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-BRI Prof. Aaron Belkin  
Last names: BRO-CHAN Prof. Nicholas Conway


Last names: CHAS-ESC Prof. Rebecca Eissler  
Last names: ESP-GUM Prof. Marcela Garcia-Castanon  
Last names: GUT-KAN Prof. Joel Kassiola  
Last names: KAS-MARI Prof. James Martel  
Last names: MARS-NI Prof. Jason McDaniel



Last names: NO-REL TBA TBA  
Last names: REY-SOR Prof. Whitney Taylor  
Last names: SOT-Z Prof. Nicole Watts



Graduate Advising

Students with last names: Advisor Email Office hours
Last names: A-Z Prof. Amanda Roberti  


For any PLSI minor advising questions for Spring 2023, 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 Undergraduate Advising Center

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.