kevin has worked with Ivy Tech at the Indianapolis campus as an Adjunct since 2012 and made his work as an Academic Advisor a full-time pursuit in 2022. A graduate of Indiana University East in Richmond, IN, Kevin has been an educator since the late 1980s, teaching for Ivy Tech Richmond, on and off, from 2003-2012. As a small business owner, Kevin also works as a Personal Trainer, and is an avid runner from the 5k to the Marathon, and enjoys fencing, Kendo, weight training, and the performing arts (theater).

  • Rick Cox

    School of Business, Logistics and Supply Chain

    Rick joined Ivy Tech in 2019 as the Assistant Director of New Student Orientation. In January 2021 he moved over to the advising department as an academic advisor with the School of Business. He advises students in Business Administration, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain Management and Logistics. He studied education at Vincennes University and received his AS in Education. He continued his educational journey at the University of Southern Indiana earning his BS in Elementary Education/Middle School Social Studies. Rick most recently worked at Vincennes University as the Assistant Director of On-Campus Student Activities. Before that he was a 6/7/8 grade teacher of Social Studies, Language Arts and Corrective Reading for 13 years. Rick enjoys trivia, horror movies, Halloween, historical facts and playing board games with his partner Jesse. 

    Emily Evans

    School of Business, Logistics and Supply Chain

    Emily joined the advising team at Ivy Tech in March 2020. She has worked in higher education for over 10 years. Emily studied Human Services and Law & Society at Purdue University and earned her MS in Student Affairs & Higher Education. In her free time, she enjoys live music, traveling, spending time with her cat Frieda and watching college basketball (Boiler Up!).

    Doug Hammerling

    School of Business, Logistics and Supply Chain

    Doug joined Ivy Tech in January 2009. Prior to coming to Ivy Tech, Doug worked in the financial services industry in Smith Barney and as a Retail Investment Officer at National City Bank. He had a stint in the Senate Majority Law Office at the State Capital as a paralegal. Doug holds a BS degree in History from Indiana State and a MS degree in History from Butler University and a paralegal certification from IUPUI. Georgia Military College, IUPUI, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Chamberlain University are a few of the schools where he has taught history.

    At Ivy Tech, Doug has taught American History, World Civilizations, Political Science, and IVYT. He has participated in the ASAP program, and the National Endowment for the Humanities World Religion venture with IUPUI and Ivy Tech. After being Lead Advisor for the School of Business, and Assistant Director of K-14 Initiatives, Doug currently is a business advisor. In 2015, Doug was recipient of the Region 8 Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Instruction, in 2020 Student Success Champion, and in 2022 the Ivy Tech State Award for Academic Advising Initiative.

    Tracie Lowe

    School of Business, Logistics and Supply Chain

    Tracie joined Ivy Tech in September 2019 and has worked in higher education for much of her career. Highlights are the years at Purdue (development and fundraising) and 14 years at IUPUI (HR, Student Employment, Career Services.) In her current role as an Ivy Tech advisor, she loves guiding students to achieve their goals. Academic planning and sharing resources are just part of the job – she loves being a cheerleader and navigator as students complete Ivy Tech programs and transition to further education or their next work opportunity. Tracie earned a BA in Communication from Purdue University, where a great academic advisor challenged and supported her. At Purdue, she also fell in love with public radio. Outside of Ivy Tech you’ll find her trying to keep green things alive, baking, volunteering, singing - and begging her family to help with another DIY project...accompanied by local public radio or Spotify.

  • Donna Edmond

    School of Health Sciences and Nursing

    Donna joined the academic advising team in December 2021. She earned a Master's in Fine Arts in Theatre from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Studies from Georgia Southern University. She is a Health Science and Nursing advisor and enjoys helping students from diverse student populations. She is also an Adjunct Instructor at Ivy Tech. During her free time she enjoys listening to Jazz music and spending time with friends and family.  

    Jessie Golden

    School of Health Sciences and Nursing

    Jessie joined the Ivy Tech academic advising office in February 2022. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at IUPUI and is pursuing her Master’s in School Counseling. Before becoming an academic advisor at Ivy Tech, she was a peer academic advisor during her undergrad for Psychology and Neuroscience students at IUPUI. She is on the Health Science and Nursing team and loves collaborating with students on creating their own unique plans towards their healthcare careers. Outside of the office, she enjoys yoga, being outdoors, traveling, and being around family and friends. She has a pet rabbit named Clover. She has pictures of Clover in her office that she hopes brings joy to students and staff that visit. 

    Beth Hartauer

    School of Health Sciences and Nursing

    Beth has been with Ivy Tech since September 2011 when she started in a part-time role as a health advisor and eventually joined as a full time employee in 2016;  Beth continues to work as a health advisor and loves the work she does with her students.  She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Education and received an MA from the University of Iowa in Student Development.  In her current role, Beth works with students interested in pursuing a health field at Ivy tech and serves as the Nursing liaison within advising for the Indianapolis region. In her free time, Beth loves to read, travel, play Pickleball, and spend time with family and friends. 

    Drew Holloway

    School of Health Sciences and Nursing

    Drew Holloway is an academic advising specialist for the school of Health Sciences and Nursing. He’s been with the academic advising team since 2018. He advises, as a liaison, for many of the EMT students, as well as the Paramedic Science program students. Drew earned a graduate degree studying Student Development, Counseling and Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University also, in 2018. Outside of work Drew enjoys coaching his sons in football.

    Cassidy Kanzler

    School of Health Sciences and Nursing

    Cassidy joined the Academic Advising team in May 2022. She graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in History and in 2023 with a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with a Historical Inquiry Concentration. She enjoys collaborating with students on their academic plans and explaining their program and degree requirements. She also enjoys organizing New Student Registration Events. During her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, exploring bookstores, and watching hockey.  

    Teisha Meyer

    School of Health Sciences and Nursing

    Teisha Meyer joined Ivy Tech part time in 2000 and full time in 2002. Teisha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Mathematics Education from University of Indianapolis and Masters Degree in Mathematics Education from IUPUI.  She has been adjunct math faculty, full time math faculty, and academic advisor during her time at Ivy Tech. She enjoys spending time with her family, dog, and friends as well as going to the movies, shopping, and doing outdoor activities like hiking and walking on the beach. 

    Rob Smith

    School of Health Sciences and Nursing

    Rob has been with Ivy Tech Community College since 2004. Rob studied Liberal Arts at Southwestern Michigan Community College and completed an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts. At Indiana University-Bloomington he completed a Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications. His Master'ss degree is from Indiana University-Bloomington in Information Science. Rob currently serves as an academic advisor for the Health and Nursing advising team. He enjoys music, biking and spending time with family.


    Samantha West 

    School of Health Sciences and Nursing

    Samantha joined the Ivy Tech Academic Advising team in August 2023. She earned her bachelor's degree in Sustainable Management and Policy at IUPUI in December 2020. She went on to earn her master’s degree in Higher Education from Purdue Global and graduated in June 2023. Prior to becoming an Academic Advisor, Samantha was an Education Coordinator for Orbis Education affiliated with Marian University’s Accelerated BSN Program. She is part of the Health Science and Nursing team.

    Outside the office, Samantha enjoys staying up to date with new movie releases, reading and finding new books, spending time with friends and family, and gardening.