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 - Car Cynthia Boaz Stevenson 2081 prefers email  
Cas - Ge Willie Gin Stevenson 2070K 664-2278  
Gi - Li David McCuan Stevenson 2070F 664-3309  
Lo - Ro Robert McNamara Stevenson 2070 I 664-2676  
Ru - Z Diane Parness Stevenson 2070 H 664-3142  
MPA Emily Ray Stevenson 2064 664-2731  

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
Emily Ray Graduate (MPA) and Graduate Internship Advisor Stevenson
Cynthia Boaz Undergraduate Internship Advisor for Nonprofit Organizations, Advocacy Groups, Political Campaigns and Elected Officials Stevenson
prefers email  
Diane Parness Holocaust Lecture Series Adacemic Coordinator Stevenson
2070 H


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. 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.