Online advising & support information for SMEA students: Who to contact

Considering the best interest of our students and taking social-distancing steps to support the region’s efforts against the COVID-19 outbreak, SMEA staff is offering online advising options. Please e-mail our staff to schedule an online appointment.

For issues related to current student advising, course registration, and graduation requirements, as well as application to our program and prospective student information, please e-mail Tiffany Dion at or call 206-543-0106.

For issues related to fiscal and administrative management, budgeting, purchasing, travel, proposal submission, payroll, and work-study supervision, please e-mail Suanty Kaghan at

For issues related to course scheduling, events, and alumni engagement, please e-mail Leah Quinn at

For academic advising related to course work, capstone projects, and thesis projects, please contact the supervising faculty.

For issues related to management of academic and staff human resources, including appointments, or any other issues not specified above, please e-mail Jackie Chapman at or call 206-543-4448.

We will offer online advising until further notice.

For updated information on how UW is addressing the COVID-19 situation, please see

Nives Dolsak, Professor and SMEA Director