Undergraduate Faculty Advising

Advising During the Coronavirus Shutdown

At present, all classes at Kent State have shifted to remote instruction, the Computer Science Department's main office is closed, and all faculty and staff are working from home.
That does not mean that advising has shut down, however! The College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Advising office has moved online, as have the Computer Science Department's undergraduate faculty advisors. See below for information on remote undergraduate faculty advising in the Computer Science Department.


Why Do I Have Two sets of Advisors?

At Kent State University, undergraduate students are supported by two sets of advisors: professional undergraduate advisors in the College of Arts and Sciences and undergraduate faculty advisors in the Department of Computer Science.

College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Advising

The college's professional advisors are the ideal resource for students who want to discuss transfer credit, AP credit, placement into Math or other courses, or graduation requirements. Their Offfice of Undergraduate Advising and Student Services is located in 105 Bowman Hall and they can be reached by email at ASAdvise@kent.edu

Department of Computer Science Undergraduate Faculty Advising

The department's faculty advisors are the ideal resource for students who want to discuss computer science in general, the requirements for the major, the optional concentrations, or specific courses. They can also discuss your course plan for the next semester or two, and help you select electives to meet your interests.

If you would like to ask a question by email, please contact the faculty advisors as a group by sending email to ugradinfo@cs.kent.edu

If you would like to speak to a faculty advisor in person, we cannot meet with you face-to-face at the moment, but we would be happy to arrange an online advising appointment during our office hours (listed below). To arrange an appointment, please just send an email to that specific faculty advisor and they will arrange the online meeting. For that meeting, it would be ideal for you to be at a computer with audio, and while you're welcome to use a webcam, that is not required. If none of the times below work for you, send email to ugradinfo@cs.kent.edu with your availability and we will reach out to you.

  The current list of undergraduate faculty advisors is below.

Spring 2021 - Dr. Augustine (Gus) Samba, 272 MSB, 330-672-9102, asamba@kent.edu
Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and by appointment

Spring 2021 - Ms. Maha Allouzi, 272 MSB, 330-672-9102, mallouzi@kent.edu
Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and by appointment 

Spring 2021- Dr. Jong-Hoon Kim, 236A MSB, 330-672-9060, jkim72@kent.edu
Office Hours: Wednesday 12:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and by appointment

Spring 2021 - Dr. Kwangtaek Kim, 260 MSB, 330-672-9061, kkim17@kent.edu
Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and by appointment available upon request