Undergraduate Advising

Our undergraduate advisors provide important information about academic advising for undergraduate students in the College of Computing and Software Engineering (​CCSE) at Kennesaw State. They assist with the following Majors and Minors: Computer Game Design & Development, Computer Science, Data Science, Information Technology, and Software Engineering. You can arrange to speak with a CCSE academic advisor in person, by phone, or via virtual appointments on Microsoft Teams. Also, you can visit our office during drop-in hours if you have a quick question.

Both incoming and current undergraduate students are encouraged to get guided feedback for various services through a one-on-one advising appointment including selecting or changing a major, adding a minor, resolving prerequisite and test score registration errors, removing registration holds, and requesting repeat course overrides. We look forward to helping you navigate your educational path within the dynamic world of computing and software engineering!

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Transfer Students

As you think about transferring to Kennesaw State, your seamless transition into the CCSE community is of great importance to us! Whether you're on a path to complete your bachelor's degree or looking for a new academic home with prospective opportunities, Kennesaw State stands ready to equip you with the resources and support necessary for your transfer and future success. If you've graduated from high school and have accumulated at least 30 semester hours or 50 quarter hours of transferable college credit, we encourage you to apply as a Transfer Student and embark on a transformative journey with a degree from CCSE.

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Office Hours and Location

Location: Marietta Campus, Atrium (J) Building, Room J-266
Phone: 470-578-6226
Email: ccseadvising@kennesaw.edu 
Office Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (M – F)

Note: Please use your KSU-issued student email account for advising correspondence. Also, please include your student ID number in all advising e-mails.

  • Advising appointments will be unavailable on the following New Student Orientation dates:

    Friday, July 12th

    Friday, July 19th

    Thursday, July 25th

    Friday, July 26th

     

    Advising appointments can be held in-person, via phone, or via Microsoft Teams virtual calls.

    Appointments are made on a first come, first serve basis.

    Appointments outside of office hours are made on a case-by-case basis.

    Please log in to EAB Navigate to schedule an appointment by following our step-by-step instructions.

    In-Person Location: Marietta Campus, Atrium (J) Building, Room J-266

    Email: ccseadvising@kennesaw.edu

  • Drop in advising will be unavailable during the following New Student Orientation dates:

    Thursday, July 25th

     

    Drop-In Advising is a 10-15 minute session to address quick questions.

    No appointment is needed during the following days and times:

    Mondays and Tuesdays:  9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Wednesdays and Thursdays:  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

    Fridays: No Drop-in availability. Appointments Only.

     

    Location Info

    In-person - Marietta Campus, Atrium (J) Building, Room J-266

    Virtual - Click the link below for virtual option via Microsoft Teams.

    (Note: Virtual Drop-Ins must be requested during the hours of availability listed above.)

    Virtual Drop-In via Ms Teams

     

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Double Owl Pathways

Double Owl Pathways affords undergraduate students the opportunity to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees faster and at a significantly lower cost than if they pursued each degree independently. By bundling both degrees into Pathways, highly motivated and committed students will graduate sooner than their peers and with a head start on their careers. KSU has a variety of Pathways to choose from with more being added. You can find the pathways specific to CCSE below!

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Hosted by CCSE Advising

 

  • Save time - take up to 9 credit hours of graduate-level courses as an undergrad, and use them towards both degrees.
  • Save money - take those 9 graduate credit hours at the undergrad tuition rate.
  • Earn opportunities - get ahead of your peers and combine specific fields to enhance job opportunities.
  • Fast-track your career - enter the workforce sooner than your peers, giving you an upper hand on professional advancement and higher earning potential.

Undergraduate Advisors & Coordinators

Name
Position
  • Denise Barclay

    Academic Advisor

    dbarcla4@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-6749
    J 271

    Denise holds an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies from Rochester Business Institute, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human & Community Services from SUNY Empire State College of New York and Master of Science Degree in School Counseling from Capella University. She is a Licensed School Counselor in the State of New York & Georgia.  

    Born and raised in the New York area, Denise moved to the Atlanta area in 2016.  Prior to joining the College of Computing and Software Engineering, she has had various roles in Real Estate, School Counseling and Academic Advising which has laid a solid foundation for her career as an Academic Advisor.

    Overall, Denise enjoys helping students highlight their strengths and identifying the unique needs of each student to guide them where they will thrive socially, emotionally, and academically.  In her personal time, she enjoys watching and playing sports, vacationing, and spending time with family.
     

  • Christina Lewis

    Academic Advisor

    clewi161@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-7047
    J 263

    Christina earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Georgie College & State University.

    She is not new to the higher education space. It was at her alma mater where she found her love for student success and achievement. In her previous roles, she has served as a tour coordinator, family support advocate, and researchers on the impact of student leadership.

    Through her personal experiences as a student and administrator, Christina is able to connect with student and meet them where they are.

    Christina views herself  "as a bridge, connecting people to resources and information"

    Outside of work, Christina enjoys cooking, baking, and reading. She is a cat mum to Gracie-Jean, a mackerel tabby who loves to cuddle and watch TV. 

  • Academic Advisor

    emahone1@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-4490
    J 263

    Eric is a native of Georgia. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degrees from Clayton State University. He is now pursuing a Master of Education in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education and Student Affairs at Kennesaw State University. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.  

    As a traditional student, Eric is able to connect with and understand the concerns of students because he was previously in their position. He wants students to come to college, gain college life experience, build connections, and, most importantly, graduate. Always remember to finish what you started. 

    Outside of work, Eric enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.   

  • Academic Advisor

    dmoor209@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-4529
    J 266

    Deikyn (Dee-ken) received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Columbus State University. Deikyn is currently enrolled in her Master of Public Administration program at the University of Georgia where she plans to attend law school in the future.

    Deikyn comes to us from Columbus State University where she was a financial aid counselor.  She has previous experience as an Orientation assistant, Residence life assistant and Student recreation assistant. Deikyn loves the environment of higher education because of the daily impact she makes for her community and students. Her plan is to continue to bring positive energy and smiles to all that she encounters.

    Deikyn prides herself on building relationships that present effective communication and results. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her son and being a dog mom. She also enjoys binge watching shows and reading. Deikyn is excited to be a part of the Owl community and cannot wait to meet you! 

  • Aaron Parker

    Academic Advisor

    aparke33@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-6137
    J 342

    Aaron has worked as an advisor for over 4 years at Georgia State and Clayton State University. Aaron is an alumnus of Kennesaw State University and holds a Bachelor of Business from the world-renowned Coles College of Business. Aaron also holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Clark Atlanta University. He strives to be a soundboard for students and assist them as they explore their major & take ownership of their academic goals. Outside the office, Aaron enjoys nature trails and traveling, reading history books, live performances of any kind, and exploring museums.

  • Mark Pilgrim

    Academic Advisor

    mpilgri1@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2531
    J 226

    Mark is a native of Trinidad and Tobago. He is a proud alumnus of Kennesaw State University where he graduated with a B.B.A in Business Management. He continued his education at Georgia Southern University where he obtained his Masters in Higher Education Administration.

    Mark’s education tenure started in 2010 where he was the first Orientation Coordinator for KSU’s Orientation Programs. He is best known for his work with the rebranding of the program, Ignition, that lasted from 2013 to 2019. He truly has a love for his home institution and appreciates the opportunity of being able to give back to an entity that has helped shape who is today.

    Mark’s passion is helping build leaders by cultivating an environment that will challenge the status quo so they can become extraordinary leaders in their communities. His goal is to ensure that students feel not only a sense of pride for Kennesaw State University, but also feel that this the right fit for their higher education journey.

  • Shanoé Smith

    Academic Advisor

    ssmit360@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2638
    J 269

    Shanoé (Sha-Nay) is a proud alumna of Kennesaw State University. She graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Psychology.

    From 2012 to 2021, she worked in retail for Godiva Chocolatier, Inc in multiple positions and locations. During her time as a Retail Boutique Manager at Godiva she trained and led successful teams of up to 15 sales associates.

    In early 2021, Shanoé joined the College of Computing and Software Engineering's (CCSE) Computer Science Department as the Office Manager. She is excited to now be a part of CCSE's Undergraduate Academic Advising Team as of late 2022. Shanoé is humbled to be able to use her combined work and personal experiences to continue to contribute to the KSU community by advising CCSE students.

    As a former KSU student, Shanoè understands the many stressors and demands that current students may encounter while balancing their courses, extracurricular activities, employment, etc. As a result, her advising strategy will focus on collaborating with her students to create graduation plans that prioritize organization and time management.

    Shanoé enjoys being active in her leisure time. She loves to dance and is a licensed Zumba Instructor.

  • Camille Stringer

    Academic Advisor

    cstrin14@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-5925
    J 267

    Camille received a dual Bachelors in Business Administration degree studying Managerial Sciences and Risk Management/Insurance from Georgia State University. She has been in the field of academia for over 10 years and has been in advising for seven of them. Camille is an avid reader and states, “I could get lost for hours in the pages of a really good book.”

    In addition, Ms. Stringer has found a love for gardening. Being able to see something so beautifully grand grow from a tiny little seed continues to amaze her. She’s taken what she learned from gardening and has applied it professionally to how she advises students. Each seed requires a different combination of soil, light, and water. In the same notion, each student requires a different combination of guidance, encouragement, and empowerment.

    Camille tends to use a more holistic approach when advising students. She likes to focus on the student as a whole person with her goal being able to help every student succeed academically. Actively listening to students, finding out what their needs are, and providing them with the tools they need to succeed while also planting bits of encouragement and wisdom throughout is what she has found to be beneficial to her students.

  • Montreal Thomas

    Academic Advisor

    mthom530@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-5572
    J330

    Montreal is a Georgia native. He received his Bachelors in Psychology from Albany State University and also holds a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree in Marketing. In his spare time, he enjoys graphic design, photography, and Food Network shows. In addition, he has a hidden talent of quoting monologues, dialogues, and scenes from the Twilight saga.

    The biggest advice he would give to students is to enjoy the college experience. This is arguably the best time of your life & you will create so many memories, long-lasting relationships, and learn how to deal with stress levels. Pace yourself because this educational journey is amazing.

    Finally, he prides himself on exceptional customer service. “I understand students are leaning on me for guidance, information, and resources. I will be as transparent as possible for you gain insight on the process of being successful in the classroom. My approach is from a Developmental Advising standpoint. Therefore, my techniques will assist you in movement and progression.”

  • Le

    Lead Academic Advisor

    ltyson6@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-5572
    J330

    Le'Cha Tyson is a former Virginia native. She has received her Bachelors degree in Marketing from Georgia Southwestern State University. Prior to her moving to Georgia and joining KSU she worked for Northern Virginia Community College for over 12 years.

    I believe in holistic advising, and providing a safe space for students to share their thoughts fears and goals. My favorite saying is " I am a firm believer that you must share so that I can help you to the best of my ability".

  • Miles Winston

    Director, Academic Advising

    mwinsto8@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-3462
    J 263A

    Miles is a North Carolina native, Georgia transplant. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Winston-Salem State University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. A self-proclaimed student success advocate, Miles has over 15 years of experience working in higher education. His advice to students is to be active, engaged and take time to enjoy the journey.  

Name
Position
  • Associate Professor of Computer Game Design and Development

    yli49@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-7401
    J 365

    BSCGDD Joy Li 

  • Associate Chair of the Department of Computer Science and BSCS Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Computer Science

    ashaw8@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-4479
    J 385

    BSCS: Alan Shaw

  • Lecturer of Information Technology

    dprivit2@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-6099
    R2 222

    BASIT & BSIT Donald Privitera

  • Associate Professor of Software Engineering

    yhuang24@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-3174
    J 369

    BSSWE Yan Huang

  • Senior Lecturer of Statistics

    mfranke1@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2389
    CL 3009

    BSDSA & Minor: Michael Frankel

  • Assistant Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Professor of Computer Science

    she4@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-6039
    J 338

  • MSIT Graduate Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Information Technology

    xtian2@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-5168
    J 378B

  • Instructional Designer

    kgermain@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 531-2186
    House 3203 - 203

Undergraduate Advisor Assignments by Alpha Split

The CCSE Undergraduate Academic Advising Team assists with the following Majors and Minors: Computer Game Design & Development, Computer Science, Data Science, Information Technology, and Software Engineering.

Note: Please use your KSU-issued student email account for advising correspondence. Also, please include your student ID number in all advising e-mails.

Last Name A-Br: Christina Lewis - Academic Advisor - clewi161@kennesaw.edu 
Last Name Bs-D: Montreal Thomas - Academic Advisor - mthom530@kennesaw.edu
Last Name E-Ha: Aaron Parker - Academic Advisor - aparke33@kennesaw.edu
Last Name Hb-K: Mark Pilgrim - Academic Advisor - mpilgri1@kennesaw.edu 
Last Name L-Mo: Camille Stringer - Academic Advisor - cstrin14@kennesaw.edu
Last Name Mp-Q: Shanoé Smith - Academic Advisor - ssmit360@kennesaw.edu
Last Name R-S: Le'Cha Tyson - Lead Academic Advisor - ltyson6@kennesaw.edu
Last Name T-Z: Denise Barclay - Academic Advisor - dbarcla4@kennesaw.edu