College of Humanities

Academic Advisement: SSC/EOP

Student Services Center and EOP Satellite (SSC/EOP)

Request an appointment with an SSC/EOP advisorThe College of Humanities Student Services Center and EOP Satellite (SSC/EOP) offers a wide variety of student support services to recruit, retain, and promote successful degree completion for students with declared majors in the College of Humanities. Holistic services offered include: 

  • New incoming student advising for EOP freshmen and transfer students
  • Academic advisement and graduation planning for continuing students
  • Career/graduate school planning and mentoring
  • Referrals to College and University resources for academic, personal, and professional development
  • Understanding basic financial aid information
  • SSC/EOP staff also provide additional specialized services to Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students

The College of Humanities Student Services Center and Educational Opportunity Program Satellite academic advisors provide services for all majors and minors in the College of Humanities except for Interdisciplinary Studies and Liberal Studies. Interdisciplinary Studies and Liberal Studies majors should speak with an interdisciplinary Studies and Liberal Studies Department Advisor (see below). 

Book an appointment with an SSC/EOP advisor through EABHow do I book an appointment with an SSC/EOP Advisor?

EAB Self-Service App. Book an appointment directly through EAB.

Request an Appointment Form. Students who don't have access to EAB should use the Request an Appointment Form (Big Yellow and Red Button). 

How to contact the Interdisciplinary Studies and Liberal Studies Department:

Phone: (818) 677-3300
Location: Education Administration 100.
Direct website:

I have a hold for my major, who do I contact?

Students experiencing a hold for their major must meet with their Faculty Advisor for mandatory advisement.  Please see the list of Faculty Advisors per major below.


Ten Questions Most Asked by Students


Need more help?

Office of the Associate Dean:

Kent Baxter, Ph.D., Associate Dean,

Graduation & Retention Advising Specialist:

Vanessa Martinez, Ed.D., Graduation and Retention Advising Specialist,



Prospective Students

Students interested in finding out more information about attending CSUN should contact the Office of Outreach & Recruitment to meet with a Pre-Admissions Counselor. Please visit for courses you may complete at a local community college.

Continuing Students

Continuing students interested in academic advisement in the College of Humanities should fill out this interest form. Students may also schedule their advisement appointments through EAB.

Academic Notice Students

Students will have a registration hold during the semester immediately following placement on academic notice and each fall and spring semester thereafter while on academic notice. Prior to registration, students must schedule an appointment with an advisor by completing this form. The registration hold will be removed once the student has been advised.

EOP Students

Academic advisement is mandatory for all first-time freshmen prior to registration. The College of Humanities Student Services Center/ EOP advises and mentors first-year students (FTF) who are admitted to the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). If you have been admitted to EOP, please contact our office for more information about scheduling an appointment with an EOP advisor. The SSC/EOP office can be reached at (818) 677-4767 or (818) 677-4784. You may also schedule EOP advisement through EAB or/and this interest form.

All other FTF (first-years) should schedule their mandatory advisement sessions with the Matador Advising Hub

First-Time Transfer Students (SPRING 2023)

To ensure a smooth and successful transition to CSUN, advisement is highly recommended prior to registration for all incoming transfer students.  You may also schedule EOP advisement through EAB or/and this interest form.

Faculty Advisor Directory

American Indian Studies

Student Advisor: Teresa Williams-Leon, Director ( )

Asian American Studies

Student Advisor: Gina Masequesmay, Chair 

Central American and Transborder Studies

Student Advisor: Florence Kyomugisha, Chair

Chicana and Chicano Studies

Student Advisors: Rosa Rivera Furumoto, Chair (,

Graduate Student Advisor: Melisa Galván (

Civic and Community Engagement

Student Advisor: Amanda Baugh, Director 

Gender and Women’s Studies

Student Advisor: Breny Mendoza, Chair ( )


Student Advisor: Danielle Spratt, Associate Chair (

Graduate Student Advisor: Lauren Byler (

Creative Writing and Literature Advisor: Christopher Higgs ( )

FYI/JYI Program Advisor: Danielle Spratt, Associate Chair (

Honors: Lauren Byler (

English Subject Matter Advisor: Dorothy Clark (

Liberal Studies

Student Advisor: Jonathan Martinez, Assistant Director (


Student Advisor: Anna Joaquin, Chair ( )

Graduate Student Advisor: Tineke Scholten (

Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Khanum Shaikh, Director ( )

Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Armenian: Vahram Shemmassian, Director (

Italian: Adrian Perez-Boluda, Chair (

French: Adrian Perez-Boluda, Chair (

Japanese: Drake Langford (

Single Subject Waiver: Adrian Perez-Boluda, Chair (

Spanish (A-M): Axel Montepeque (

Spanish (N-Z): Adrian Perez-Boluda, Chair (


Student Advisor: Kristina Meshelski, Associate Chair (

Religious Studies

Student Advisor: Mustafa Ruzgar, Chair (

Jewish Studies

Student Advisor: Jennifer Thompson, Director (

Queer Studies

Student Advisor: Sheena Malhotra, Director (