Our Advising Philosophy

Academic advising is an educational process that facilitates students’ understanding of the meaning and purpose of higher education. It fosters intellectual and personal development towards academic success and lifelong learning. 

Academic Advisors

Academic Advisors provide academic counseling on matters of curriculum, course selection, degree requirements, and university policies. They evaluate student problems, academic and administrative, and refer students as necessary to appropriate student services offices for additional counseling. 

First Year Advising

First-Year Advisors support first-time freshmen during their first year in Dornsife Economics. Connect with them to explore academic resources, career development, course-planning, and other campus opportunities..

Dahlie Conferido (Last Names A-Hs)

(213) 740-2534

GFS 320 


Lisa Perkins (Last Names Hu-Ph)

Nicole Srednick (Last Names Pi-Z)

Continuing Student Advising

Jessica Ybarra (Last Name A-F, N, O, P)

(213) 821-4316

KAP 357


Juan Lopez (Last Name G-M)

(213) 821-4316

KAP 357


Jon Caponetto (Last Name Q-Z)

(213) 821-4316

KAP 357


Student Programs Advisor

Karina Chicas

(213) 740-8335

KAP 302A

Karina assists the Undergraduate Director in organizing career/graduate events. Works collaboratively with student organizations, Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society (ODE), the undergraduate Economics Association (UEA), and the alumni board Economics Leadership Council (ELC). She also monitors our Economics tutoring center.

Director of Teaching and Curriculum

Mark Moore

Office Hours: KAP 310C By Appointment Only

Professor Moore is available to discuss career planning and concerns, internships, possibilities for graduate study, choice of major or minor, and any matters relating to the undergraduate experience in the economics department. Discussions about topics of economic interest are also welcomed. 

  • University of Southern California | Department of Economics | Department Chair: Romain Ranciere
  • Phone: (213) 740 - 8335