Brett Hoover with students

Faculty Advisors

All BCLA students are assigned to a Faculty Advisor. Your assigned Faculty Advisor can be found in Degree Works and the name is hyperlinked so you can email your advisor directly from the page. Your Faculty Advisor will guide you in selecting major courses to compliment your academic and career goals. Faculty Advisors can also be a great resource for offering advice on internships, research opportunities, learning communities, and more! You are encouraged to meet with your Faculty Advisors regularly to help build a professional relationship. During your second semester at LMU, you are required to meet with your Faculty Advisor to discuss your academic and professional goals, as well as your courses for the following semester.

Professional Advisors

Professional Advisors are available in the BCLA Advising Center to assist you with the procedural aspects of navigating LMU. Professional Advisors provide support to students for things such as adding and dropping classes, the graduation process, and providing information in regards to the various campus resources and services that are available.

Faculty Contact Information

Select a department from below to locate faculty members, see their updated contact information, and office hours.

  • NameRole/Area of ExpertiseEmail
    Curtiss Rooks Chair
    Adilifu Nama Advisor
    Jennifer Williams Advisor


  • NameRole/Area of ExpertiseEmail
    Edward Park Chair/APAM
    Curtiss Rooks Advisor/APAM
    Lan Ngo Advisor/ASPA
    Yanjie Wang Advisor/ASPA 
  • NameRole/Area of ExpertiseEmail
    Juan mah Y Busch Chair
    Vanessa Diaz  Advisor
  • NameRoleEmail
    Katerina Zacharia Chair
    Caroline Sauvage  Advisor

    NameRole/Area of ExpertiseEmail
    Sandy Menotti Senior Administrative Coordinator
    Inas Kelly Chair
    Nyema Guannu First-Year
    Anna Terzyan First-Year 
    Konstantin Platonov Sophomores
    Swarup Joshi Sophomores
    Graham Beattie Juniors
    Fulya Ersoy Juniors
    Matthew Hill Seniors
    Prachi Jain Seniors


  • NameRoleEmail
    KJ Peters Chair
    Paul Harris Advisor
    Holli Levitsky Advisor
    Sarah Maclay Advisor
    Juan Mah Y Busch Advisor
    John Reilly Advisor 
    Chuck Rosenthal Advisor 
    Aimee E. Ross-Kilroy Advisor 
    Dermot Ryan Advisor 
    Stephen Shepherd Advisor
    Gail Wronsky Advisor 
    Kelly Younger Advisor 
    Molly Youngkin Advisor
  • NameRoleEmail
    Sean Dempsey Chair
    Nigel Raab Advisor 
    Cara Anzilotti Advisor
    Constance Chen Advisor
    Kevin McDonald Advisor
    Margarita Ochoa  Advisor
    Nicolas Rosenthal Advisor
    Meng Zhang Advisor
  • NameRoleEmail
    Amy Woodson-Boulton Director
  • NameRoleEmail
    Rubén Martinez Interim Chair
    Ky Henderson Advisor
    Kevin Curran Advisor
    Tara-Lynne Pixley Advisor
  • NameRoleEmail
    Dr. Michael Cersosimo Advisor
    Bernadette B. Musetti Director
  • NameRoleEmail
    Christina Bogdanou Director
    Fr. Michael Courey Advisor


  • NameRoleEmail
    Marc Lony Chair
    Veronique Flambard-Weisbart Advisor (French) 
    Rebeca Acevedo Advisor (Spanish)
    Monica Cabrera Advisor (Spanish)
    Yu Li Advisor (Chinese)
    Petra Liedke-Konow Advisor (Modern Languages and German)
    Aine O'Healy Advisor (Italian)
    Antonia Petro Advisor (Spanish)
  • NameRoleEmail
    Christopher Kaczor Chair 
    Martin Nemoianu Advisor
    Marcela Garcia-Romero Advisor 
    Josh Mason Advisor
    Eric Perl Advisor
    Catherine Peters Advisor
    Carissa Phillips-Garrett Advisor
    Scott Roniger Advisor
    Timothy Shanahan PHIL/LAUD
    Jeffrey L. Wilson Advisor 

    Gene Park Chair
    Jennifer Ramos Advisor 
    Feryal Cherif  Advisor
    Andrew T. Dilts Advisor
    Jodi Finkel Advisor
    Kerstin Fisk Advisor
    Evan Gerstmann Advisor
    Gabrielle Magni Advisor 
    Claudia Sandoval Advisor
    Janie Steckenrider Advisor 
  • NameRoleEmailOffice LocationOffice Hours
    Adam Fingerhut Chair UH 4724 M 2-4 pm; TR 10 am-12 pm
    Marie Ford Advisor UH 4755 T/TR 2-3 pm; W 12-1 pm; & by appt.
    Judy Foy Advisor UH 4742  
    Michael Foy Advisor UH 4761 T/TR 12:30-1:30 pm, and 5:30-6:30 pm; and by appt.
    David Hardy Advisor UH 4745 T 2-3 pm; W 1-3 pm; TR 2-3 pm; & by appt.
    Negin Ghavami Advisor UH 4714 M: 9-11 am; W 11 am-1 pm via Zoom 
    Cheryl Grills Advisor UH 4747 T 3:30-4:30 pm; and by appt.
    Joseph LaBrie Advisor  UH 4749 TBD 
    Ricardo Machon Advisor  UH 4743  T 8:30-9:30 am; TR 11:45 am - 12:45 pm; & by appt.
    Brett Marroquin Advisor  UH 4753 T 4:00-5:00 pm; W 4-5:45 pm; & by appt. via Zoom

    Michael Mills Advisor  UH 4757 TR 2-6 pm; & by appt.
    Nora Murphy Advisor  UH 4716 M 11 am- 1 pm; TR 1 - 3 pm; & by appt. 
    Kayoko Okada Advisor  UH 4765   
    Diana Santacrose Advisor UH 4723  M 12:00-2:00 pm (zoom); T 2-3 pm (in-person); W 11 am - 1 pm in-person & via Zoom
    Alexandra Sturm Advisor UH 4718 M 12:00-2:00 (zoom); T 2-3 pm (in-person); W 11:30 am - 1:30 pm (zoom); & by appt. 
    Vandana Thadani Advisor UH 4763 M 11:30 am - 12:30 pm; T/TR 2-3 pm; & by appt. 
    Timothy Williamson Advisor UH 4712 M 3-5 pm (office); W 10 am - 12 pm (Uhall Atrium/Einstein's Bagels); F 3-4 pm (Uhall 3212) and via zoom
  • NameRoleEmail
    Rebecca Sager Chair
    James Faught Advisor
    Nadia Kim Advisor
    Eric Magnuson Advisor
    Ravaris Moore Advisor
    Rachel Washburn Advisor
  • NameRole/Area of ExpertiseEmail
    Tracy Sayuki Tiemeier Chair; Asian and Asian American Theology, Theology and Culture, Interreligious Dialogue, Hindu-Christian Studies, Feminist Theology, Comparative Theology, Critical Theory, and Theology
    Christopher K Chapple Sanskirt Literature, Samkhya 
    Cecilia Gonzalez-Andrieu  Theological Aesthetics
    Kim R. Harris African American Thought & Practice 
    Anna Harrison  Medieval Western European Christianity
    Brett C. Hoover Pastoral Theology, Graduate Theology 
    Gil P. Klein Rabbinic Judaism, Architectural History, Talmud and Midrash, Sacred Space, Roman Cities 
    Christopher P. Miller Comparative Theology, Yoga Studies, Jainism 
    Matthew R. Petrusek Philosophical and Theological Ethics
    Charlotte Radler Christian History
    Daniel Smith-Christopher Religion and Peace Nonviolence
    Eric H. Swanson Japanese Literature 
    Christie Douglas
    Sarah E. Emanuel
    Nancy A. Pineda-Madrid
  • NameRole/Area of ExpertiseEmail
    Jonathan Rothchild Interim Chair
    Tyler Harlan Advisor 
    Mona Seymour Advisor 
  • NameRoleEmail
    Mairead Sullivan Chair 
    Sina Kramer Advisor
    Stella Oh Advisor