History Department
History Department

History Undergraduate Advising Office

Come to History Undergraduate Advising to:

  • explore history as a new major
  • create a degree-plan as a current major
  • discuss post-graduation plans
  • find out about history courses and faculty
Garrison Hall (GAR), Room 1.140

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9-11:45 a.m., 1-4 p.m.

To schedule an appointment with a history advisor, please go here. Both current and prospective history majors are welcome to schedule appointments. For brief questions, we do accept walk-ins during our regular office hours.

Mailing address
Undergraduate Advising Office, History Department
University of Texas at Austin
128 Inner Campus Dr. B7000
Austin, Texas 78712-1739

Academic Advisors

somersSusan C. Somers, Academic Advising Coordinator
Susan’s time with the Department of History began in 2005 when she arrived in Austin to study early modern European history in graduate school. She began her career as an academic advisor for the Department in 2010. Over the years, she’s advised in History, Classics, and Philosophy, and in 2018 she returned home to Garrison Hall to lead the History advising team. Susan earned her BA in History and Philosophy from Washington & Lee University and her MA in History from The University of Texas at Austin. She is mom to two daughters who keep her busy with dance, Girl Scouts, and toddler-proofing. Her husband teaches Economics at ACC. She loves Star Wars, figure skating, and urban transit.

plutaKevin Pluta, History Associate Academic Advisor, came to the University of Texas from New York in 1995, and with the exception of six years at the College of Charleston, he has been at UT ever since. He was a Classics major, and remained in the Classics Dept. until 2018, when he joined History Advising.

gentryJason Gentry, History Senior Academic Advisor, joined the History Advising team in February 2016. He started at UT in 2000 with an advising position in the International Office and has also served as academic advisor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the College of Education. Jason enjoys working with students and their families from first campus visits and orientation all the way through graduation.  He earned his BA in History and English at Texas A & M Corpus Christi, but reports that he “got here as fast as he could.” When not helping students, Jason can be found skateboarding and surfing with his son, cooking dinner for family and friends, or playing guitar.

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