Each Political Science student has two advisers. The first is their faculty adviser, and the second is the Political Science Coordinator.

Main Advisers

All students are assigned a faculty adviser when they declare the Political Science major. Students go to their faculty adviser with questions regarding course selection, academic progress, post graduate plans and any other concerns they have that relate to their position as Johns Hopkins students and Political Science majors. It makes sense for your faculty adviser to get to know you and you should see your adviser at least once per semester.

The second adviser is the Undergraduate Political Science Coordinator, Em Cytrynbaum. She is the go-to person for questions regarding the mechanics of the major. You should see her for questions on major requirements, transfer requests, Junior year clearance, and study abroad.

Em Cytrynbaum, Undergraduate Coordinator

Mergenthaler 281
Office Hours: By appointment only, Wednesdays 11:30am-1:30pm

Ms. Cytrynbaum’s Zoom Room 

Other Advising

In addition, you may choose to get to know Professor Steven R. David, the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) for Political Science. He is available to discuss any matters not covered by your other advisers or if you wish to just chat.

Steven David (
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Mergenthaler 362
Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:00am-noon, Wednesdays 3:00pm-4:00pm