Meet our advising team
Academic advising is an essential part of the educational process and is designed to help you navigate the undergraduate experience at Austin Peay. The College of Business has a team of professional academic advisors who provide advising on general education requirements, CoB admission requirements, and graduation support. Our academic advisors also serve as a resource for business minors, students pursing a second bachelor's degree, and transient students.
Prospective high school and transfer students may meet with an academic advisor to discuss a business program fitting their career goals.
New students should contact Student Success Coordinator, Margaret Douglas, to schedule an appointment. Advising offices are located in the Student Success Center in the Kimbrough Building on the second floor. Appointments can be made Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Name: Margaret Douglas
Position: Student Success Coordinator
Education: Master of Science in Management, Austin Peay State University ('13), Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Austin Peay State University('10)
Office: Student Success Center, Kimbrough 209
Phone: (931) 221-7685
Margaret Douglas has worked at Austin Peay since 2010. Her professional experience includes work as a coordinator and academic advisor working with academic focus and College of Business students. Margaret also serves as an adjunct instructor for APSU 1000.
Name: Mary Catherine Denmark
Position: Academic Advisor
Education: Master of Science in Counselor Education, Radford University ('96), Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Maryville College ('93)
Office: Student Success Center, Kimbrough 207
Phone: (931) 221-7726
Mary Catherine has worked at Austin Peay since 2018. She has an extensive history of working in student success and is committed to helping students navigate their best college experience. In her free time, she loves all things Disney, traveling, reading, and spending time playing games with family and friends.
Name: Jonell Nicholson
Position: Academic Advisor
Education: Master of Strategic Leadership, Austin Peay State University ('14), Bachelor of Science in History, Austin Peay State University ('12)
Office: Student Success Center, Kimbrough 208
Phone: (931) 221-1282
In addition to being an academic advisor, Jonell is a Title IX Investigator and serves on many committees throughout campus. She enjoys being able to assist students in navigating their academic journey. Jonell is also a licensed Zumba Instructor and TedX speaker.
Name: Robert Torres
Position: Graduate Academic Advisor
Education: Master of Management, Austin Peay State University ('21) Bachelor of Business Administration, Austin Peay State University ('19)
Office: Student Success Center, Kimbrough 205
Phone: (931) 221-1284
Robert Torres began his career at APSU as a student, Graduate Assistant, and finally, a full-time employee starting as the Veteran Career Advisor for Career Services. He earned his BBA and MSM and plans to help students reach their academic and career goals. Robert is a retired Army Veteran passionate about Hot Rods, 4x4s, and anything automotive maintenance.