The interdisciplinary character of the major and minor in International Studies requires that students carefully coordinate their course of study across many academic departments. Early planning is essential to a successful program, as schedules can conflict and not all courses are offered in every year.

Students Majoring in International Studies will be assigned an advisor with expertise in their area of concentration (economics, political science, or humanities). Students minoring in International Studies may consult with the Program Advisor, Ms. Patricia Joyce, or with the Director and Associate Director of the Program, Professor Robert Murphy and Professor Hiroshi Nakazato, respectively.

Additional, faculty from many disciplines are associated with the International Studies Program and are a good source of advice for students.

Prof. Erik Owens

Director, International Studies Program
Associate Professor of the Practice in Theology and International Studies
Connolly House, Room 205  

Prof. Hiroshi Nakazato

Associate Director, International Studies
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Connolly House, Room 203

Ms. Patricia Joyce

Assistant Director, Interdisciplinary Programs
Gasson Hall 104

Walk-In Office Hours for Ms. Joyce

  • Monday: 10:00–11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday: 2:00–3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:00–11:30 a.m.  
  • Wednesday: 2:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 2:00–3:30 p.m.
  • Friday: by appointment only. Please email Ms. Joyce

Mr. Edward DeLaquil

Graduate Assistant
Gasson 104

Peer Advising

Peer Advising Office: Connolly House, Room 202


Mondays 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. and 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Thursdays 11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Fridays Noon–4:00 p.m.

Peer Advising


Peer Advising information will be updated in early Fall 2018.