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Academic advising is an ongoing process that engages students in educational planning consistent with their academic interests as well as with their personal, intellectual, and career goals. This student-centered advising process involves an active partnership among students, professional academic advisors, and Undergraduate Program Advisors who are faculty in their departments.

Office of Student Academic Affairs

Located in 180 Renaissance Park, the Office of Student Academic Affairs is a central place where undergraduate students in CSSH can go with all academic questions. This office is a good first place to go for any kind of academic concern.

Academic advisors provide general guidance on academic matters and assist students in their progress from orientation through graduation. Located in each academic department, undergraduate program directors mentor students and function as the student’s main connection with the major.

The CSSH Office of Student Academic Affairs is committed to providing students with the assistance they need to attain academic success.

Undergraduate Advising FAQs

Have questions? Refer to our Undergraduate Advising FAQs. If you have additional questions, reach out to or call 617-373-3980.

CSSH Advising Virtual Front Desk

Beginning Fall 2020, we will be hosting a virtual front desk via Zoom, Monday through Friday for 2-4 hours a day. Students will wait in our Zoom lobby and then be connected with a front desk worker to answer general questions or assist with appointment scheduling. You must log in using a Northeastern University account (, Please check back here weekly for a current schedule. To connect with the Virtual Front Desk click here.

Academic AdvisorMajor
Alain Akasa, MBA
Africana Studies
English (Last Names L-Z)
History (interim)
History/Political Science combined majors (interim)
Political Science (Last Names S-Z)
PPE (Politics, Philosophy, Economics)
Kelliann Henry, MEd
(617) 373-7743
American Sign Language
History/Cultural Anthropology combined majors (interim)
International Affairs/Cultural Anthropology combined majors (interim)
Spanish and Spanish/International Affairs combined majors
Lingheshwari Kakkanaiah, MA
Economics (Last Names A-K)
Environmental Studies/History combined majors (interim)
International Affairs (Last Names A-D)(interim)
Media and Screen Studies/History combined majors (interim)
Political Science (Last Names A-F)
Krissy Maloney, MEd
Criminal Justice (A-K)
English (A-K)
History/English combined majors (interim)
History/Philosophy combined majors (interim)
History/Religious Studies combined majors (interim)
Human Services
International Affairs/Criminal Justice combined majors (interim)
Philosophy & Religious Studies
Justin Repici, MBA
Asian Studies
Economics (Last Names P-Z)
History, Culture, and Law (interim)
History/Economics combined majors (interim)
International Affairs/International Business combined majors (interim)
Heather (Cullen) Stellberger, MAT
Criminal Justice (L-Z)
International Affairs (last names E-Z)(interim)
History/International Affairs combined majors (interim)
Jan Wong, MA
Economics (last names L-O)
Environmental Studies/International Affairs combined majors (interim)
International Affairs/Economics combined majors (interim)
Political Science (G-R)

Meet with an advisor

  • Make an appointment online

    Current students can schedule an appointment online. Select “Advising” for the appointment area.

    Make an Appointment
  • Visit us in person

    The Office of Student Academic Affairs is currently a remote-only office. This is in accordance with university and public health guidelines in response to the novel coronavirus. Students are advised to schedule their appointments online or via phone.

  • Give us a call

    If a student can’t come during regular business hours, phone appointments with academic advisors are available. Call 617-373-3980 to schedule an appointment.