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.

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 - Ca Cynthia Boaz Stevenson 2081 664-2589 Tues 3-4:30pm;
Wed 12-1:30pm
Ch - G David McCuan Stevenson 2070F 664-3309 Mon 3-5pm
Thurs 10-11:30am
H - L Robert McNamara Stevenson 2070 I 664-2676 Tues 9-10am
Thurs 9-10am, 12-1pm
M - Ri Catherine Nelson Stevenson 2070 L 664-3963 Thurs 9:45-11:45am
Ro - Z Diane Parness Stevenson 2070 H 664-3142 Mon/Wed 9-10am
MPA Emily Ray Stevenson 2064 664-2731 by appointment only

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 3-5pm
Thurs 10-11:30am
Emily Ray Graduate (MPA) and Graduate Internship Advisor Stevenson
664-2731 appointment only
Cynthia Boaz Undergraduate Internship Advisor for Nonprofit Organizations, Advocacy Groups, Political Campaigns and Elected Officials Stevenson
664-2589 Tues 3-4:30pm;
Wed 12-1:30pm
Diane Parness Holocaust Lecture Series Adacemic Coordinator Stevenson
2070 H
664-3142 Mon/Wed 9-10am


Social Science Academic Advisor

The Social Science Academic Advisor is Vanessa Bascherini. She can answer questions about General Education Requirements, the Academic Requirements Report (ARR), the Transfer Credit Report, course registration, and waitlists. She cannot answer major specific questions or sign any paperwork.

Office Hours

Salazar 1070

Mon-Fri 10:00am-4:00pm, appointment required


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.