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Advisors

All students at Eastern have one faculty advisor and some students also have a professional advisor within the Advising Center. Only faculty advisors are able to give students their registration codes. Plan ahead so that you can communicate with your faculty advisor before your registration date and time.

Please note that all department faculty email addresses are available in the department directory. On the right side of this webpage, Faculty/Office Hours is the very top link. Clicking that will bring you to the list of faculty and their email addresses so that you can reach out to your advisor for help.

The Spring 2021 registration dates are:

Seniors (90+ earned credits): Time TBA on Day TBA. See your advisor Day TBA.

Juniors (60 - 89.9 earned credits): Time TBA AM on Day TBA. See your advisor Day TBA.

Sophomores (30 - 59.9 earned credits): Time TBA AM on Day TBA. See your advisor Day TBA.

Freshmen (under 30 earned credits): Time TBA AM on Day TBA. See your advisor Day TBA.

Other important dates for the Fall 2020 semester:

  • September 1: Open Add/Drop ends
  • September 7: Labor Day, no classes
  • September 18: Deadline to change advisor or major for Spring registration
  • October 5 - November 13: Advising and Spring registration
  • October 7: Deadline to submit final grades for incompletes from Spring 2020
  • October 15: Deadline to submit degree application for Spring 2021 commencement
  • October 22: Midterm grades due
  • November 18: Deadline for course withdrawal & credit/no-credit designation
  • November 25: No classes
  • November 26-27: Thanksgiving (no classes)
  • All instruction is online after Thanksgiving break
  • December 6: Deadline to withdraw from the university
  • December 7: Last day of classes
  • December 8: Reading day
  • December 9-15: Final Exams
  • December 18: Final grades due

Your Faculty Advisor

If you are a psychology major, your faculty advisor is probably a faculty member in the Psychological Science department. If you are an individualized major, or have multiple majors, your advisor may not be in the Psychological Science department. You should consult eWeb (the same system that you use to register for classes) to determine who your faculty advisor is. If your faculty advisor is not in Psychological Science but you need to take psychology courses (second major, minor, individualized major, etc.), you should have a faculty mentor within the department that you can speak to for advice about courses.

Changing Concentrations and Advisors

Students are able to switch their advisor or their concentration, but the correct procedure must be followed.

  • To change your advisor, simply fill out the form that is linked to on this page: https://www.easternct.edu/registrar/forms/majors.html. The department chair's signature is required.
  • To change your concentration, the department requires that you print the form linked on this page: https://www.easternct.edu/registrar/forms/majors.html and visit any of the faculty members who teach in the concentration you want to switch into (see list below). The purpose of this visit is to determine your personal and career goals and determine whether that concentration and its requirements are a good fit for your interests. If the faculty member approves of you changing your concentration, they will initial the form to indicate that this consultation has taken place. You will then need the department chair's signature before submitting the form to the Registrar.

Faculty & Their Concentrations

General Concentration: All faculty in the Psychological Science department can advise students in this concentration.

Behavior Analysis Concentration: Dr. James Diller and Dr. Christopher Krebs advise students in this concentration.

Developmental Concentration: Dr. Melanie Evans Keyes and Dr. Jennifer Leszczynski advise students in this concentration.

Industrial-Organizational Concentration: Dr. Peter Bachiochi advises students in this concentration.

Mental Health Counseling Concentration: Dr. Phyllis Lee and Dr. Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault advise students in this concentration.

If you are interested in an individualized major in Cognitive Neuroscience, you should talk to Dr. Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel or Dr. Margaret Letterman.

How to Get Your Registration Access Code

The Psychological Science department requires that all students meet with their faculty advisor to receive their registration code. Each faculty member has a different procedure for students to get their code:

Please note that these instructions applied before the coronavirus pandemic and may be different for the Fall 2020 semester. If your advisor does not reach out to you, you should email them and/or stop by their virtual office hours (listed under Faculty/Office Hours in the list to the right) for guidance.

Dr. Peter Bachiochi: Advisees should email him (bachiochip@easternct.edu) to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Luis Cordón: Advisees should visit during office hours.

Dr. Alita Cousins: Students will receive an email message through GradesFirst about signing up for an advising appointment. There is a link in the email that will bring them to a list of available days/times.

Dr. James Diller: Advisees should stop by his office and sign up for an advising time by writing their name on the sign-up sheet posted on the door, or stop in during regularly scheduled office hours.

Dr. Carlos Escoto: (Stay tuned for this information!)

Dr. Madeleine Fugère: Advisees can email her for an appointment (fugerem@easternct.edu).

Dr. Melanie Evans Keyes: Advisees will receive an email with advising information. Appointments are scheduled using this link: Office Hours Appointment and selecting the "Advising" option.

Dr. Christopher Krebs: Advisees should stop by his office during their advising week and sign up for an advising time by writing their name on the sign-up sheet posted on his office door.

Dr. Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel: Advisees will receive an email to their Eastern account (coming through GradesFirst) to schedule an individual appointment. Advisees who have not received this email prior to their advising week should visit during office hours.

Dr. Phyllis Lee: Advisees should stop by her office to sign up for an advising time by writing their name on the sign-up sheet posted on her office door. Advisees should sign up for a time during their designated advising week.

Dr. Jennifer Leszczynski: Advisees will receive an email to their Eastern account (coming through GradesFirst) to schedule an individual appointment. Advisees who have not received this email prior to their advising week should visit during office hours.

Dr. Margaret Letterman: Advisees should stop by her office during their advising week and sign up for an advising time by writing their name on the sign-up sheet posted on her office door.

Dr. Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault: Advisees will receive an email to their Eastern account to schedule an individual appointment using an online calendar link. Advisees who have not received this email prior to their advising week should visit during office hours.

Dr. Jenna Scisco: Students should follow this link to sign up for an advising appointment: https://calendly.com/jenna-scisco