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Communications Department Info Regarding COVID-19

March 19, 2020

As of March 17, faculty and staff have been asked to work remotely. This means that the Communications Department office will be closed. Because of this, phone calls do not give you the most effective way of contacting us; if you do need to call, though, the number is (310) 243-3313.

Contact Information:

Generally speaking, e-mail gives you the best way to contact us. Of course, if you have a question regarding your Communications class, you should contact your instructor directly. If you want more general information and want to e-mail the department, it’s a good idea to include both the department chair, coordinator and/or the academic advisor:

One of us will get back to you as soon as we can.

Administrative Office Hours

If you have a question regarding paperwork or another administrative issue, you can drop into office hours by following either of the links below. Drop-in hours are Monday and Wednesdays 4-5pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-11am. You may also email with questions.

Office Hours: M/W 4-5pm; T/TH 10-11am via Zoom


We will of course continue to advise students as best we can. All students should seek advising at least once during the semester, especially those who anticipate graduating soon. You can schedule an advising session with any of our faculty members or Penny by clicking on the links below. The faculty member or Penny will reach out with a Zoom invitation for your meeting. There are currently no face-to-face appointments.

You can now schedule an appointment with a Faculty or Academic Advisor online by following one of respective links below.  You can schedule an appointment for any of the following reasons:

  1. General Education requirements for a Bachelor's Degree
  2. Overall graduation requirements
  3. Academic probation and disqualification requirements
  4. University policies and procedures

Click on one of the links below to schedule an advising appointment (a new window will appear):  

Penny's Calendar (Note: For the time being, meetings scheduled with Penny will not be face-to-face.  Instead, she will review your file, email it to you and create a Zoom or phone meeting with you to discuss any questions or concerns.)  If you have more pressing questions, you may call Penny at (562) 246 6771.  Penny's hours of availability are 8am-5pm, calls received outside of these hours will be returned as soon as possible.

Dr. Burkey's Calendar

Dr. Eagle's Calendar

Prof. Eames' Calendar

Dr. de la Serna's Calendar

Dr. Hernandez's Calendar

Dr. Sharp's Calendar

Dr. Vanderhoef's Calendar

We know that these are trying times. Please be sure to stay in contact and reach out to your faculty members. If you are struggling, we may be able to help direct you towards appropriate services.

-Dr. Nancy Cheever, Department Chair