University Academic Advisors

Welcome Toros! The fall semester is fast approaching, and we are so excited to hit the ground running with you! If you haven’t yet registered, there is still time to enroll. Just go to to access your student portal.

We are all in on your success at DH. In fact, this fall we are launching new college student success centers that are dedicated to ensuring you THRIVE as a Toro. To make an advising appointment and get connected to your new student success center, just click here. Reach out. We'll be Going Far Together.

If you are a first-time and continuing student, you may schedule an appointment with a General Education Advisor through Toro Success Collaborative (TSC) via

Tutorial on How to use the TSC: How to Schedule a Self-Service Appointment

Additional Advisors Contacts: College Advisors - All, Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Academic Advisors, Encounter to Excellence Academic (ETE) Advisors, TRIO Advisors, Multicultural Centers Advisors.

Jagaite Packard, Jr.

Jagaite Packard, Jr.

Academic Advisor Assistant

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Jagaite has a passion for mentoring and providing access to resources for students. 

Stephanie Chito, Academic Advisor

Stephanie Chito

Academic Advisor

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My advising philosophy leans heavily on taking a holistic approach to the overall development of students so that they are achieving their full potential, not just in their academics, but as individuals in society.

Victoria Fowler, CNBS Retention Specialist

Victoria Fowler

CNBS Retention Specialist

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I am passionate about facilitating a safe place where young adults can grow within themselves to be the best that they can be.

Stephanie Flores Gonsalves, Senior Academic Advisor Coordinator

Stephanie Flores Gonsalves

Senior Academic Advisor Coordinator 

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I'm passionate about working with a diverse population of college students and strives to help students reach their maximum potential.

Matt Lasmarias, Academic Advisor

Matt Lasmarias

Academic Advisor

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My advising philosophy is that higher education opens doors to a sea of opportunity, and it is his duty to instill confidence in students so that they may be better equipped with the necessary skills to fulfill their academic and career goals.

Samantha Lopez-Martinez, Academic Advisor-Undeclared Students

Samantha Lopez-Martinez

Academic Advisor - Undeclared Students

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I am enthusiastic about joining the CSUDH community because of the students we serve.

Jennifer Manqueros, Academic Advisor and College Specialist for CAH and COE

Jennifer Manqueros

Academic Advisor

College Specialist for CAH & COE

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As a proud CSUDH Alumni, I am excited to be back where my student success started and paying it forward to the future leaders of new generations to come! GO TOROS!!

Alma Melena, Graduation Specialist

Alma Melena

Graduation Specialist

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My philosophy about advising is rooted on strengths-based advising which focuses on students’ possibilities, rather than their challenges.

Maggie Narez, COE & CAH Retention Specialist

Maggie Narez

COE & CAH Retention Specialist

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I'm excited to be a resource for CSUDH students in their journey toward academic and professional excellence. Go Toros!

Tanja Sadowski, Academic Advisor - CA Promise Thru in Two Program College Specialist CBAPP

Tanja Sadowski

Academic Advisor - CA Promise Thru in Two Program

College Specialist CBAPP

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I'm passionate about supporting all students, not only in their academic goals, but in becoming integral members of their community and the world at large.

Salvador Valdez, Academic Advisor Retention and Innovation Specialist and CNBS College Specialist

Salvador Valdez

Academic Advisor Retention and Innovation Specialist 

CNBS College Specialist

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I’m passionate about being a student advocate above all and assist students in acquiring knowledge to reach their educational goals and beyond.

Janelle Viray, CHHSN Retention Specialist

Janelle Viray

CHHSN Retention Specialist

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My advising philosophy is to combine leadership with students as they navigate their way through academic and personal barriers.

Additional Advisors Contacts

College Advisors - All

College of Arts & Humanities (A&H)

Dr. Glenn Bach
Faculty Advisor

Channel Shorter, MPA
Professional Advisor and Graduation Specialist

Jaime Harnage
Student Support Advisor

Africana Studies

Dr. Donna J. Nicol
Dept. Chair and Associate Professor


Dr. Kirstin Ellsworth
Art History Advisor

Michelle Bury
Art Design Advisor

Ellie Zenhari
Art Design Advisor

Jim Keville
Department Chair and
Studio Art Faculty Advisor

Devon Tsuno
Studio Art Advisor

Asian Pacific Studies

Dr. Mary T. Lacanlale
Faculty Advisor

Chicano(a) Studies

Dr. Corina Benavides Lopez
Department Chair and Advisor

Dr. Alfredo Gonzalez
Faculty Advisor

Dr. Alexander Hernandez
Faculty Advisor


Dr. Nancy Cheever
Department Chair

Penny White
Professional Advisor

Digital Media Arts

Dr. George Vinovich
Department Chair and Faculty Advisor


Dr. Debra Best
Department Chair and Faculty Advisor


Dr. Laura Talamante
Department Chair

Dr. Chris Monty
Faculty Advisor

Interdisciplinary Studies

Dr. Anne S. Choi
Department Chair and Faculty Advisor

Labor Studies

Dr. Annamarie Perez
Assistant Professor

Modern Languages (Spanish)

Dr. Ivonne Heinze-Balcazar
Department Chair and Advisor


Dr. Scott Morris
Department Chair and Faculty Advisor

Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peace Building

Dr. Brian Jarrett
Faculty Advisor


Dr. Sheela Pawar
Department Chair and Faculty Advisor

Theatre Arts

Bill Deluca
Theatre Advisor (Students A-K)

Donis Leonard
Theatre Advisor (Students L-Z)

Doris Ressl
Dance Advisor

Women Studies

Dr. Jenn Brandt
Faculty Advisor

College of Business Administration and Public Policy

Advisors are located in the Innovation and Instruction Building, Suite 3400
Telephone (310) 243-3548 or (310) 243-3400

Criminal Justice and Public Administration

Ineki Fike
Lead Academic Advisor & PUB/CJA
310-243-3548 or 310-243-3400

Business Administration

Daryl Evans
Business Advisor

Cathi Ryan
Business Advisor

April Uhlig
Business Advisor

Internships & Employer Relations

Tanya Cook
Internship Advisor
Telephone: (310) 243-1027, (310)243-3400

College of Education

Jherilyn (JJ) Christomo
Liberal Studies Advisor

College of Extended & International Education

Darlene Nguyen
International Student Services Specialist
Extended Ed Academic Programs Community Relations

College of Health, Human Services, and Nursing

Child Development

Lisa Langford
Lead Academic Advisor

Clinical Science

Cheryl Jackson Harris
Department Chair and Advisor

Health Science

Mark Kerr

Human Services

Christina Prado


Mike Ernst
Department Chair and Faculty Advisor


Christina Prado

College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences


Dr. Jerry Moore
Department Chair and Advisor


Dr. Helen Chun
Department Chair

Dr. Hee-Kwang Choi
Academic Advisor

Dr. Thomas Landefeld
Faculty Advisor

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Computer Science

Dr. Mohsen Beheshti
Department Chair and Advisor

Earth Science

Dr. John Keyantash
Department Chair and Advisor

Political Science

Salvatore Russo
Department Chair and Advisor (American Politics & Pre-Law Prep)

Christopher Hallenbrook
Advisor (American Politics & Political Theory)

Anne Whetmore
Advisor (American Politics)

Hyo Joon Chang
Advisor (International Relations)

Yea Ji Kim
Advisor (Comparative Politics)

David Dixon
Advisor (Comparative Politics)


Dr. Ximena C. Cid
Department Chair and Advisor


Mo Chatterji



Natalie Lockhart
Compliance Coordinator, Athletics

Kisha Calbert
Academic Advisor, Athletics

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Academic Advisors

Sean James
Associate Director, EOP

Hubert De Leon Tzic
Academic Advisor, EOP

Simone Curry
Academic Advisor, EOP

Daniela Choto
Academic Advisor, EOP

Adriana Williams
Lead Academic Advisor, EOP

Angelica Jimenez
Academic Advisor, EOP

Jorge Padilla
Academic Advisor, EOP

Joshua Williams
Toro Guardian Scholars Coordinator, EOP

JuLinda Holmes
Retention Specialist, EOP

Encounter to Excellence Academic (ETE) Advisors

Mayra Soriano
Director, Encounter to Excellence

Jeffrey Cabanez
Academic Advisor, ETE

Brenna Carl
Academic Advisor, ETE

Gloria Gandana
Academic Advisor, ETE

Tania Garcia
Academic Advisor, ETE

Rogelio Gonzalez
Academic Advisor, ETE

Tiffany Lara
Academic Advisor, ETE

Lizbeth Maldonado
Academic Advisor, ETE

Teresa Payne
Academic Advisor, ETE

Sheyla Peinder
Academic Advisor, ETE

Cristina Rodriguez
Academic Advisor, ETE

TRIO Advisors

Elizabeth Hanna
Director, TRIO Student Support Services
Foundation Student Affairs

Tyffanye Hoang
Program Specialist, TRIO

Rodrigo Rodrigo
Program Advisor, TRIO

Multicultural Centers Advisors

Catherine Jermany
Coordinator, Rose Black Resource Center

Ana Barragan
TDSC Coordinator, Multicultural Affairs

Arlin Gonzalez
Advisor, TDSC

Karama Blackhorn
Queer Culture and Resource Center Program Coordinator
Multicultural Affairs

Jerrie Jones
Assistant Director Toro GuardianToro Guardian Scholars

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