Getting Started in Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies degree values a broad and interdisciplinary approach to higher education. It also offers flexibility in course curriculum. Advising and course planning, therefore, are critical to student success. Liberal Studies advisors help students decide on a program of study and develop a preliminary curriculum plan. If you are interested in finding out more about the Liberal Studies degree at MSU, please visit to schedule an appointment.

Office of Financial Education (Scholarships)

Completing the Major

Liberal Studies students meet periodically with their advisors to make sure they are on track to complete their plan of study. Advisors assist students with course selection, proposed course substitutions, scheduling variances and conflicts, and study abroad and internship opportunities.

Online Appointment Scheduler

Liberal Studies Advisors


Teresa Greenwood

Teresa Greenwood

Teresa Flynn Greenwood is an academic advisor and instructor in the Liberal Studies program. Originally from Grand Junction, CO, she received her B.A. degree in English and an M.A. degree in Communication Development from Colorado State University. Teresa has been working at MSU since 2004 and was the assistant director of the CLS 101 University Seminar from 2006 - 2010. When she's not working with students, Teresa enjoys reading, gardening, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, traveling and spending time with her husband and her dog.


Teresa Greenwood

John Townsend-Mehler

John Townsend-Mehler is an academic advisor and instructor in the Liberal Studies Online distance learning program. John received his BA in Sociology/Anthropology from Earlham College and, more recently his BS in Biology from Montana State University. In 2010 he received PhD from Michigan State University in Zoology & Evolutionary Biology with a specialization in Cognitive Science. He began working at MSU in 2012 and enjoys fishing, zombie films, and traveling with his family.