Open Advising Schedule

Open advising is held in a shared Zoom link, with this password 412922, for all open advising hours.

The open advising schedule is updated each Friday with the following week's information. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out via email to

Monday, Jan. 30th

  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. with Christopher Koenig 
  • 12 – 2 p.m. with Christina Sabee

Tuesday, Jan. 31st

  • 12 – 2 p.m. with Christina Sabee 

Wednesday, Feb. 1st 

  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. with Karen Lovaas 
  • 1 – 4 p.m. with Paloma Mathern

Thursday, Feb. 2nd

  • 10 – 11 a.m. with Leah Wingard

Friday, Feb. 3rd

  • No open advising on this day
Karen Rubin with computer and smiling while advising

Undergraduate Advising

Woman advising another student

Degree Progress Report

The Degree Progress Report (DPR) for self advising is a great resource for students to self-advise.The DPR tracks your current progress toward meeting the requirements for General Education and the COMM major. Color coding indicates which requirements are complete, in progress, and not yet complete.

The ARC logo - advising resource center in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts

Advising Resource Center

The College of Liberal & Creative Arts established the student Advising Resource Center (ARC) to provide multiple support services to students. You can receive information regarding requirements for your degree, petitions, financial aid, tutoring, student clubs, events, careers and much more.


Faculty Office Hours and Contact Information

Please consult class syllabi or contact faculty directly for office hours.

Major and minor advising is only offered by faculty indicated as "COMM Advisor" in the far right cell.

Name Title Email Advisor Status
Shadee Abdi Assistant Professor By request from COMM Advisor
Fatima Alaoui Graduate Coordinator By request from COMM Advisor
Teddy Albiniak Forensics Director  
Kat Arnolfo Lecturer Faculty  
James Boyd Lecturer Faculty  
Erik Christianson Lecturer Faculty  
Allen Conkle Lecturer Faculty  
Cherakah Cunningham Lecturer Faculty  
Ashmi Desai Assistant Professor

Conflict Resolution Advisor

Deborah Farris Lecturer Faculty  
Roe Gallo Lecturer Faculty  
Ruth Gildea Lecturer Faculty  
Constance Gordon Assistant Professor COMM Advisor
Alexandra Hinck Assistant Professor COMM Advisor
Vivian Huang Assistant Professor COMM Advisor
Mark Jones Lecturer Faculty  
Amy Kilgard Department Chair  
Christopher Koenig Associate Professor COMM Advisor
Omar Kudsi Lecturer Faculty  
Ryan Lescure Lecturer Faculty  
Karen Lovaas Associate Professor COMM Advisor
Xander Lovelace Lecturer Faculty  
Marla Lowenthal Lecturer Faculty  
Paloma Mathern Internship Director COMM Advisor
Samuel McCormick Professor COMM Advisor
Gerianne Merrigan Professor COMM Advisor
Angelina Moles Lecturer Faculty  
Ivan Ornelas Lecturer Faculty  
Nico Peck Lecturer Faculty  
Anastasia Prentiss Lecturer Faculty  
Suzanne Pullen Lecturer Faculty  
Charles Rope Lecturer Faculty  
Sage Russo Lecturer Faculty  
John Ryan Lecturer Faculty  
Pati Shojaee Lecturer Faculty  
Douglas Spielman Lecturer Faculty  
Orion Steele Lecturer Faculty  

Nereyda Valdez

Lecturer Faculty  
Leah Wingard Undergraduate Advising Coordinator COMM Advisor
Timothy Wolcott Lecturer Faculty  
Gust Yep Professor COMM Advisor