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

Friday, September 15th

  • No open advising on this day

Monday, September 18th

  • No open advising on this day

Tuesday, September 19th

  • 8 – 11 a.m. with Fatima Alaoui

Wednesday, September 20th

  • No open advising on this day

Thursday, September 21st

  • No open advising on this day

Friday, September 22nd

  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Samuel McCormick
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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.


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 Undergraduate Advising Coordinator By request from COMM Advisor
Fatima Alaoui Associate Professor 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  
Victor Coronado Lecturer Faculty  
Cherakah Cunningham Lecturer Faculty  
Ashmi Desai Assistant Professor Conflict Resolution Advisor
Deborah Farris Lecturer Faculty  
Ruth Gildea Lecturer Faculty  
Constance Gordon Assistant Professor COMM Advisor
Alexandra Hinck Assistant Professor COMM Advisor
Vivian Huang Assistant Professor COMM Advisor
Jennifer Kammeyer Lecturer Faculty  
Amy Kilgard Department Chair  
Christopher Koenig Associate Professor COMM Advisor
Omar Kudsi Lecturer Faculty  
Karen Lovaas Associate Professor  
Xander Lovelace Lecturer Faculty  
Marla Lowenthal Lecturer Faculty  
Francisco Martin Lecturer Faculty  
Paloma Mathern Internship Director COMM Advisor
Samuel McCormick Professor COMM Advisor
Gerianne Merrigan Professor  
Rebeca Moran Lecturer Faculty  
Angelina Moles Lecturer Faculty  
Miranda Olzman 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  
Christina Sabee Professor COMM Advisor
Susan Shimanoff Professor  
Pati Shojaee Lecturer Faculty  
Badu Smith Assistant Professor  
Douglas Spielman Lecturer Faculty  
Orion Steele Lecturer Faculty  
Ana Terminel Iberri Assistant Professor  
Nereyda Valdez Lecturer Faculty  
Karen Vang Lecturer Faculty  
Leah Wingard Graduate Coordinator COMM Advisor
Timothy Wolcott Lecturer Faculty  
Gust Yep Professor COMM Advisor