Academic Advising

Careful planning is key to ensuring your academic success. You should meet with your academic advisor at least once per semester to review your progress and receive important information and advice related to your studies.

Schedule your appointment online, then check in at BMC 2.600 5 minutes before your appointment starts.
Advising via Instant Messenger – “JournalismatUT” – for quick, general questions.
Monday – Friday: 1:00 – 2:00 pm 

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Jeff Hallock, M.S.

Senior Academic Advisor

Jeff is an academic advisor in the Student Advising Office who works with Journalism majors and students interested in studying abroad. He has returned to UT after a stint at St. Edward's University. He has a Bachelors in Animal Science/Biotechnology and a Masters in Counseling and Student Personnel from Oklahoma State University, but, thanks to his previous advising experience on the 40 Acres, he does know how to Hook 'Em! He has done some amateur photography, likes to run the trails, plays soccer enjoys being outdoors and has a strong interest in sustainability. He is also an avid sci-fi fan and loves books and movies.


Shannon-A'lyce Oulds, M.A.

Associate Academic Advisor

Shannon-A'lyce is an Academic Advisor for the Journalism major. She is originally from Pasadena, California. Shannon-A'lyce received her B.A. in Psychology from New York University and went on to earn her M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University in California. Shannon-A'lyce has worked in the field of education for over a decade. Her previous roles were Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at New York University, College/Guidance Counselor with the NYC Department of Education and Academic Advisor at The New School. The common thread in her career is advising students along their academic journey and helping them discover and pursue their life’s passion. This is what she hopes to continue in her current role here at UT Austin.