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Advising for Communication and Media Studies

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 advisors for department majors and minors are Renae Scott, MA, Susie Nordstorm, and Jeff "Jay" Darden II, MS.  They advise students on University requirements, transfer credits, and degree planner.  For general advising, including university/graduation requirements and General Education advising, please  schedule a time to meet with a staff advisor in the Office of Academic Advising

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 encouraged 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.

Faculty Advisors





PHONE (760) 750-



STUDENT LAST NAME                                                                                        *Please email advisor to request an appointment link
Department Chair
SBSB 2112 8073 Monday 11:00am-1:00pm;
Wed 10:30-11:30am; &
By appointment via Zoom 

C-Di C-E DR. ANTONIO DE LA GARZA SBSB 2201 8254 Tuesday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
By appointment via Zoom 
Do-G F-J DR. BRIAN DOLBER SBSB 2205 8206 Wednesday 12:00-2:00pm 
H-Li K-Mo DR. MICHELLE HOLLING SBSB 2136 8576 Tues 3:25-3:55pm via Chat;
5:15-6:00pm via Zoom; &
By appointment
Ll-Mo Mu-P DR. JOONSEONG LEE SBSB 2128 4134 Virtually by appointment 
Mu-Q R-Sa DR. DREAMA MOON SBSB 2124 4139

Tues/Thurs 2:15-3:15pm &       5:15-6:15pm virtually
R-Sn Sc-T DR. ELVIS NSHOM SBSB 2204 8130 Friday 1:00-4:00pm 
So-Z V-Z DR. GLORIA PINDI SBSB 2116 8552 Tues 1:30pm-4:30pm via Zoom & By appointment