Minor and Certificate Advisors

(last updated 09/19/2023)

Minor and certificate advisors represent their respective academic departments or disciplines and are intimately familiar with specific minor requirements. They have the most current knowledge of discipline-specific information such as:

  • 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 minor advisors, even prior to declaring a minor, so they can make informed decisions. Feel free to reach out to any minor advisor at any time. You may declare a minor only after declaring a major, and we encourage you to meet with your major and minor advisors each semester.

Minor and Certificate Advisors 2023-2024

African and African American Studies
Daniel Domingues domingues@rice.edu 304 Humanities
Mary Prendergrast mary@rice.edu 590 Sewall Hall
Art History
Lida Oukaderova Lida.Oukaderova@rice.edu 251B Herring Hall
Asian Studies
Sonia Ryang sonia.ryang@rice.edu 309 Lovett Hall
Patrick Hartigan hartigan@rice.edu 350 Herman Brown Hall
Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Kate Beckingham
kate@rice.edu W130 George R. Brown Hall
Jamie Catanese
djc98@rice.edu 103A Anderson Biological Laboratories
Charles Stewart
crs@rice.edu W104 George R. Brown Hall
Jonathan Miles jem10@rice.edu 252 McNair Hall
Cinema and Media Studies
Martin Blumenthal-Barby martin.blumenthal-barby@rice.edu 330 Rayzor Hall
Lida Oukaderova lida.oukaderova@rice.edu 251B Herring Hall
Civic Leadership - Certificate Program
Rachel Bonini rb107@rice.edu 208 Rice Memorial Center
Kelsey Ullom keu1@rice.edu 208 Rice Memorial Center
Chris Burbridge cjb8@rice.edu 208 Rice Memorial Center
Avery Hartwell ah150@rice.edu 208 Rice Memorial Center
Classical Civilizations
Hilary Mackie mackie@rice.edu 233 Rayzor Hall
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Jesse Chan jesse.chan@rice.edu 3023 Duncan Hall
Andrew Schaefer andrew.schaefer@rice.edu 2036 Duncan Hall
Shiqian Ma shiqian.ma@rice.edu 3090 Duncan Hall
Creative Writing
Ian Shimmel ianshimmel@rice.edu 236 Herring Hall

Data Science
Arko Barman
(for MECH, MSNE, CEVE majors)
arko.barman@rice.edu 1036 Duncan Hall
Su Chen
(for CAAM, BIOE, CHBE majors)
sc131@rice.edu 2051 Duncan Hall
Hua Gong
(for Social Sciences majors)
hg37@rice.edu 203L Tudor Fieldhouse
Rudy Guerra
(for STAT majors)
rguerra@rice.edu 228 Maxfield Hall
Christopher M. Jermaine
(for COMP majors)
cmj4@rice.edu 3010 Duncan Hall
Elizabeth Petrick
(for Humanities majors)
elizabeth.petrick@rice.edu 324 Humanities Building
Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences
Tim Diedesch (Geoscience, Environmental) td65@rice.edu 221 Keith-Wiess Geological Lab
Melodie French (Geoscience, Planetary) mefrench@rice.edu 203 Keith-Wiess Geological Lab
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Scott Solomon scott.solomon@rice.edu 103D Anderson Biological Laboratories
Energy and Water Sustainability
Jorge Loyo jorge.loyo@rice.edu 203-06 Lovett Hall
Engineering Design
Joseph Cavallaro cavallar@rice.edu 3042 Duncan Hall
Deirdre Hunter hunterd@rice.edu B14 Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen
Maria Oden moden@rice.edu 107 Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen
Heather Bisesti heather.bisesti@rice.edu
Kevin James kevin.holmes@rice.edu
Hesam Panahi hpanahi@rice.edu 244 McNair Hall
Environmental Studies
Joseph Campana campana@rice.edu 315 Herring Hall
Richard Johnson rrj@rice.edu 117 Facilities
Financial Computation and Modeling
Michael Jackson mdj3@rice.edu 223 Maxfield Hall
Mahmoud El-Gamal elgamal@rice.edu 429 Kraft Hall
Kathy Ensor ensor@rice.edu 211 Maxfield Hall
French Studies
Julie Fette fette@rice.edu 211 Rayzor Hall
German Studies
Martin Blumenthal-Barby mb14@rice.edu 330 Rayzor Hall
Global Health Technologies
Meaghan Bond meaghan.mc.bond@rice.edu 517 BioScience Research Collaborative
Yvette Mirabal ymirabal@rice.edu 920 BioScience Research Collaborative
Michelle Nodskov Fall 2023 Fall 2023
Greek Language and Literature
Hilary Mackie mackie@rice.edu 233 Rayzor Hall
Aysha Pollnitz aysha.pollnitz@rice.edu 310 Humanities
Jewish Studies
Joshua Furman joshua.furman@rice.edu 120 Rayzor Hall
Matthias Henze mhenze@rice.edu 205 Humanities
Languages & Intercultural Communication
Hossam Elsherbiny he9@rice.edu 221 Rayzor Hall
Latin Language and Literature
Sophie Esch sophie.esch@rice.edu 333 Rayzor Hall
Zhiyong Gao zgao@rice.edu 416 Herman Brown Hall
Frank Jones fjones@rice.edu 448 Herman Brown Hall
Nets Katz nk67@rice.edu 442 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
Medical Humanities
Kirsten Ostherr
kostherr@rice.edu 313 Herring Hall
Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Claire Fanger cfanger@rice.edu 307 Humanities Building
Museums and Cultural Heritage
Leo Costello lcostell@rice.edu 107 Herring Hall
Molly Morgan mollymorgan@rice.edu 586 Sewell Hall
Naval Sciences
Captain Daniel Collins daniel.w.collins@rice.edu 216B Annex
Lieutenant Emily Konoza Garret emily.m.konoza@rice.edu 216B Annex
Major Eric Kroeger erkroeger@rice.edu 216B Annex
Lieutenant Danyelle Davis danyelle.davis@rice.edu 216B Annex
Jon Flynn flynn@rice.edu 103B Anderson Biological Laboratories
Nele Lefeldt nele.lefeldt@rice.edu 104C Anderson Biological Laboratories
Peter Lwigale lwigale@rice.edu 371 Anderson Biological Laboratories
Cana Ross cana.ross@rice.edu 101A Anderson Biological Laboratories
Physics & Astronomy
Stan Dodds dodds@rice.edu 215 Herzstein Hall
Politics, Law, and Social Thought
Peter Caldwell caldwell@rice.edu 336 Humanities
Joey Cozza joseph.cozza@rice.edu 105B Herzstein
Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities
Moramay Lopez Alonso moramay@rice.edu 303 Humanities
Diana Strassmann dls@rice.edu 321 Rayzor
Kerry Ward kward@rice.edu 334 Humanities
David Cook dbcook@rice.edu 211 Humanities
Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL) - Certificate Program
Kaz Karwowski kazimir.i.karwowski@rice.edu 2103 Duncan Hall
Anna Rhodes anna.rhodes@rice.edu 257 Kraft Hall
Spanish and Portuguese
Rafael Salaberry salaberry@rice.edu 334 Rayzor Hall
Elizabeth McGuffey elizabeth.mcguffey@rice.edu 111 Maxfield Hall
Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Laura Wildenthal wildenth@rice.edu 320 Rayzor Hall
Teaching Certification Program (Secondary Education)
Dr. Brenda Rangel br38@rice.edu


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