Human Services

Human Services Menu


285 Jay Street
Academic Complex 805 (A-805)
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Phone: 718-260-5135
Fax: 718-254-8530


Monday: Fully Remote — 8:30am — 5 pm

Tuesday: In Office — 10am — 4pm

Wednesday: In Office — 10am — 4pm

Thursday: In Office — 10am — 4pm

Friday: College is closed

Advisement Information

Human Services Department


JANUARY 25TH — MAY 16TH, 2023

Are you ready to be advised? The department offers advisement via zoom, email, or in-person in Spring 2023. Here is what you need to do before joining the advisement session.

Advisors can answer/assist in all department/course policies, such as:

  • TAP flags;
  • Proof of credits;
  • Career/graduate school consultation;
  • Review your Advisement Guide;
  • Report to Register any changes needed;
  • Answers general questions; and Referral to other depts.

Chairperson does not hold advisement hours. Therefore, the chain of command is to start with an advisor first as they can assist you with most issues. If an issue needs further assistance, the Advisor will contact the Chair on your behalf and follow up with you.

Change of Curriculum: If you need to change your curriculum, fill out a change of curriculum form and submit the form on Registrar Student Submission Link. Do not send your form to the HUS faculty or the chairperson.

Before Advisement Sessions:
Students are to view the Sample Advisement Guide; their CUNYfirst Student Summary; Transcript; Degree Works to successfully complete their Guide where there are no empty cells where students have/are/will take a course.

Zoom or Email Advisement (No appointment necessary - stay in Waiting Room)
Students must send three documents via email to a faculty advisor right before the zoom or email advisement session:

Please read the below instructions carefully to best experience in-person advisement.

  1. Send your questions/inquiries ONLY to an advisor you wish to get advisement.
  2. Follow the below instructions when sending your documents via email.
    1. Email Subject Line: Your name, emplid, and state that you need advisement
      Example Email Subject Line: John Doe, Emplid 12345678, Advisement needed
    2. Email Attachment: Completed Advisement Guide, degreeworks in pdf format, transcript in pdf format
    3. Email Context: Include all necessary information and be specific about your question, such as:
      • Tap Flag: What is the course that is being tap flagged?
      • Registration issue: What do you see on your screen? What is the hold about? Or something else
  3. If you send a BLANK Advisement Guide to a faculty advisor, you will be asked to complete the guide and re-join the session. Advisors will not fill out the Advisement Guide form for you.
  4. Do NOT send the same inquiries to all advisors. Instead, choose the time you wish to be advised, and send your information/questions to an advisor assigned to that session.
  5. Faculty advisors will only respond to you during their advisement hours. For zoom advisement, be mindful as you may have to wait in the zoom waiting room for a reasonable amount of time as zoom advisement is individual advisement. Students will be advised on a first-come, first-serve basis.

In-Person Advisement

Students must bring below three documents to the in-person session:

Overrides: Overrides are ONLY helpful for students with all the prerequisites, but the system will not allow registration.
  1. You need to see a faculty advisor first to ensure you are eligible to take a course.
  2. Once your eligibility is verified, send an override request to Dr. Cho at

    When sending your override request, your email SHOULD INCLUDE the following information:

    • Email Subject Line: your name and Emplid
    • Email Context:
      1. Course Number (HUS 1101) and Course Section (E688)
      2. Degree Audit to showcase you have the prerequisites
      3. Name of the faculty and the date of a meeting you had to confirm your override qualification

Overrides will not be given to an already closed section OR if you did not complete prerequisite courses.


Day Time Professor Advisement Method
Monday 1:00pm - 3:00pm Dr. Smita Dewan In-Person
3:00pm - 5:00pm Dr. Martin Garfinkle Zoom:
Meeting ID: 858 3357 5952
Passcode: 805769
Tuesday 11:30am - 12:30pm Dr. Mery Diaz Zoom:
Meeting ID: 914 9505 0167
Passcode: MDiaz
5:30pm - 6:00pm Prof. Powell Zoom:
Meeting ID: 812 2748 7762
Passcode: 057125
1/31/23 — 5/16/23
(No Advisement on Feb 21 & April 11)
9:00am - 11:00am Dr. Justine Pawlukewicz Zoom:
Meeting ID: 875 2358 7240
Password: HUS
Wednesday 5:00pm - 5:30pm Prof. Powell Zoom:
Meeting ID: 842 3620 2594
Passcode: 840761
Thursday 8:00am - 10:00am Dr. Victor Ayala Via Email:
11:30am - 12:30pm Dr. Mery Diaz Zoom:
Meeting ID: 914 9505 0167
Passcode: MDiaz
12:45pm - 1:45pm Prof. Powell Zoom:
Meeting ID: 835 9917 0877
Passcode: 905500