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Advising for Communication and Mass Media Students

Students majoring or minoring in Communication, majoring in Mass Media, or minoring in Critical Intercultural Communication have two advisors—an academic advisor and a faculty advisor.

The academic advisor for department majors and minors is Silverio Haro. He advises students on University requirements, transfer credits, and degree planner; as well, he is knowledgeable about the majors and minors offered in the department. To meet with him, visit Undergraduate Advising Services

Faculty advisors are tenure track faculty in the department, see the list of advisors provided below. The role of faculty advisors is multi-layered. They (1) advise students on curriculum and requirements for the majors and/or minors; (2) approve transfer work for requirements in either major; (3) advise students on their progress via Degree Planner and major advising worksheets; (4) guide students on course selection given students’ interests; and/or (5) discuss graduate school and/or internship possibilities, among other topics of conversation.

Students are strongly advised to visit with their faculty advisor in addition to their academic advisor. Students may track their progress using the advising worksheets and review university graduation requirements, visit Graduation Requirements


COMM Majors

Media Majors



Phone: (760) 750

Office Hours

A - Bla A - B Dr. Katherine Brown
SBSB 2112 8073
Monday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Appointments also available
Ble - Dal Ca - Cra Dr. Michelle A. Holling (Dept. Chair)
SBSB 2136 8576
Wednesday 5:30pm - 6:30 pm 
Appointments also available
Dan - Gin Cru - Gal Dr. Michael Huspek
SBSB 2214 4177
Wednesday 3:00pm - 5:00 pm  
Appointments also available
Giv - J Gan - Jav Dr. Joonseong Lee
SBSB 2128 4134
10:30 am- 11:30 am 
K - McA Jen - L Dr. Dreama Moon
SBSB 2124 4139
Tuesday/Thursday 4:00pm -5:00pm
Appointments also available
McC - Ou M - Mo Dr. Kendra D. Rivera 
SBSB 2108 8044
Wednesday 11:30am -1:30 pm 
Also available by appointment 
Craven 6123
Ow - Sae Mu - Re Dr. Liliana Rossmann
SBSB 2202 4156
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 2:30pm -3:30pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Also available by appointment
Sal - Sy Ri - S
Dr. Barry Saferstein 
SBSB 2216 8094
Tuesday 4:00 pm -5:00 pm 
Wednesday 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm 
T - Z T - Z Dr. Cecilia Uy-Tioco
SBSB 2120 8281
Monday 12:00pm - 2:00 pm 
Tuesday 4:00pm - 5:00pm 
Appointments also available