Advising Resources | Department of Anthropology

Advising Resources

Professor Nelson

Faculty Advisor

Office: Sycamore Hall 120 Phone: (940) 369-8449

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Professor Nelson is the Department of Anthropology's Faculty Advisor. You should contact her if you are an undergraduate student interested in declaring a major in Anthropology or are currently pursuing any of Anthropology's degree plans or certificates. In addition to helping you file a degree plan (D.A.R.F.) with the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, she can help advise you on course selections, anthropology tracks, and post-graduate advice. In addition, contact Professor Nelson if you are interested in field-school, study-abroad, internship, or substitution credit toward your Anthropology Major requirements.

You should make it a point to touch base with Professor Nelson at least once a semester to discuss your academic progress. In addition to advising you on the best path to complete your Anthropology degree plan, Professor Nelson serves as your point of reference for any issues or interests that might arise within the scope of Anthropology.

CLASS Advisors

Professor Nelson works closely with a dedicated team of CLASS (College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences) advisors who provide support for our students' comprehensive academic progress, advising on both Anthropology degree and CORE requirements. You should seek out a CLASS advisor if you are: considering declaring a double-major or minor, filing a graduation application, needing course advice, requesting transfer credit, or seeking information regarding campus resources.

Email CLASS advisors at:
Schedule an appointment at:
Office: GAB 220 Phone: (940) 565-2051

Ambassador/Special Envoy

Every year, two students represent the department and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) to the wider UNT community. The role of the Ambassador/Special Envoy is to "encourage spirit in the college and the university as a whole by assisting prospective, new and continuing students" (CLASS website). These representatives are the heart of our department. They are deeply involved in our Anthropology community through departmental initiatives like the newsletter, kickball, EXPO, Preview Day, and College Day.

You can reach out to our Ambassador/Special Envoy by emailing them at: They are there to help support and encourage you and help connect you with our Anthropology family!

Ambassadors are chosen by a committee that includes the Undergraduate Advisor, Director of Undergraduate Programs, Student/Faculty Liaison, and outgoing Ambassadors. If you'd like to learn more about the position click here:

This semester, our Ambassador is Lucille Gradillas (left), and our Special Envoy is Zachary O'Hara-Rowe (right).


Student/Faculty Liaison


Paola Vazquez is the Anthropology Student/Faculty Liaison for the 2022-2023 academic year. She is a senior getting her B.A. in Anthropology along with a Sustainability Certificate. Paola was a 2022 intern for the National Park Service-Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program as a Latino Outreach Coordinator. The Student/Faculty Liaison facilitates dialogue between students and staff in the Anthropology department. Paola will work to create an inviting and open space for students to share their suggestions and concerns. Please reach out to Paola for support or advice.