Advising Updates

Mr. Doug Pellatz
Mr. Doug Pellatz

Hello Math Majors,

Today, Monday, March 9, marks the beginning of the second half of the Spring 2020 semester. Yes, the spring semester is already half over, and Spring Break is only two weeks away.

How is the semester going? Have you been surprised by anything? Have you been disappointed by anything? With summer enrollment open and fall priority enrollment coming up, now is a good time to reflect on how your classes this semester have impacted your interests and future goals. These changes will likely affect your course choices for the summer and fall semesters.

For example, let's say you decided to take a Computer Science course this semester to explore the subject, and you are really enjoying it. Maybe a change to the Discrete Mathematics and Cryptography option would be something for you to explore.

On the other hand, maybe you are taking a Statistics course this semester, and you have no interest in the subject. Thus, you know you need to change out of the Statistics option, but you aren't sure which Math major option would align with your interests.

The questions above are excellent reflection starters as they will help you get the most out of your undergraduate degree. Not sure where to start or what options you really have, this is why I am here to help you as your assigned advisor. So, please come visit me for a scheduled appointment or a walk-in meeting. Email Address

Starting this past summer, ALL University email messages are going to your email address regardless of your email preferences on MyRed. You MUST check your email address regularly to stay up-to-date with important announcements from the University. If you would like more information about this change, please visit and review the current student tab of information. All students will be expected to be reviewing their email address, so if you miss an important piece of information sent to this email, you will still be held responsible for it. If you know your fellow classmates haven't switched over to using their email address, PLEASE give them this information.


Doug's Spring 2020 Advising Hours

For the remainder of the semester, I will be advising remotely and by appointment only. To make an appointment, you may use MyPLAN, call the CAS Academic and Career Advising Center at (402) 472-4190, or e-mail me to request one. There are two ways for us to meet virtually:

Zoom (on-line video/audio or phone) – after you schedule your meeting, I will send you instructions for getting connected. You do not have to have a video and audio connection, but it would be ideal for the best communication including screen sharing. You can also call in using Zoom if you do not have access to a computer or device.

E-mail – prior to our arranged appointment time, e-mail me your questions from your account. I will respond to your initial questions, then we can exchange messages throughout our allotted time. If we run out of time, we can schedule a follow up. Continued emailing outside of your appointment time may have delayed response due to an increase in email traffic, but I will respond as quickly as possible.

Please specify in your meeting request what format you prefer for our meeting. I look forward to connecting and helping you navigate a successful end to Spring semester, plan for summer or fall classes, and stay on track for graduation. Stay current on UNL’s response to COVID-19 by regularly visiting Please practice the CDC recommendations for preventing illness:

Dr. Ledder's Spring 2020 Advising Hours

Dr. Ledder is also happy to see students by appointment as well using email, telephone, Skype, or Zoom. You can schedule an appointment with him by emailing him at