Advising Resources

Students in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics will benefit from having access to an academic advisor as well as a faculty mentor. The two roles are different and understanding what each does will allow you to make the most of the expertise each can offer you. 
Your academic advisor, Kassie Kurzhals, should be your first point of contact for questions related to:

  • Curriculum
  • Resources at Ohio State
  • Adding or dropping classes, general scheduling questions, making changes or substitutions in your program
  • Questions/issues related to your academic program requirementsAgribusiness and Applied Economics 

Schedule an appointment:
To schedule an appointment with Kassie Kurzhals, please call 614.292.7911. Appointment times fill up quickly during certain times of the semester, particularly around course registration. It is recommended to call two weeks in advance to schedule your appointment.      

Additionally, Agribusiness and Applied Economics students can also benefit from utilizing the Agribusiness and Applied Economics flow chart and electives guide. Students can also connect with Academic Counselors in Agricultural Administration, room 100.        

In addition to connecting with your academic advisor, EEDS students can find additional resources on the SENR advising website.  

Your Faculty Mentor:

AEDE students are also assigned a faculty mentor. Your faculty mentor is an expert in your field and therefore can offer valuable insight and advice. Connecting with your faculty mentor gives you the opportunity to benefit from their expertise. Your faculty mentor can offer assistance with:

  • Elective course selections
  • Research opportunities
  • Determining appropriate substitute courses
  • Career planning
  • Graduate School

Schedule an appointment:

To schedule an appointment with your faculty mentor please contact him/her directly using the contact information provided on the Our People webpage. Don't wait until the last minute to contact your mentor when you need his/her help. Faculty are very busy between their courses, research, and fieldwork and may not be able to respond to your request in a short timeframe. Click Academic Advising Resources to access more resources.