Advising Staff


Advising Office

The Undergraduate Advising Office assists students in answering questions regarding the undergraduate program in psychology, considering career options, applying to graduate school, facilitating involvement in the major, and encouraging choices leading to successful completion of a degree in psychology. Our office is located at 015 Psychology Building on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University.

General office hours are from 8am until 5pm. To schedule an appointment with your advisor, please schedule online or email our office at


Advising Staff


Alisa Paulsen photo

Alisa Paulsen, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Programs
Honors Advisor




Lisa Cravens-Brown photo

Lisa Cravens-Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chair for Instruction
Honors Advisor




Alison Baker photo

Alison Baker, M.Ed.
Senior Academic Advisor 
International Student Advisor 




Alexis McDonagh photo

Alexis McDonagh, M.A.
Academic Advisor I





Liz McGinnis photo

 Liz McGinnis, M.S.
Academic Advisor II





Ashley Sweaney

Ashley Sweaney, M.A. 
Senior Academic Advisor





Laura Whitaker photo

 Laura Whitaker, M.S., M.A.
Senior Academic Advisor
Student-Athlete Advisor





Some of the Services and Programs we Provide Include:

  • Psychology course/degree planning for psychology majors and minors
  • Information about the field of psychology and related fields
  • Information about volunteer and internship opportunities
  • Evaluate psychology transfer credit
  • Applying to Graduate School in Psychology Workshop
  • Undergraduate Psychology Research Colloquium
  • Psychology Enrichment Program