Political Science Department

Advising

POLITICAL SCIENCE ADVISING

Welcome to the Political Science (PSC) advising page, where you can learn about our faculty advisors, contact us to ask a question about your PSC and/or International Relations (IR) major, schedule a virtual or in-person meeting, and locate the most commonly used advising sheets to help you plan your degree completion.

You will also find helpful links to campus resources to help assist you in developing career goals and prepare for life after graduation, including our ongoing speaker series, “Careers in Political Science.

The PSC advisors are available to help you with:

  • Selecting courses in the PSC and IR majors
  • Identifying appropriate internship opportunities
  • Discussing post-graduate plans

ADVISING TEAM

David Stack
Associate College Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Director
216-687-4546
d.l.stack43@csuohio.edu
Dr. Stack studies American politics. He can answer questions you may have about course selection for the PSC or IR majors. Dr. Stack is also happy to chat about post-graduate plans. You can contact him to answer questions or set up meetings via e-mail. You can also setup Zoom or in-person meetings via Starfish.

Jeffrey Lewis
Professor and Chair
216-687-4678
j.lewis07@csuohio.edu
Dr. Lewis specializes in international relations and European politics. He can help advise you on PSC and IR questions. You should contact him if you are pursuing one of our internship courses. His preferred method of contact is email, which is also the surest route for prompt replies. Or you can phone, email, or Starfish to set up an appointment either virtually by Zoom or in-person.

Virginia Romero
Administrative Assistant
216-687-4541
v.a.romero@csuohio.edu
Virginia is the department secretary and can assist with answering general questions and entering course permissions into the system.  Preferred contact method is by email, although you can also call and stop in the department office, Monday through Friday, from 7:40 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.  Usually Virginia is out from 1 to 2 p.m. for lunch.

ADVISING ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE IN MULTIPLE WAYS

For specific questions about courses or scheduling related to your PSC/IR major or minor, you can email Dr. Stack or Dr. Lewis anytime. You can also reach us through Starfish or email to set up a specific appointment, either virtually by Zoom or in-person. At this time, virtual advising and email are preferred. Limited in-person advising will require masks and social distancing, and is subject to change based on public health and safety protocols.

You should also seek general education advising at the College of Arts and Sciences advising center. Advisors in this area can help with general guidance on college requirements, transfer credits, the petition process, and other referrals to CSU support services. Consult the College of Arts and Sciences advising page for the center’s most up-to-date information on hours and scheduling options. The College of Arts and Sciences can get you connected with your advisor if you reach out to them via phone (216-687-9321) or email (artsandsciences@csuohio.edu). You can also check your Starfish network to see and schedule appointments with your advisor.

POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ADVISING FORMS

HELPFUL LINKS