College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students with a declared major are advised by professional staff advisors and faculty advisors after completing 30 semester hours (s.h.) of credit. For more information or to find your advisor, visit the CLAS Advising Network.

All first-semester students and students with less than 30 semester hours are advised in the Academic Advising Center. The center’s team of advisors specializes in transitioning students to academic and student life at Iowa, and help each student plan for a successful academic start at Iowa.

Our departmental advisors can help you with the following:

  • Advisor signatures on add/drop and other university forms
  • Questions about course registration
  • Questions or problems with your degree audit
  • Academic planning and progress toward graduation
  • Academic probation
  • Review of study abroad courses for major credit
  • Opportunities for Honors students and information about departmental honors
  • Choosing a second area of study and other discussions regarding adding second majors, minors, and certificate programs
  • Information regarding campus resources for students
  • Other questions or concerns you may have


Ben Landsee

Senior Academic Advisor

207 Macbride Hal


Ben began working with undergraduate students as a teaching assistant while pursuing a graduate degree in History. His studies focused on modern Caribbean and Latin American History, specifically Haiti and Cuba at the University of Toronto.  His research centered on the social and cultural organization on Haitian streets and Haitian migrants in Cuba.

Ben came to The University of Iowa 7 years ago as an advisor at the Academic Advising Center.  He finds advising fulfilling and is excited to begin working with Anthropology majors. In his spare time, he designs and crafts fine woodworking projects using classic joinery and hand tools.  He also attempts to fix vintage analog stereo equipment.

For additional questions about undergraduate studies, students may also contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Anthropology:

Drew Kitchen, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology
Associate Professor / Director of Undergraduate Studies
129 Macbride Hall