Advising

Getting advising early in your program is so important for graduating in a timely fashion that we require all students to receive advising in their first year.  You’ll receive an e-mail notification in plenty of time.  But see an advisor anytime you have questions; all have drop-in office hours for which no appointment is necessary.  Please note that if you are a B.A. student, your core advisor and your concentration advisor may not be the same person.   For advisor contact information, scroll down this page. 

NRMC (B.S. degree students): You’ll have the same advisor for core and concentration.  See the advisor you’re assigned to based on the first letter of your last name.

     A-H     Prof. Carlos Davidson

      I-R      Prof. Autumn Thoyre

      S-Z      Prof. Glenn Fieldman

ESS  (B.S. degree students.  The ESS degree is no longer offered, so this applies to already-enrolled students only.)  See Prof. Carlos Davidson for questions about the ESS core;  Prof. Jason Gurdak for questions about choosing concentration courses.

B.A. students:

      ESSJ emphasis:  Prof. Glenn Fieldman or Prof. Joel Kassiola for both core and emphasis courses

      TUE emphasis:  Prof. Raquel Pinderhughes for both core and emphasis; Prof. Glenn Fieldman (backup)

      HUM emphasis:  For ENVS core advising, see Prof. Autumn Thoyre.  For emphasis advising, see Prof. Sami Reist; Prof. Glenn Fieldman (backup). 

For questions about your concentration see your concentration advisor:

  • ESSJ – Glenn Fieldman or Joel Kassiola
  • NRMC – Glenn Fieldman 
  • Humanities –  Nancy (Sami) Reist and (Glenn Fieldman backup)
  • ESS – Jason Gurdak, or for the ESS chemical analysis emphasis - Tomoko Komada
  • Urban--Raquel Rivera Pinderhughes

For questions about study abroad and getting into ENVS please see Glenn Fieldman. 

Advisor Office Hours for Fall 2017

Please note: all office hours listed are drop-in hours, no appointment needed

Carlos Davidson, Professor & ENVS Advisor

carlosd@sfsu.edu
HSS 332
(415) 405-2127
Office hours: T 11:15am -11:45am, W 1:45pm -3:15pm, TH 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm & by appt.

Glenn Fieldman, Associate Professor, ENVS Program Coordinator and ESSJ Advisor 

glenn@sfsu.edu
HSS 330
(415) 405-2431

Office hours:  M 12:30pm-2:pm, Tuesday 2:30pm-4:00pm, W 3:30-4:00pm

Autumn Thoyre, Assistant Professor 

Office: HSS 339
Phone: 415-338-1015
Email: athoyre@sfsu.edu

Office hours:  M 1:00pm-2:00pm; W 2:00pm-4:00pm and by appointment

Jason Gurdak, Assistant Professor of Geosciences, ESS Advisor

jgurdak@sfsu.edu
TH 538
(415) 338-6869
Office hours: T 12:30 -1:00pm and by appt

Joel Kassiola, Professor of Political Science, ESSJ Advisor

kassiola@sfsu.edu
HUM 539
(415) 338-3463
Office hours: M--TH 4:00--5:30pm

Tomoko Komada, Professor of Chemical Oceanography, ESS Chemical Analysis Advisor 

tkomada@sfsu.edu
TH 823
(415) 338-3748
Office hours:  T/TH 2:00pm--3:00pm and by appt.

Nancy (Sami) Reist, Professor of BECA, HUM Advisor

sami@sfsu.edu
HUM 253
(415) 338-2241
Office hours:  T 10:00am--12:30pm and by appt.

Raquel Rivera Pinderhughes, Professor of Urban Studies, Urban Advisor

raquelrp@sfsu.edu
HSS 137
(415) 338-7520
Office hours: M 12:00pm--2:00pm; W 10:00am--12:00pm and by appt.