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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 Chrystal Hady and Renae Scott. They advise students on University requirements, transfer credits, and degree planner; as well, they are knowledgeable about the majors and minors offered in the department. To meet with one of these two advisors, 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 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

Communication Majors: Student Last Name Media Studies Majors: Student Last Name Professor Office Phone
(760) 750 - 
Office Hours Email
A - BEL A - BO Dr. Katherine Brown SBSB 2112 8073 Wed 3:00 - 4:00 pm; Thurs 11:00 am - 1:00 pm;
Also available by appointment 
BEN - CHAN BR - CI Dr. Antonio De La Garza SBSB 2116 8254 Wed 1:00 - 4:00 pm 
CHAS - DI CL - DR Dr. Brian Dolber SBSB 2205 8206

Tues 1:00 - 4:00 pm;  Thurs 5:30 - 6:30 pm 
DO - GI DU - G Dr. Michelle A. Holling, Dept. Chair SBSB 2136 8576 By Appointment Only 
GJ - HO H - I Dr. Michael Huspek SBSB 2214 4177

Wed 3:30 - 5:30 pm;  Also available by appointment 
HU - LA J - K Dr. Joonseong Lee SBSB 2128 4134 Mon 4:00 - 5:00 pm;
Wed 11:30 am - 12:30 pm;
Also available by appointment 
LE - MCB L - MA Dr. Dreama Moon        
MCC - N MC- N Dr. Gloria Pindi        
O - RE O - Q Dr. Kendra Diane Rivera SBSB 2108 8044 Mon 11:00 am - 1:00 pm;
Also available by appointment 
RI - SE R - SA Dr. Barry Saferstein SBSB 2216 8094

Tues 4:00 - 5:00 pm;  Wed 2:30 - 4:30 pm 
SH - T SC - T Dr. Andrew Spieldenner SBSB 2104 8205 Tues 2:30 - 4:30 pm
U - Z V - Z Dr. Cecilia Uy-Tioco SBSB 2120 8281 Mon 12:00 - 2:00 pm