Program Organization and Overview  

In contrast to the SAGES First and University Seminars, which are organized through the central SAGES office, the SAGES Capstone Program runs under the auspices of each College/School, which offers an undergraduate degree.Individual academic departments have a large degree of autonomy in deciding the nature of the capstone experience, which best serves the interests of their majors.  For this reason, we suggest that you address questions concerning particular Capstone Courses or degree programs to one of the following:

Academic Representative of the department and Academic Representatives and Contacts for First Students/Advisors, view


Capstone Course Instructor (identified via the Registrar’s Searchable Schedule of Classes).

Department Chairperson

CWRU Capstone Contacts

DISCLAIMER: Individual responsibilities change periodically and these changes are NOT routinely reported to the keeper of these web pages, so the information posted below may be out of date.

College of Arts and Sciences

Geology        Dr. Erika Olbricht

School of Medicine / College of Arts & Sciences

Biochemistry   Prof. David Samols

Nutrition          Prof. Hope Barkoukis

Nutrition          Prof. James Swain


CWRU School of Engineering

Contact the Academic Representative of the department(s) within the CWRU School of Engineering in which you are majoring. Engineering-Undesignated majors should contact Associate Dean Marc Buchner.


Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Prof. Mary Terhaar

Weatherhead School of Management

Asst. Dean Tiffany Welch

Asst. Dean Jim Hurley

Case Western Reserve University

General questions about the Capstone Program may be directed to Dr. Erika Olbricht, who serves as the Capstone Coordinator for the University.