Your First Term
The Sociology Department's graduate advisor is Dr. Akihiko Hirose. You should meet with him before you start your first term.
Your Committee Chair
Whether you plan to complete a thesis or a project, you will need a three-member committee to guide and review your work. Once appointed, your committee chair will assume your mentoring and academic advising throughout your program.
By the end of your first semester, you should have identified a committee chair from the regular faculty in the department. Together with the committee chair, you will then decide on the other two members of the committee. For more information on the process of identifying and enlisting the right committee chair, see the Guidelines for Graduate Students.