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Meet the Advisors of the College of Business

Academic Advising is an essential part of the educational process and is designed to help you navigate the undergraduate experience at Austin Peay. The College of Business has professional academic advisors who provide advising on general education requirements, COB admission requirements, and graduation support. Our academic advisors also serve as a resource for business minors, students pursing a second bachelor's degree, and transient students.

Prospective high school and transfer students may meet with an academic advisor to discuss a business program fitting their career goals.

We are located in the Kimbrough Building, Suite 225.  Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.



 

Margaret Douglas
Margaret Douglas

Name: Margaret Douglas
Position: Academic Advising Coordinator 
Education: Master of Science in Management ('13), Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting ('10) 
Office: Kimbrough 225
Phone: (931) 221-7685
Email: douglasm@apsu.edu
Primary Majors Advised: Accounting and Finance

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Margaret Douglas has worked at Austin Peay since 2010. Her professional experience includes work as a coordinator and academic advisor working with Academic Focus and College of Business students. Margaret also serves as an adjunct instructor for APSU 1000. Margaret is committed to student success and enjoys helping students.

 

 
 
Matthew Kilpatrick
Matthew Kilpatrick

Name: Matthew Kilpatrick
Position: Graduate Academic Advisor/Student Recruiter
Education: Master of Science in Management ('13), Master of Professional Studies ('12), Bachelor of Science in Sociology ('10) 
Office: Kimbrough 128
Phone: (931) 221-1284
Email: kilpatrickm@apsu.edu
Primary Majors Advised: Master of Science in Management

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Matthew Kilpatrick is a graduate from Austin Peay State University (’10, ’12, ’13) and is from Perry County, Tennessee. Matthew has been with the College of Business since 2012 where he started as an Academic Advisor for undergraduate students. In 2019, Matthew transitioned to advising graduate students and became the College of Business Student Recruitment Officer. Matthew advises students in the M.S. Management program, works closely with the Director of Graduate Programs in helping to continuously advance the program, and communicates with potential students who are interested in continuing their education at APSU. Matthew is very close to his family and enjoys returning home to spend time with his niece, nephews, and cousins. He also enjoys cheering on APSU student athletes, especially APSU Men’s & Women’s Basketball.

 

Melanie Eaton
Melanie Eaton

Name: Melanie Eaton
Position: Academic Advisor
Education: Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, Bachelor of Science in Social Welfare from Trevecca University
Office: Kimbrough 126
Phone: (931) 221-1282
Email: eatonml@apsu.edu
Primary Majors Advised: Management and Marketing

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Melanie Eaton has been with the APSU College of Business since February 2020 when she began serving BBA Management and Marketing students. With a background in academic advising and student services, Melanie is a positive encourager and looks forward to seeing how students grow and develop throughout their college experience. She is an avid reader and enjoys hiking and travel, both domestic and international.

 

Ryan Horton
Ryan Horton

Name: Ryan Horton
Position: Academic Advisor
Education: Master of Science in Management ('18), Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing ('16) 
Office: Kimbrough 225
Phone: (931) 221-7726
Email: hortonr@apsu.edu
Primary Majors Advised: Marketing

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Ryan Horton joined the College of Business in April 2020.      He serves as an adjunct instructor teaching APSU 1000. Ryan loves soccer, cooking and going to the gym. He also enjoys getting to know and work with all of his students. 

 

 

 

 

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