Graduate Advisors

Esther Blair

Student Affairs Officer III – Graduate Students

4246 Bunche Hall

(310) 825-3372

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am – 4:30pm

Esther is the department’s Senior Graduate Advisor: Esther counsels graduate students on University and departmental requirements for the Ph.D. program. Provides recruitment, admissions, orientation and placement services; coordinates all graduate student funding; assigns Teaching Assistants; oversees graduate counseling; and supervises Diego Garcia and his workload.

Diego Garcia

Student Affairs Office II – Undergraduate/Graduate Students

4269B Bunche Hall / 4246 Bunche Hall

(310) 825-1184 / (310)267-4667

Undergraduate Office Hours: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Graduate Office Hours: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Diego is the department’s Undergrad/Grad Advisor: Diego counsels graduate and undergraduate students on University and departmental requirements for the undergraduate degree and the Ph.D. He assists in graduate recruitment, admissions, orientation and placement. He is responsible for course scheduling (though he is not yet trained, so Kathy or Esther can assist in the meantime), online book ordering and A/V needs for classes.