Welcome to our Advising page! Every student in our program has an assigned advisor. Undergraduates are assigned according to last name; 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-BE Prof. Aaron Belkin Friday 3:00-4:00 PM and by appointment. Join Prof. Belkin's zoom office hours. Friday office hours canceled 9/15, 9/22, 9/29.
Last names: BO-CAM Prof. Nicholas Conway

Monday and Wednesday 1:00-2:00 PM in HUM 551

Last names: CAN-CRO Prof. Rebecca Eissler Tuesday 2:00-3:00 PM in HUM 531 and Wednesday 4:00-5:00 PM on Zoom
Last names: CRU-F Prof. Marcela Garcia-Castanon Monday 10:00-11:00 AM and Wednesday 12:30-1:30 PM in HUM 558, and by appointment on Zoom
Last names: G-HO Prof. Katherine Gordy

Tuesday 1:45-3:00 PM in HUM 528, and Wednesday 10:00 to 11:30 AM on zoom

Last names: HU-LA Prof. Ron Hayduk Monday and Wednesday 3:30-4:30 PM in HUM 226
Last names: LAM-MARS Prof. Joel Kassiola By appointment on Zoom, please email Prof. Kassiola to schedule an appointment
Last names: MART-MH Prof. Mark Leinauer Tuesday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Zoom, please email Prof. Leinauer for the zoom link
Last names: MI-PL Prof. James Martel Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 AM-12:30 PM on Zoom. Join Prof. Martel's zoom office hours.
Last names: PO-SAL Prof. Jason McDaniel

Monday 3:00-4:00 PM in HUM 436 and Tuesday 2:00-3:00 pm (Zoom only)  Join Prof. McDaniel's zoom office hour.

Last names: SAN-TO Prof. Whitney Taylor Tuesday 12:00-1:00 PM in HUM 568 and Wednesday 1:00-2:00pm on Zoom (by appointment only)
Last names: TR-Z Prof. Nicole Watts

Tuesday 1:00-3:00 PM in HUM 304C, and by appointment

Graduate Advising

Students with last names: Advisor Email Office hours
Last names: A-Z Prof. Amanda Roberti Tuesdays 12:00-2:00 PM in HUM 565

Minor Advising

For any PLSI or CST minor advising questions for Fall 2023, please contact your assigned advisor.

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

Political Science Minor

Students with last names:   Advisor  
Last names: A-CO Prof. Aaron Belkin
Last names: CR-DI Prof. Rebecca Eissler
Last names: DO-GOM Prof. Marcela Garcia-Castanon
Last names: GON-LE Prof. Katherine Gordy
Last names: LO-MAR Prof. Ron Hayduk
Last names: MAY-N Prof. Joel Kassiola
Last names: O-RIO Prof. Jason McDaniel
Last names: RIV-SW Prof. Whitney Taylor
Last names: T-Z Prof. Nicole Watts

Critical Social Thought Minor

Students with last names: Advisor
Last names: A-Z Prof. James Martel



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.