Academic and Transfer Advising Services

Undergraduate Major and Minor Department Advisors  |  Spring 2015

updated 2/9/2015

Basic Major/Minor Information can be found on the Online Bulletin, here.


The information below is also available as a pdf


Adapted Aquatics Minor

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Peter Angelo

632-9225, Room 030, Sports Complex


Africana Studies

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shimelis Gulema

632-7473, Room S-251, Social & Behavioral Sciences Bldg.


American Studies

Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Peter Carravetta

632-7440, Room N-1149, Humanities Bldg.



Faculty Advisor: Dr. Elisabeth Hildenbrand

632-7165, Room N-521, Social & Behavioral Sciences Bldg.


Applied Math & Statistics

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Esther Arkin

632-8363, Room P-134 B, Math Tower

Staff Assistant: Ms. Cathy Arrighetta


Art History & Studio Art

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Barbara Frank

632-1171, Room 2226, Staller Center


Asian & Asian American Studies

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nerissa Balce

632-4030, Room 1115, Humanities Bldg.


Astronomy & Planetary Sciences

Faculty Advisor:  Dr. James Lattimer

632-8227, Room 449, Earth & Space Sciences Bldg. 


Athletic Training

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Xristos Gaglias

632-2837, Room G-33, Sports Complex Bldg.


Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Brian Colle

632-3174, Room 135, Endeavour Hall



Students with last name beginning A-H contact:

Dr. Bernadette Holdener

632-8292, Room 346, Center for Molecular Medicine Bldg.


Students with last name beginning with J-R contact:

Dr. Nisson Schechter

444-1368 or 631-379-9576, Room 034, 10th floor Health Sci. Tower


Students with last name beginning N-Z should contact:

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Harvard Lyman

632-8534, Room 472, Life Sciences Bldg.


Biological Sciences

Staff Advisor: Ms. Ellen Lopez

632-8543, Room 107, Ctr. Molecular Med./BLL Bldg.


Staff Advisor: Ms. Nicole Zinerco

632-8571, Room 109, Ctr. Molecular Med. /BLL Bldg.


Faculty Advisor: Dr. Peter Gergen

632-8530. Room 110 Ctr. Molecular Med./BLL Bldg.


Biomedical Engineering

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Molly Frame

632-1625, Room G-19, Bioengineering Bldg.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Jessica Kuhn


Business Management

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carl Allocca

Staff Advisor: Ms. Rita Barbera

632-7438, Room 109, Harriman Hall.


Chemical & Molecular Engineering

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Devinder Mahajan

and Dr. Miriam Rafailovich

632-8406, Room 208, Engineering Bldg.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Joann Toye

632-6269, Room 208, Engineering Bldg.



Faculty Advisors: Dr. Trevor Sears & Faculty 


Cinema & Cultural Studies

Faculty Advisor: Dr. E.K. Tan

632-7457, Room 2120, Humanities Bldg.


Civil Engineering                                                                                   

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Harold Walker

632-8315, Room 250C, Heavy Engineering Bldg.

Staff Assistant: Ms. Erin Giuliano


Clinical Laboratory Sciences                                                                   

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Kathleen Finnegan

444-3220, Room 048, Level 2, Health Sciences Ctr. Contact department for information session dates and times.


Coastal Environmental Studies and Geospatial Sciences Minor

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michael Sperazza

632-1687, Room 340, Earth Space & Sciences Bldg.


Comparative Literary Theory

See Cinema and Cultural Studies


Computer Engineering                                                                        

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ridha Kamoua

632-8415, Room 267, Light Engineering Bldg.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Carolyn Huggins

632-8415, Room 267, Light Engineering Bldg.


Computer Science                                                                        

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Leo Bachmair

632-8472, Room 1440, Computer Sciences Bldg.

Staff Assistant: Ms. Diane Cerullo


Earth and Space Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Hanna Nekvasil

632-8201, Room 234, Earth & Space Sciences Bldg.



Faculty Advisor: Dr. William Dawes

632-7556, Room N-605, Social & Behavioral Sciences Bldg

Staff Advisor: Ms. Jenille Johnson

632-7540, Room, S-601, Social & Behavioral Sciences Bldg.


Ecosystems and Human Impact                                                                 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. James Hoffmann

632-5366, Room W-0517, Melville Library Bldg.


Electrical Engineering -- See Computer Engineering


Engineering Chemistry -- See Chemistry                                                      


Engineering Science                                                                              

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gary Halada

632-8484, Room 314, Engineering Bldg.



Faculty Advisor: Dr. Susan Scheckel

632-7400, Room 2091, Humanities Bldg.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Margaret Hanley

632-7400, Room 2096, Humanities Bldg.


Environmental Design, Policy & Planning

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Harold QuigleyJr.

632-5367, Room W-0519, Melville Library Bldg.


Environmental Humanities

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Heidi Hutner

632-5630, Room W-0520, Melville Library


Environmental Studies

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Scranton

632-8735; Room 115, Challenger Hall, South Campus


European Studies and Russian Studies

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Timothy Westphalen

632-7387, Room 1055, Humanities Bldg.


French Language and Literature

Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Prosper Sanou

632-7439, Room 1069, Humanities Bldg.



Faculty Advisor: Dr. Deanne Rogers

632-1509, Room 318, Earth & Space Sciences Bldg.


German Language and Literature

Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Robert Bloomer

632-7369, Room 1136, Humanities Bldg.


Health Sciences

Staff Advisor: Ms.Traci Thompson

Must attend information session to declare the major.

E-mail Abby Luizi at to sign up for an information session.



Faculty Advisor: Dr. Wilbur Miller

Room S-325, Social & Behavioral Sciences Bldg. 

Staff Advisor: Ms. Susan Grumet

632-7480, Room S-307, Social & Behavioral Sciences Bldg.

Human Evolutionary Biology

Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Diane Doran-Sheehy

632-9445, Room N-553, Social and Behavioral Sciences Bldg.


Information Systems                                                                

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Robert Kelly

632-8470, Room 1440, Computer Sciences Bldg.

Staff Assistant: Ms. Diane Cerullo


Italian Studies and Medieval Studies

Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Charles Franco

632-1494, Room 1143, Humanities Bldg.



Faculty Advisor: Prof. Paul Schreiber

632-7403, Room N-4004, Melville Library

Staff Advisor: Maureen Robinson

632-7403, Room N-4004, Melville Library



Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lori Repetti

632-7446, Room, S-201, Social & Behavioral Sciences Bldg.


Marine Science and Marine Vertebrate Biology

See Environmental Studies



Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Ebin

632-8247, Room P-143, Math Bldg.


Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Robert Kukta

632-8300, Room 113, Light Engineering Bldg.

Staff Assistant: Ms. Jessica Angell


Multidisciplinary Studies

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Darcy Lonsdale and Dr. Catherine Marrone  

632-4561, Room E-3310, Melville Library



Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Margaret Schedel

632-7330, Room 3304, Staller Center


Nursing Baccalaureate Program

Program Advisor: Ms. Jennifer Coppola  

444-3200, Room 215, Level 2, Health Sciences Center

Students are encouraged to attend information session


Pharmacological Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Mrs. Janice Kito 444-3027

Room 140, T-8, Basic Science Tower

Office Hours: Contact Ms. Kito to schedule an appointment.



Faculty Advisor: Dr. Timothy Hyde

632-7570, Room 211, Harriman Hall

Staff Advisor: Ms. Katie Amella

632-7580, Room 219, Harriman Hall



Faculty Advisor: Dr. Robert McCarthy

632-8758, Room P-110, Physics Bldg.  


Staff Advisor: Ms. Diane Diaferia

632-8036, Room P-110, Physics Bldg.


Political Science                                                                                                         

Faculty Advisor: Dr.  Helmut Noporth

632-7640, Room N-725, Social & Behavioral Sciences Bldg.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Janet Cea

632-7661, Room S-703, Social & Behavioral Sciences Bldg.



Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sheri Levy

632-43552, Room 244, Psychology B Bldg.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Carol Carlson

632-7812, Room 109, Psychology B Bldg.


Religious Studies

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sachiko Murata

632-7690, Room 1046, Humanities Bldg.


Respiratory Care and Polysomnography

Faculty Advisor: Prof. James Ganetis

444-3180, Room 414, Level 2 Health Sciences Ctr.


Social Welfare Baccalaureate                                   

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Suzanne Velazquez

444-6909, Room 093, Health Sciences Center



Faculty Advisor: Dr. Catherine Marrone

632-4883, Room S-429, Social & Behavioral Sciences Bldg.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Sharon Worksman

632-7710, Room S-401, Social & Behavioral Sciences Bldg.


Spanish Languages and Literature

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Victoriano Roncero-Lopez

632-6031, Room N-3018, Melville Library Bldg.


Sustainability Studies

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Arlene Cassidy

632-5362, Room W-0515, Melville Library Bldg.


Technological Systems Management

Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Tong

Staff Advisor: Ms. Rita Reagan-Redko

632-1057, Room 335, Harriman Hall.


Theatre Arts

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Deborah Mayo

632-9969, Room 3015, Staller Center


Women’s and Gender Studies

See Cinema & Cultural Studies


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