Undergraduate Advisers

Professor Debashis Paul: Vice Chair of Undergraduate Affairs
approval of electives and major modifications; transfer work evaluations; academic advising; independent/research study; post-graduation opportunities

Kimberly McMullen: Staff Adviser  
general academic advising; university, college and department requirements; forms and petitions; referral to campus resources; student outreach and recruitment; event planning and coordination

Cindy Lai: Peer Adviser
offers a peer perspective on course selection, schedules and professors; peer advice on resources on campus, student recruitment and outreach; encouragement and advice in times of personal crisis

Office Hours and Contact Information





Office Hours

Professor Debashis Paul

(Undergraduate Vice Chair)





Kimberly McMullen

(Staff Adviser)



(e-mail preferred)

Winter 2018 Office Hours:*

Schedule appointments and view drop in hours at

Cindy Lai

(Peer Adviser)


 In person advising only.

Winter 2018 Drop In Hours:

Wednesday: 1:10-5pm

*If you are trying to meet with the staff adviser (Kim McMullen) in order to meet your mandatory advising requirement you may only fulfill that requirement by scheduling an appointment.  You may not attend drop in advising for mandatory advising.  

General Advising Guidelines

All statistics majors are required to meet with the major adviser to establish a Study Plan to guide the selection of courses that meet the major requirements and to ensure timely progress toward degree attainment.

  • Students are required to consult with the major adviser to establish a study plan in the major.
  • Students are recommended to check in with the major adviser on a regular basis.
  • All electives to be used to satisfy the major requirements need prior approval from the major adviser.
  • Any modification to the standard major course requirements must be approved by the major adviser and documented in the student file.

Mandatory Advising

Beginning Fall 2016, all second and fourth year+ students in Statistics will be required to fulfill a mandatory advising requirement.  A registration hold will be placed on your record but will be removed once you have met your mandatory advising requirement. You can find out more about mandatory advising here.