Student Advisement

Student Advisement

Students who need general advising and academic planning should see their faculty advisors prior to any registration periods.  A student can find out who his or her faculty advisor is by logging into his or her account in Student Services and clicking on My Advisor.

During registration periods, students who need authorizations or permits to register for classes should send an email to:

hlnsregister@mail.montclair.edu

Each member of the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences advisement team has specific responsibilities.  The advisement team consists of:

The Student:

Students are responsible for reviewing their degree audit regularly (the degree audit is available through WESS).  The degree audit lists the courses required for the completion of a degree.  Students should also review the Montclair State University Handbook (available on the University website) to familiarize themselves with the University's academic policies.

The Faculty Advisor:

Each student in the Department is assigned a faculty advisor (see below).  Faculty advisors can assist students in choosing courses, reviewing degree progress, and processing credit adjustments.  They can also be valuable sources of advice and information about future career directions.  Each advisor has posted office hours for drop-in or is available by appointment.  You can find out who your faculty advisor is by logging into your account in Student Services and clicking on My Advisor.

Undergraduate Faculty Advisors include:

Public Health – Community Health Education - Program Coordinator: Dr. Mary Jo Belenski

  • Dr. Mark Kaelin
  • Dr. Mary Jo Belenski
  • Dr. Eva Goldfarb
  • Dr. Joseph Donelly
  • Dr. Ndidi Amutah

Nutrition Food Science - Program Coordinator: Dr. Kathy Bauer

Nutrition and Food Science - Applied – Coordinator:  Dr. Meena Mahadevan

  • Dr. Kathy Bauer
  • Dr. Meena Mahadevan

Nutrition and Food Science – Dietetics – Coordinator: Dr. Doreen Liou

  • Dr. Yeon Bai
  • Dr. Lauren Dinour
  • Dr. Doreen Liou
  • Ms. Donna Verney

Nutrition and Food Science – Food Systems – Coordinator: Dr. Charles Feldman

  • Dr. Charles Feldman
  • Dr. Douglas Murray

Minor in Public Health

  • Ms. Ann Schurmann 

Minor in Nutrition and Food Science

  • Ms. Ann Schurmann

Graduate Faculty Advistors Include:

Master of Public Health – Community Health Education

  • Dr. Lisa Lieberman (Program Coordinator)

Master of Science in Nutrition and Food Science

  • Dr. Shahla Wunderlich (Program Coordinator)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Certificate Program

  • Ms. Donna Verney

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Dietetics Dietetic Internship

  • Ms. Donna Duardo
  • Ms. Maria Stanish

Nutrition and Exercise Science Certificate Program

  • Dr. Shahla Wunderlich – Nutrition
  • Dr. Michelle Fisher – Exercise Science

Please note:  If, for any reason, a student needs an advisor reassignment, he or she should contact the Department Secretary.

The Department Administrator:

The Department Administrator only advises the following students:

1) First-semester freshmen or transfer students;
2) Students who will be graduating within two semesters;
3) Students who have not been able to create a full schedule during a registration period;
4) Students who need advising during the months of June, July and August;
5) Public Health or Nutrition and Food Science minors.

The Department Administrator is available to meet with students who meet the above criteria on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-12pm.

Otherwise, continuing students should see their faculty advisors for general advising.