Graduate Advising


Graduate students should consult the relevant program directors for academic advising. Once a student has chosen a commitee chair, that faculty member becomes the student's chief source of advice.

Sheila Luna, Kira Assad and Jennifer Irish can answer most general questions and are a valuable source of information and advice. You may contact them first when you have an advising question.

If students are unable to see advisors during scheduled office hours, they may email for an appointment. Because of the diverse demands on these advisors, please attend any appointment you schedule. If you have to cancel, contact the advisor in advance.

Sheila Luna, program manager (MA, MAS, MTESOL, PhD)
LL 543B, (480) 965-3194

Jennifer Irish, program manager (MFA)
LL 172C, (480) 727-9130

Kira Assad, program specialist (MA, MAS, MTESOL, PhD)
LL 542, (480) 965-7454


Graduate Advisors -  Fall 2015

Ron Broglio, Director of Graduate Studies (LL 546D)
Office Hours: Monday 5-6 p.m.
Email for an appointment.


Aaron Baker, MAS, American Media & Popular Culture (LL 645)
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 2-3 p.m.
And by appointment


Cajsa Baldini, MA English Online (LL 342)
Current MA online students may email for an appointment


Dan Bivona, Literature (LL 224)
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 3-4:30 p.m.
And by appointment


Jessica Early, English Education (LL 218)
Office Hours: Friday 3-5 p.m.
And by appointment


Mark James, MTESOL/Linguistics and Applied Linguistics (LL 547B)
Office Hours: Monday 2-4 p.m.; Wednesday 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
And by appointment


Claudia Sadowski-Smith, MA Comparative Literature (LL 303B)
Email for appointment


Keith Miller, Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies (LL 210C)
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 3-4:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 3:30-5 p.m.
And by appointment


Cynthia Hogue, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (LL 302C)
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1-2 p.m.
And by appointment


Elly van Gelderen, Linguistics Certificate (LL 226C)
Email for appointment


Ron Broglio or Gregory Castle, Critcal Theory Certificate (LL 546D/LL 202A)
Email for appointment or