We are proud to have faculty and staff members dedicated to the success of first-generation students. Some of these individuals were first-generation themselves but everyone is willing to provide guidance and mentoring to current and future Illinois Wesleyan University students. Please feel free to contact them. Below we list each advocates title, what they are available for (coffee, meeting, etc.), and what they are willing to talk about. Contact them early and often!

W. Michael Weis

Professor, History

Here to help with anything

Michelle Wu

Conference Services

Here to help with IWU resources, goal setting, etc.

Chandra Shipley

Academic Advising & Disability Services

Here to help with academic advising, time management, etc.

Karla Carney-Hall

Dean of Students

Here to help with IWU resources, goal setting, time management

Adriana Ponce

Associate Professor, Music

Here to help with anything

Carmela Ferradans

Professor, Hispanic Studies

Here to help with academic issues

Meghan Burke

Associate Professor, Sociology

Here to help with college concerns, healthy habits, etc.

Emily Kelahan

Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Here to help with transitioning to IWU

Carolyn Nadeau

Professor, Hispanic Studies

Here to help with goal setting, time management

Robyn Walter

International Student Advisor

Here to help with navigating IWU

Veronica Torres Luna

Outreach Coordinator, ODI

Here to help with anything at all!

Greg Shaw

Chair, Political Science

Here to help with anything

Warren Kistner

Hart Career Center

Here to help with career planning, study skills, health habits

Jim Simeone

Professor, Political Science

Here to help with motivation, study habits, graduate school