Anthropology Undergraduate Advising Team:

Director of Undergraduate Studies (Advising Coordinator):

Dr. Jennifer Muller, Anthropology, 3314 WWPH, Email:
The Director of Undergraduate Studies performs all advising responsibilities. In addition, she evaluates study abroad courses and financial aid progress reports; certifies graduation; addresses questions about policy; and mediates conflict or concerns for or about undergraduate majors. Scheduling appointments with the Director can be done via Pathways or email.

Faculty Advisors:

Upon declaring anthropology as a major, students choose, or are assigned, a member of Anthropology Department Faculty to act as their course advisor/mentor.
Please check Peoplesoft to find out who is your faculty advisor. Faculty advising combines both traditional academic advising advice and professional and career advising. Faculty contact information can be found here:

Peer Advisors:

Peer advising goals are to support undergraduate majors with course selection, disseminate information about faculty interests and research, provide general information about major requirements, and to serve as liaisons with various resources on campus. Scheduling appointments with Peer Advisors can be done via Pathways or email.


Brandon Torres (

Brandon is a senior pursuing a major in Anthropology and a certificate in GIS. He specializes in Mesoamerican archaeology and is interested in reconstructing ancient economic systems. In addition to being a Peer Advisor, Brandon is also the president of Pitt's Anthropology Club. You can reach him via email at

Advising Schedule

Dr. Jennifer Muller

      Office: WWPH 3314 

      Wednesdays 9:00am-10:30am (In-person or Zoom), Thursdays 11:00am-12:30pm (In-person or Zoom), and by appointment 

Peer Advisors:

Carsen Hanley-Witzel

      Fridays 12:00-1:00pm 

Katelyn Johnson

     Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm 

Maggie Shaheen

     Wednesdays 3:00-5:00pm 

Addie Shukausky

     Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm 

Brandon Torres

     Mondays 11:00am-12:00pm 

Leah Walper

     Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am 

Anthropology Club:

The Undergraduate Anthropology club offers workshops, hosts informal discussions, shows films, and organizes field trips for anthropology majors and others interested in anthropology. The Club welcomes new members at any time.  Join us at or email us at 

Lambda Alpha:

Lambda Alpha is the Anthropology National Honors Society. Pitt's Lambda Alpha chapter is the Delta Chapter of Pennsylvania. Lambda Alpha offers leadership positions, service opportunities, publication opportunities, potential scholarships, and a variety of social events! Applications are available at the beginning of each term for those students who meet the requirements.