Stephanie Chastain

Stephanie Chastain

Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Computer Science


Stephanie Chastain


My role as an academic advisor for the Department of Computer Science began in January 2015. I completed my bachelor’s degree in psychology honors and university honors at Wayne State. During my undergraduate career, I worked as a supplemental instruction (SI) leader, volunteered in psychology research labs, and created a student organization called Psychology Academic Support Services (PASS). I completed my master’s in higher education student affairs administration at Eastern Michigan University, where I was the graduate assistant for supplemental instruction (SI) and taught UNIV 101, which is an introductory course to help freshmen transition from high school to the university. I am passionate about promoting student success and will do my best to mentor and support you throughout your time at Wayne State. 


M.Ed., Educational Psychology
M.A., Higher Education Student Affairs Administration
B.S., Psychology Honors & University Honors

Courses Taught

FYS 1010: Learning with the Brain in Mind
BE 1060: Building a Foundation for College Success 

Papers and Conferences

 Bailey-Crow, C., Chastain, S., Ferrante, R. (2017). Advisors Helping Advisors: Using Technology for Advisor to Advisor Communication. Academic Advising Summit, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

Chastain, S. (2016). Your Motivation is in Another Castle: Video Games and Advising Students. American College Personnel Association - Michigan Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

Chastain, S., Lien, J. (2016). Practical Approaches to Promote a Successful Transfer Experience. Michigan Academic Advising Association Conference, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan.

Chastain, S. (2013). SI Mentoring: Reshaping Undergraduate Student Success. Michigan Tutorial Association: Connections Conference, Davenport University, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Chastain, S. (2013). SI Toolkit: Formula for Success. Michigan Tutorial Association: SI and Tutoring Conference, Jackson College, Jackson, Michigan.

Chastain, S. (2013). Supplemental Instruction and the Academic Success of Students in Science Courses. Eastern Michigan University Graduate Research Fair, Ypsilanti, Michigan.

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