History Department
History Department

Undergraduate Program Advising Office

Come to History Undergraduate Advising to:

  • explore history as a new major
  • create a degree-plan as a current major
  • discuss post-graduation plans
  • find out about history courses and faculty
Garrison Hall (GAR), Room 1.140

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9-11:45 a.m., 1-4 p.m.

History undergraduate advisors are usually available on a walk-in basis, so feel free to come by any time during our office hours.

Mailing address
Undergraduate Advising Office, History Department
University of Texas at Austin
128 Inner Campus Dr. B7000
Austin, Texas 78712-1739

Academic Advisors

nancy sutherland

Nancy A. Sutherland

Nancy A. Sutherland, History Academic Advisor since 1995 
Over 25 years experience working with college students in three large state universities. Came to The University of Texas in 1987 as an academic advisor in the Testing Center. Served seven years as the senior advisor in the College of Fine Arts Dean's Office and was the first full time, non-faculty advisor in the Department of History beginning in 1995.

Two time recipient of the James W. Vick Texas Excellence Award for Academic Advising nominated by students in Fine Arts and History. Longtime member of NACADA.  Past program chair for UT Academic Counselors Association.  Earned Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M University in Education, Curriculum, and Instruction and Lifetime Texas Teaching Certification in History.

Academic Advisor Tom Griffith

Tom Griffith

Thomas H. Griffith, History Academic Advisor since 2004     
Joined the College of Liberal Arts as an academic advisor in 2000 and became an advisor in the History Department in 2004.   Advises history majors from orientation through graduation.

Recipient of the James W. Vick Award for Academic Advising, Tom began working at UT-Austin with Student Academic Records in the Registrar's Office in 1996.   Earned Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Houston with majors in Russian Studies and Journalism.

Dr. Michael Schmidt

Michael Schmidt

Michael Schmidt,
History Academic Advisor since 2014
Michael joined the History Advising team in 2014 after finishing a Ph.D. in History at UT Austin. His doctoral work focused on twentieth century German cultural history and the history of music and he served as a teaching assistant and assistant instructor in the History department for many years. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from UT.

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