What Is Advisement?

Advisement Preparation

  • Advisers are listed on Banner and on the Criminal Justice website under “advisement.”
     
  • Make an appointment to meet with your adviser at least a week in advance.
     
  • Check the Criminal Justice website or the paper handouts outside of the Criminal Justice office for the list of courses, descriptions, and prerequisites. Come prepared to advisement with any questions you want to discuss.
     
  • Bring a current copy of your Degree Works to your advisement session. Review your Degree Works (student audit) and write down any questions or concerns you have regarding your major or course requirement for your session
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  • Check Banner for registration holds and your specific registration date.
     
  • Pay attention to deadlines such as the last day to drop/add, tuition payment due date, refund period, course withdrawal period, graduation application deadline. If you miss one, it could cost you, both educationally and financially.
     
  • Talk to your instructor or adviser about withdrawing from a course rather than failing it.
     
  • Select classes based on your academic capabilities. For example, if math and science are challenging areas for you, do not take these courses in the same semester.
     
  • Be careful when selecting summer and intersemester classes. Remember that you are receiving 15 weeks worth of information in a 2 to 5-week period. The pace can be fast and furious.
     
  • Communication is the key–don’t be afraid to ask for help or discuss issues that are relevant to your educational, personal, social, or career development. This is your session.
     
  • Read any Buffalo State College material that you receive either by email, mail, or in-person. This material often contains vital information that may be essential for your academic achievement.
     
  • Save copies of all college documents (transcripts, drop/add forms, receipts for registration and graduation applications, change of major forms, etc.). You may need to refer to them in the future. 
     
  • Obtain the facts. Don’t assume that college policy advice from other students is accurate. The college holds you responsible for your academic progress.
     

Office Hours and Undergraduate Faculty Advisers

James Sobol
Criminal Justice Department Chair
(716) 878-3217
soboljj@buffalostate.edu
Office: Cassety Hall 104
Office hours: Monday, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Spring 2022 Office Hours and Undergraduate Faculty Advisers

Organized by the first letter of students' last name

A

Breen, Clairissa
(716) 878-5470
breencd@buffalostate.edu
Office: Cassety Hall 121
Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, noon–1:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 3:00–6:00 p.m.

B

Song, John
(716) 878-6819
songjh@buffalostate.edu 
Office: Cassety Hall 101
Office hours: Tuesday, 8:30–9:20 a.m. and Tuesday/Thursday, 12:15–1:30 p.m. (except 4/7, 5/5) or by appointment

C

D'Angelo, Jill M.
(716) 878-5661
dangeljm@buffalostate.edu
Office: Cassety Hall 235
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 12:30–2:00 p.m.

D,E

Gayadeen, Marlon
(716) 878-5268
gayadesm@buffalostate.edu
Office: Cassety Hall 103
Office hours: Tuesday, 12:15–1:15 p.m. and 3:00–5:00 p.m.

F

Menasco, Melissa
(716) 878-3228
menascma@buffalostate.edu
Office: Cassety Hall 233
Office hours: Monday & Wednesday, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

G, H

Johnson, Scott
(716) 878-4525
johnsosl@buffalostate.edu
Office: Cassety Hall 115
Office hours: Tuesday, 12:15–1:30 p.m. and Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.–noon

I

Petlakh, Ksenia
(716) 878-4029
petlakhk@buffalostate.edu
Office: Cassety Hall 119
Office hours: Monday, 1:00–2:50 p.m. and 4:25–6:00 p.m. or by appointment

 

J, K, L

Wu, Jawjeong
(716) 878-3665
wuj@buffalostate.edu
Office: Cassety Hall 120
Office Hours: Tuesday, 12:15–2:15 p.m. and Thursday: 4:30–5:30 p.m. or by appointment

M

Kim, Dae-Young
(716) 878-4512
kimd@buffalostate.edu
Office: Cassety Hall 122
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 12:20–1:50 p.m.

N, O, P

Cretacci, Michael
(716) 878-5133
cretacma@buffalostate.edu
Office: Cassety Hall 237
Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, noon–12:45 p.m. and Monday, 2:00–3:45 p.m.

Q

Song, John
(716) 878-6819
songjh@buffalostate.edu
Office: Cassety Hall 101
Office Hours: Tuesday, 8:30–9:20 a.m. and Tuesday/Thursday, 12:15–1:30 p.m. (except 3/3, 4/7, 5/5) or by appointment

R

Menasco, Melissa
(716) 878-3228
menascma@buffalostate.edu
Office: Cassety Hall 233
Office hours: Monday & Wednesday, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

S

Petlakh, Ksenia
(716) 878-4029
petlakhk@buffalostate.edu
Office: Cassety Hall 119
Office hours: Monday, 1:00–2:50 p.m. and 4:256:00 p.m. or by appointment

T, U

Breen, Clairissa
(716) 878-5470
breencd@buffalostate.edu
Office: Cassety Hall 121
Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, noon–1:00 p.m. and Wednesday, 3:00–6:00 p.m.

V, W, X

Phillips, Scott
(716) 878-3154
phillisw@buffalostate.edu   
Office: Cassety Hall 111
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 10:45–11:45 a.m.

Y, Z

D'Angelo, Jill
716) 878-5661
dangeljm@buffalostate.edu
Office: Cassety Hall 235
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 12:30–2:00 p.m.