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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.

Academic AdvisorMajor
Alain Akasa, MBA
Africana Studies
English (Last Names L-Z)
Political Science (Last Names S-Z)
PPE (Politics, Philosophy, Economics)
Communication Studies/Sociology combined major
International Affairs (Last Names Q-S, Interim)
Maureen Desmond, MEd
International Affairs (Last Names A-P)
History, Culture, and Law
Kelliann Henry, MEd
(617) 373-7743
American Sign Language
Spanish and Spanish/International Affairs combined majors
Sociology and Sociology combined majors unless otherwise noted
Lingheshwari Kakkanaiah, MA
Economics (Last Names A-K)
Political Science (Last Names A-F)
International Affairs (Last Names T-Z, Interim)
Krissy Maloney, MEd
Criminal Justice (Last Names A-K); (Last Names L-M, Interim)
English (Last Names A-K)
Human Services
Philosophy & Religious Studies
Justin Repici, MBA
Asian Studies
Economics (Last Names P-Z)
Criminal Justice (Last Names S-Z, Interim)
Heather (Cullen) Stellberger, MAT
Jan Wong, MA
Economics (Last Names L-O)
Political Science (Last Names G-R)
Criminal Justice (Last Names N-R, Interim)

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.