Political Science Advising

Have questions about the Political Science major or minor?
Considering changing your major to Political Science?
Trying to plan your college career or preparing for graduation?

Advisors are assigned by your last name.  Find your advisor below and stop by their office for drop-in advising, or email them directly if you would like to set up and appointment.

There are no office hours during finals week and professors are generally unavailable during summer and winter breaks.

The Department expects you to see your advisor every semester, especially prior to registering for your next semester courses.


Last Name Advisor Office Phone Fall Office Hours
A - Ci Cynthia Boaz Stevenson 2081 prefers email Mon 12-2pm
Wed 4-5pm
Co - G Willie Gin Stevenson 2070K 664-2278 Mon 4-5pm
Wed 12-1pm
H - Mc David McCuan Stevenson 2070F 664-3309 Mon/Thurs 3-4pm
Me - Ro Robert McNamara Stevenson 2070 I 664-2676 Tues 9-10am
Thurs 9-10am; 12-1pm
Ru - Z Diane Parness Stevenson 2070 H 664-3142 Mon/Wed 11am-12pm
MPA Emily Ray Stevenson 2064 664-2731 Wed 5-5:50pm

Questions related to the following advising items should be addressed to the assigned advisor.

Faculty Advising Office Phone Fall Office Hours
David McCuan Department Chair
2070 F
664-3309 Mon/Thurs 3-4pm
Emily Ray Graduate (MPA) and Graduate Internship Advisor Stevenson
664-2731 Wed 5-5:50pm
Cynthia Boaz Undergraduate Internship Advisor for Nonprofit Organizations, Advocacy Groups, Political Campaigns and Elected Officials Stevenson
prefers email Mon 12-2pm
Wed 4-5pm
Diane Parness Holocaust Lecture Series Adacemic Coordinator Stevenson
2070 H
664-3142 Mon/Wed 11am-12pm


Social Science Academic Advisor

The Social Science Academic Advisor is_____________. The Advising Center can answer questions about General Education Requirements, the Academic Requirements Report (ARR), the Transfer Credit Report, course registration, and waitlists. They cannot answer major specific questions or sign any paperwork. Appointments and drop-in's available Mon-Fri.


Salazar 1070



Drop in Peer Advising for all majors is also available in the Advising Center (peer.advisors@sonoma.edu, Salazar 1070, 707-664-2730). Peer Advisors can help you with GE advising, registration, transfer courses from a community college, your Academic Requirements Report and resume review.