• 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.
  • 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, so your advisor will have time to prepare in advance for your meeting. Thank you.
  • 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 Leah Dodson if your last name starts with any of the letters A-F using the Make an Advising Appointment above.
  • Please schedule an appointment with Daniel Hamlet if your last name starts with any of the letters G-O using the Make an Advising Appointment above.
  • Please schedule an appointment with Stephanie Brewer if your last name starts with any of the letters P-Z 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!


Leah Dodson
Academic Advisor
Student Last Names A - F

220 Crotty Hall
Fall/Spring Drop-in Advising:
Wednesday 10:30-12:30
Thursday 2-4


Daniel Hamlet
Academic Advisor
Student Last Names G - O

221 Crotty Hall
Fall/Spring Drop-in Advising:
Tuesday 1:30-3:30

Thursday 10-12


Stephanie Brewer
Academic Advisor
Student Last Names P - Z

218 Crotty Hall
Fall/Spring Drop-in Advising:
Tuesday 9:30-11:30
Wednesday 1-3



Valerie Voorheis

Director of Undergrad Advising
219 Crotty Hall

Portrait of Russell Janis
 Russell Janis
Internships Coordinator

 On sabbatical Spring 2020 -
 See Valerie Voorheis


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.