Book an Appointment with an Advisor

Book an appointment with the advisor who meets your needs by clicking one of the buttons below.

Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate academic advisors meet with prospective students and current students by appointment only. The advising suite is open Mondays – Fridays from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed for lunch). Appointments are booked on the hour and half hour, and they generally last thirty minutes. We look forward to meeting with you!

Academic advising for incoming freshman and transfer students happens at orientation (see New Student Programs to sign up).


Undergraduate students with last names A–M should book an appointment with:

Emily Akins

Undergraduate students with last names N–Z should book an appointment with:

Megan Gray Hering


Graduate Advising

Graduate support members meet with prospective and current students by appointment and by drop-in. If you have a shorter question and we are free, you are welcome to stop by unannounced. However, if you want to guarantee an uninterrupted conversation, if you are a prospective student or you want to audit your degree plan [Pia], schedule field exams or your portfolio/thesis/dissertation defense [Alice], or set up a time to take your language exam [Julia], please set up an appointment. We are available for appointments from 10 am to 5pm in 30 minute increments. If you are not sure who to talk to, stop by or send an email to any of us and we will figure out what you need. We look forward to meeting with you!


Graduate students in need of orientation and advising for MA & PhD HUAS, HUHI, HUMA, HUSL, HIST, and LATS; questions about degree plans, program requirements, course selection, academic progress, and professional development; and prospective students with questions about admissions requirements and program information should book an appointment with:

Pia Jakobsson

Graduate students with questions about the field exams process, graduation (PhD defenses & MA defenses), meeting with Dr. Gooch, or independent study registration should book an appointment with:

Alice Presti

Graduate students with questions regarding graduate admissions, language exams, or teaching assistantship applications should book an appointment with:

Julia Maddox