donahoe-rankin, erin
Academic Advisor, Adjunct Instructor- Philosophy/Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies
CB 506-N
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Last Updated: 9/2/15 -

Students should call 801-863-8352, or visit CB 506/507, for appointments and scheduling information.

I currently advise for the Department of Philosophy & Humanities, as well as the Interdisciplinary Studies programs, specifically:

American Studies, Chinese Commerce, Chinese Studies, Cinema Studies, Classical Studies, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Gender Studies, Peace & Justice Studies, and Religious Studies, as well as Philosophy and Humanities majors, minors, and courses.

For all other programs, please refer to the bottom section of this page.


UVU History

Academic Advisor, HASS/CHSS, 2007-present

Adjunct Faculty, Behavioral Science (BESC 107G), 2012-present

Adjunct Faculty, Philosophy (PHIL 2050/205G), 2009-present 

Adjunct Faculty, Communication (281R/481R), 2005-2008

Administrative Assistant- Communication Department

Teaching Assistant- Philosophy Department

Assistant Advisor- Honors Program, 2004-2005

Administrative Assistant- Integrated Studies & Center for the Study of Ethics, 2003-2004


B.S.- Integrated Studies: Religious Studies and History

B.S.- Philosophy

M.S.- Academic Advising, Kansas State University 

Awards & Recognitions

Club Advisor of the Year (2013)

CHSS Dean's Award for Excellence in Advising (2012) 

Academic Advisor of the Year (09-10), Nominee (13-14)

Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, Graduate Student Member

Outstanding Philosophy Student of the Year

Phi Sigma Tau Philosophy Honors Society, Undergraduate Student Member

Committees, Organizations, and Volunteer Work

Peace and Justice Studies Executive Committee Member

Religious Studies Executive Committee Member

UVU Advising Assessment Task Force (2011-present)

CHSSA Co-chair, (2008-2009, 2014-present)

UVU Advisement Council, CHSS Rep (2011-2013)

National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Member (2006-present)

NACADA Liberal Arts Commission Chair (2014-present)

NACADA Annual Conference Presenter (2015, scheduled)

NACADA Annual Conference Presenter (2013), Commission-sponsored session

NACADA Regional Conference Presenter (2010)

NACADA Region 10 Conference Co-Chair 2012

NACADA Assessment Institute Graduate 2011

Advisor- Philosophy Club  (2009-present)
Former Advisor - Gender Studies Club

Proud Participant in the annual UVU Gender Studies Club production of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues (2003-2015) 

Student Presidency/Participant: Gender Studies Club, Philosophy Club, Ethics Bowl, Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, Intersections Journal


Previous Programs

LANGUAGE Students: As of May 22, 2015, you meet with Kindra Amott.  Call 801-863-8518 for appointments or email her at  

History ED Students: As of Oct. 24, 2011, based on your last name, you will meet with John Macfarlane (A-K), 801-863-6716, or Angela Chavez (L-Z), 801-863-5389.

ENGLISH ED Students: As of May 1, 2011, based on your last name, you will meet with Dawn Chase (A-K) or Samuel Banford (L-Z).  You can still call 801-863-8577 to set up appointments.

COMM Students: As of Aug. 2009, you meet with COMM-specific advisors.  Call 801-863-8452 for appointments.