University COVID-19 Updates: All Fall 2020 classes in Economics are being taught remotely. Revised Pass-Fail Policy can be found here.

Following University Policy and COVID-19 guidance, your Economics Advising Team will continue to be remote until further notice. Please use the link below to schedule an appointment with your advisor.




Peer Advising - last two drop-in sessions for the semester!  Tuesday, December 15th @ 2-3pm ET and Friday, December 18th @ 2-3pm ET. 

Zoomlink for meetings: Non-majors may request the link through email.

  • Students who have already declared Economics majors and minors may schedule appointments with Economics advisors by clicking on the "Make an Advising Appointment" button above.
  • Students planning to declare a major or minor in Economics must follow the instructions on the Economics Admissions web page and to submit a required Statement of Interest and attend a required Economics Information Session. You are also welcome to attend the Peer drop in hours.
  • Course Override Requests Read this form carefully and provide the requested information. An advisor will contact you when you have been added to the class or if more information is needed. If an instructor's permission is required, an advisor will contact you AFTER we have received the request from the instructor. Please review the course enrollment restriction dates before submitting an override request.
  • Drop-in advising is available during the times specified under each advisor's picture below, and only during the Fall and Spring semesters. Though we try to avoid it, drop-in hours are also subject to cancelation, and we encourage you to try to make an appointment, rather than dropping in. This gives your advisor time to prepare in advance for your meeting. ***Due to the remote Fall 2020 semester, only Peers will be holding drop in hours until further notice.***
  • For study abroad or transfer course approvals, help with Economics Independent Studies, Internships or general study abroad questions, questions about the Certificate in Applied Economics Research on Cooperative Enterprise, or questions about graduate school in Economics, please schedule an appointment with Valerie Voorheis using the Make an Advising Appointment above.
  • For Econ Majors who are Honors students, and have detailed questions on Honors requirements, please email Econ Honors Coordinator Itai Sher at to make an appointment.
  • For all other Economics Major or Minor Advising (e.g. graduation requirements, course planning, adding a second major, etc.): Please schedule an appointment with Stephanie Babinski Brewer, Flannery Weiss-Cruz, Jennifer Gross, or Valerie Voorheis using the Make an Advising Appointment above.
  • For further information on Economics Department contacts, check out our downloadable Undergraduate Resource Guide for help, or email
  • Majors can use our Economics Opportunities and Information Moodle! Keep up to date with Economics Department events and announcements, internship and job postings, fellowship opportunities, Undergrad Economics Club activities, helpful UMass resources, and info on other majors, minors and certificates to complement your studies in Economics! Click on "Economics Opportunities and Information" under "My Courses" when you log into Moodle!


Flannery Weiss-Cruz
Senior Academic Advisor

Last Names A-K
218 Crotty Hall
413-545-2568 (phone not currently available)
Fall/Spring Drop-in Advising: None F20

Stephanie Babinski Brewer
Senior Academic Advisor

Last names L-Z
220 Crotty Hall
413-545-0855 (phone not currently available)
Fall/Spring Drop-in Advising: None F20


Valerie Voorheis

Director of Undergraduate Advising
219 Crotty Hall
413-545-0954 (phone not currently available)


Portrait of Russell Janis
 Russell Janis
Internships Coordinator
205 Crotty Hall
413-545-3285 (phone not currently available)


Jennifer Gross
Advising Assistant
221 Crotty Hall

Global Education (Global Ed) Requirement Advising

The Global Education Requirement pertains only to SBS Bachelor of Arts majors who entered UMass prior to the Fall 2018 semester.

Students admitted prior to Fall 2018 whose primary major is Economics (or who are pursuing a dual degree with Economics and another major), are required to complete the 15-credit Global Ed Requirement for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS). The Global Education Requirement is managed and advised by SBS, so if you have substantive questions about Global Ed, make an appointment with or contact the Global Ed Coordinator.