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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 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, Austin Peay State University ('13), Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Austin Peay State University('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. 


Jonell Nicholson
Jonell Nicholson

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: Kimbrough 223
Phone: (931) 221-1282
Email: nicholsonj@apsu.edu
Primary Majors Advised: Management

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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.


Mary Catherine Denmark
Mary Catherine Denmark

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: Kimbrough 227
Phone: (931) 221-7726
Email: denmarkm@apsu.edu
Primary Majors Advised: Marketing

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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.


Tristin Richardson
Tristin Richardson

Name: Tristin Richardson
Position: Graduate Academic Advisor
Education: Master of Arts in Clinical Adult Psychology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville ('14) Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville ('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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