Program Advising Information

Several professors in the Department of History and Classical Studies are designated program advisors. Program advisors provide information about the undergraduate programs and courses offered by the department, advise on academic and career planning, help program students track their progress through the program, and (for graduating program students) approve their programs for graduation. In addition, advisors approve transfer credits. Advisors hold specific office hours for advising, including additional hours each semester during the add-drop period, for drop-in meetings, or you can schedule an appointment.

History Program Advising

History program students are encouraged to meet with an advisor at least once a year to track their progress and plan their courses. Program students must fill out the correct History Program Advising/Audit Form and bring it to all advising appointments. The Advising/Audit form is useful for organization your courses; your advisor will also use it to record special notes, exceptions, and permissions that affect your program. Keep your advising form for your records, and also keep any relevant communications with advisors (e.g. emails). 

Graduating program students: By the end of course add/drop in your last term (or sooner if your courses are set or you have already completed your program), bring your completed Audit Form to your advisor, who will verify that have fulfilled all program requirements pending final grades in unfinished courses. Your advisor will then sign the form, indicating that you are recommended for graduation for the history component of your degree. Once your program has been approved, bring the signed form to Ms. Diana Sooklall, Administrative & Student Affairs Coordinator, Administrative Service Center (ASC2), Leacock Building, Room 712.

Meet with your assigned advisor: History program advisors are assigned to students based on the student's last name (see below). 

Program Advising Winter 2018

Student's last  name begin with:

Assigned Advisor:


Prof. Kristy Ironside
Office hours: Mondays 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LEA 608-B
kristy.ironside [at] (e-mail)

Note: Dr. Ironside’s last office hours to have the form signed is Monday, April 16 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. She will not be on campus after this to sign the form. If this time does not work for you, contact her as soon as possible.


Prof. Travis Bruce
Office hours: Fridays 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Leacock 637
travis.bruce [at] (e-mail)


Prof. Michael Fronda
Office hours: Tuesdays 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Leacock 608-A
michael.fronda [at] (e-mail)


Prof. Donald (Don) Nerbas
Office hours: Wednesdays, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Office hours cancelled on Wednesday, February 28, 2018)
LEA 621
donald.nerbas [at] (e-mail)


Prof. Brian Cowan
Office hours: Wednesdays 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
LEA 636
brian.cowan2 [at] (e-mail)


Prof. Laura Madokoro and Prof. Michael Fronda
Prof. Madokoro:
Office hours: Wednesdays 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Leacock 622
laura.madokoro [at] (e-mail)

Prof. Fronda:
Office hours: Tuesdays 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Leacock 608-A
michael.fronda [at] (e-mail)


Prof. John Zucchi
Office hours: Tuesdays 11:30 am - 12:15 pm; 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Leacock 824
john.zucchi [at] (e-mail)

General enquiries

Administrative & Student Affairs Coordinator
Diana Sooklall
Administrative Service Center (ASC2)
Leacock 712
diana.sooklall [at] (email)


Additional advising for all students: Prof. Michael Fronda.

Course Equivalency and Transfer Credit queries for all students: Prof. Laura Madokoro and Prof. Michael Fronda

Prof. Laura Madokoro
Office hours: Wednesdays 9:00 pm - 11:00 am
Leacock 622
laura.madoko [at] (e-mail)

Prof. Fronda:
Office hours: Tuesdays 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Leacock 608-A
michael.fronda [at] (e-mail)

Classical Studies Program Advising

Advising for all Classics program students and information about the undergraduate programs in Classics is provided by the Classics Program Advisor:

Prof. Darian Totten
Office hours: Wednesdays 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Leacock 608
darian.totten [at] (e-mail)

Exception: Wednesday, April 18 > 2:00 pm - 2: 30 pm; 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Consult the Classical Studies webpage for information about the Classics programs. 

Modern Greek Studies (Neo-Hellenic Studies Minor Concentration) Advising

For information on Modern Greek Studies, including information on the Minor Program in Neo-Hellenic Studies, consult the Modern Greek Studies website.

Advising and information about the Modern Greek Studies program is provided by the Advisor:

Prof. Anastassios (Tassos) Anastassiadis
Office hours: Fridays 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Leacock 827
tassos.anastassiadis [at] (e-mail)