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Psychology Department
University Hall Building, MS 3144
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407

Phone: (217) 206-6696
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Ms. Mary Ellen Gass 
Office Support Specialist

Phone: (217) 206-6696
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Office: UHB 3144


Ms. Robin Vansacik, MSWRobin Vansacik
Academic Advisor

Phone: (217) 206-6573
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Office: UHB 3139


Ms. Renae Calder
Teaching Assistant
Graduate Program: Human Development Counseling

Phone: (217) 206-8234
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Office: UHB 3134


Mr. Jace T. King
Student Representative

The student representative attends Psychology Department faculty meetings and is the “voice” of psychology majors. Here is a message from Mr. King:

Howdy psychology students, I am your 2020-2021 Department Student Representative! A little about me, I am currently a senior here at UIS and I work as a Youth and Development Group Leader for the local Springfield YMCA. Alongside this, I am also the Assistant Editor for your award-winning school newspaper, The Journal. As your student representative, I act to ensure a collective student input for all department resolutions. This means I listen to all student opinions on Psychology Department matters, evaluate the differing views of all students I represent, and take these views to our department meetings and bring about positive changes for you. Thank you for letting me finish my time here at UIS representing our diverse psychology student body. You can contact me anytime through my UIS email and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

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