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Graduate Academic Advising Office

Our team offers various options to meet your academic advising needs- Advisor Walk-in Hours, Academic Advising Appointments, and Peer Advisors .

In-Person Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Graduate Academic Advising Office

140 West 62nd Street
Suite 126

Email: gsbgraduate@fordham.edu

Academic Advising Hours

Advising Appointments: 

  • Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • To make an appointment, please click on your advisor’s name below and it will link you to calendly.
  • Each advisor has walk-in hours listed below.


Advisor Walk-in Hours

Advisor walk-in hours are times when you are welcome to log in or walk-in the advising suite with brief questions that pop-up for you throughout the week. If more in-depth advising is needed, students will be encouraged to schedule a follow-up appointment to address in full. Walk-ins do not require an appointment; advisors will remain present and available to meet with students for the duration of walk-in hours.

Walk-in hours are offered in group and individual formats. For group walk-ins, student questions will be addressed in a group format, so you may hear what other students are asking and engage with both your advisor and peers. During individual walk-in hours, you will be placed in a waiting room and let in on a first come, first-served basis to meet 1:1 with your academic advisor and ask questions privately.

Please also stay tuned-in to updates from your advisor, as there may be times when there are special events or circumstances that require an adjustment in your advisor’s scheduled walk-in hours.


Academic Advising Virtual Appointments

Academic advising virtual appointments are a great opportunity to set aside time for academic planning and to focus on your personal development. Appointments must be scheduled, online, in advance. Advising appointments can be scheduled in-person or virtually. Please note if you are more than 10 minutes late, you will need to reschedule the appointment to ensure your advisor has adequate time for you in the allotted schedule. Advisors may offer varying appointment lengths; you should sign up for an appointment length that meets your individual needs.

Contact your assigned advisor if you are unable to schedule an appointment during regular hours of operation, or if you are unable to identify an appointment in the next two weeks that works for you. You may also always feel free to send your advisors questions over email, and they will get back to you within 24-48 hours during business days.

To schedule a virtual advising appointment with your assigned academic advisor, click on your advisor’s name linked below.

Policy on “No Shows”

A limited number of appointments are available each week, and demand for those times is high. If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please cancel or reschedule as soon as possible. If you fail to show up for a scheduled appointment, it negatively impacts other students’ ability to access to advising appointments.

Etiquette for a Zoom advising appointment:

  • Think of your advising appointment like a professional job interview (minus the suit)! Zoom advising appointments should be treated with the same level of professionalism as an in-person advising appointment. Dress as though you are meeting your Advisor in person.
  • Hold yourself accountable to keeping your advising commitments and arrive on time. If you are more than ten minutes late, you will need to reschedule to ensure there is adequate time to meet your needs in the allotted window.
  • Turn on your video so your Advisor can see you and you can see them! It makes for a more personal virtual experience.
  • You should remain engaged with your Advisor throughout the online advising session. During the appointment, avoid leaving the camera window to walk around, checking your cell phone, talking to others around you, or opening irrelevant browser windows as this will detract from the meeting and is disrespectful of your advisor’s dedication to your time together.
  • Find a private space free from interruptions to fully engage in your advising appointment. If you are engaging in an individual advising appointment, the advising appointment should remain between you and your advisor. Please do not invite other students join your appointment unless this has been agreed upon with your advisor in advance.
  • Keep your Fordham email open and accessible leading up to and during your appointment session. Should any complications arise, your advisor will use your Fordham email to contact you with instructions or updates.

Graduate Academic Advisors

Lonnie Kussin, Ed.D.
Senior Assistant Dean

Lead Advisor
Student Advisory Council, Student Clubs

Supporting Advisor
MS Accounting/MS Taxation, MS Quantitative Finance, Full-Time MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA


Walk-in hours (in person):
Monday 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Thursday 3:00PM to 4:00PM

Susan McGowan, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean

Lead Advisor
MS Accounting/MS Taxation, MS Management, MS Management (Online), MS Strategic Marketing Communications (Online)

Supporting Advisor
MS Business Analytics, MS Finance (Online), MS Information Technology, MS Marketing Intelligence, MS Media Management


Walk-in hours:
Monday 2:00PM to 3:00PM (in-person and Zoom)
Thursday 3:30PM to 4:30PM (in-person and Zoom)

Christina Morales
Assistant Dean

Lead Advisor
MS Finance, MS Finance (Online), MS Quantitative Finance

Supporting Advisor
MS Management, MS Management (Online), MS Strategic Marketing Communications (Online)


Walk-in hours:
Tuesday 3:00PM to 4:00PM (in-person and Zoom)
Thursday 3:00PM to 4:00PM (in-person and Zoom)

Ilze Frierson
Assistant Dean

Lead Advisor
Full-Time MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA


Walk-in hours:
Monday 12:15PM to 1:15PM (in-person and on Zoom)
Thursday 12:15PM to 1:15PM (in-person and on Zoom)

Kathleen Kennon, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean

Lead Advisor
MS Applied Statistics and Decision-Making, MS Business Analytics, MS Information Technology, MS Marketing Intelligence, MS Media Management

Supporting Advisor
MS Finance


Walk-in hours:
Wednesday 1:00PM to 2:00PM (in-person and on Zoom)
Thursday 3:00PM to 4:00PM (in-person and on Zoom)

Elizabeth Ostler, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Student Engagement


Ally Callaghan
Associate Director for Academic Advising and Student Engagement


Madie Young
Administrative Assistant


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