Each math major should speak to an advisor in the Department at least once each semester, during the process of registering for the following semester. The head advisor maintains regular hours during the term.

For information on advisors, email


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Math Major/Minor Planning Head Advisor
Emily Sergel
Placement, Basic Skills, Precalculus Lew Hirsch
– for Liberal Arts
– for Teachers
Melissa Lieberman
Transfers Nishali Mehta
Honors Calculus, High school applicants Michael Beals
Honors Track of Math Major Michael Beals
Actuarial Advising Joshua Salamon
Financial Mathematics Ana Mastrogiovanni
Web page

Biomathematics Planning: Head advisor
Policy: See web link
Web page
Education BA/MA Keith Weber
More information (GSE site)
Asst./Summer Advisor Melissa Lieberman


Advising Schedule, Hill Center

In light of current university operating status, the math advising office will not have access to voicemail. You may email the appropriate advisor with your questions. Please consult the chart above to determine which advisor you need to contact.

You can also arrange to speak to the Head/Assistant Advisors Prof. Sergel and Prof. Lieberman <> or the Placement / Basic Skills / Precalculus Advisor Prof. Hirsch <> by phone. To do this, send your phone number and availability by email. You will receive a call within 3 business days via a private line. (Note: It may show up on your phone as private caller, blocked number, or unknown number.) 


Head Advisor: Dr. Emily Sergel

Assistant Advisor: Dr. Melissa Lieberman
Office: Hill Center 308

The head advisor may be consulted on all questions relating to

  • Calculus courses
  • Upper Level courses
  • The Mathematics major or minor
  • General planning

The head advisor has regular drop-in hours during Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. No appointment is necessary.

Basic skills and Pre-calculus advising:  Placement

Dr. Lewis Hirsch
LSH-B Room 102 A (Livingston)



All course-related questions (including requirements) should be addressed to the Head Advisor. Policy questions are addressed on the Biomath website, which includes

  • A comprehensive FAQ addressing most questions which arise
  • Important information about the courses, regularly updated
  • Further contact information

Proficiency Exams

For general information about internal and full-credit proficiency exams, please read this webpage carefully. For exam dates or to schedule a proficiency exam, write to