The Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences offers advisement sessions to all students.

For generic information and questions, students can refer to the Advising Hub webpage which is meant to bring together all the different advising and counseling offices to make it easier for you to find the updated, reliable information you need.

Advising Hub

Academic Advising

ACCESS provides advising for undergraduate students majoring or wanting to major in any of the departments and programs listed in the access website. ACCESS Center is located in Clark Hall 240.

ACCESS Success Center

Summer 2018 Major Advising

All professors below are involved in major advising during the Fall/Spring semesters; they are here to assist you in choosing classes towards your major requirements. You must meet with a major advisor before you reach 85 units/apply for graduation. Please meet with a major advisor at least once a semester to ensure you are on track for graduation. In addition to major advising, you are highly advised to seek advising regarding your other graduation requirements from an advisor at the ACCESS Center. 


  • "My Academics" Homepage (print screen)
  • Course History (via "My Academics") OR Unofficial transcripts from SJSU
  • Unofficial transcripts from previous college(s) OR print a copy of the "Transfer Credit" report from MySJSU "My Academics" section


Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Science Major Advisors:


 Dr. Faustina DuCros (SISS Designated Major Advisor)

  • Areas: Race and Ethnicity; Internal Migration; Immigration; Sociology of Black Communities; Sociology of Latina/os; Place; Education; Qualitative Methods
  • Note: Dr. DuCros is on Sabbatical until August 2018


Dr. Elizabeth Sweet (SISS Designated Major Advisor)

Areas: Childhood, Gender, Family, Statistics and Quantitative Methods


Dr. Maria L. Alaniz (Social Science Teacher Preparation Advisor)

Areas: Sociology of Education; Race & Ethnic Relations; Social Science
             Teacher Preparation Program

Office: N/A


Dr. Wendy Rouse (Social Science Teacher Preparation Advisor)


Dr. William Armaline

  • Areas: Political Sociology; Critical Race Theory; Human Rights; Qualitative/Ethnographic               Methods; Educational Policy Reform; Drug Policy Reform
    • Office: DMH 216: Monday/Wednesday 1:30 PM : 5:40 PM

Dr. Tanya Bakhru (Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program Coordinator)

Areas: Transnational Feminism; Women and Globalization;
             Reproductive Health and Rights

Office: TBD


Dr. Natalie Boero

Areas: Medical Sociology; Qualitative Methods; Socialization; Gender 


 Dr. Peter Chua

Areas: Community Research and Social Change; Sociology of Human Rights (emphasis on Migrant Rights); Third World Sociology

Office: N/A


Dr. Hien Do (Asian American Studies Program Coordinator)

Areas: Vietnamese Americans; Asian American Communities;
                 Asian American Studies Program

Office: N/A


Dr. Shahin Gerami

Areas: Women & Islam; Global Women; Women's Studies Program

Office: N/A


Dr. Yvonne Kwan


Dr. Amy Leisenring (Director of Graduate Studies)

Areas: Gender; Family; Intimate Partner Violence; Qualitative Methods;
Sociology of Higher Education

Office: N/A


Dr Susan Murray (Director of Graduate Studies)

Areas: Gender; Family; Family Violence; Campus Climate and Whiteness Studies 


Dr. Scott Myers-Lipton

       Areas: Social Action, Poverty, Wealth & Privilege 

       Office: N/A


Dr. Wendy Rouse (Social Science Teacher Preparation Advisor)

Areas: Social Science Education; Progressive Era Childhood and Women's History

Office: TBD


Dr. Preston Rudy

Areas: Theory; Social Change; Inequality; Work & Organizations; Labor Movements

Office: N/A


Dr. Megan Thiele

Areas: Sociology of Higher Education; Social Stratification; Environmental Sociology;
             Statistics and Quantitative Methods

Office: N/A