HASC Staff

Management Team

Staff

Robert Ortega
Director

Contact:
bortega@hfa.ucsb.edu
HSSB 4001C
805-893-2993

Hours:
M-F: 7:30am - 12:00pm & 1:00 - 4:30pm

Duties - All HASC-supported Departments

  • Overall Management of the HSSB-Humanities Administrative Support Center including Policies and Procedures
  • Collaborates with Department Chairs on long term planning/special projects/appointments/other departmental matters including instructional computing
  • Liaison to Divisional Control Point
  • Provides leadership and oversight on all financial and academic personnel matters including budgeting, recruitment, merits and promotions, and curriculum planning
  • Administers sub 0 for all departments
  • Facilities & Safety
Staff

Ra Thea
Academic Advising, Manager

rthea@hfa.ucsb.edu
HSSB 4026
805-893-3316

Duties - All HASC-supported Departments

  • Managerial oversight of Student Services Unit
  • Student services policy and procedures
  • Curriculum planning and course scheduling
  • Master course approval and submission of GE proposals
  • Faculty workload reporting
  • Oversight of graduate admissions and funding
  • Academic Student Employee appointments and payroll
  • Allocation of reader hours
  • Program and enrollment data reporting
  • Space assignments for Visiting Scholars, Teaching Associates and Teaching Assistants
  • Student Services staff supervisor

Hours:
M-TH: 7:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Staff
  

Todd Humphreys
Academic Personnel & Financial Services, Manager

thumphreys@hfa.ucsb.edu
HSSB 4001B
805-893-4623

Duties - All HASC-supported Departments

  • Managerial oversight of Academic Services Unit
  • Financial and academic personnel policy and procedures
  • Budget forecasting, reporting, and consulting
  • Academic appointments and payroll
  • Financial/academic personnel staff supervisor

Support Team

Staff

AJ Hinojosa
Computer & Network Technologist - HASC Cluster

ajhinojosa@hfa.ucsb.edu
HSSB 4044
805-893-2731

Duties - All HASC-supported Departments

  • Website maintenance, updates, questions
  • Printer/copier configuration & networking
  • Media equipment loaning and assistance
  • Liaison between LSIT and faculty/staff
  • Administration of graduate lab computers

Hours:
M-F: 8:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Staff

Chelsea Simpson
Administrative Assistant

csimpson@hfa.ucsb.edu
HSSB 4001 (Front Desk)
805-893-5681

Duties - All HASC-supported Departments

  • Serve as the first contact in the Humanities Administrative Support Center for undergraduate and graduate students and for faculty members from the Classics, East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, History, and Religious Studies Departments;
  • Organize supplies procurement, maintenance orders, mail routing, printer and copier upkeep, key distribution, room reservations, administrative projects for the HASC staff, and academic projects for department faculty; and
  • Coordinate the teaching evaluation process for faculty and teaching assistants.

Hours:
M-F: 8:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Academic Personnel

Duties (all):

  • Merits and Promotions
  • Lecturer and Temp Appointments
  • Visas and Research Scholars
  • Leave, FMLA, and Sabbatical
  • Academic Recruitment/UC Recruit
Staff

Terri Dunson
Academic Personnel: Religious Studies

dunson@hfa.ucsb.edu
HSSB 4001
805-893-3215

Hours:
M-F: 7:00am - 4:00pm

Staff

Jacqueline Gutierrez
Academic Personnel: History

jgutierrez@hfa.ucsb.edu
HSSB 4001
805-893-3422

Hours:
M-F: 8:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Staff

Kelly Mellon
Academic Personnel: Classics & EALCS

kmellon@hfa.ucsb.edu
HSSB 4001
805-893-3731

Hours:
M-F: 8:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Academic Advising

Staff

Jolie Bernal
Undergraduate Advisor - Religious Studies

jbernal@hfa.ucsb.edu
HSSB 4034
805-893-2160

Duties -

  • Undergraduate student major, minor, and program advising
  • Undergraduate student petitions for major and minor requirements
  • General Education Area B questions and placements
  • Administration of placement exams
  • Prerequisite checking and clearance
  • Approval code administration
  • Beginning-of-quarter drops for non-attendance
  • Textbook and desk copy orders for Religious Studies

Advising Hours:
M-TH: 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm 
Administrative Hours:
M-TH: 8:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Staff

Monica I. Garcia, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Advisor – History

migarcia@hfa.ucsb.edu
HSSB 4036
805-893-2992

Duties -

  • Undergraduate student major, minor, and program advising
  • Undergraduate student petitions for major and minor requirements
  • Prerequisite checking and clearance
  • Approval code administration
  • One-time room reservations for History

Advising Hours:
9:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00
Administrative Hours:
M-F: 7:00-12:00 1:00-4:00  

Staff

Ruby Gutierrez
Undergraduate & Graduate Advisor - EALCS

rgutierrez@hfa.ucsb.edu
HSSB 4038
805-893-5478

Duties -

  • Graduate student advising and progress checks
  • Graduate recruitment and admissions
  • Prerequisite checking and clearance
  • Administration of placement/fluency exams
  • Undergraduate student major, minor, and program advising
  • Undergraduate student petitions for major and minor requirements
  • Textbook and desk copy orders (EALCS and History)

Advising Hours:
M-F: 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm 
Administrative Hours:
M-F: 8:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Staff

Sarah Manski
Graduate Advisor – History (for admissions)

smanski@hfa.ucsb.edu
HSSB 4030
805-893-2224

Duties -

  • Graduate recruitment and admissions
  • Teaching Assistant hiring and payroll
  • Graduate student advising and progress checks for Masters degrees and for Public Historical Studies 

Hours:
M-F: 8:00am-12:00pm

Staff

Jeanette Reyes
Graduate Advisor - Religious Studies

jreyes@hfa.ucsb.edu
HSSB 4032
805-893-2744

Duties -

  • Graduate student advising and progress checks
  • Graduate recruitment and admissions
  • Coordination of Central Fellowship submissions
  • Graduate Affairs Committee consultant
  • One-time room reservations for Graduate exams

Hours:
M-F: 8:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Staff

Darcy Ritzau
Graduate Advisor – History (for continuing students)

ritzau@hfa.ucsb.edu
HSSB 4028
805-893-3056

Duties -

  • Graduate student advising and progress checks
  • Coordination of continuing graduate student central and department fellowships
  • Graduate email list administrator
  • Graduate Affairs Committee consultant
  • Teaching Assistant recruitment, assignments and fee remissions 

Hours:
M-F: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Staff

Anna Roberts
Undergraduate & Graduate Advisor - Classics

aroberts@hfa.ucsb.edu
HSSB 4043
805-893-3556

Duties -

  • Graduate student advising and progress checks
  • Graduate recruitment and admissions
  • Teaching Associate, Teaching Assistant, GSR, and Reader recruitment, hiring, payroll, and fee remissions
  • Administration of placement/fluency exams
  • Coordination of Central Fellowship submissions
  • Coordination of graduate student funding
  • Textbook and desk copy orders for Classics only
  • One-time room reservations for Classics

Hours:
M-F: 8:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 5:00pm

 

Financial Services

Duties (all):

  • Business meeting, entertainment, travel, and miscellaneous reimbursements
  • Undergraduate and graduate RA hires (hourly)
  • Payroll for hourly employees
  • Graduate stipends (non-block grant)
  • Account Fund Management
  • Undergraduate stipends
  • Financial reports
Staff

Kate Tustin
Financial Assistant – Classics & EALCS

ktustin@hfa.ucsb.edu
HSSB 4001
805-893-5643

Hours:
M-F: 8:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Staff

Sean Garbutt
Financial Analyst – History

sgarbutt@hfa.ucsb.edu
HSSB 4001
805-893-2392

Hours:
M-F: 8:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Staff

Megan Moore
Financial Analyst – Religious Studies

mmoore@hfa.ucsb.edu
HSSB 4001
805-893-2557

Hours:
M-F: 8:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 5:00pm