Careful academic advising is essential for students wanting to get the most out of CLST, especially to devise a truly complementary relationship between the broader interests of the program and the more focused ones of the home discipline. Moreover, students can hardly be expected to know who among the 183 CLST faculty members can most benefit them or what types of the fifty courses the program can be useful.
On the front lines of advising is the CLST Liaison elected annually in each affiliated department. The Liaison’s primary advisory role is to help certificate students coordinate their program’s specific departmental course requirements with the CLST ones, especially involving crosslisted departmental courses. Each Liaison serves a one-year term that begins on each October 15, just before the Spring Semester enrollment period begins.
The current departmental liaisons are:
- Anthropology, Nicole Constable
- Bioethics, John Lyne
- Classics, Jacques Bromberg
- Communication, Lester Olson
- English, Nancy Glazener
- French and Italian, Neil Doshi
- German, John Lyon
- History of Art and Architecture, Drew Armstrong
- Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Aurea Maria Sotomayor
- History, Reid Andrews
- History and Philosophy of Science, Paolo Palmieri
- Law, Joseph Hornack
- Linguistics, Shelome Gooden
- Music, Andrew Weintraub
- Philosophy, John McDowell
- Political Science, Kristin Kanthak
- Public Health, Anthony Silvestre
- Public and International Affairs, Sabina Dietrick
- Religious Studies, Paula Kane
- School of Information Science, Alison Langmead
- School of Education, Sean Kelly
- School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Jonathon Erlen
- School of Social Work, Sara Goodkind
- Slavic Languages and Literatures, Nancy Condee
- Sociology, Mohammed Bamyeh
- Theatre, Michelle Granshaw
For further information about specific CLST requirements, both students and Liaisons can contact CLST staff member Briar Somerville (firstname.lastname@example.org or at 412.624.6564) or see her in office in Cathedral of Learning 454.
For broader guidance about CLST faculty expertise, course selection outside home departments, and career development, students can contact CLST Director Ron Zboray (email@example.com or 412-624-6969, either to communicate long distance or to schedule an advising appointment). His office in 401c Cathedral of Learning. The Director is also the final decision-maker in administering CLST program policies affecting students.