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Advising

Advisors are available to meet with current or prospective students interested in learning more about the Department of Economics. For the topics listed below, you can meet with the Undergraduate Program Coordinator or a Faculty Advisor.

Why should I meet with an advisor?

  • Declare an Economics Major
  • Declare an Economics Minor
  • Course Planning
  • Obtain a Major or Minor Release
  • Explore a PhD or Master's in Economics
  • Get Advice About Postgraduate Employment

**Students must speak with one of the faculty advisors for these bolded topics

Who Can I meet with?

*Virtual (and Telephone) Advising

Economics advisors are available for advising in a virtual format. During the campus closure, students will receive instructions from their advisor via email in the 24 hour period leading up to their appointment. This email will contain a link to video chat either by Zoom or BlueJeans video conferencing platforms. Included in this email will be a phone number that students may use to call in to this video chat assuming they prefer to call in. Note that most advisors will not call a student’s provided number from their personal phones. An advisor may still choose to do this, or they may share their personal phone number with you, but please do not assume this will be the case for all advisors.

If you cannot find any appointments with a faculty advisor, you can always reach out to our Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Olga Mustata, or visit her office hours (see below) for assistance! 

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

During Fall/Winter terms, the Undergraduate Office is managed by the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Olga Mustata. 

Olga Mustata
238A Lorch Hall
734-763-9242
omustata@umich.edu
Open Office Hours: Mondays & Thursdays, 2-3pm. Note, these will be held through Zoom for the Fall 2020 semester. 

If you would like to attend Olga's Open Office Hours, you can join the waiting room on Mondays or Thursdays between 2-3 pm (joining a little early is ok, but we cannot guarantee she will see you earlier than 2pm). Once in the waiting room, students will be seen in the order they arrived. You can also call into the meeting with the information below (see "Calling in to Olga's Virtual Office Hours").

New to Zoom? Check out Zoom's FAQ here!

How can Olga help? Olga is able to help with any advising issue with the exception of transfer credit evaluations (please make an advising appointment with one of the Faculty Advisors below for this service). Please note Olga is unable to declare students during her office hours (as it takes about 1/2 an hour to declare), however you can email her directly to make an appointment to declare the major. 

Olga is on leave over the Spring/Summer terms. For those questions unanswered on our website, assistance is available over the Spring/Summer term by contacting econundergradoffice@umich.edu. Emails received will be responded to on a weekly basis. 

Calling in to Olga's Virtual Office Hours

Dial by your location using the Meeting ID: 924 1941 6330

+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 204 272 7920 Canada
+1 438 809 7799 Canada
+1 587 328 1099 Canada
+1 647 374 4685 Canada
+1 647 558 0588 Canada
+1 778 907 2071 Canada

Find your local number: https://umich.zoom.us/u/a1bDRkpq

Economics Faculty Advisors

Ronald Caldwell
Lecturer IV
158 Lorch Hall
734-936-1025
rccald@umich.edu

Mitchell Dudley
Lecturer IV
162 Lorch Hall
734-936-1026
mrdudley@umich.edu

Stan Sedo
Lecturer IV
371 Lorch Hall
734-763-5319
sasedo@umich.edu

Dongni Wan
Lecturer III
M106 Lorch Hall
734-764-5995
dwanc@umich.edu

Ed Cho
Lecturer IV
166 Lorch Hall
734-764-2381
edcho@umich.edu

Chris Proulx
Lecturer IV
M107 Lorch Hall
734-763-9334
rabbit@umich.edu

Adam Stevenson
Lecturer IV
154 Lorch Hall
734-615-8156
adamstev@umich.edu

Ben Zamzow
Lecturer III
M108 Lorch Hall
734-647-5607
zamzow@umich.edu

Please Note: Offices with an "M" before the number are on the Mezzanine level of Lorch Hall. The best way to find them is to take the elevator to level "M."

 

Also: No student should be enrolled in an economics course that is officially scheduled to meet at the same time as (or that overlaps in time with) any other course on the student’s schedule. The department does not expect its faculty to accommodate such conflicts, and it will not encourage them to do so.

Undergraduate advising is offered by many units on campus. For general advice from orientation through graduation, regardless of your major or minor, contact the Newnan Academic Advising Center. For students seeking postgraduate employment, contact the Career Center. Lastly, the LSA Opportunity Hub is a College of LSA initiative dedicated to pairing the broad and valuable skills of a liberal arts education with real-life experience, strategic advising, and the benefit of connecting with employers and alumni.