Meet the Advisors

Larry AslinLarry received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology. He is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with the state of Arkansas and a member of the Arkansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

 

Larry's duties at the university in the program in communication disorders include teaching undergraduate courses and supervision of clinical practice. He is also the coordinator/adviser of the undergraduate program and the post-baccalaureate program for students with degrees in other areas of study who wish to pursue a graduate program in speech-language pathology.

laslin@uark.edu

Ana joined the College of Education and Health Professions as the undergraduate Academic Advisor for Human Resource and Workforce Development in January 2016. Ana’s relationship with the University of Arkansas began in the fall of 2003 as a freshman chemical engineering student. After five semesters of all things engineering, she decided to follow her passions and changed her major into a program in the Fulbright College. In 2007, she graduated with a B.A in Journalism in the Ad/PR sequence along with French and Spanish minors. In 2009, Ana joined the University as a staff member and has worked in undergraduate advising in Fulbright College, and undergraduate recruitment in Enrollment Services. She loves to encourage students to study world languages and cultures and use them as a perfect excuse to study abroad.  Ana is currently pursuing an M.Ed degree from the University of Arkansas.

Ana was born in Mexico and lived in Mexico City until 1995 when her family relocated to Fort Smith, Arkansas.  She has also lived in South Florida and Massachusetts, but calls Fayetteville home. When she is not advising students or taking graduate classes, she is teaching at the McCafferty School of Irish Dance, or traveling with her dancers to competitions. She is also a yoga enthusiast.
aiayala@uark.edu

Deborah HendersonDeb joined the staff of the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing as a project/program specialist in January 2012, working as a pre-nursing student advisor. Deb advises students whose last names begin with the letters M – Z, plus Honors students. Like the other pre-nursing advisors, she is happy to speak with anyone interested in pursuing a career in nursing.

 

Deb graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1975 with an Associate of Science in Nursing and has been a Registered Nurse for 38 years. In 1993, she completed a Bachelor of Science in Education with a focus on community health. Deb has worked in medical/surgical nursing, hospital staff education and community health promotion.

 

Originally from New York, Deb has lived in Arkansas for many years. Her husband and daughter are also graduates of the U of A, and both are high school teachers. She enjoys interacting with students and serves as a Provost Lecturer for University Perspectives classes. When she is not at work, Deb enjoys playing with her granddaughter, cooking, working in the yard, and traveling to see family members.

deborahh@uark.edu

Erica Langley

Erica is the adviser for all pre-nursing students with last names A-L.

"I look forward to meeting you and assisting you in whatever way I can and help you on your academic journey at the University."

Her hometown is Harrison, Arkansas. She is a 2010 graduate of Arkansas Tech University with a bachelor's degree in general studies. She loves to read (horror and historical fiction), sew (mostly costumes), jog, and watch movies (horror, action, and comedies). She has been with the University of Arkansas for about two years now and with the school of nursing for one year. She previously worked for a law firm and at Arkansas Tech University.
elangley@uark.edu

Susan MayesSusan began working at the University of Arkansas after earning a Master of Education degree in Physical Education and 10 years of public school teaching in physical education and dance. Susan has an extensive private background in all forms of dance.

In her 31 years as an instructor in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation at the University of Arkansas, she has taught a wide variety of classes and currently serves as the coordinator of undergraduate studies in a department that serves more than 1,350 students with majors in community health promotion, kinesiology exercise science, kinesiology physical education pedagogy, and recreation and sport management. 

Her current teaching assignment is preparing future physical educators to become teachers in a K-12 setting. Susan is a Fayetteville native, receiving both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Arkansas. 

She loves students and will go out of her way to help them be honest about achieving their goals. She has a particular interest in developmental advising and empowering students to realize their true potentials. She has twice been recognized by the College of Education and Health Professions for outstanding advising and service.

If you meet with Susan, be prepared to share her enthusiasm for the University of Arkansas and the benefits of excellent performance in higher education. The best way to make an appointment with her is to contact her through UA Success or email for a time that is available. All things are Woo Pig Sooie!
smayes@uark.edu

Elizabeth McKinleyElizabeth joined the EMSON team in April 2014 as an Academic Counselor for the RN-BSN online program. She “meets” with students over the phone, as several students are pursuing this degree while working full time or in different states. Previously, Elizabeth had spent more than 12 years in higher education in several areas of student services. She started as a graduate assistant in marketing and promotions of athletics, then became a residence hall director, continued her passion for athletics as a collegiate softball coach, transitioned into and helped students transfer from community colleges as a transfer specialist, and most recently was an admissions counselor, helping students come back to school in a degree completion program. Elizabeth enjoys talking with students and engaging them in their educational journey. Her passion for higher education is contagious and highly motivating for students to continue their educational journey.

Elizabeth has roots in Upstate New York, but now calls Northwest Arkansas home. She earned her B.A. in Communication from Geneseo State University of New York and earned a M.S. in Sport Administration from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Traveling back to the Finger Lakes Region with her family is something she looks forward to each summer. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys gardening and having cookouts. She and her husband, Jesse, a graduate of the University of Arkansas, enjoy playing a game of horse or ping-pong or even “Just Dance” with their four children; Dillon, Aidan, Tucker and Grace. You can probably hear them cheering on the Hogs at home events, too.
elmckinl@uark.edu

Rebecca Stewart is an academic counselor with the college's Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Northern Colorado in Sport and Exercise Science.

rlstewar@uark.edu

Doug TalbottDoug advises the educational studies and undeclared majors in our college. Before joining the university in December of 2010, he worked at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga., for more than 13 years in their IT Department and as the coordinator of graduate studies. Additionally, Doug spent more than 18 years with IBM in customer education, technical support and sales. He has a B.A. in English, a B.S. in Psychology and an M.A.T. in Secondary English.

 

Doug has been married for more than 31 years to Martha Morrison, M.D., a psychiatrist who graduated from the U of A in Fayetteville and the medical school in Little Rock. All of their children have four legs since they live with three curious cats and a lovely Siberian Husky. Doug and Martha are avid SCUBA divers who have dived all over the world. Doug’s passion for education and diving is reflected in his volunteer work at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta; he flies there one weekend per month to dive with whale sharks and beluga whales and narrate about the importance of preserving our oceans. Doug has volunteered more than 4,500 hours since the aquarium opened in November of 2005.

dtalbott@uark.edu