Psychology Advising

Students majoring in psychology have the option to see professional advisors in the Department of Psychological Sciences (Kent Hall 144) or in the College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Advising Office (Bowman 105). 

Advising in the Department of Psychological Sciences is generally by appointment, either online or in-person. However, psychology students may stop by Kent 144 to see if an advisor is available for a quick question. You can schedule appointments through KSUAdvising here:
Department of Psychological Sciences Advising  

You are able to meet with advisors for the following purposes: 
•    General advising questions regarding the psychology major or minor 
•    Planning classes for next semester 
•    Review and update your GPS plan 
•    Ensure you are on track to graduate 
•    Interpret general University policies and procedures (e.g., Kent Core requirements) 
•    Answer questions about a major change within the College of Arts & Sciences 
•    Acquire information about campus and academic resources 

In addition, students may meet with the Academic Program Coordinator (Debra Penberthy) to begin to explore graduate school and career options. 

The College of Arts & Sciences is located in Bowman Hall room 105 and also offers remote same day advising and drop-in advising options. You can schedule an appointment here:
College of Arts & Sciences Advising 

Pre-Medicine Psychology Majors

Psychology majors in the pre-medicine/pre-podiatry concentration have the option of contacting the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Jill Folk ( or scheduling with Pre-health programs advisor, Erin Lawson ( To schedule with Erin Lawson, follow visit KSU Advising

Department of Psychological Sciences Academic Advising 

Debra Penberthy is the Academic Program Coordinator for the Department of Psychological Sciences. She designs and provides academic advising and programming aimed at integrating academic progress and career exploration. Debra is an experienced advising leader with a particular focus on helping students take ownership over their academic and career exploration.
(330)672-0665; Kent Hall 144H

Brie Brullo is the Graduate Assistant for the Undergraduate Advising Office in the Department of Psychological Sciences. Brie is a graduate student in the Master of Education in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs program at Kent State and has interests in supporting international education and accessibility services.
(330)-6722-0573; Kent Hall 144G

Jocelyn (Jill) Folk, Ph.D. - Undergraduate Coordinator and Associate Professor
Dr. Jocelyn (Jill) Folk, Ph.D. is the Coordinator of the Undergraduate Psychology Program. Contact Dr. Folk for specific questions about the major or minor such as:

  • Transfer institution course equivalencies 
  • Exception/substitution requests 
  • Psychology course overrides 

Contact information: Office: Kent Hall Addition 205
(330) 672-4095