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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





PHONE (760) 750-



A - BR A -BRA DR. KATHERINE BROWN Department Chair SBSB 2112 8073 Thursday 11:00am-12:00pm; By appointment 

BU - CR BRI - CL DR. ANTONIO DE LA GARZA SBSB 2201 8254 Tues / Thurs 4:00pm - 5:00pm 
CU - FI CO - DU DR. BRIAN DOLBER SBSB 2205 8206 Tuesday 1:00pm-2:00pm 
FL - HAL EG - HA DR. DREAMA MOON SBSB 2124 4139 Tues 2:15-3:00pm; Thurs 2:15-3:00pm; By appointment 
HAM - KE HE - KE DR. MICHAEL HUSPEK SBSB 2214 4177 Wednesday 1:30-3:30pm; By appointment 
KH - MAL KR - Mc DR. JOONSEONG LEE SBSB 2128 4134 Tues 10:30am-12:00pm; By appointment 
MAN-MOO ME - OC DR. GLORIA PINDI SBSB 2116 8552 Tues 1:30pm-4:30pm; By appointment 
MOR - PHE OR - RE DR. KENDRA DIANE RIVERA SBSB 2108 8044 Monday 12:30-2:30pm or By appoinment 
PHI - SAM RI - SC DR. JULIA JOHNSON SBSB 2202 8208 Tues 11:00am-12:00pm; Thurs 5:15pm-5:45pm 
SAN - TI SE - TI DR. ANDREW SPIELDENNER SBSB 2104 8205 Tues 11:00am-1:00pm; Thurs 1:00-2:00pm; By appointment 
TO - Z TO - Z DR. CECILIA UY-TIOCO SBSB 2120 8281 Mon 5:30pm-6:30pm; Wed 11:00am-1:00pm