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Meet the Advisors of the College of Business

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 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.

We are located in the Kimbrough Building.  Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.


Margaret Douglas
Margaret Douglas

Name: Margaret Douglas
Position: Academic Advising Coordinator 
Education: Master of Science in Management ('13), Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting ('10) 
Office: Kimbrough 225
Phone: (931) 221-7685
Email: douglasm@apsu.edu
Primary Majors Advised: Accounting and Finance

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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. Margaret is committed to student success and enjoys helping students.


Ryan Horton
Ryan Horton

Name: Ryan Horton
Position: Academic Advisor
Education: Master of Science in Management ('18), Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing ('16) 
Office: Kimbrough 225
Phone: (931) 221-7726
Email: hortonr@apsu.edu
Primary Majors Advised: Marketing

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Ryan Horton joined the College of Business in April 2020. He serves as an adjunct instructor teaching APSU 1000. Ryan loves soccer, cooking and going to the gym. He also enjoys getting to know and work with all of his students. 



Tristin Richardson
Tristin Richardson

Name: Tristin Richardson
Position: Graduate Academic Advisor
Education: Master of Arts in Clinical Adult Psychology, SIUE('14) Bachelor of Science in Psychology, SIUE('12)         

Office: Kimbrough 130
Phone: (931) 221-1284
Email: richardsontj@apsu.edu
Primary Majors Advised: Graduate level Management 

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Tristin Richardson joined the College of Business in January 2022 but has worked as an Academic Advisor since 2014. Her educational background is in Psychology, and she loves building rapport with students and helping them reach their goals. She enjoys traveling, hiking with her dog, and listening to true crime podcasts.





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