Academic Advising

Academic Advisement at Bradley is decentralized, meaning that all students are assigned an advisor in the major(s) and minor(s) in which they are currently declared. If a student adds or changes their major, they will be assigned a new academic advisor. 

Advisors help students to define academic and career goals, provide course planning assistance, clarification of academic policies and regulations, and provide awareness and guidance to those interested in studying abroad or in registering an internship for credit with the Smith Career Center.

Advisors are available to students at any point during the academic year and should be contacted with any questions or in advance of any changes to student schedules.

Advisor Training

If you have questions about policies and/or requirements, or if you would like to request training for your department/unit, please email success@bradley.edu or call the Academic Success Center at (309) 677-2416.

Outstanding Academic Advising Award

This award was established in 1991 to recognize the significant contribution that a member of Bradley’s faculty, administration, or professional staff provides to students as an academic advisor. For more information about this award, contact The Student Activities Office at (309) 677-3050.

Past Award Recipients:

  • 1991-1992 Charlotte Awl - Nursing
  • 1992-1993 Dr. Max Taylor - Chemistry
  • 1993-1994 Dr. John Howard - International Studies
  • 1994-1995 Dr. Ian Welsford - Biology
  • 1995-1996 No Advisor Awarded
  • 1996-1997 No Advisor Awarded
  • 1997-1998 Dr. Charles Bukowski - International Studies
  • 1998-1999 Dr. Larry Aspin - Political Science
  • 1999-2000 Dr. Mary Ann Manos - Teacher Education
  • 2000-2001 Dr. Celia Johnson - Teacher Education
  • 2001-2002 Dr. Joseph Emanuel - Industrial Engineering
  • 2002-2003 Dr. Elizabeth Cram - Nursing
  • 2003-2004 Dr. Nina Collins - Family and Consumer Sciences
  • 2004-2005 Dr. Molly Cluskey - Nursing
  • 2005-2006 B.J. Lawrence - Communication
  • 2006-2007 Dr. Dawn Roberts - Psychology
  • 2007-2008 Dr. Tim Conley - English
  • 2008-2009 Dr. Sara Netzley - Communication
  • 2009-2010 Mr. Gary Will - Art
  • 2010-2011 Dr. Michael Greene - Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • 2011-2012 Dr. Jason Zaborowski - Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • 2012-2013 Dr. Kris Maillacheruvu - Civil Engineering and Construction
  • 2013-2014 Dr. Kristi McQuade - Chemistry
  • 2014-2015 Dr. Elena Gabor - Communication
  • 2015-2016 Dr. Rob Prescott - English