We have a wonderful administrative assistant, Ms. Jaely Cruz, that can help direct your questions and concerns to the appropriate person if you are unsure of the right contact. Also, if you are a student that is not in a major in the College of Science and Mathematics, please direct your concern to Ms. Cruz so that she can get you in contact with the appropriate advisor.
Biology and Env. Science (Last Name A-L)
Michael is originally from Bristol, Virginia and completed his Bachelors of Science degree in Human Services and minor in Family Studies at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. Michael is currently completing the Masters of Science degree in First Year Studies at KSU.
Biology and Env. Science (Last Name M-Z)
Hannah Santoro, M.S.
Hannah Santoro loves working in higher education. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Kennesaw State University and her Master of Science degree in Public Policy from Georgia Tech. Her love for science really flourished at Georgia Tech when she taught an undergraduate course involving ethics in biotechnology. She concentrated much of her graduate degree towards Health and Environmental Management. She is also part-time faculty, teaching KSU 1101 Freshman Seminar for students interested in with an interest in science.
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Brenda Humble Bates, MPA
Brenda Humble Bates is an award winning and highly skilled advisor in the College of Science and Mathematics with 22+ years of experience in advising for the Department of Chemistry. Dr. Leon Combs, in his role as her supervisor, once stated that she should be named Radar for the character in the M.A.S.H movie who always seemed to know what the general was going to say before he said it. Ms. Bates received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of West Georgia. From Kennesaw State University, she earned her Master's degree in Public Administration with a concentration in College Student Success. She maintains professional membership in the National Academic Advisors Association (NACADA). In addition to her advising duties, Ms. Bates is a part-time faculty member teaching first-year seminar students who are interested in health related professions.
Math, Math Education, & Physics
David is the newest advisor to the CSM advising team. David Marsh has a background in Human Resources and teaching. He received an English B.A. from Kennesaw State University in 2012 and a Master’s degree in Communication from Georgia State University in 2015. He loves working with students and helping them to achieve their academic goals. After teaching at Kennesaw State part-time, David decided to work as an academic advisor so that he could help students on a full-time basis.
Career Planning & Development
CSM Advising Center Administration
Marla Bell, Ph.D.
Dr. Bell is the Associate Dean of Student Success for the College of Science and Mathematics and is Director of the CSM Advising Center. She has worked with Kennesaw State University since 1994 and has loved watching Kennesaw grow into the school it has become. Dr. Bell has her Ph.D. and Master of Science degrees in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Western Carolina University. Dr. Bell is also part of the Department of Statistics faculty, teaching STAT 7010 Mathematical Statistics I.
The College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) is one of the fastest growing units within Kennesaw State University (KSU) with Bachelor of Science degree programs in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computational and applied mathematics, environmental science, mathematics, and physics. In partnership with the Bagwell College of Education, undergraduate degree programs that lead to initial certification for teaching in grades 6-12 are also offered in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Please see the Checklists page for information on available curricula.
Pre-professional students with interests in pre-dental, pre-med, pre-pharmacy, and pre-vet are encouraged to look into options within the biology, chemistry, or biochemistry majors, while students with interests in actuarial sciences or statistics are encouraged to look into degree options within one of the mathematics majors. Graduates of our degree programs are among the best prepared in Georgia for professional school, graduate school or careers in industry as a result of our world-class faculty and the outstanding research experiences available to our students.