Undergraduate Math Advising


Email Inquiries 

Please email mathadvisors@math.osu.edu from your official Ohio State email address and include specific and detailed information in your request. Emails from personal email accounts cannot be addressed with student privacy information.

Non-Math Majors: Math Advising Walk-in & Zoom Drop-in Schedule 

  • In-person walk-ins available in MA 217 M-F 10AM-12PM and MTWF 1PM-3PM  (First come, first served)
  • For Zoom drop-ins, please call 614-292-5450 M-F 10AM-12PM and MTWF 1PM-3PM to be provided a Zoom link.
  • Students wishing to change majors should first complete the Major Information Session. Instructions to schedule a phone or Zoom appointment will be given after finishing the course.

Math & Actuarial Pre-Majors and Majors:

  • In-person walk-ins available in MA 217. For Zoom drop-ins, please call 614-292-5450 
    • Advisor Anita Simpson - Walk-ins in MA217 M 10AM-12PM, Tu & W 1PM-3PM. Zoom drop-ins Th 10AM-12PM
    • Advisor Caitlin Burden - Walk-ins in MA 217 (& Zoom drop-ins) M & F 1PM-3PM, Tu & W 10AM-12PM
    • Advisor James Sutherland - Walk-ins in MA217 (& Zoom drop-ins) M & Th 10AM-12PM, Tu & F 1PM-3PM
    • Advisor Rodica Barbu - Zoom drop-ins M 1PM-3PM, W & F 10AM-12PM
    • Advisor Athena Yiamouyiannis - Walk-ins in MA217 Tu & F 10AM-12PM. Zoom drop-ins W 1PM-3PM
  • OnCourse appointment: To schedule an OnCourse appointment with your math or actuarial advisor please follow these instructions:
    • Log on to OnCourse: https://buckeyes.campus.eab.com/
    • Click the very large Blue “Schedule Appointment” button located on the top right side of the screen.
    • Click on the Meet With Your Success Team option. It will be under Other Appointment Options on the right side of the page.
    • Select your Advisor.
    • Select a service. Select the option that best fits the reason you want to meet with your advisor.
    • Find Available Time. You will now see all the available timeslots your advisor has open. Click on the timeslot you want to schedule.
    • In the comment box include what you want to talk about and any other information your advisor should know ahead of your appointment.

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Department of Mathematics Advisors

Rodica Barbu

Advises: Honors, Theoretical Specialization
Email: barbu.4@osu.edu
Appointment Hours:

Caitlin Burden

Advises: Financial Math Specialization
Email: burden.45@osu.edu
Appointment Hours

Anita Simpson

Advises: Applied, Biology, Education, IMME and Undecided Specializations
Email: simpson.837@osu.edu
Appointment Hours

James Sutherland

Advises: Financial Math Specialization
Email: sutherland.152@osu.edu
Appointment Hours: 

Athena Yiamouyiannis

Advises: Actuarial Science
Email: yiamouyiannis.1@osu.edu
Appointment Hours: 


Contact Information

217 Mathematics Building 
231 W. 18th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio, 43210-1174

Map: Mathematics Building

Preferred mode of contact is email:

Email: mathadvisors@math.osu.edu (Students should send emails from their Ohio State email account.)

Phone: 614-292-6994 If you do call, please leave a detailed voicemail, including your OSU name.# and a phone number, and we will return your call. You will receive a return call from "Unknown" so please pick up.