Hours, Campus Location & Faculty Contact Information

The Hutchins Main Office is located in Rachel Carson Hall, Room #44, and is open from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. The main office is also open for the summer and winter holidays, operating on similar hours, though all staff/faculty members may not be available for drop-in appointments. The Hutchins School office is closed on weekends and all campus holidays.

Rachel Carson Hall is located at the north side of the Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center and Ambrose Nichols Hall, and just east of Zinfandel Hall and the Zinfandel/Cabernet residential community. Parking Lot A is the closest parking lot to Carson, but requires a Reserved Pass to park.

Please contact the Hutchins Main Office at (707) 664-2492 with any questions regarding faculty availability, parking, or location.

Black and white SSU map showing the location of Carson Hall and the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies.

Hutchins Main Office Directory:

Street address:
Hutchins School of Liberal Studies
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rachel Carson Hall #44
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609

Main office phone:
(707) 664-2492
Main office fax:
(707) 664-4400

Dr. Stephanie Dyer
Hutchins Department Chair, Professor

Donna Garbesi
Arts and Humanities Academic Advisor

Billie Johnson
Administrative Analyst/Specialist

Social Media:

Facebook: The Hutchins School of Liberal Studies
Flickr: SSUHutchins

Hutchins Faculty/Staff Office Hours - Spring 2018
Office Hours
Margaret Anderson Carson 38/
Carson 65

Mondays: 11:40am-1:00pm; and

by appointment

Ianthe Brautigan Swensen Carson 58 707/664-2901

Mondays: 11:40am-1:00pm; and

by appointment

Stephanie Dyer Carson 44B 707/664-2608


Ben Frymer Carson 55 TBA


Ajay Gehlawat Carson 33 707/664-3178

Wednesdays: 1:00-4:00pm

Janet Hess Carson 52 707/664-3187

Mondays and Tuesdays: 8:30-9:00am and 11:40am-1:00pm; and

Wednesdays: 8:30-9:00am

Christina Nichol Carson 62 707/664-3868

Mondays and Wednesdays: 11:40am-12:30pm

Justine Law Carson 59 707/664-3179

Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:30-3:00pm;

and by appointment 

Eric McGuckin Carson 61 707/664-3177

Wednesdays: 1:00-4:00pm;

and by appointment

Mutombo M'Panya Carson 37 707/664-3175

Mondays and Wednesdays: 3:00-4:00pm

and by appointment

Wendy Ostroff Carson 35 707/664-3184

Mondays: 1:00-2:00pm; and

Fridays: 1:00-2:00pm

Ellie Galvez-Hard Carson 62 707/664-3868


Tom Shaw Carson 54 TBA

Tuesdays: 3:00-4:00pm; and

Thursdays: 3:00-4:00pm

Francisco Vázquez Carson 34 707/664-3185

Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:00-9:00am

Billie Johnson Carson 44 707/664-2491

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Donna Garbesi Carson 44 707/664-2492

By appointment