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Academic Advisors for CABNR Students The advisor / student relationship should be one of the most significant aspects of a students college experience.

Academic advisors provide essential guidance and will assist with course selection each semester. In addition, advisors offer valuable career information and often help students obtain useful practical experiences and may help establish professional contacts.

The department that offers the student's major has assigned a faculty advisor starting the student's first semester. If a student changes their major, they need to change to an advisor in the new major. If at any point a student decides that they need to change advisors, they should contact the assigned person for the major, and she/he will help make that change.


Fall 2015 CABNR is transitioning to professional academic advising for Freshman and Sophomores. Advising for Freshman and Sophomores will be centralized in the CABNR Student Center Office in Fleischmann Agriculture 236. Transfer students, Juniors and Seniors will be advised by Faculty Advisors. CABNR will have 5 semesters mandatory advising (year 1 as a Freshman, year 2 as a Sophomore and first semester of your Junior year. Transfer students will also have a mandatory advising hold during the first semester at the university. More information to follow.

Please feel free to contact the CABNR Student Center if you have any questions or concerns about advising.

Faculty Advisors

Agricultural Science

Freshman & Sophomore
Juana Reynoza-Gomez, Student Coordinator
(775) 784-6323
Office: 236 Max Fleischmann Ag Bldg
Transfers, Juniors & Seniors
Last Names: A-G
Tracy Shane, Lecturer
Phone: (775) 682-7047
Office: 106 Max Fleischmann Bldg, UNR Campus
Last Names: H-Z
Dale Holcombe, Professor
Phone: (775) 784-1314
Office: 232 Max Fleischmann Ag Bldg, UNR Campus

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Last Names: A-H
Patricia Ellison, Associate Professor
(775) 784-4561
Office: 154b Howard Medical Science Bldg
Last Names: I-Q
Hanna Damke, Assistant Professor
(775) 784-1830
Office: 216 Howard Medical Science Bldg
Last Names: R-Z
Veronica Zepeda, Lecturer
(775) 682-7336
Office: 217 Howard Medical Science Bldg

Biotechnology - BS/MS

Christie Howard, Associate Professor
(775) 784-6243
Office: 165b Howard Medical Science Bldg

Ecohydrology

Freshman & Sophomores
Last Names: A-L
Nancy Markee, Associate Professor
(775) 784-7069 e-mail:
Office: 218b Max Fleischmann Ag Bldg
Last Names: M-Z
Julie Stoughton, Lecturer
(775) 784-1674
Office: 238 Max Fleischmann Ag Bldg
Transfers, Juniors & Seniors
Laurel Saito, Associate Professor
(775) 784-1921
Office: 220a Max Fleischmann Ag Bldg

Environmental Science

Last Names: A-L
Nancy Markee, Associate Professor
(775) 784-7069 e-mail:
Office: 218b Max Fleischmann Ag Bldg
Last Names: M-Z
Julie Stoughton, Lecturer
(775) 784-1674
Office: 238 Max Fleischmann Ag Bldg

Forest Management and Ecology

Freshman & Sophomore
Last Names: A-L
Nancy Markee, Associate Professor
(775) 784-7069 e-mail:
Office: 218b Max Fleischmann Ag Bldg
Last Names: M-Z
Julie Stoughton, Lecturer
(775) 784-1674
Office: 238 Max Fleischmann Ag Bldg
Transfers, Juniors, & Seniors
Roger Walker, Professor
(775) 784-4039
Office: 122 KRC Bldg

Natural Resources and Environmental Science - General

Last Names: A-L
Nancy Markee, Associate Professor
(775) 784-7069 e-mail:
Office: 218b Max Fleischmann Ag Bldg
Last Names: M-Z
Julie Stoughton, Lecturer
(775) 784-1674
Office: 238 Max Fleischmann Ag Bldg

Nutrition - Dietetics

Last Names: A-C
Judith Ashley, Professor
(775) 784-6444
Office: 110 Sarah Fleischmann Bldg
Last Names: D-G
Jamie Benedict, Associate Professor
(775) 784-6445
Office: 215 Sarah Fleischmann Bldg/
Last Names: H-Ma
Marie-Louise Ricketts, Assistant Professor,
(775) 784-6442
Office: 105 Max Fleischmann Ag Bldg
Last Names: Mb-R
Karon Felten, Lecturer
(775) 784-6446
Office: 215b Sarah Fleischmann Bldg
Last Names: S-Z
Stan Omaye, Professor
(775) 784-6447
Office: 005 Sarah Fleischmann Bldg

Nutrition - Nutritional Science

Last Names: A-C
Judith Ashley, Professor
(775) 784-6444
Office: 110 Sarah Fleischmann Bldg
Last Names: D-G
Jamie Benedict, Associate Professor
(775) 784-6445
Office: 215 Sarah Fleischmann Bldg
Last Names: H-Ma
Marie-Louise Ricketts, Assistant Professor,
(775) 784-6442
Office: 105 Max Fleischmann Ag Bldg
Last Names: Mb-R
Karon Felten, Lecturer
(775) 784-6446
Office: 215b Sarah Fleischmann Bldg, UNR Campus
Last Names: S-Z
Stan Omaye, Professor
(775) 784-6447
Office: 005 Sarah Fleischmann Bldg

Rangeland Ecology and Management

Last Names: A-M
Barry Perryman, Associate Professor
(775) 784-1265
Office: 232A Max Fleischmann Agriculture Bldg
Last Names: M-Z
Sherm Swanson, Associate Professor
(775) 784-1449
Office: 241 Max Fleischmann Ag Bldg

Veterinary Science Program (Pre-Vet)

Last Names: A-E
Dale Holcombe, Professor
Phone: (775) 784-1314
Office: 232 Max Fleischmann Ag Bldg, UNR Campus
Last Names: F-M
Tracy Shane, Lecturer
Phone: (775) 682-7047
Office: 106 Max Fleischmann Bldg, UNR Campus
Last Names: N-Z
Mike Teglas, Assistant Professor
Phone: (775) 784-1002
Office: 106a Max Fleischmann Ag Bldg, UNR Campus

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Last Names: A-L
Nancy Markee, Associate Professor
(775) 784-7069 e-mail:
Office: 218b Max Fleischmann Ag Bldg
Last Names: M-Z
Julie Stoughton, Lecturer
(775) 784-1674
Office: 238 Max Fleischmann Ag Bldg

CABNR General Information

Juana Reynoza-Gomez, Student Coordinator
(775) 784-6323
Office: 236 Max Fleischmann Ag Bldg

CABNR Undeclared Majors

Juana Reynoza-Gomez, Student Coordinator
(775) 784-6323
Office: 236 Max Fleischmann Ag Bldg

Please contact the CABNR Student Center for any questions regarding general advising or academic probation advising

It is the student's responsibility to contact their advisor if they are having difficulty with courses or course load. If something is causing a student to struggle in class (sickness, personal problems, or a learning disability), the student should contact the advisor and/or CABNR Student Center for assistance. Faculty advisors and students are encouraged to review courses and requirements early and often to avoid unnecessary frustration when problems are identified close to the anticipated semester of graduation. If a student has transfer credits, it is especially important to verify the credits as early as possible.

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