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

Spring 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 highly advised to seek advising regarding your other graduation requirements from an advisor at the ACCESS Center.


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

  • Office Hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays 2-4 PM in DMH 212 . Also please check here for updates on additional office hours.

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



Dr. Elizabeth Sweet (SISS Designated Major Advisor)

  • Areas: Childhood, Gender, Family, Statistics and Quantitative Methods
  • Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 1PM -3 PM in DMH 212

  • 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: Tuesdays 3 PM -4:30 & Thursdays  3-4 PM & by appointment  in DMH 220



Dr. Wendy Rouse (Social Science Teacher Preparation Advisor)

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

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 12 PM -1 PM in DMH 239



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

  • Areas: Transnational Feminism; Women and Globalization;
                 Reproductive Health and Rights
  • Office Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays 3-4pm and by appointment in DMH 213



Dr. Hien Do (Asian American Studies Program Coordinator)

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

Office Hours: Thursdays 1:30pm-2:30pm in DMH 221



Dr Susan Murray (Director of Graduate Studies)

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

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-10AM; Tuesdays & 3-4 PM;

Tuesdays 4-6 PM (Graduate Students Only), by appointment only



Dr. William Armaline

  • Areas: Political Sociology; Critical Race Theory; Human Rights; Qualitative/Ethnographic               Methods; Educational Policy Reform; Drug Policy Reform
  • Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 1 PM -3PM in DMH 216



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: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12 PM -1PM in DMH 223



Dr. Shahin Gerami

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

Office Hours: TBA in DMH 238A



Dr. Yvonne Kwan

  • Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 12pm-1:15pm in DMH 213



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: Tues/Thurs 10:25-11:25 AM in DMH 210



Dr. Joanne Rondilla

Office Hourse: Mondays and Wednesdays 6pm-7pm or by appointment



Dr. Preston Rudy

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

Office: Mondays 8:45pm-9:15pm; Tues/Thur 10:30-11am; 

Wednesdays 5:45pm-6:15pm



Dr. Megan Thiele

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

OFFICE HOURS: Mondays/ Wed 1:30pm-2:30pm in DMH 224