Our advisors will help you think through your options, advise you on your program of study, and introduce you to opportunities. If you have questions about majors, minors, certificates, coursework, course placement, scholarships, study abroad, field work, transfer credit, campus resources, off-campus resouces, or anything else, don’t hesitate to reach out!

Meet Our Team

Pat Johnson

I have a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Organizational Communication and a Master’s of Arts degree in English Literature with a Speech Emphasis. I have taught at Northwest Missouri State University, Emerson College, and Northwest Iowa Community College. Past courses taught include Public Speaking, Composition, Technical Communication, Argumentation, and Rhetoric. I am a former college speech and debate coach. I have been an academic advisor at Iowa State since 2019.

How to Contact Pat

  1. Email:
  2. Phone: (515)294-9780
  3. Click here to schedule an appointment in Navigate.

Alissa Whitmore

Hi, I’m Alissa and I’m also an academic advisor for Philosophy and Religious Studies! I received my degrees in Classical Languages (B.A.) and Anthropology (Ph.D.) from the University of Iowa. Before coming to ISU, I taught anthropology at the University of Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College and spent some time working in museums, cultural resource management archaeology, and historic preservation.

How to Contact Alissa

  1. Drop-in Student Hours:
    Mon: 1pm-3pm & Thurs: 10am-12pm
  2. Email:
  3. Phone: (515)294-7570
  4. Click here to schedule an appointment in Navigate.