Advising

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We encourage students to use LoboConnect or email to connect with their advisors and schedule virtual appointments. Log in here or use the phone app. Be sure to log in to cancel and reschedule if you are no longer able to attend. 

For general questions about finding an advisor or about a particular department/program, please check our general department contacts below.

How to Receive Advising in Science & Technology

Please look for your advisor in your MySSU or LoboConnect account, then check the chart below for contact information and how to receive advising. 

Lower Division, Completed 59 Units and Below
Major/Program Who to See

Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA)

Sarah Tucker, Administrative Coordinator for MESA

  • MESA has virtual appointments to help with registration, scheduling, forms, processes, and general information about our programs. Feel free to schedule an appointment on our calendar. Don't see a time that works for you? Email mesa@sonoma.edu, and we will set up a convenient time for you. 

Kinesiology, Student Athletes

Mendel Murray, Professional Academic Advisor, The Advising and Transfer Center

Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Earth Science, Geology, Math, Stats/Applied Stats

Christina Thao, Professional Academic Advisor, The Advising and Transfer Center

Pre-Nursing, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics

Jami Grosser, Professional Academic Advisor, The Advising and Transfer Center

 

Transfer Students

Please look for your advisor in your MySSU or LoboConnect account, then check the chart below for contact information. You are welcome to change your advisor if you prefer someone else; please work with your department office to change advisors.

Declared Upper-Division Majors, Completed 60 or More Units
Major Who to Contact
Biology

General BA or BS: any advisor listed below

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: Drs. Lisa Bentley, Daniel Crocker, Derek Girman, Brent Hughes, Nathan Rank, Richard Whitkus, or Mackenzie Zippay

Marine Biology: Drs. Daniel Crocker, Brent Hughes, Murali Pillai, Sean Place, Mackenzie Zippay

Molecular Cell Biology: Drs. Michael Cohen, Lisa Hua, Joseph Lin, Murali Pillai, Sean Place

Physiology: Drs. Daniel Crocker, Lis Hua, Murali Pillai, Sean Place, Mackenzie Zippay

Zoology: Drs. Daniel Crocker, Derek Girman, Brent Hughes, Sean Place, Nathan Rank, Mackenzie Zippay

Chemistry, Biochemistry

For students with last names A - CL: Dr. Monica Lares

For students with last names CM- GE: Dr. Bogdan Negru

For students with last names GF - O: Dr. Steven Farmer

For students with last names P - SE: Dr. Jon Fukuto

For students with last names SF - Z: Dr. Mark Perri

Computer Science

Contact Drs. Gurman Gill, Mark Gondree, Ali Kooshesh, Sabidur RahmanB. Ravikumar, or Suzanne Rivoire. Your assigned advisor is shown in MySSU. If no advisor is listed for you, contact Dr. B. Ravikumar.

Electrical Engineering Contact Drs. Farid Farahmand, Mohamed Salem, Sudhir Shrestha, or Nansong Wu.
Geology, Earth Science Contact Dr. Matty Mookerjee.
Kinesiology

Exercise Science Concentration: Dr. Bulent Sokmen

Interdisciplinary Concentration: Dr. Ellen Carlton

Lifetime Physical Activity Concentration: Dr. YJ Ryuh

Mathematics & Statistics

Applied Math: Drs. Martha Shott (students with last names A - M) or Sunil Tiwari (students with last names N - Z)

Bi-Di: Dr. Brigitte Lahme

Pure: Drs. Sam Brannen or Natalie Hobson

Secondary Teaching: Drs. Ben Ford or Martha Byrne

Statistics: Drs. Susan Herring, Elaine Newman, or Rodrigo Gaitan
Nursing

Pre-Nursing: Jami Grosser or Dr. Anna Valdez

BSN: Drs. Rachel Napoli (class of 2023) or Karen Werder (class of 2022)

Post-Licensure BSN: Audrey Spall or Dr. Krista Altaker

FNP: Dr. Jordan Rose or Melissa Sloan

Physics & Astronomy

Astronomy: Drs. Scott Severson or Thomas Targett

Physics: Dr. Hongtao Shi

 

Advising Links

 

Have a General Question? Not Sure Who to Contact? Click Through by Department Below

Biology

Please email biology@sonoma.edu

Chemistry

Please email chemdept@sonoma.edu

Computer Science

Please email cs@sonoma.edu

Engineering Science

Please email engineering@sonoma.edu.

Geology

Please email geology@sonoma.edu

Kinesiology

Please email kinesiology@sonoma.edu

Mathematics & Statistics

Please email math@sonoma.edu

Nursing

Please email nursing@sonoma.edu

Physics & Astronomy

Please email PAdept@sonoma.edu.

Still Not Sure?

That's ok! Please email science.tech@sonoma.edu and we will help you out.