Peter Blackman and Laura Demir, the Media Studies Student Academic Advisors, should be your first contact for general information about the Media Studies major. They are the staff advisors to see regarding application and declaration of the major, and the fulfillment of major requirements for graduation. They can advise you on the scheduling and availability of Media Studies courses, and help you with many concerns related to the major. They can also refer you to valuable resources and enrichment opportunities on campus. They coordinate the Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies (UGIS) Commencement ceremony, which includes Media Studies, with the American Studies and ISF Student Academic Advisors each spring. If you are uncertain about where to go for your specific advising need, you can always start with Laura or Peter.
Dr. Josh Jackson, Dr. Ian Davis and Dr. Meeta Rani Jha are the faculty who serve as Media Studies Faculty Advisors. When students are declared in Media Studies, they are assigned a Faculty Advisor and are encouraged to meet with their Faculty Advisor periodically throughout their academic career. Faculty Advisors are the experts in the study of media and can talk with students about their academic, career and graduate school goals. Faculty Advisors make decisions regarding course substitutions for the major, which means students go to them when wanting a course reviewed or planning to study abroad. Faculty Advisors make decisions regarding appeal applications to the major. Specific Faculty Advisors oversee the honors program and independent study units related to Internships. Media Studies Student Academic Advisors may refer students intending to major in Media Studies to Media Studies Faculty Advisors for specific reasons related to applying to the major.
If you are declared in the Media Studies major, your assigned Media Studies Faculty Advisor is listed below
Last name A through G - See Dr. Ian Davis.
Last name H through O - See Dr. Josh Jackson.
Last name P through Z - See Dr. Meeta Rani Jha.
See the paragraph above for when you see a Media Studies Faculty Advisor.
If you are declared in the Media Studies major, see the following faculty for specific enrichment opportunities
Honors in Media Studies - Read Honors and see Ian Davis.
Internship Academic Units - Read Internships and see Meeta Rani Jha.