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 McLaughlin, 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. Robert Murphy

Director of International Studies Program
Maloney Hall 394

Prof. Hiroshi Nakazato

Associate Director of International Studies Program
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Carney Hall 247

Ms. Patricia McLaughlin

Academic Advisor/Administrative Coordinator
Gasson Hall 109

Walk-In Office Hours for Ms. McLaughlin

  • Monday 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  
  • Wednesday 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Mr. Matthew Clemente

Graduate Assistant
Gasson Hall 109

Mr. Clemente's Office Hours

  • Monday:10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mr. Edward DeLaquil

Graduate Assistant
Gasson 109

Mr. DeLaquil's Office Hours

  • Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Peer Advising

Carney Hall 243


All majors and minors as well as prospective students are encouraged to consult with our student peer advisors. Peer advisors are junior and senior International Studies majors available to help students chart their courses of study by discussing classes, studying abroad, internships, and senior research projects.


Hyun YangPeer Advisor, Class of 2018

Monday:  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Wednesday:  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Nicole Diaz, Peer Advisor, Class of 2019

Monday:  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday:  12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

Thursday:  12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.


Taylor Whittaker, Peer Advisor, Class 2018

Monday:  12:00 noon to 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 12:00 noon to 2:30 p.m.

Friday:  12:30 noon to 2:00 p.m.


Newly declared majors should visit our Peer Advisors to discuss the IS Major Course plans.