Academic Advising

The mission of academic advising at ASU is to further the teaching mission of the university by providing quality, accessible advising to all students.

Academic advisors help students successfully transition to the university and make progress towards their educational goals and graduation. Advisors are part of the educational process, providing academic information and guidance to help students understand curricula, policies, and procedures. Academic advising is a collaborative teaching relationship among academic advisors, students, faculty and the university community. Working with advisors, students identify academic and career goals, create and implement plans, and assume responsibility for their education. 

The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SHPRS) is committed to your success as a student at ASU and beyond.  Our advisors look forward to meeting you and helping you navigate through your academic program.  



"As I sat through my first-ever college course at ASU, I noticed that my introductory class was larger than the entirety of my high school. You can imagine how nervous I was for this new and radically different experience! However, my fears were immediately put to rest when I met my advisor for the first time. He quickly welcomed me and explained to me that the SHPRS advising team had a goal of providing encouragement, support, and a family-like atmosphere to help me achieve the highest form of success at the largest university in the nation. After graduation, I realized that my advisor was an integral part of my success. He was more than a mentor and advisor...he was an encourager and friend. I'll always be grateful for my amazing experience within the SHPRS community at ASU."

- Brian Pavey, 2014 Philosophy and Religious Studies graduate


Undergraduate Advising 





When you schedule your appointment, please include the following in the Notes section:

  • Your phone number
  • The reason(s) for your appointment

Appointments cannot be scheduled by phone or e-mail.

Walk-in Advising

Regular walk-in advising schedule:

Monday - Thursday, 2-4 p.m.

Advisor schedule for regular walk-in advising:

Mondays: Manisha Master
Tuesdays: Cindy Baade and Michael Currey
Wednesdays: Sean Kenney and Michael Currey
Thursdays: Manisha Master and Sean Kenney

LocationCoor Hall - 3rd Floor

Phone: 480-965-8364


Graduate Advising

Graduate Coordinator (PhD Students): Katie Hamilton

Appointments: Please e-mail to make an appointment.


Graduate Coordinator (MA Students): Roxanne Shand

Appointments: Please e-mail to make an appointment.



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