Is this your first year at ASU?
First-year students (not including new transfer students or online students) receive advising support in Armstrong Hall.
The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SHPRS) is committed to your success as a student at ASU and beyond. Academic advisors are here to help you successfully transition to the university and make progress towards your educational goals and graduation by making sure you understand curricula, policies and procedures.
Due to the novel coronavirus situation, advising appointments for all students are currently being conducted by phone or Zoom meetings. Please click the button above to schedule and you’ll see further instructions. Thank you!
Please note that the online scheduling system only shows available appointments over the next two weeks. If you see a message saying that no appointments are available, this means that all appointments are currently full. Please return to the scheduling system the next business day to see additional appointments.
Meeting with Your Advisor
In your meetings with your advisor, you will identify academic and career goals, create and implement plans and assume responsibility for your education. You should meet with your advisor at least once per semester.
PLEASE NOTE: When you schedule your appointment, please include the following in the Notes section:
- Your phone number
- The reason(s) for your appointment
Appointments cannot be scheduled by phone or e-mail.
Due to the novel coronavirus situation, we are unable to offer walk-in advising at this time. However, advisors are available to assist you via e-mail, phone, and Zoom. If you have quick questions, please e-mail SHPRSAdvising@asu.edu and we will respond as soon as possible. If you need more in-depth advising, please schedule an appointment through the link above. We have added additional appointment times in place of walk-in advising hours. Your appointment will be conducted by phone or Zoom (your advisor will call you at the number you provided or send you a Zoom link prior to your appointment).
Same-Day Express Advising Hours:
Due to the novel coronavirus situation and the transition to teleworking for employees, we are unable to offer same day “express” appointments at this time. However, advisors are available to assist you via e-mail, phone, and Zoom. If you have quick questions, please e-mail SHPRSAdvising@asu.edu and we will respond as soon as possible. If you need more in-depth advising, please schedule an appointment through the link above. We have added additional appointment times in place of the same day “express” hours. Your appointment will be conducted by phone or Zoom (your advisor will call you at the number you provided or send you a Zoom link prior to your appointment).
Meet your advisors
Manisha Master is the Advising Manager for SHPRS. Manisha earned her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Spanish and Business and a Master’s in Higher and Postsecondary Education, both from Arizona State University. Prior to joining the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Manisha worked as an Evaluator in Undergraduate Admissions and as an Academic Advisor for students in the Bachelor of Liberal Studies online degree completion program. She has had an interest in advising since she was an undergraduate and really enjoys the opportunity to work with students throughout their university experience.
Michael Currey joined the SHPRS advising staff in the fall of 2010. He holds Master's degrees in Philosophy and History from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and has extensive experience in a variety of positions in higher education, including academic advisor, program coordinator, and curriculum analyst. He thoroughly enjoys working with students, helping them to succeed in college and in life.
Amy Kaiman is an Academic Success Specialist in SHPRS. She holds a BA degree in English Literature from the City College of New York, and an MS in Education in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Lehman College. She served as a Career and Internship Advisor at Lehman College in New York City and has been teaching English since 2001. Most recently, she served as an educator for ASU’s Global Launch Program, helping international students prepare for their degree programs. She loves to give advice and looks forward to helping students explore their options and make decisions about their futures.
Kristin Farnsworth is an Academic Advisor in SHPRS. She is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education at Arizona State University. Kristin has worked with students from a variety of backgrounds, including students in the Early Childhood Education, students in Youth Corrections in the State of Utah and has also taught English online. Most recently Kristin worked in the Academic Transfer Credit Solutions Office at ASU. She loves helping students navigate their ASU experience.
Krista Kilian is an undergraduate Academic Advisor for the SHPRS. She provides academic advising to on-campus and online students in all SHPRS majors, minors and certificates. Prior to joining SHPRS, Krista worked as a Teaching Assistant while pursuing her Masters degree in History at Arizona State University. After earning her degree, she worked in the Fulton Schools of Engineering as a Student Services Coordinator for the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. Krista has always had an interest in advising and enjoys helping students achieve their academic goals, both in the classroom and beyond.
You're in good hands.
"As I sat through my first-ever college course at ASU, I noticed that my introductory class was larger than the entirety of my high school. You can imagine how nervous I was for this new and radically different experience! My fears were immediately put to rest when I met my advisor. He welcomed me and explained that the SHPRS advising team has a goal of providing encouragement, support, and a family-like atmosphere to help me achieve the highest form of success at ASU. After graduation, I realized that my advisor was an integral part of my success. He was more than a mentor and advisor...he was an encourager and friend. I'll always be grateful for my amazing experience within the SHPRS community at ASU."
- Brian Pavey, 2014 Philosophy and Religious Studies graduate