Who is my English Major Advisor?
As an English major, you have multiple people you can go to for advising. The Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), Prof. Patrick Deer; the Undergraduate Administrator, Mary Mezzano; and for the 19-20 Academic Year, Profs. David Hobbs, MC Hyland, and Jamie Staples (our Post-Doctoral Fellows). They can help you with general questions, registration clearance, transfer credits, degree progress updates, and more.
You may have one person listed in Albert as your English advisor, but feel free to meet with anyone listed here for advising. Similarly, if Albert isn't showing anyone as your major advisor, you can still come meet with anyone listed here for advising.
What if I already have a CAS Advisor?
Your English advisor is different from your CAS Advisor. Your CAS Advisor will be your advisor for all general degree and university questions. Your English advisor will be there for all major related questions. It is best to stay in contact with both CAS Advising and your English Advisors regularly to make sure you are on track with all your various requirements!
I'm a English minor--do I have an English Advisor?
Like our majors, you have multiple people you can go to for advising. The Director of Undergraduate Studies, Prof. Patrick Deer; the Undergraduate Administrator, Mary Mezzano; and for the 19-20 Academic Year, Profs. David Hobbs, MC Hyland, and Jamie Staples (our Post-Doctoral Fellows). You don't necessarily have to come in for advising as often as you should go to your major department, but feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns!
Where can I find my English Advisor(s)?
Your English advisors will all be found in 244 Greene St. on the 3rd Floor.
Can I set up an appointment with an advisor?
You can request an appointment by emailing each advisor directly.
Why do I need an English advisor?
1) To make sure you are on track with your major progress. Your English advisors specialize in helping you complete your major. We have answers/insights your CAS advisor might not have, specifically about your major.
2) To be there for you if you have any major/English dept. related questions or concerns.
3) To discuss your academic interests/pursuits/career goals/life. Need advice about going to grad school? Or about jobs after school? Or which professors specialize in Queer Theory? We can have a conversation with you and help answer questions you might have or direct you to an expert!