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English Advising Office
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Freshman Peer Mentoring Program

New to the university, or considering a degree in English? The English Advising Office produces a Peer Mentors brochure for incoming freshmen with information about our staff, office hours, student advisory board members, and events.

Freshmen interested in the Peer Mentoring program should contact Kelly Payne or Angela Jockers to participate.

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Kelly Payne, Chief Undergraduate Advisor

Kelly Payne

Chief Advisor and Lecturer

As the department’s undergraduate advisor, I assist students with all aspects of planning for graduation from making appropriate course selections to gaining relevant career experience through volunteering and internships. My priority is to help you and other English and Film Studies majors to achieve your educational goals.

The bachelor’s degree in English is a significant credential in demonstrating your ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and value the customs and literature of diverse cultures. From words to worlds, the English undergraduate program is your passport to success!

Angela Jockers, Academic Advising Assistant

Angela Jockers

Academic Advising Assistant

In the Undergraduate English Advising Office at UNL, I assist English and Film Studies majors with various questions related to registration, student services, and department events. As one of the designated Academic Recovery Coaches for our department, I help students by providing guidance in designing a workable plan for academic success. I also work closely with our English Student Advisory Board and our Freshman Mentoring program where I strive to offer beneficial programming and services to our undergraduate community.

Schedule an Appointment

English and/or Film Studies majors should schedule an appointment with an advisor to review their Degree Audit and to plan their classes each semester. Students may schedule an appointment to discuss any aspect of university life, including major or minor planning, career and research opportunities, internships, and graduate school preparation.

Current students may schedule an appointment online using MyPlan. Prospective, transfer, or returning students should call our office to schedule an appointment.

Appointment Hours

Summer 2016

By appointment only. Closed Jul 11 - Aug 14.

Walk-In Hours

Walk-in hours will resume in August.

Contact Us

201 Andrews Hall

Advising Forms

College of Arts and Sciences Forms

Additional forms are available on the Advising Center webpage for the College of Arts and Sciences.

More Forms

Paper copies of these forms can be obtained from the English Advising Office located in Andrews Hall room 201. If you have questions regarding the forms, email Kelly Payne at

Policy Documents

International Transfer Credit Evaluation Policy

Kelly Payne and Student Advisory Board members at the Big Red Road Show

English Student Advisory Board

The English Student Advisory Board (ESAB) works with Kelly Payne and Angela Jockers in the English Advising Office to promote the department through organized recruitment and retention events. Additionally, the ESAB members mentor first year English Film Studies majors through the Freshmen Peer Mentoring Program. Internships with the English Advising Office are also available.

Now accepting applications for 2016-2017 ENGL 495 internship

Intern with us

Meet your 2015-2016 ESAB Members

Khoi Tran

A senior English major with a minor in Humanities in Medicine. Khoi’s passion is mentoring, and he plans to pursue a career in Student Relations and Academic Advising. He is a fitness buff and enjoys cooking healthy recipes. Khoi is also the Undergraduate English Advising intern for Fall 2015.

Katie Curtis

A junior English and French major who enjoys studying language as it relates to literature and speech. Katie plans to pursue a career as a Literary Agent or Talent Agent. She also loves to share her passion for the arts and languages and crafts.

Mariah Reicks

Mariah is a senior studying English, Spanish, and Editing & Publishing. Mariah is pursuing a career as a literary agent or as an editor at a publishing company. She is an unapologetic coffee addict, a travel enthusiast, and an avid reader.

Janette Avelar

Janette is a third-year English and Spanish major with a minor in Ethnic Studies. She likes to bike and run and when not in school, she is most likely to be found around the Haymarket or on her couch watching Harry Potter.

Lori Nevole

Lori is a sophomore English major focusing on Creative Writing with minors in Business and Digital Humanities. She is an editor for Laurus and works in the Women’s Center as a Resource Assistant.  

Roz Thalken

A junior English and Film Studies major with a minor in Spanish. Roz volunteers at the Writing Project at the Malone Center where she works with elementary students on their literacy skills. She also loves to read, watch movies, and stay involved on campus.

Natalie Wibelhaus

Natalie is a junior English and Global Studies major with minors in Arabic, Human Rights & Humanitarian Affairs, and National Security Studies. Natalie is interested in global literatures and is working on a UCARE project this year about Egyptian literature surrounding the Arab Uprisings with Professor Basuli Deb.

Lucy Koch

Lucy is a junior English and Ethnic Studies major with minors in Business, Digital Humanities, History, and African-American Studies. Lucy is a Student Ambassador for the College of Arts and Sciences and works as an office assistant at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film.

Ellie Wilke

Ellie is a junior English major and communication studies minor with a concentration in editing and publishing. She loves rock climbing and is an active member in the campus ministry CRU. Ellie will be presenting a three-month UCARE project about death, distance, sexual violation, and other traumatic triggers in Virginia Woolf’s childhood with Dr. Beverley Rilett at the European Studies Conferences in Omaha, NE on October 8-10.

Elayna Gonzalez

Elayna is a senior English major and minor in Education and Latina/Latino American Studies. Elayna would like to teach English in a Spanish speaking country. She also enjoys reading and volunteering at the YMCA.


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