Communication Studies

Welcome to Communication Studies

Our main department office in AS-309 will be closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 safety measures that have been implemented on campus. Please email the department chair ( or the department assistant ( if you have any questions or concerns.

Mental Health Resources

Emergency: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at (800) 273-8255 or you can message the Crisis Text Line by texting “HOME” to 741-741 and a crisis responder will assist you.
CSULB CAPS: If you find yourself in need of assistance, you can still contact CAPS: CAPS at (562) 985-4001.
Online: There are other online resources about your mental health and coping: MENTAL HEALTH & COPING – COVID-19: (includes links for families and children)

Basic Needs Resources

Beach Pantry:

Cal Fresh:

Student Emergency & Wellness:


Department Chair

Dr. Jennifer Asenas


Email to schedule appointment

General Advising Information

Office Phone Number Office Location Office Advising Hours

(562) 985-2136




















Spring 2020 Online Advising


email or melanie  with questions or to set up a phone appt. during their normally scheduled advising hours.

Melanie Whitney — contact Mondays & Wednesdays

Dawn Kelsey — contact on Tuesdays & Thursdays


Weekly Hours

Mondays: 9:20-12:20pm

Tuesdays: 12-3:45pm

Wednesdays: 9:20-12:20pm

Thursdays: 12-3:45pm



Undergraduate Advisors

Advisor E-Mail
Melanie Whitney
Dawn Kelsey



Graduate Advisors

Advisor Name Advisor Information Additional Information
Chris Duerringer

By appointment