Student Advisory Council

Student Advisory Council

Student Advisory Council

The  College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) strives to meet the ever-changing needs of its diverse student population. In spring 2013, the Student Advisory Council (SAC) was formed to ensure student input in College-level decision making and events, as well as to bring awareness of student issues to College administration. Each council member comes with recommendation from faculty as a representative of the different majors and students groups that our College serves. Should you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to relay them to any of the SAC members using the email addresses provided.

Michael ColisMichael J. Colis II, Senior
Sociology major

Michael has always valued earning the respect of the professors of this great university and this year he has been very privileged to receive the title of teacher's assistant for one of his favorite professors in the Sociology department. The honor that he feels for being allowed this prestigious duty is indeed hard to put into words. However, he can say that the work he has done thus far has filled him with great confidence and joy that he shares on a regular basis with his friends, family, and fellow scholars here at Rowan University.

The aspect Michael enjoys most about studying in the field of Sociology is the concept of understanding societal problems on a macro scale and honing the skills necessary to solving them. He plans to bring his unique analytical perceptions to the Student Advisory Council to improve the lives of his fellow students in their pursuit of academia. He enjoys helping people whenever possible and hopes to positively impact this university in any way that he can.

Eric HoffmanEric Hoffman
Dual Major Spanish and Education 

Eric will be studying abroad in Salamanca, Spain to gain experiences which will help him on his way to becoming a Spanish teacher.

What he enjoys most about the program is that it allows him to keep learning new things. He hopes that by being a member of the council he will be able to come up with solutions for some of the problems students face, that typically go unsolved because the university isn’t aware of them. 


Tyler Jiang

Tyler Jiang, Senior
International Studies / History double-major

Tyler Jiang was a Research Intern at the Foreign Policy Research Institutes' Program on the Middle East in Philadelphia. He has co-authored pieces examining issues ranging from China in Djibouti to utilizing American anti-gang techniques to combat radicalism in the Middle East. Tyler is also a writer for the Sigma Iota Rho Journal of International Relations, focusing on China-United States relations across the globe.

He is currently studying abroad at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China for the Spring and Summer of 2017, and is a 2016 Boren Scholar. 

Tyler believes that the International Studies program at Rowan University is perfect for preparing his future career. It offers an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary world issues and opportunities for internships and research so students, like him, can gain exposure to fields of interest. As a member of the CHSS Student Advisory Board, he hopes to bring students' voices to the forefront, and that CHSS can continue to expand and develop for future generations of students to come. 

Falisha LormejusteFalisha Lormejuste
Psychological Science & Africana Studies

Falisha received the prestigious Thomas N. Bantivoglio Honors Concentration Research Assistantship. As a result of this assistantship, she is now able to conduct research in Dr. Thomas Keck's Drug Addiction laboratory for course credit. 

What she enjoys most about the program is the vast amount of information that is available to her. Just when she thinks that she has learned everything about the African Diaspora, something new sprouts. Since her major involves a lot of history, much of it is still being written, and she is able to continue reading and learning. She hopes to a be a voice for the students in the Africana Studies major and to get involved in coordinating events that her fellow students in that major would want to attend.  

Christine MartinChristine Martin, Sophmore
Law & Justice 

Christine began attending Rowan University as a freshman in the fall of 2016 and since then has taken an accelerated course in order to graduate as a senior this upcoming spring. Thrown into upper level courses straight out of high school has proven to be a challenge, but with the help of many helpful professors and students her transition has proven successful. She is a current recipient of the Achieving the Dream scholarship and is also serving on the Academic Integrity Review Board and the Grade Grievance Council. She views her participation on these boards essential to paying it forward to the University.

As a Law and Justice major she has always been passionate about law from a very young age. As a member of the Student Advisory Council, she looks forward to scrutinizing and discovering all that the CHSS department has to offer for both the students studying CHSS majors and those of all other colleges here at Rowan.

Marcus MitchellMarcus Mitchell, Junior
Economics major

Marcus received the Amelia and Peter Kressler Scholarship for Economics Majors in the spring 2016 semester.

Marcus enjoys the diverse information covered through the Economics discipline, particularly because things often need to be looked at on an international scale. He hopes to make an impact on SAC by offering unique perspective and being a focused and dedicated member to help better CHSS.


Carlee MurphyCarlee Murphy
Liberal Studies

Carlee is a proud member of Tau Sigma, the honor society exclusively for transfer students.

She enjoys applying her passion for both people and business into one cohesive major. She hope to contribute to SAC by listening to her peers and advisers in order to establish a better means of communication about the current issues on campus. 



Angela PoolosAngela Poolos
Human Services

Angela is a hard worker and a true academic. She has been able to maintain a 4.0 GPA while having a full course load and having a required internship.

She is very happy that Rowan has added a new major in the mental health field and loves that she has the opportunity to help others through her major. She hopes that by representing Human Services, it will give awareness to other staff and students that Rowan offers this major, and if all goes well, more students will enroll as Human Services majors and help expand the program. 

Erica Rager

Erica Rager
Subject Matter Education and English
Aside from her educational experience here at Rowan, Erica takes great pride in obtaining her Associate of Arts in Education at Rowan College at Burlington County. Upon graduating, she had a GPA of 3.977. 
Erica loves the diverse discussions that she can participate in within her program. She believes that the various perspectives that collide and feed off of each other always lead to full-bodied discussions. She hopes to be able to help the Council achieve their goals, and ultimately, help those in CHSS with their transition into the college and their success within it. 

Paul SchraderPaul Schrader, Senior
Political Science

After returning to college over twenty years later to attend fulltime, Paul achieved his first academic recommendation in the Spring semester of 2016. His Philosophy professor at Rowan College of Gloucester County (RCGC) presented him with this honor. In his first Fall semester attending Rowan University in 2016 after successfully graduating from RCGC as a transfer student, he accepted the privilege and opportunity from Dean Fleming to serve as a non-traditional student on the Student Advisory Council. To accomplish at age 50 fulltime University studies and to serve and attend Rowan University is a life achievement.

Paul mostly enjoys his studies of political science, communications, and history, as well as the many opportunities to experience life and people. He passionately believes that every person is a story and a legend to be told from his writers perspective. From his political science and history perspective, he believes in serving humanity to enlighten academic awareness through empowerment of self worth as a collective action so we can be the change of positive influence. His honors include Phi Sigma Tau (Philosophy), Pi Sigma Alpha (Political science) and Tau Sigma (Transfer students).

Yang ZhongYang Zhong
Philsophy & Religion Studies/ Economics Minor

Yang is a member of Phi Sigma Tau, the international honor society of philosophy. He also serves as a senator in Philosophy Club at Rowan University.

Besides his focus on philosophy study, Yang also explores the fields of  history, art, literature, and language. His passion for knowledge also motivates him to interview professors from different departments across the campus to understand humanity disciplines as a whole. He hopes to make an impact on the Student Advisory Council by connecting different departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, encouraging communication among students from various disciplines.