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 the 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 Fall 2018

Student's last  name begin with:

Assigned Advisor:


Prof. Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert
Office hours: By email or appointment only.
LEA 622
daviken.studnicki-gizbert [at] (e-mail)


Prof. John Zucchi
Office hours: T R 2:30pm - 3:30pm; or by appointment.
Additional hours during add/drop: M 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Leacock 824
john.zucchi [at] (e-mail)


Prof. Brian Cowan
Office hours: M W 1:00pm - 3:00 pm
Leacock 636
brian.cowan2 [at] (e-mail)


Fall 2018

Prof. Laila Parsons
Office hours: W 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ferrier 484
laila.parsons [at] (e-mail)

Winter 2019

Prof. Catherine LeGrand
Office hours: By appointment only.
LEA 630
catherine.legrand [at] (e-mail)


Prof. Elsbeth Heaman
Office hours: M 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Additional hours during add/drop: T W 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ferrier 490
elsbeth.heaman [at] (e-mail)


Prof. Judith Szapor
Office hours: T 3:00pm - 4:30pm; or by appointment.
Additional hours during add/drop: M 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ferrier 482
judith.szapor [at] (e-mail)


Prof. Gershon Hundert
Office hours: W 9:00am - 12:00pm
Leacock 828
gershon.hundert [at] (e-mail)


Prof. Kristy Ironside
Office hours: M 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Additional hours during add/drop: By appointment only.
Leacock 608-B
kristy.ironside [at] (e-mail)


Prof. Donald (Don) Nerbas
Office hours: W 2:00pm - 4:00pm; or by appointment.
Ferrier 332
donald.nerbas [at] (e-mail)

General inquiries

Administrative Service Center (ASC2)
Leacock 712
undergrad.history [at] (email)


Prof. James Krapfl
Office hours: By email only.
Leacock 631
james.krapfl [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 Advisors:

Prof. Darian Totten
Office hours: W 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Additional hours during add/drop: M 11:30am - 12:30pm
Leacock 608
darian.totten [at] (e-mail)

Prof. Michael Fronda
Office hours: By appointment only.
Leacock 608-A
michael.fronda [at] (e-mail)

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: By appointment only.
Leacock 827
tassos.anastassiadis [at] (e-mail)