Welcome to our Advising page! Every student in our program has an assigned advisor. Undergraduates are assigned according to last name;  all Minors should consult with Professor Marcela Garcia-Castanon; Graduate students should consult with Graduate Coordinator Professor Kate Gordy.

Undergraduates, please see the list below for your assigned advisor and their office hours. If those hours don't work, or if you want to see someone in particular, you're also welcome to attend any other advisor's office hours. It's always a good idea to meet with an advisor one-on-one early in your career at SF State to make sure you're on the right track and are aware of all opportunities.

Undergraduate Major Advising

Students with last names: Advisor Email Office Hours
Last names: A-BAU Prof. Aaron Belkin Fridays 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Zoom; Join Professor Belkin's Zoom
Last names: BAZ-CAR Prof. Nicholas Conway

Mondays: 3-4 p.m.; Wednesdays: 2-3 p.m.

Last names: CAS-EC Prof. Rebecca Eissler Tuesdays 1-2 p.m. (in person in HUM 531) and Tuesdays 2-3 p.m. on Zoom, Join Professor Eissler's Zoom and by appointment via Zoom
Last names: EL-GE Prof. Marcela Garcia-Castanon By appointment; please email Prof. Garcia-Castanon to schedule an appointment
Last names: GH-H Prof. Sujian Guo Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-5 p.m. on Zoom; please email Prof. Guo to schedule an appointment
Last names: I-LAN Prof. Ron Hayduk Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 p.m. and by appointment
Last names: LEE-MAR Prof. Joel Kassiola By appointment on Zoom; please email Prof. Kassiola to schedule an appointment.
Last names: MAW-NE Prof. James Martel Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m.; Join Professor Martel's Zoom
Last names: NG-PO Prof. Jason McDaniel

Mondays 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Tuesdays 1-2:30 p.m.; Join Professor McDaniel's Zoom; Other days and times by appointment

Last names: PR-RO Prof. Amanda Roberti Tuesdays noon-2 p.m. on Zoom; Join Professor Roberti's Zoom
Last names: RU-TRE Prof. Whitney Taylor Wednesdays 1-3 p.m. on Zoom; Join Professor Taylor's Zoom or in-person by appointment
Last names: TS-Z Prof. Nicole Watts Tuesdays 10-11:30 a.m. on Zoom or in HUM 304; Tuesdays 3:30-4 p.m. on Zoom; Join Professor Watts's Zoom

Graduate Advising

Students with last names: Advisor Email Office hours
Last names: A-Z Prof. Katherine Gordy Thursdays 1-3 p.m. and by appointment


For any PLSI minor advising questions for spring 2022, please contact PLSI Minor Advisor Professor Marcela Garcia-Castanon by email at

Please include Last Name, First Name and SFSU ID in email SUBJECT line.


Majors in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts (LCA) should consult with two advisors each semester: 

(1) an advisor in the major and

(2) a general education and university requirements advisor in the ARC (Advising Resource Center for LCA).

Students who are completing a minor or an additional major should see an advisor in those programs as well.


Visit the Division of Graduate Studies, which offers counseling and advising regarding issues ranging from applications to graduation.

First-year Students are advised by the Undergraduate Advising Center.

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are advised by the Advising Resource Center (ARC).

The College of Liberal & Creative Arts established the student Advising Resource Center (ARC) to provide multiple support services to students. You can receive information regarding requirements for your degree, petitions, financial aid, tutoring, student clubs, events, careers and much more.

Visit the Advising Resource Center for more information.