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Student Services

Supporting Academic and Professional Growth

Student Advising

Advising Email Addresses


SPS Academic Advising Inbox: For students in any SPS degree program

MSDS Advising Inbox: For students in the Predictive Analytics program

ProHealth Advising Inbox: For students in the Premedicine & Professional Health Careers Post-baccalaureate Certificate Program

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

Undergraduate and Post-baccalaureate Advisers


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

Megan Talpash: 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

Caitlin Baker: Students at Large


Graduate Advisers


Jigbie Aguirre: Information Design and Strategy, Medical & Health Informatics, Sports Administration

Caitlin Baker: Public Policy and Administration, Students at Large

Erin Cable: Global Health

Howie Kantoff: Creative Writing, Information Systems, Literature, Liberal Studies, Regulatory Compliance

Katie McInnis: Data Science (last names A–K)

Sneha Reddy Strodel: Data Science (last names L-Z)

 

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


Advising Staff


Jigbie Aguirre
Academic and Career Adviser
jigbie.aguirre@northwestern.edu

Caitlin Baker
Academic and Career Adviser
caitlin.baker@northwestern.edu

Erin Cable
Academic and Career Adviser
erin.cable@northwestern.edu

Howie Kantoff
Academic and Career Adviser
h-kantoff@northwestern.edu

Katie McInnis
Academic and Career Adviser
katie.mcinnis@northwestern.edu

Sneha Reddy Strodel
Academic and Career Adviser
sneha.reddy@northwestern.edu

Megan Talpash
Academic and Career Adviser
megan.talpash@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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