Stephanie Chastain

Stephanie Chastain

Academic Advisor II


5057 Woodward Ave., Suite 7001.1



Stephanie Chastain

My journey in higher education began at Wayne State, where I completed my B.S. in Psychology Honors and University Honors. During my undergraduate career, I worked as a supplemental instruction (SI) leader, volunteered in psychology research labs, and created a student organization called Psychology Academic Support Services (PASS), which is still active today!

After much deliberation about graduate school programs and options, I went to Eastern Michigan University for a Master’s in Higher Education Student Affairs Administration and graduated in 2014. While at Eastern, I was the graduate assistant for supplemental instruction (SI) and taught UNIV 101, which is an introductory course to help freshmen transition from high school to the university.

I began my role as an academic advisor at Wayne State in January 2015 in computer science, then, I transitioned to the Department of Psychology in January 2022. In addition to working as an advisor, I finished a Master’s in Educational Psychology at WSU in 2017 and the Learning Design and Technology M.Ed. program in 2023. To say the least, I love school! 

I am passionate about promoting student success and will do my best to mentor and support our students throughout their time at Wayne State.


  • PhD., Learning Design and Technology - to be completed 2027
  • M.Ed., Learning Design and Technology
  • M.Ed., Educational Psychology
  • M.A., Higher Education Student Affairs Administration
  • B.S., Psychology Honors & University Honors

Selected publications

  • Chastain, S. (2023). Design thinking: The advising superpower you didn't know you had. Michigan Academic Advising Association Conference, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 
  • Bailey-Crow, C., Chastain, S., Ferrante, R. (2017). Advisors helping advisors: Using technology for advisor to advisor communication. Academic Advising Summit, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
  • Chastain, S. (2016). Your notivation is in another castle: Video games and advising students. American College Personnel Association - Michigan Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
  • Chastain, S., Lien, J. (2016). Practical approaches to promote a successful transfer experience. Michigan Academic Advising Association Conference, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan
  • Chastain, S. (2013). SI mentoring: Reshaping undergraduate student success. Michigan Tutorial Association: Connections Conference, Davenport University, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Chastain, S. (2013). SI toolkit: Formula for success. Michigan Tutorial Association: SI and Tutoring Conference, Jackson College, Jackson, Michigan
  • Chastain, S. (2013). Supplemental instruction and the academic success of students in science courses. Eastern Michigan University Graduate Research Fair, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Courses taught by Stephanie Chastain

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Winter Term 2022