Department of Sociology Undergraduate Advising

141 Townshend Hall
1885 Neil Avenue Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

Appointment Scheduling: 614-292-6961 or 614-292-1175

In response to the ongoing health concerns across the city and state, advisors in the Department of Sociology will continue with virtual and phone appointments as the preferred mode for academic advising throughout autumn semester. However, advisors will accommodate special requests for in-person appointments for those who need such meetings.

The best way to make a virtual (Zoom) or phone advising appointment is online at

If you are not assigned an advisor in the department and are unable to make an appointment online, please call 614-292-6961 or email When emailing or leaving a voicemail message, please be sure to indicate the purpose of the appointment and the best phone number and/or email address at which to reach you. Email and voicemail messages are monitored 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding university holidays.

To request an in-person appointment with your advisor, please send an email message to your advisor’s Ohio State email address.




David Martinez, MA - Academic Advisor & Research Coordinator

Susan Van Pelt

Susan Van Pelt, MA - Academic Advisor & Transfer Credit Coordinator

Photo of Cecilia Johnson

Cecilia Johnson, M.A., M.F.A., Academic Advisor and Internship Coordinator

Professor Doug Downey - Director of Undergraduate Studies and Honors Coordinator

Advising Office Hours

Monday - Friday (8am-5pm) Townshend Hall  Room 141

Our Services

We know students are busier than ever so we strive to keep you informed with multiple modes of contact, including: e-mail, phone, scheduled appointments and walk-in availability. Please see the instructions below for the best way to contact us given your specific needs.

Limited walk-in hours are available at these times

For quick questions: Please use walk-in hours or e-mail an advisor at
Walk-ins are limited to 15 minutes, so please schedule an appointment if you need more time. The e-mail address above is checked daily during business hours but please do not rely on e-mail as a source for an immediate response. Reply time will vary based on the availability of the counselor.

Appointments should be scheduled for long-term planning conversations, major issues that require discussion, curriculum planning and/or revisions, and career planning discussions. Appointments may be scheduled for 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour by calling 614-292-6961 or 614-292-1175


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