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 Jason McDaniel; Graduate students should consult with Graduate Coordinator Professor Amanda Roberti.

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-BR Prof. Aaron Belkin By appointment
Last names: BU-CA Prof. Nicholas Conway

Monday and Wednesday 4:00-5:00 pm, in person (HUM 551)

Last names: CE-ES Prof. Rebecca Eissler Tuesday 2:00-3:00 pm, in person (HUM 531) and Wednesday 4:00-5:00 pm on Zoom. Join Professor Eissler's Zoom.
Last names: ET-G Prof. Marcela Garcia-Castanon Monday 1-3:30 pm in person (HUM 558) and by appointment on Zoom. 
Last names: HAM-KE Prof. Sujian Guo Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-5:00 pm on Zoom. Please email Professor Guo to schedule an appointment
Last names: KH-MARS Prof. Ron Hayduk Tuesday and Thursday 3:30-4:30 pm in person (HUM 226)
Last names: MART-NG Prof. Joel Kassiola

By appointment on Zoom. 

Join Professor Kassiola's Zoom.

Last names: NO-RE Prof. James Martel Tuesday and Thursday 1:00-2:00pm on Zoom. Join Professor Martel's Zoom.
Last names: RI-STA Prof. Jason McDaniel

Wednesday 2-3:30 pm in person (HUM 436) and Thursday 2-3:30 pm on Zoom. 

Join Professor McDaniel's Zoom.

Last names: SU-Z Prof. Nicole Watts Tuesday 10-11 am and Thursday  1-1:45 in person (HUM 304C)

Graduate Advising

Students with last names: Advisor Email Office hours
Last names: A-Z Prof. Amanda Roberti Tuesday 12:00-2:00 pm in person (HUM 565)


For any PLSI minor advising questions for Fall 2022, please contact PLSI Minor Advisor Professor Jason McDaniel 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.