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Academic Advising

Academic Advising at the Stuart School of Business in Chicago is managed by a staff of professional advisors who work with undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students to identify and develop their academic goals, while helping support personal and professional growth.

Academic Advisors can help you

  • Understand the curriculum and your course sequence
  • Navigate course enrollment and graduation requirements
  • Understand and resolve holds and other course registration issues
  • Adjust to new social, cultural, and academic challenges
  • Connect you to various resources on campus based upon your specific needs
  • Transition into the campus community by participating in SOAR

Learn more about the Stuart advising team

Undergraduate Advising

John Twombly

John Twombly, Director of Undergraduate Programs in Business and Undergraduate Advisor

John Twombly advises all Stuart undergraduate students. Prior to joining Illinois Tech, Dr. Twombly taught at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University, the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago, and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He has his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from University of Chicago.

Graduate Advising

Justine Grant

Justine Grant
Director, Academic Affairs & Advising

Justine Grant joined Stuart Student Affairs in June 2011 and advises graduate students on their academic program. She also teaches in the ACE Program, supervises Student Affairs Student Assistants, and oversees data reporting for the office of Academic Advising. Prior to joining Stuart, Ms. Grant worked in banking and later at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse as Academic Advisor in the Psychology Department. She earned her M.S.Ed. in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and her B.S. in Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Her academic and professional interest areas include counseling and social psychology, advising theory, career advising, and technology in advising.

Tiffany Yi
Graduate Academic Advisor

Tiffany Yi joined the Stuart advising team in May 2018. She has experience teaching in Chicago Public Schools, as well as teaching English in South Korea. She spent the past two years working with undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds, including traditional, non-traditional, domestic, and international students. Ms. Yi holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and an M.Ed. in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago. She is particularly passionate about social justice in education. 

Ph.D. Advising

***MS Management Science students do not follow this process. Please meet with your assigned Academic Advisor, Justine Grant or Tiffany Yi, for information about advising and registration for your program.***

Effective Fall 2018, the university has implemented changes below with regard to the advising and course registration process for MSC students. Before the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester, all Ph.D.-MSC students must have selected an area of concentration using eforms in Graduate Degree Works.

During the period October through November 2018 (and subsequently before registration each semester), each Ph.D.-MSC student must visit with their Academic Advisor, Dr. Siva Balasubramanian, during his office hours at the Downtown Campus to remove any hold on your academic record that might prevent you from registering for courses in Spring 2019 semester.

Current students

Your academic advisor is listed in the myIIT portal.