Stephanie Chastain

Stephanie Chastain

Academic Advisor II


5057 Woodward Ave., Suite 7100.1

Stephanie Chastain

I began my role as an academic advisor at Wayne State for the Department of Computer Science in January 2015. I transitioned to the Department of Psychology in January 2022. I completed my bachelor’s degree in psychology honors and university honors at Wayne State. 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). I completed my master’s in higher education student affairs administration at Eastern Michigan University, where 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 am passionate about promoting student success and will do my best to mentor and support you throughout your time at Wayne State.


  • M.Ed., Educational Psychology
  • M.A., Higher Education Student Affairs Administration
  • B.S., Psychology Honors & University Honors

Selected publications

  • 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 Motivation 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

  • FYS 1010: Learning with the Brain in Mind
  • BE 1060: Building a Foundation for College Success