FALL 2019
NOTE: Read the policies on office hours, below, before you come to see me.
Mondays: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Wednesdays: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Room: Clemens 1003

Alternative hours, but only under very special circumstances,
may be arranged by talking to me after class



Policies on Office Hours

  • 1) If it is important (yes, from your point of view) that you see me as soon as possible, you are ALWAYS--repeat: ALWAYS--welcome to come to one of my classes and walk in or wait for the class to end. If you walk in, I will stop the class proceedings and I will give you my undivided attention. To find out what classes I am teaching, check the school class schedule via your MYUB page.

  • 2) Students, current as well as former students, are ALWAYS (repeat: ALWAYS) welcome to come and see me during my office hours--even without prior notification! (I owe my job as a teacher to you; therefore, I am here for you amidst my other mandatory work commitments--e.g. research. However, however, item 8 below also applies!)

  • 3) If you are in one of my courses, make sure you have checked all the information available about the course on the class home page (announcements, syllabus packet, etc.) before coming to see me. And always, always bring paper and pen with you.

  • 4) There will be no office hours when classes, as per university calendar, are not in session.

  • 5) After the last day of classes, the hours above will change.

  • 6) You are ALWAYS welcome to bring an escort with you (parent, grandparent, peer, friend, and so on).

  • 7) For the duration of the time you are in my office I will give you my undivided attention and I will expect the same from you; therefore, all your electronic devices must be switched off and in your bag--otherwise I may prematurely cut short our meeting.

  • 8) All e-mails you send me must have an appropriate subject heading and must begin and end with this salutation and closure: Dear Dr. ....  and Sincerely.... Otherwise, you may not get a response. (In case those who raised you did not teach you this: democracy and freedom does NOT mean a license to be discourteous! Or an entitlement to an unearned sense of entitlement. Besides, you are not my long lost cousin from Timbuktu! See my policy on e-mails in the syllabus packet.)