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Academic Advising


Although there are circumstances when you might ‘go it alone,’ talking to an advisor can save you time and ensure that you are headed in the right direction. Advising is important not only for making course and scheduling decisions, but also in your career planning. There are several advisors available for you:

Head Advisor

The political science head advisor is a faculty member who has extensive experience helping students to navigate the degree program at Northeastern and the broader field. The head advisor is happy to speak with you about your program of study at Northeastern, career options and planning, or further education.

2018-2019: Natalie Borrmann, 932 Renaissance Park

Faculty Advisors

In addition to the head advisor, you should feel free to approach any political science faculty member to discuss your particular interests or concerns. If you have a pre-existing advising relationship with a particular faculty member, you should continue to cultivate it. The Department of Political Science has designated the following faculty and staff to take the lead on advising in particular areas.

Career and Grad. School Advising Professor Tolley; 360D Renaissance Park
Graduation Clearance Agata Rybalkiewicz, Meghan Ward, and Jan Wong; 180 Renaissance Park
Internships and Experiential Education Professor Garey; 904 Renaissance Park
Pre-Law Professor Tolley; 360D Renaissance Park
Transfer Credit Advisor Professor Borrmann; 932 Renaissance Park

Faculty in the Department of Political Science

If you need contact information or office hours for any political science faculty member please call 617.373.2796 or email polisci@neu.edu.

Academic Advisors

Agata Rybalkiewicz, Meghan Ward, and Jan Wong are the academic advisors who work with political science majors. Agata Rybalkiewicz advises students with last names beginning with A-F; Jan Wong advises students with last names beginning with G-N; and Meghan Ward advises students with last names beginning with O-Z. Advisors are available for appointments made through your MyNEU account. For contact information, please visit the Office of Student Academic Affairs.

Cooperative Education Coordinators

Lisa DohertyRichard Conley, and Michelle Zaff are co-op advisors assigned to work with political science majors. Lisa Doherty advises students with last names from A-C; Richard Conley works with students with last names from D-F; and Michelle Zaff will advise those with last names from G-Z. Co-op advisors will help you prepare for co-op and work with you throughout your co-op experiences at Northeastern.

Contact information

Lisa Doherty
65 Lake Hall
Advising A-C

Richard Conley
33 Lake Hall
Advising D-F

Michelle Zaff
33 Lake Hall
Advising G-Z