Advising

For All Students: 

If you are undeclared, and interested in the Biology Major, please check the School of Science and Technology Advising page.

SSU only uses the sonoma.edu email address to send out important information regarding Financial Aid, Registration dates and times, etc.  Biology majors receive information about advising, registration and job/internship opportunities via their sonoma.edu email address.

First-Time, First Year Students:

As a new first-year student, you should be registered for First Year Orientation. If not, please contact the Orientation office: (707) 664-4464 or visit students in the fieldthe Orientation website for more information.

During Summer Orientation, you will register for your Fall classes, and get your questions answered by advisors in your major. Before classes begin, you will be assigned an advisor who is a full-time faculty member in the Biology Department. Please look for your advisor in your MySSU or Loboconnect account, then check the chart below for contact information and office hours. You are welcome to change your advisor if you prefer someone else.

Please Note: There is always Mandatory Advising for First-Time, First Year Students in October, just prior to registration for the Spring semester. We strongly recommend checking in with your advisor once or twice every semester!

Transfer Students:

Transfer students must attend Transfer Orientation. Before classes begin, you will be assigned an advisor who is a full-time faculty member in the Biology Department. Please look for your advisor in your MySSU or Loboconnect account, then check the chart below for contact information and office hours. You are welcome to change your advisor if you prefer someone else.

Graduate Students:

When you arrive, be sure to meet with your PI and/or the Graduate Coordinator to help you create your schedule. There is an orientation within the Biology Department at the start of each semester. For more information, please visit the Graduate Program pages.

For general questions about finding an advisor, please send an email to biology@sonoma.edu.

 

Faculty Advising Office Hours
Name Email & Phone Office Hours
Lisa Patrick Bentley lisa.bentley@sonoma.edu
(707) 664-2918
Mon:
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. via Zoom
Thu:
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. via Zoom

Michael Cohen cohenm@sonoma.edu
(707) 664-3413
Mon:
10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. online via Zoom
Tue:
2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in-person, Dar 222

To reserve a time slot for office hours, please use this calendar.
Daniel E. Crocker crocker@sonoma.edu
(707) 664-2995
Wed:
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. In-person
Thu:
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. via Zoom

Nicholas Geist nick.geist@sonoma.edu
(707) 664-3056
Mon:
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. via Zoom
Thu:
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Derek J. Girman girman@sonoma.edu
(707) 664-3055

Lisa Hua hual@sonoma.edu
(707) 664-2339
Tue:
12:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

In-person or over Zoom
Brent B. Hughes hughes@sonoma.edu
707-664-2142
Tue:
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. via Zoom

Joseph Lin linj@sonoma.edu
(707) 664-2931
Wed:
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Via Zoom Only
Fri:
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. In Person Drop-In

Please email to set up a Wednesday appointment over Zoom.
Murali C. Pillai pillai@sonoma.edu
(707) 664-2981
Mon:
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. via Zoom
Wed:
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. via Zoom

Please email for Zoom link.
Sean P. Place places@sonoma.edu
(707) 664-3054

Nathan E. Rank rank@sonoma.edu
(707) 664-3053

Richard Whitkus whitkus@sonoma.edu
(707) 664-2303
Wed:
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. via Zoom
Thu:
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. via Zoom

Please use this calendar to schedule an Office Hours appointment.
Mackenzie Zippay zippay@sonoma.edu
(707) 664-4349
Tue:
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. via Zoom
Thu:
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. via Zoom