Careful academic advising is essential for students wanting to get the most out of CLST, especially to devise a truly complementary relationship between the broader interests of the program and the more focused ones of the home discipline. Moreover, students can hardly be expected to know who among the 100 CLST faculty members can most benefit them or what types of the fifty courses the program can be useful.
On the front lines of advising is the CLST Liaison elected annually in each affiliated department. The Liaison’s primary advisory role is to help certificate students coordinate their program’s specific departmental course requirements with the CLST ones, especially involving crosslisted departmental courses. Each Liaison serves a one-year term that begins on each October 15, just before the Spring Semester enrollment period begins.
The current departmental liaisons are:
- Anthropology, Laura Brown
- Bioethics, Lisa Parker, elected Chair of Liaisons
- Classics, Christina Hoenig
- Communication, Olga Kuchinskaya
- English, Jinying Li
- French and Italian, Todd Reeser
- German, Amy-Diana Colin
- History of Art and Architecture, Karen Gerhart
- Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Gonzalo Lamana
- History, Reid Andrews
- History and Philosophy of Science, Paolo Palmieri
- Linguistics, Shelome Gooden
- Music, Adriana Helbig
- Philosophy, Japa Pallikkathayil
- Political Science, Burcu Savun
- Public Health, Nina Marcovic
- Public and International Affairs, Lisa Alfredson
- Religious Studies, Linda Penkower
- School of Information Science, Richard Cox
- School of Education, Ashley Woodson
- School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Jonothan Erlen
- School of Social Work, Sara Goodkind
- Slavic Languages and Literatures, Kathleen Manukyan
- Sociology, Lisa Brush
- Theatre, Lisa Jackson-Schebetta
For further information about specific CLST requirements, both students and Liaisons can contact the CLST program administrator, Karen Lillis (email@example.com or at 412.624.7232) or visit her during regular office hours in 401 Cathedral of Learning.
For broader guidance about CLST faculty expertise, course selection outside home departments, and career development, students can contact CLST Director Ron Zboray (firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-624-6969, either to communicate long distance or to schedule an advising appointment). The Director is also the final decision-maker in administering CLST program policies affecting students.