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Advising for Communication and Media Studies Students

Students majoring or minoring in Communication, majoring in Media Studies, 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 and make an appointment.

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.

Communication Majors: Student Last Name Media Studies Majors: Student Last Name Professor Office Phone
(760) 750 - 
Office Hours Email
A - BEN A - B Dr. Katherine Brown SBSB 2112 8073 Tues 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wed 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Also available by appointment
kbrown@csusm.edu 
BER - CO C Dr. Antonio De La Garza SBSB 2116 8254 Tues 10:30 am - 12:00 pm / 
 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
adelagarza@csusm.edu 
CR - F D - F Dr. Michelle A. Holling,
Dept. Chair
SBSB 2136 8576 Tues 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Also available by appointment
mholling@csusm.edu 
G - H G - H Dr. Michael Huspek SBSB 2214 4177 Wed 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Also available by appointment
mhuspek@csusm.edu 
I - LA I - L Dr. Joonseong Lee SBSB 2128 4134 Mon 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Wed 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Also available by appointment
jlee@csusm.edu 
LE - MEJ M Dr. Dreama Moon SBSB 2124 4139 Tues/Thurs 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Also available by appointment
dmoon@csusm.edu 
MEL - O N - RE Dr. Gloria Pindi SBSB 2132 8552 Tues 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Also available by appointment
gpindi@csusm.edu 
P - R RO - SH Dr. Kendra Diane Rivera SBSB 2108 8044 Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Also available by appointment
krivera@csusm.edu 
S SI - V Dr. Barry Saferstein SBSB 2216 8094 Tues 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Thurs 4:30pm - 5:00 pm
bsaferst@csusm.edu 
T - Z W - Z Dr. Cecilia Uy-Tioco SBSB 2120 8281 Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tues 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
cuytioco@csusm.edu