Major Advisors

Major advisors are all faculty advisors who represent their respective academic departments or disciplines and are intimately familiar with specific major or minor requirements. They have the most current knowledge of discipline-specific things like...

  • course offerings
  • curricular sequence
  • independent study projects
  • research and internships
  • professional organizations
  • current trends
  • graduate schools
  • careers related to the field

We strongly recommend that students communicate frequently with major and minor advisors, even prior to declaring a major or minor, so they can make informed decisions. Feel free to reach out to any major or minor advisor at any time. After declaring a major or minor, we encourage you to meet with your major and minor advisors each semester.

Major Advisors 2021-2022

Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
Sophie Crawford-Brown scb@rice.edu 122 Herring Hall
Anthropology
Gökçe Günel gg15@rice.edu 584 Sewall Hall
Architecture
Reto Geiser reto.geiser@rice.edu 223 Anderson Hall
Art History
Lida Oukaderova fld@rice.edu 251B Herring Hall
Asian Studies
Steven Lewis swlewis@rice.edu 224 Baker Hall
Astrophysics & Astronomy
Patrick Hartigan hartigan@rice.edu 350 Herman Brown Hall
Christopher Johns-Krull cmj@rice.edu 352 Herman Brown Hall
Bioengineering
Sabia Abidi sza2@rice.edu B24 Ryon Engineering Lab
Bilal Ghosn bghosn@rice.edu 231 BioScience Research Collaborative
David Li davidli@rice.edu 765 BioScience Research Collaborative
Renata Ramos renata.ramos@rice.edu 1016 Duncan Hall
Robert Raphael rraphael@rice.edu 719 BioScience Research Collaborative
Laura Segatori segatori@rice.edu 313 BioScience Research Collaborative
Biosciences - Concentrations: Biochemistry; Cell Biology & Genetics; Integrative Biology
Prospectives, Freshmen, and Undeclared Sophomores
Caroline Ajo-Franklin caroline.ajo-franklin@rice.edu 319 Keck Hall
Beth Beason-Abmayr bbeason@rice.edu Anderson Biological Laboratories 102C
Matthew Bennett matthew.bennett@rice.edu 306 Keck Hall
Dan Carson daniel.d.carson@rice.edu 1023 BioSciences Research Collab.
Jamie Catanese djc98@rice.edu Anderson Biological Laboratories 103A
Alma Novotny novotnya@rice.edu Anderson Biological Laboratories 101A
Dereth Phillips derethp@rice.edu Anderson Biological Laboratories 101C
Declared Majors (Based on Last Name)
Kate Beckingham (A-H) kate@rice.edu W130 George R. Brown Hall
Dave Caprette (I-P) caprette@rice.edu Anderson Biological Laboratories 102B
Charles Stewart (Q-Z) crs@rice.edu W104 George R. Brown Hall
Biosciences - Concentrations: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; Integrative Biology
Prospectives, Freshmen, and Undeclared Sophomores
Evan Siemann siemann@rice.edu E200D George R. Brown Hall
Scott Solomon scott.solomon@rice.edu Anderson Biological Laboratories 103D
Declared Majors
Dave Caprette caprette@rice.edu 102B Anderson Biological Laboratories
Scott Solomon scott.solomon@rice.edu Anderson Biological Laboratories 103D
Business
Alex Butler alex.butler@rice.edu 357 McNair Hall
Natalia Piqueira natalia.piqueira@rice.edu 234 McNair Hall
Danielle Riley danielle.n.riley@rice.edu 265 McNair Hall
Duane Windsor (Management Concentration Advisor) odw@rice.edu 227 McNair Hall
Yuhang Xing (Finance Concentration Advisor) yxing@rice.edu 342 McNair Hall
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Ken Cox krcox@rice.edu 2082 Duncan Hall
Walter Chapman wgchap@rice.edu B07 Herman Brown Hall
Marya Cokar marya.cokar@rice.edu 108B Keck Hall
Gerry McGlamery gerald.mcglamery@rice.edu 2087 Duncan Hall
Tom Senftle tsenftle@rice.edu 219 Space Science & Technology Building
Ross Thyer ross.thyer@rice.edu 617 Biosciences Research Collaborative.
Kyriacos Zygourakis kyzy@rice.edu W200J George R. Brown Hall
Chemical Physics
Jason Hafner hafner@rice.edu 262 Brockman Hall
Bruce Weisman weisman@rice.edu W103 George R. Brown Hall
Chemistry
Kristi Kincaid
(Baker College)
kristi.kincaid@rice.edu 242 Dell Butcher Hall
Zach Ball
(Brown College)
zb1@rice.edu 327 BioScience Research Collab.
Matt Jones
(Duncan College)
mrj@rice.edu E206 George R. Brown Hall
Jeff Hartgerink
(Hanszen College)
jdh@rice.edu 319 Bioscience Research Collab.
Bruce Weisman
(Jones College)
weisman@rice.edu W103 George R. Brown Hall
Angel Marti-Arbona
(Lovett College)
aam4@rice.edu 320B Dell Butcher Hall
Laszlo Kurti
(Martel College)
kurti.laszlo@rice.edu 377 Bioscience Research Collab.
Julian West
(McMurtry College)
jgwest@rice.edu 325 BioScience Research Collab.
Lesa Tran
(Sid Richardson College)
lesa@rice.edu 173 BioScience Research Collab.
Anna-Karin Gustavsson
(Wiess College)
anna-karin.gustavsson@rice.edu 311 Space Science & Tech. Bldg.
Han Xiao
(Will Rice College)
han.xiao@rice.edu 317 Bioscience Research Collab.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mason Tomson
(BSCE Area 1)
mtomson@rice.edu 120 Keck Hall
Phillip Bedient
(BSCE - ENVI Certifying Advisor, BSCE Area 2)
bedient@rice.edu 116 Keck Hall
Satish Nagarajaiah
(BSCE - CIVI Certifiying Advisor, BSCE Area 3)
nagaraja@rice.edu 213 Ryon Lab
Leonardo Duenas-Osorio
(BSCE Area 4)
leonardo.duenas-osorio@rice.edu 212 Ryon Lab
Mason Tomson
(BA - Certifying Advisor, ENVI Track)
mtomson@rice.edu 120 Keck Hall
Satish Nagarajaiah
(BA - Certifying Advisor, CIVI Track)
nagaraja@rice.edu 213 Ryon Lab
Classical Studies
Hilary Mackie mackie@rice.edu 233 Rayzor Hall
Cognitive Sciences
Mike Byrne (on sabbatical SP2022) byrne@rice.edu 450A Sewall Hall
Simon Fischer-Baum sjf2@rice.edu 771 BioScience Research Collaborative
Ozge Gurcanli og3@rice.edu 482 Sewall Hall
Suzanne Kemmer kemmer@rice.edu 482 Sewall Hall
Bart Moore bart4@rice.edu 480 Sewall Hall
Carissa Zimmerman caz3@rice.edu 472 Sewall Hall
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Jesse Chan jesse.chan@rice.edu 2007 Duncan Hall
Andrew Schaefer andrew.schaefer@rice.edu 2036 Duncan Hall
Computer Science
Major Advising Based on Last Name
Risa Myers
(Aa - Bz)
risamyers@rice.edu 2062 Duncan Hall
Rodrigo Ferreira
(Ca - Da)
rf29@rice.edu 3052 Duncan Hall
Scott Cutler
(Db - Gz)
cutler@rice.edu 2063 Duncan Hall
David B. Johnson
(Ha - Ki)
dbj@rice.edu 3007 Duncan Hall
Rebecca Smith
(Kj - Mz)
rjs@rice.edu 2064 Duncan Hall
Stephen Wong
(Na - Sh)
swong@rice.edu 3102 Duncan Hall
Alan Cox
(Si - Wh)
alc@rice.edu 3009 Duncan Hall
Devika Subramanian
(Wi - Zz)
devika@rice.edu 3094 Duncan Hall
Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Science
Melodie French
(Geoscience, Environmental)
mefrench@rice.edu 203 Keith-Wiess Geological Lab
Helge Gonnermann
(Geoscience, Planetary)
helge@rice.edu 219 Keith-Wiess Geological Lab
Economics & Mathematical Economic Analysis
Maria Bejan maria.bejan@rice.edu 426 Kraft Hall
Nina Bobkova nina.bobkova@rice.edu 416 Kraft Hall
James Brown jbrown@rice.edu 433 Kraft Hall
James DeNicco james.denicco@rice.edu 437 Kraft Hall
Mahmoud El-Gamal elgamal@rice.edu 429 Kraft Hall
Mallesh Pai mallesh.pai@rice.edu 414 Kraft Hall
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Joseph Cavallaro cavallar@rice.edu 3042 Duncan Hall
Caleb Kemere caleb.kemere@rice.edu 971 BioScience Research Collaborative
Santiago Segarra segarra@rice.edu 2047 Duncan Hall
John Seymour seymourjp@rice.edu 876 BioScience Research Collaborative
Ray Simar ray.simar@rice.edu 2099 Duncan Hall
Peter Varman pjv@rice.edu 2022 Duncan Hall
Gary Woods gary.woods@rice.edu 2097 Duncan Hall
Ching Xie chongxie@rice.edu 871 BioScience Research Collaborative
Joseph Young joseph.young@rice.edu 2098 Duncan Hall
English
Krista Comer kcomer@rice.edu 317 Herring Hall
Environmental Science
Prospectives, Freshmen, and Undeclared Sophomores
Amy Dunham (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) aed4@rice.edu 253 Anderson Biological Lab
Evan Siemann (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) siemann@rice.edu E200D George R. Brown Hall
Sylvia Dee (Earth Science) sylvia.dee@rice.edu 313 Geology
Carrie Masiello (Earth Science) masiello@rice.edu 207 Geology
Declared Majors/Minors
Adrienne Correa (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) adrienne.correa@rice.edu 221 Anderson Biological Lab
Amy Dunham(Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) aed4@rice.edu 253 Anderson Biological Lab
Sylvia Dee (Earth Science) sylvia.dee@rice.edu 313 Geology
Carrie Masiello (Earth Science) masiello@rice.edu 207 Geology

European Studies
Philip Wood prw@rice.edu 212 Rayzor Hall
French Studies
Deborah Nelson-Campbell dnelson@rice.edu 224 Rayzor Hall
German Studies
Astrid Oesmann astrid.oesmann@rice.edu 327 Rayzor Hall
History
Paula Sanders sanders@rice.edu 329 Humanities
Kinesiology
Cassandra Diep
(Health Sciences)
csdiep@rice.edu S203 Tudor Fieldhouse
Heidi Perkins
(Health Sciences)
hperkins@rice.edu S203 Tudor Fieldhouse
Laura Kabiri
(Sports Medicine and Exercise Physiology)
laura.kabiri@rice.edu S203 Tudor Fieldhouse
Amanda Perkins-Ball
(Sports Medicine and Exercise Physiology)
aperkinsball@rice.edu S203 Tudor Fieldhouse
Augusto Rodriguez
(Sports Medicine and Exercise Physiology)
axr1@rice.edu S203 Tudor Fieldhouse
Latin American Studies
Jose Aranda aranda@rice.edu 309 Rayzor Hall
Linguistics
Robert Englebretson reng@rice.edu 206 Herring Hall
Materials Science and Nanoengineering
Peter Loos ploos@rice.edu 215 Mechanical Engineering Bldg.
Hanyu Zhu
hz67@rice.edu E200J George R. Brown Hall
Mathematics
Zhiyong Gao zgao@rice.edu 428 Herman Brown Hall
Frank Jones fjones@rice.edu 448 Herman Brown Hall
Betul Orcan orcan@rice.edu 440 Herman Brown Hall
Stephen Semmes semmes@rice.edu 414 Herman Brown Hall
Stephen Wang sswang@rice.edu 410 Herman Brown Hall
Mechanical Engineering
Matt Elliott me26@rice.edu 230 Mechanical Engineering Bldg.
Peter Lillehoj lillehoj@rice.edu 675 Biosciences Research Collaborative
Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Maya Soifer Irish maya.s.irish@rice.edu 311 Humanities Building
Music
Geoffrey Scott geoffrey.scott@rice.edu 2235 Alice Pratt Brown Hall
Neuroscience
Prospectives, Freshmen, and Undeclared Sophomores
Jon Flynn flynn@rice.edu 103B Anderson Biological Lab
Nele Lefeldt nele.lefeldt@rice.edu 104C Anderson Biological Lab
Declared Majors
David Caprette caprette@rice.edu 102B Anderson Biological Lab
Jon Flynn flynn@rice.edu 103B Anderson Biological Lab
Nele Lefeldt nele.lefeldt@rice.edu 104C Anderson Biological Lab
Peter Lwigale lwigale@rice.edu 371 Anderson Biological Lab

Operations Research
Andrew Schaefer andrew.schaefer@rice.edu 2036 Duncan Hall
Philosophy
Charles Siewert siewert@rice.edu 223 Humanities
Physics
Stan Dodds
(General Physics)
dodds@rice.edu 215 Herzstein Hall
Jason Hafner
(Chemical Physics & Overload Petitions)
hafner@rice.edu 262 Brockman Hall
Douglas Natelson
(Applied Physics)
natelson@rice.edu 301 Brockman Hall
Ching-Hwa Kiang
(Biophysics)
chkiang@rice.edu 226 Brockman Hall
Frank Toffoletto
(Computation Physics)
toffo@rice.edu 362 Herman Brown Hall
Political Science
Ric Stoll stoll@rice.edu 120 Herzstein Hall
Psychological Sciences
Carissa Zimmerman
(Major Advisor, Major Declarations, Undergraduate Research Liaison to TMC for Fall)
caz3@rice.edu 472 Sewall Hall
Sandy Parsons
(Major Advisor, Major Declarations, Psi Chi for Fall)
svp2@rice.edu 452 Sewall Hall
Eden King
(Honors)
eden.b.king@rice.edu 429D Sewall Hall
Danielle King
(Undergraduate Research Liaison to the TMC for Spring)
danielle.d.king@rice.edu 429C Sewall Hall
Bryan Denny
(Psi Chi for Spring)
bryan.denny@rice.edu 482 Sewall Hall
Özge Gürcanlı og3@rice.edu 482 Sewall Hall
Religion
Niki Clements niki.clements@rice.edu 232 Humanities
Social Policy Analysis
Melissa Marschall marschal@rice.edu 102 Herzstein Hall
Sociology
Sergio Chavez sergio.chavez@rice.edu 380 Sewall Hall
Spanish and Portuguese
Esther Fernández ef14@rice.edu 228 Rayzor Hall
Sport Management
Clark Haptonstall hapton@rice.edu 205A Tudor Fieldhouse
Statistics
Elizabeth McGuffey elizabeth.mcguffey@rice.edu 111 Maxfield Hall
Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Emily Houlik-Ritchey emily.houlik-ritchey@rice.edu 235 Herring Hall
Visual and Dramatic Arts
Charles Dove
(Film/Photography)
cdove@rice.edu 552 Sewall Hall
Lisa Lapinski
(Studio/Visual Art)
lisa.lapinski@rice.edu 258 Sewall Hall
Christina Keefe
(Theater)
ck1@rice.edu 103B Hamman Hall

HOURS

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

 

Phone | 713.348.4060

Email | aadv@rice.edu

ADDRESS

Office of Academic Advising MS-529

Rice University, Ley Student Center, Suite 132

6100 Main Street

Houston, TX 77005