Academic Advising

The English Department and the College of Liberal Arts provide academic advisement to students interested in majoring or minoring in English. Advisors  work closely with students to guide them through their years at MTSU. They help students select courses, plan schedules, and make other academic decisions. Advisors also assist students with career planning and provide individual guidance on other university-related matters. 

Students are assigned advisors by the Undergraduate Studies Office. New and prospective majors should contact Ms. Nicole Leonce  ( or  615-898-2576) to be assigned an advisor. For continuing students, the name of the advisor will be on the student's Pipeline information.

Department Advising for Majors

Tips for New Students

English Faculty Advisors

Faculty Advisors for the 2019-2020 academic year are:

Dr. Kathleen Therrien, Advising Coordinator

Dr. Robert Petersen, Academic Advisor

Minor Advisors

 Information about the different minors may be found in the "Minors and Programs" section.

The advisors for the English minor are:

Kerri French-Nelson (

Nichole Poe (

The advisors for the three interdisciplinary minors housed in the English Department are:

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Mailing Address:
Department of English
Middle Tennessee State University
Box 70
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Main Office: Peck Hall 302

Chair: Dr. Stephen Severn


Telephone: (615) 898-2648