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Are you an UNDECLARED student? If so, all of our advisors are ready to assist you! Please either call our main desk at (714) 744-7959 or email advising@chapman.edu and you will be directed to the appropriate advisor for assistance. In addition, if you look in your Student Center via my.chapman.edu, you will see your advisor's name showing in the "Advisor" box on the right-hand side.

Please feel free to send an email with an advising question any time. We're here to help!

If you would like to schedule an appointment with an advisor, call our office at (714) 744-7959 or visit the front desk in Beckman 405. We do not schedule appointments by email.

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science majors (Creative Writing, English, French, History, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish), we are in the process of hiring a specialist advisor for your college. In the meantime, any of the advisors in our office can assist you!  We do not schedule appointments by email but if you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our office at 714-744-7959 or visit the front desk in Beckman 405. If you have a general advising question, you can send an email to advising@chapman.edu.

Roberto Coronel

Director of Academic Advising

Roberto began at Chapman in 2010. As Director, Roberto oversees the undergraduate academic advising services provided by the Academic Advising Center. Prior to coming to Chapman, he served as the Assistant Director of the Academic Advising Center and Coordinator of Academic Probation and Disqualification Services at CSU Fullerton. Additionally, he served as Assistant Director of the Student Access to Science Center at CSU Long Beach, and as the Associate Director of the Mesa Engineering Program (MEP) and the Mesa Schools Program (MSP) at CSU Fresno.

Joe Barrett, M.A.

Academic Advisor
Testing Coordinator and Specialist advisor for Dismissal Students

I earned both my B.A. and M.A. in American Studies from Cal State Fullerton where I also worked as an academic advisor prior to joining Chapman University in late 2007. My primary duties at Chapman are related to testing, dismissal advising, and to assist students with meeting all of their requirements so that they may graduate in a timely manner. Outside of advising I am interested in US cultural history and the built environment and may one day pursue a Ph.D. in order to study these things further. For the time being, however, I find great pleasure in reading, writing, photography, cycling and drinking coffee.

Dina Bartoloni Mai, M.S.

Assistant Director and Academic Advisor
Specialist advisor for all College of Performing Arts majors, and Art, Art History, and Graphic Design majors

I came to Chapman University in February 2012. Born and raised in the city of Orange, I am very excited to be working here at Chapman! I earned my B.A. in History with a minor in English and American Literature from the University of Southern California. After graduating from USC, I worked at UC Irvine as an Undergraduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Earth System Science. With a passion for assisting college students achieve academic success, I then moved to California State University, Fullerton, to work as an Academic Advisor in the Academic Advisement Center. While at CSUF I earned my M.S. in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education and a Certificate in Community College Studies. Outside of work, I enjoy going to the theater (I love musicals!), watching movies, TV, and my favorite sports teams (go Angels! go Trojans!), traveling, hiking, reading, and taking care of my dog, Betty White (yes, that's her name).

Jessica Chavez

Academic Advisor
Specialist advisor for all School of Communication majors

I joined the Chapman family in November 2018. I am a Southern California native, having completed my A.A. from Orange Coast College then my B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach. I am currently working on my graduate degree in Public Policy & Administration at CSULB. I worked at Long Beach for four years in the College of Health & Human Services Advising Center before deciding to make the move to Chapman. When I am not working or studying I enjoy knitting, crocheting, spending time at the beach, and going to the dog park with my pup, Marshmallow. I’m excited to be a Panther and help support student success!

Brittnie Ferguson

Academic Advisor
Specialist advisor for all Fowler School of Engineering majors

I earned my B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Channel Islands and I studied psychology in graduate school at California State University, Fullerton. I love doing research on multiculturalism and I intend to pursue this topic in the future when I apply for doctoral programs in education. After serving as a graduate student assistant for the HSS Student Success Center at California State University, Fullerton I am excited to begin my academic advising journey here at Chapman University. I am very passionate about working with students to help them achieve their academic goals and am grateful that I have the opportunity to do this at Chapman. For recreation I love to watch movies, spend time with my family, travel abroad, and I frequently attend operas/plays/musicals.

Natalie Figueroa

Administrative Assistant

After four years of being a student assistant in the Academic Advising Center, I am excited to remain in the office as the administrative assistant supporting staff and students. I’ve been a Panther since 2014 and graduated with my B.A. in English Literature and Holocaust Studies in May of 2018. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, reading, and cuddling with my fur baby, Sugar. I’m thrilled to be continuing my journey as a Panther and hope to assist you in any way that I can.

Heather Garcia, M.S.

Academic Advisor
Specialist advisor for all Dodge College of Film and Media Arts majors


Mrs. Garcia is currently out of the office on maternity leave and will not be returning to the Academic Advising Center (AAC) this semester. She is still available on a limited basis to answer emails through the first week of November. Please begin to direct all questions to the main office at that point.

The rest of the AAC advising team is available to assist Dodge students during this transition. If you have general education (GE), undeclared, or any general advising questions, please email advising@chapman.edu or call our front desk at (714) 744-7959 for assistance. 

I came to Chapman University in 2017 from APU where I worked in Academic Advising and the Registrar’s office and I have also experience in housing and residence life when I worked at Texas Christian University and leadership development while working at Mount Saint Mary’s University. I earned my A.A. from Antelope Valley College, my B.A. in Liberal Studies from Cal State Northridge, and my M.S. in College Counseling and Student Development from Azusa Pacific University, so you could say I loved being a student and consider myself a lifelong learner. My passion is working in higher education and I am excited to be able to guide and assist Dodge College students with meeting all of their degree requirements. I was born and raised in Southern California and now live in Irvine with my husband and our two pets. When I’m not working you can find me trying a new recipe or restaurant, catching up on TV shows or movies, or traveling and collecting experiences!

James Mateik, M.S.

Academic Advisor
Specialist advisor for all Argyros School of Business and Economics majors

I am very excited to be at Chapman University! I grew up in Southern California where I graduated twice from California State University, Long Beach. The first time I received my Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, which led me to a brief career as a Forest Ranger. After a few years, I went back to CSULB and graduated with a Master of Science in Counseling, with my program emphasis in Student Development in Higher Education. Prior to coming to Chapman, I was a Career Center Advisor at California State University, Fullerton. I am passionate about serving others and assisting students with their journey in higher education. In my leisure time, I enjoy playing basketball, camping, traveling and spending time with family.

Nicole Nungaray

Academic Advisor
Specialist advisor for all Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences majors

After graduating from Chapman with a B.S. in Kinesiology in the Spring of 2018, I couldn’t stay away and began my journey as an academic advisor the beginning of 2019. As a student, I was involved in Promising Futures, Greek Life, LatinX, YoungLife, Chapman Radio, the Chapman Diversity Project, and I also worked as a tour guide. My passion for assisting students stemmed from trying to navigate my own college experience as a first-generation college student and all the support I received while doing so. I had no idea what type of impact my Chapman experience would have on me, and I’m looking forward to supporting and seeing students through their own unique journeys! Outside of advising, I enjoy listening to a wide variety of music, writing poetry, eating spicy foods, making people laugh, the color pink, and cuddling with my precious pup, Marley.

Irene Quinlan, M.A.

Academic Advisor
Specialist advisor for all Schmid College of Science and Technology majors and Integrated Educational Studies majors

In the Spring of 2012, I joined the Academic Advising Center. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, from which I relocated, I was an Academic Advisor at Texas A&M University, San Antonio. I also received my B.A. in Psychology from Texas A&M and completed my M.A. in Counseling. I enjoy working with students and look forward to meeting with each of you as we work together to meet your academic goals. When I'm not working or studying, I enjoy getting acquainted with California by exploring all my newly adopted state has to offer.