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Human Development


The Human Development department assigns new majors/minors to a faculty advisor based on student last name. Different faculty members are responsible for students with different last names. Once assigned, students remain with their advisor until they graduate, even if we change our alphabetical assignments for new students.

Please check your Student Information System (SIS) account to see if you have already been assigned an advisor in Human Development (see the Figure below for where the advisor information is listed). Again, please continue to see the faculty person assigned to you. If you have a concern about that procedure, you can also contact the Department Chair, Dr. Kate Burns

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If you want to declare a Human Development major or minor, there is a formal process you need to follow. Please review the instructions on the Declaring a Major or Minor page.

2014-2015 Advisors

This list of advisors is for New Students interested in declaring a

You must complete the Human Development/Psychology Pre-Declaration Form
found on the departmental webpages before meeting with your advisor.

If you have already been assigned a Human Development or Psychology advisor, or if you are making changes to your current Human Development or Psychology plan, please continue to see the same faculty advisor.  
If you do not remember who your advisor is, you can find that information on your SIS webpage.

Student Last Name Beginning With:




A Christine Smith MAC C313 465-5124
B Dean VonDras MAC C319 465-5012
C Kate Burns MAC C309 465-2427
D & E Jennifer Lanter MAC C322 465-2490
F & G Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges MAC C320 465-2479
H, I & J Kris Vespia MAC C316 465-2746
K Illene Cupit MAC C325 465-2703
L Jenell Holstead MAC C321 465-2372
M Regan Gurung MAC C324 465-2316
N, O Ryan Martin MAC C318 465-2322
P, Q & R Denise Bartell MAC C317 465-5041
S Sawa Senzaki MAC C315 465-2711
T, U & V Deirdre Radosevich MAC C314 465-2931
W, X, Y & Z Dennis Lorenz MAC C307 465-2535


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Internship Advisors



Children and Family Service agencies, Teen Parenthood and Pregnancy programs, Boys & Girls Clubs and other after-school programs, family violence centers, Sexual Assault Centers, other programs related to families, marriage, romantic relationships.

Denise Bartell

Stereotyping, emotion, and general social psychology related internships.

Kate Burns

Young Children, Day Care, Death and Dying Program, Early Intervention Programs, Autism, Healthy Families, Hospice, Child Life Specialist, Camp Lloyd.

Illene Cupit

Child Life Specialist, Bay Area Community Council, LIVE54218, General Health related internships.

Regan A.R. Gurung

After school programs, youth development programs, early childhood learning centers, day cares, education-based youth programs, residential facilities for youth.

Jenell Holstead

Young children, day cares, early childhood learning centers, centers for atypically developing children (autism, CP, etc.), Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA After School Programs.

Jennifer Lanter

Brain, Physiology and Behavior Organizations.

Dennis Lorenz

Brown County Human Services, Family Services, Brown County Mental Health, NEW Community Shelter, American Red Cross, Violence and Intervention Project, Mental Health/Counseling Programs (Adult), Golden House, Villa Hope Community Support Program, Parole/Probation programs.

Ryan Martin

Family Services, Sexual Assault Center, Autism, Children/Adolescents and Mental Health.

Deirdre Radosevich

Young children, day cares, creativity development programs (children’s museum, art center, etc.), multicultural/multilingual programs (reading coaches, tutoring program, etc.) for children and adults.

Sawa Senzaki

Sexual assault centers, domestic violence centers, lesbian and gay organizations, women-focused and/or anti-racist organizations such as the YWCA, and social psychology related programs dealing with stigma and/or stereotyping.

Christine Smith

Mental Health/Counseling/Human Services Programs and Agencies (Adult); Harbor House, Villa Hope Community Support Program, Sexual Assault Center, NEW Community Shelter; College Student Personnel (e.g., Admissions, Student Services); Phuture Phoenix Program.

Kristin Vespia

Nursing Homes, Adult Day Care Facilities, Older Adult Programs (Salvation Army, Aging Resource Center’s Friendly Visitor Program, Older Adult Programs at NEW Rehab., Geropsychology Programs, Alzheimer’s Association, Pastoral Care Counselors or Church Sponsored Outreach Groups. Other internships in business settings that deal with adult development and aging issues.

Dean Von Dras

Design of environments or living spaces - this could include architecture or landscape design firms, residential design or planning, residence halls on campus, facilities planning, school or classroom design or related interests. Alternative Recess Program Internship at Foxview Intermediate School, ATOD programming and research at East De Pere High School.

Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges

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For general UW-Green Bay advising questions, please see the Office of Academic Advising.