The Office of Pre-Graduate & Pre-Professional Advising
Jordan Hall Room 153
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mariangela Maguire, Ph.D. -
Pre-Graduate School Advisor
McKneight, J.D. - Pre-Law Advisor
Professor McKneight, College of Business, advises all students
interested in studying pre-law as well as serves as advisor to the
Professor McKneight came to Butler as an Executive-in-Residence
in 2006 and is currently an instructor in management, teaching the
Freshman Business Experience and Business Law. After earning
his B.S. in management, specializing in accounting, from Purdue
University and his J.D. from Indiana University School of
Law-Indianapolis, Professor McKneight worked as a senior tax
manager at Ernst & Young. He then served as the chief
financial officer for a number of companies, including Summex
Corporation where he also served as in-house counsel until 2006
when Summex was sold to WebMD.
Professor McKneight is available for advising by appointment on
Monday and Fridays from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Ph.D. - Pre-Health Professions Advisor
Dr. Samide, associate professor of chemistry, advises all
students interested in the health professions including medicine,
dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine and physical therapy. He
also advises students who have declared chemistry as their major
and first and second year students in the exploratory studies
Dr. Samide obtained a B.S in chemistry at Wheaton College in
Illinois. He then completed a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry at
Indiana University in 1998. Dr. Samide has been teaching at Butler
since 2000. Prior to teaching at Butler he was a visiting assistant
professor of chemistry at Indiana University.
Dr. Samide offers the following advice to undergraduates:
"I believe that all undergraduate students, but especially those
who are serious about continuing their education at a graduate
level, need to treat their undergraduate career as a career.
Studying and learning is the student's job for the next four years,
and it is not an easy job. If you wish to be successful and land a
good job or place into a graduate or professional school, put in
the time and effort to become the best candidate possible. It's all
in your hands!
Dr. Samide has walk-in office hours for all pre-health students
on Fridays from 1:00-3:00 p.m in GH 317.
Paul Valliere, Ph.D., pre-theology advisor
McGregor Professor of Humanities
Jordan Hall, Room 202
General University Contact
Office of Admission, Butler University
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
Local Phone: 317.940.8100
Toll Free: 800.940.8100