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Office hours are a time when students are welcome to drop in without prior appointment. In some cases other students are already there, and if nothing is particularly private about what is being discussed, multi-party conversations can be enjoyable.
Despite orientation-week propaganda about the advantages of one-on-one student-faculty interaction, most students avoid office hours because professors are terrifying and/or smell funny, so there is rarely a crowd.
Various contingencies occasionally make me late or keep me away from office hours, although I try to have this announced on the door or the web site or both. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause.
Dept. of Anthropology, UCSD
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0532 USA
Located at: Soc. Sci. Bldg (SSB)
tel.: +1-858-822-0751 (direct)**
tel.: +1-858-534-4145 (dept. sec.)
fax: +1-858-534-5946 (dept. machine)
|Tweeting, friending, & texting:||Forget it.|
* Note to newcomers: SSB (Social Science Building), on the Roosevelt campus near RIMAC and the Supercomputer, is not the same as HSS (Humanities & Social Sciences Building), on the Muir campus, which does not actually house any social science departments. (Don't ask.) It is also not the same as the Student Services Center (SSC) east of the Chancellor's Office. (There is an official campus on-line map on which SSB is numbered 490. Click on "Buildings/ Roosevelt College /Social Sciences Building" and SSB will turn purple.)
** I check my voice mail (1-858-822-0751) only when I happen to come through the department, but the answering robot can take a message or offer you an alternative telephone number. Like all answering machines, it tends to make messages sound mushy, so speak slowly and distinctly and repeat a lot.
*** I do not look at Email every day —more like once a week on average. I also have all available spam filters trying to protect me from pornographers, thieves, corporations, and idiots. Please avoid spam-like subject lines such as "Hi!" to avoid being filtered directly into the E-trash. If your are a Nigerian widow, please do not ask me to marry you or launder money.
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