Student advising

Advising hours

For the foreseeable future, English advising will occur by phone, email, or Zoom. Be sure to check in by email before the appointment to find out logistics. Please email your advisor beforehand any forms or paperwork you would normally bring to the meeting.

Students should meet with an academic advisor at least once each semester to discuss course selection, progress toward graduation and to create lasting connections with faculty and staff in the Department of English.

Prepare for your appointment

  1. Check your record in MyNevada to clarify courses you still need to take and list non-English courses you need to take on a sheet of paper.
  2. Print out the worksheet for your English specialization and cross off English classes already taken.
  3. Sketch out a rough plan of your remaining semesters, with potential courses highlighted on the worksheet.
  4. Print and fill out any forms that require the advisor's signature, such as declaration of major or minor.

Major/Minor worksheets

Major and minor declaration forms can be found on Academic Central.

For recommended four-year plans, please review the course catalog.

Meet your advisors

Seth Cosimini
Seth Cosimini, Ph.D.
Teaching Assistant Professor
(775) 682-6395
FH 105
Patrick Harris
Patrick Harris, Ph.D.
Teaching Assistant Professor
Ann Keniston
Ann Keniston, Ph.D.
Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies
(775) 682-6399
FH 110C
Angela Moore
Angela Moore, Ph.D.
Teaching Assistant Professor
FH 215
Adam Padgett
Adam Padgett, Ph.D.
Teaching Assistant Professor he, him, his

Advisors in the College of Liberal Arts

There are two types of academic advisors in the College of Liberal Arts: College Advisors and Faculty Advisors. Both types of advisors can assist you with your academic progress in different ways and you are able to meet with both types of advisors.

College advisors

The College advisors, located in the College of Liberal Arts Student Center, are year-round professional staff members whose primary role is academic advisement. College advisors are able to assist all students with a major or minor in liberal arts programs.

A College advisor can be particularly helpful with advising for:

  • New students to the University (incoming freshmen/first-year students and new transfer students)
  • Students changing their major into the College of Liberal Arts from another College/School at the University
  • Questions regarding overall degree framework, including Silver Core Curriculum, foreign language, CLA breadth, or the minor requirements
  • Students on academic probation
  • Pre-graduation evaluations for students nearing the completion of their degree preparing to graduate
  • General advising or exploration of liberal arts majors and minors
  • When faculty advisors are not available (especially during winter or summer breaks)

First-year students generally meet with College advisors prior to their first semester at the University (at summer orientation) and throughout the first year.

Faculty advisors

Each academic department in the College of Liberal Arts has one or more faculty advisors. The faculty advisors are academic faculty members that advise specifically for their department’s major and minor programs. In addition to their roles as instructors and scholars, faculty advisors can serve as mentors to students as they progress through their degree.

It is best to consult with a faculty advisor for:

  • Questions about requirements or course substitutions in a major/minor program
  • Selecting specific major/minor classes to meet your academic or professional interests
  • Graduate and professional school planning
  • Exploring internship and career opportunities related to your program

Students are encouraged to meet with faculty advisors on a regular basis, especially after completing the first year of study.