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Advising Email Addresses


Students in any SPS program can contact the SPS Academic Advising Inbox to connect with an academic adviser that can help.

Each academic program also has a dedicated inbox to reach the academic advisers for your program directly.

Compliments or concerns can be directed to the advising manager, Sean Kavanaugh

 

Academic Advisers

Undergraduate and Post-baccalaureate Advisers


Erin Cable: Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Psychology, Pre-Professional Health Post-baccalaureate Certificates

Howie Kantoff: Anthropology, Communication Studies, Communication Systems, Economics, English Literature, English Writing, History, Humanities, Information Systems, Leadership and Organization Behavior, Organization Behavior, Political Science, Social Sciences, Sociology, Radio/Television/Film, all non-professional health post-baccalaureate certificates

Megan Talpash: Students at Large


Graduate Advisers


Temitope Ligali: Data Science (last names A–H), Sports Administration, 

Jacob Schornak: Data Science (last names I-Z)

Erin Cable: Global Health

Amanda John: Information Systems, Information Design and Strategy, Health Analytics, Health Informatics, Regulatory Compliance

Howie Kantoff: Literature, Liberal Studies, Prose & Poetry, Writing

Megan Talpash: For students in the Public Policy and Administration program (part-time and accelerated)

 

Student Services Team

Administrative Staff


Margaret McCarthy
Associate Dean of Student and Alumni Services

SPSDeanforStudents@northwestern.edu

Sean Kavanaugh
Director of Student Services
seank@northwestern.edu

Vanessa Carpenter
Student Services Assistant
v-carpenter@northwestern.edu

Student Services Offices


Chicago campus:
Wieboldt Hall
339 East Chicago Avenue, 8th floor
Chicago, Illinois 60611
847-491-5612

Evanston campus:
405 Church Street
Evanston, Illinois 60208
847-491-5611

Concerns and Complaints

While we strive to ensure a positive student experience at SPS, we realize that issues can arise in and out of the classroom. If you have a complaint or a concern, your adviser is an excellent first resource for resolution. Students also have the option of emailing the Associate Dean of Student Services to voice your concerns at SPSDeanForStudents@northwestern.edu

If you are in need of assistance, please let us know.

Accessibility

Northwestern University and AccessibleNU (ANU) are committed to providing a supportive and challenging environment for all students with disabilities who attend the University. Additionally, the University and ANU work to provide students with disabilities a learning and community environment that affords them full participation, equal access, and reasonable accommodation of their disabilities.

It is important for a student who needs assistance with regard to any disability to notify ANU and SPS promptly for assistance in obtaining appropriate services. SPS Students seeking disability accommodations should contact ANU at 847-467-5530 in Evanston or 312-503-4042 in Chicago. 
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