Advising Faculty List

Undergraduate Sociology Advisors

(major and minor course planning, declaring major and minor, graduation applications, major/minor course substitutions, petitions requiring advisor signatures, returning students including reinstatement and readmission)

We are transitioning to Spartan Connect for booking most appointments. Please go through Spartan Connect in the portal. Here are step-by-step instructions for how to book appointments or find drop-in hours—be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the location list for Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. If you're having difficulty booking, please let us know. 

  Faculty Office Contact & Office Hours
natalie boero

Dr. Natalie Boero Professor & Department Chair 


Carlos Garcia

Dr. Carlos Garcia Professor of Sociology 


Elizabeth Sweet

Dr. Elizabeth Sweet
Sociology Advisor & Assistant Professor (On temporary leave.)




Dr. Faustina DuCros Sociology Advisor & Associate Professor



Other Sociology Major and Minor Advisors

(major and minor course planning)

  Faculty Office Contact & Office Hours

Dr. William Armaline:  Professor (On leave)

DMH 216

Preston Rudy

Dr. Preston Rudy: Assistant Professor

DMH 222

  • 408-924-5333
  • Office Hours:

    Monday & Wednesday 4:20 pm -5 pm; Tuesdays 10:30 am- 11am and 8:45-9:15pm, Thursday 10:15 am- 10:40 am and by appointment  


Morgan Sanchez

Dr. Morgan Sanchez: Assistant Professor

DMH 220

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Megan Thiele: Associate Professor 





Yolanda Wiggins

Dr. Yolanda Wiggins: Assistant Professor

DMH 211






Asian American Studies Advisors

  Faculty Office Contact & Office Hours
Hien Do

Dr. Hien Do Professor

DMH 239B

  • 408-924-5747
  • Office Hours: Mondays 10:00 am- 12:00 pm and by appointment
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Dr. Yvonne Kwan:
Asian American Studies Assistant Professor (On leave)

DMH 213


Dr. Saugher Nojan: Asian American Studies Assistant Professor & Interim Program Coordinator

DMH 221

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Dr. Joanne Rondilla

Assistant Professor

DMH 223

  • 408-924-1543
  • Office Hours:

    Mondays (Zoom) 2:00 pm- 3:30 pm

    Wednesdays in person 2:00 pm- 3:30 pm and by appointment



Sociology of Education Minor Advisors

  Faculty Office Contact & Office Hours
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Dr. Megan Thiele
Associate Professor



Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Advisors

  Faculty  Office Contact & Hours

Dr. Susana Gallardo: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Coordinator & Assistant Professor

DMH 238A

Office Hours: Tuesdays 11am - 1pm on zoom and by appointment

Dr. Tanya Bakhru: Professor & Program Coordinator

DMH 213