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!

Karla Carney-Hall

Dean of Students

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

Carmela Ferradans

Professor, Hispanic Studies

Here to help with academic issues

Deborah Halperin

Director, Action Research Center

Emily Kelahan

Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Here to help with transitioning to IWU

Warren Kistner

Hart Career Center, Director

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

Meg Miner

University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian and Associate Professor

Carolyn Nadeau

Professor, Hispanic Studies

Here to help with goal setting, time management

Adriana Ponce

Associate Professor, Music

Here to help with anything

Greg Shaw

Chair, Political Science

Here to help with anything

Chandra Shipley

Academic Advising and Student Accessibility Services

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

Jim Simeone

Professor, Political Science

Here to help with motivation, study habits, graduate school

Michelle Wu

Conference Services

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

Patrick Zajac ’18

Assistant Director of Employer Relations/ Career Specialist