Need advising help?

Step 1: Learn About BECA's Degree Requirements

Prior to scheduling an advising appointment, check out the BECA major degree requirements here. If you are a Media Literacy minor, check out the requirements here. If you are earning your certificate in Music Recording Industry, check out the requirements here.


Step 2: Meet with a Faculty Advisor

You may meet with any of our faculty advisors, but we suggest you select an advisor with a focus area that matches your area of interest. Faculty advisors' office hours and contact information are listed below. Click on the faculty advisor name to see their profile.

BECA Faculty Advisors



Advising Expertise/Title 

Office Hours 

Make Appointment 


John Barsotti 

Audio Production 

Wed: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  

MH 115 

Thu: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.   

MH 115 

No Appointment Needed 

Melissa Camacho 

TV Theory, Media Criticism; Graduate Advisor, International Exchange Advisor  

Tue: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

Zoom by appointment 

Thu: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   

MH 337 drop-in only 

Navigator Link 

Graham Carpenter 

Television Production 

Tue: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Zoom 

Thu: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Zoom 


Jiyoung Cha 

Media Management, New Media. and Audience Behavior 

Mon: 3:20 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.  MH 315 

Thu: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. MH 315 

No Appointment Needed 

Christopher Clemens 

TV Studio Production, Video Field Production, Media Effects, Media Aesthetics, and Media Literacy; Undergraduate Advising Coordinator 

Wed: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  


Thu: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.   

MH 333 

Navigator Link 

Marie Drennan 

Scriptwriting and Media Theory 

Mon: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

Zoom or MH 349  

Wed: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

Zoom or MH 349 

Thu: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

Zoom or MH 349 

Calendly Link 

Andrew Hongo 

Broadcast Journalism and Video Production 

Tue: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.   

MH 317 / Zoom 

Thu: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  


Calendly Link 

Dina Ibrahim 

Performance, E-sports, and Broadcast Journalism 

Mon: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.   

MH 341 


Jeff Jacoby 

Audio and Radio Production 

Tue: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.   

MH 351 

Thu: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. MH351 

No Appointment Needed 

Hamid Khani 

Media Aesthetics and Production, Creativity and Design Thinking, and Media Literacy, 

Ashley Larson 

Media Effects, Broadcast Journalism and Sports 

Wed: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  



James Martin 

Post-Production Video Editing 

Wed: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  



Scott Patterson 

Research and Live Music Recording; Director for the certificate in Music Recording Industry (MRI). 

Mon: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  

MH 363 – Drop-in 

Tue: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Zoom by appointment 

Wed: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  

MH 363 by appointment 


Shabnam Piryaei 

Writing, Documentary, Creativity, Theory 

Sami Reist 

Theory, Environmental Communication 

Dr. Reist is on Leave Spring 2024 


Vinay Shrivastava 

Audio Production and Sound Aesthetics 

Dr. Shrivastava is teaching for Cinema Spring 2024 

Miriam Smith 

Media Management and Law 

Tue: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.   

MH 359 

Thu: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.   

MH 359 

No Appointment Needed 

Yumi Wilson 

Broadcast Journalism 

Thu: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  



Lena Zhang 

TV Field Production and Editing; BECA Dept. Chair 

Tue: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   

MH 339C 

No Appointment Needed 




Additional Resources

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Undergraduate Advising

Majors in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts (BECA) should consult with two advisors each semester:

  1. A BECA advisor and
  2. A general education (GE) and university requirements advisor in the University Advising Center.

Students who are completing a minor or an additional major should see an advisor in those programs as well.

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Graduate Advising

Graduate Coordinator - Melissa Camacho

The Division of Graduate Studies offers counseling and advising regarding issues ranging from applications to graduation.


Visit the Graduate Advising Center

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