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


Fall 2019 Major Advising

  • You must meet with Designated Major Advisor to Apply for Graduation. Schedule an appointment or drop in to office hours with Dr. DuCros / Dr. Sweet when you are ready to 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 strongly encouraged to seek advising regarding your other graduation requirements from an advisor at the ACCESS Center.


Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Science Major Advisors ( Summer Advising):


Dr. Elizabeth Sweet (SISS Designated Major Advisor)

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

  • Summer 2019 Office Hours: July 11, 16, 23, and 30th from 2pm-4pm in DMH 212

  • (Fall 2019)To apply for graduation , drop in during office hours or schedule an appointment.


 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

  • Office Hours:  Also please check here for updates on additional office hours.

  •  To apply for graduation, drop in during office hours or schedule an appointment.



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

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

  • Office Hours: N/A


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

  • Areas: Transnational Feminism; Women and Globalization;
                 Reproductive Health and Rights
  • Office Hours: By appointment via email at 


Dr. Hien Do (Asian American Studies Program Coordinator)

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

Office Hours: N/A


Dr. William Armaline

  • Areas: Political Sociology; Critical Race Theory; Human Rights; Qualitative/Ethnographic               Methods; Educational Policy Reform; Drug Policy Reform
  • Office Hours: N/A


Dr. Natalie Boero

  • Areas: Medical Sociology; Qualitative Methods; Socialization; Gender
  • Office Hours: Mondays 4:15 PM -5:30 PM & Wed 10:15- 11 AM in DMH 211


 Dr. Peter Chua

  • Areas: Community Research and Social Change; Sociology of Human Rights (emphasis on Migrant Rights); Third World Sociology
  • Office Hours: N/A


Dr. Shahin Gerami

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

Office Hours: N/A


Dr. Yvonne Kwan

  • Office Hours: N/A


Dr. Amy Leisenring (Faculty Director at ACCESS)

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

Office: Clark Hall 240A


Dr. Scott Myers-Lipton

       Areas: Social Action, Poverty, Wealth & Privilege 

       Office Hours:N/A


Dr. Joanne Rondilla

Office Hourse: N/A


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