Advisors


Ellen Curtis

Graduate Advisor

Ellen Curtis has experience as a community college psychology instructor, a career evaluation manager at a rehabilitation organization, an operations manager for a restoration company, and a career counselor at a community college. A native of New York, she has also lived in California, England, Maine, and Illinois moving to Texas in 2003. Ellen has worked as an advisor in the School of Business at the University of North Texas and then to UT Dallas in the School of Engineering and Computer... Read More


Pamela Kitchens

Undergraduate Advisor

Pamela earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Texas Christian University in 2011. As a student at TCU, she was active in new student programs, psychological research, and Fraternity & Sorority Life. Upon graduation, she moved to London, England to complete her Master of Science degree in Evolutionary Psychology. After traveling around Europe, Pamela returned to the U.S. and moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where she advised students across all disciplines at Metropolitan... Read More


Lauren McClain

Undergraduate Advisor

Lauren has been an academic advisor for the school of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication for two years. She also teaches Political Science at Collin College. Lauren earned her Masters of Science in Political Science from the University of Oregon, where she served on numerous committees, coached youth track and field and cross country, and worked as an academic advisor for the Department of Political Science and the Office of Undergraduate Advising. Before attending graduate school,... Read More


Christine Messick

Ph.D. Advisor/Program Specialist

Christine joined the Arts and Technology (ATEC) Program as an Academic Advisor in August, 2010. She assists undergraduate ATEC students with degree, course and career planning and is the staff sponsor for the UT Dallas Student Animation Guild. Christine earned her MA in Clinical Psychology from New College of California and her BA in Liberal Arts from Indiana University.Her previous work in higher education has included academic advising at Dallas County Community College (DCCCD), along with... Read More


Kristi Taylor

Director of Undergraduate Advising

Kristi earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts & Technology from UT Dallas in 2009. As a student at UTD, she was very active in Orientation and New Student Programs, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and other organizations. In 2011, she completed her Masters of Education in Higher Education from the University of North Texas. While pursuing her master’s degree, she was fortunate to gain experience in Student Activities at UNT, the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities as a... Read More


Tessa Tett

Undergraduate Advisor

Tessa earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in 2009. After graduation, she was an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer In Service To America) at the University of Texas at Austin in the Volunteer & Service Learning Center. For two years she focused on supporting student volunteers with their service in the Austin community. In 2013, she completed her master’s degree in College Student Personnel at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. At Tennessee, she worked... Read More