Advising

Introduction

Faculty and staff in the Department of Public Health at Fresno State believe that good advising is the single most underestimated characteristic of a successful college experience and is integral to the retention and graduation of our students.  As such, the department is committed to providing a superior advising experience for our students.

Academic Advising

Students in the Department of Pubic Health are assigned an advisor based on their option (e.g., community health, environmental/occupational health and safety, or health administration) and based on the first letter of their last names.  The following information provides a breakdown for the advisors in the department.

Academic Advisor Availability

The following link provides a list of office hours for academic advisors during the current semester. Please be sure to print your road map, DPR, and obtain your advisor folder from the department's office before going to see your advisor.

Please be advised that academic advisors are not available during the summer and that you should obtain your advising no later than December 1st during the Fall semester and May 1st during the Spring semester.

UNDERGRADUATE COMMUNITY HEALTH ADVISING

  • Dr. Helda Pinzon-Perez serves as the undergraduate Community Health Advisor for students whose last name starts with letters Sabbatical. Her office is located in SS2 267.
  • Dr. Greg Thatcher serves as the undergraduate Community Health Advisor for students whose last name starts with letters A-H. His office is located in McLane Hall J Wing Room 20,  559-278-8807 or gthatcher@csufresno.edu.
  • Dr. Kara Zografos serves as the undergraduate Community Health Advisor for students whose last name starts with letters I-Q. Her office is located in McLane 292, 559-278-5988, kzografos@csufresno.edu.
  • Dr. Miguel Perez  serves as the Option Coordinator and undergraduate Community Health Advisor for students whose last name starts with letters R-Z. His office is located in SS2 244, 559-278-2897 or mperez@csufresno.edu

UNDERGRADUATE HEALTH ADMINISTRATION ADVISING

  • Dr. Suzanne Kotzin-Jaszi serves as the undergraduate Health Administration Advisor for students whose last name starts with letters A-I. Her office is located in McLane Hall J Wing Room 18, 559-278-5387, skotkin@csufresno.edu.
  • Dr. Mohammad Rahman serves as the undergraduate Health Administration Advisor for students whose last name starts with letters J-Q. His office is located in McLane Hall J Wing Room 10, 559-278-4222, mrahman@csufresno.edu. 
  • Dr. Don Matlosz serves as the undergraduate Health Administration Option Coordinator and Advisor for students whose last name starts with letters R-Z. His office is located in McLane Hall J Wing Room 16, 559-278-5089, donaldma@csufresno.edu.

UNDERGRADUATE EOHS ADVISING

  • Dr. Jaymin Kwon serves as the undergraduate Environmental Occupational Health and safety Advisor for students whose last name starts with letters A-I. His office is located in McLane Hall J Wing Room 14, 559-278-5169, jkwon@csufresno.edu.
  • Dr. Christopher Tennant serves as the undergraduate Environmental Occupational Health and Safety Advisor for students whose last name starts with letters J-Q. His office is located in McLane Hall J Wing Room 17, 559-278-2018, christe@csufresno.edu.
  • Dr. Michael Waite serves as the undergraduate Environmental occupational Health and Safety Option Coordinator and Advisor for students whose last name starts with letters R-Z. His office is located in McLane Hall J Wing Room 13, 559-278-5093, michaelw@csufresno.edu.

UNDERGRADUATE GENERAL EDUCATION ADVISING

  • Mr. Frank Castro provides general education advising for the entire College of Health and Human Services.

GRADUATE ADVISING

  • Dr. Kara Zografos serves as the advisor for the MPH Health Promotion Option and is the Chair of the Department of Public Health. Her office is located in McLane Hall Room 184 n559-278-4014.

Road Maps

The Department of Pubic Health strongly encourages students to meet with their academic advisor at least once per academic year.

Class Planning Form

Students in the Department of Public Health may use this form to keep track of the classes they will take and the number of units still remaining to graduate.

Class Planning Form (PDF)

Please note that to tools available on this page cannot provide an integral experience which can only be accomplished by a close relationship with your academic advisor.

Advising Frequency

Students are encouraged to visit with their advisor at least once per semester and during all University mandated times.  Students should also visit with Mr. Frank Castro as soon as they think they have completed their GE requirements.