Undergraduate Advising

The FSU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s Advising Office is dedicated to the success of our students. Our four, full-time staff members are here to help them navigate:


  • Course planning and registration
  • FSU policies
  • Degree requirements
  • Career planning
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Research & scholarship opportunities
  • Major changes (within Chemistry programs)
  • Hold removals
  • Resource referrals


We expect our students to meet with a department advisor at least once per semester. During these meetings we’ll check on their progress towards university and degree requirements as well as explore available opportunities. We understand that university requirements can sometimes be difficult to navigate and our top priority is to serve as a resource and advocate as they progress towards a bachelor’s degree.


Contact Us

Our advisors are available via email and phone during regular business hours (M-F, 8:00am–5:00pm). We are also available for in-person meetings during walk-in hours and by appointment. Walk-in hours are set each semester. Notifications will be sent if there is a change to the schedule. Appointments can be set as well – please just email your advisor to arrange a time (read below to identify your advisor and their email address).

Quick Note: All Chemistry and Biochemistry majors receive weekly emails from our office. If you’re major is Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Science, Chemical Science-FSU Teach, or Environmental Chemistry – and you’re not receiving our emails - please notify an advisor.



Joshua Cummings

Student Affairs Coordinator and Upper-level Chemistry/Biochemistry Advisor 

Office: Dittmer 344

Email: jcummings@chem.fsu.edu

Phone number: 850-644-6004

Walk-In Hours:
Monday and Wednesday 9:30-11:30am; 2:00-4:00pm
Tuesdays and Thursday 9:30-11:30am; 2:00-4:00pm


Kelley Duda

Lower-level Chemistry and Biochemistry Advisor

Office: Dittmer 346

Email: kduda@chem.fsu.edu

Phone number: 850-644-8434

Tuesdays 9AM-12PM, 2PM-4:30PM
Wednesdays 2PM-4:30PM
Fridays 2PM-4:30PM

Walk-In Hours:
Wednesdays: 9AM-12PM


Lori Hayes

Graduate Student Advisor

Office: Dittmer 344

Email: lahayes@chem.fsu.edu

Phone number: 850-645-0651


Angela Baze

Program Assistant

Office: Dittmer 344

Email: abaze@chem.fsu.edu

Phone number: 850-644-6004


Find Us

The FSU Chemistry and Biochemistry advising office is located on the third floor of Dittmer Hall, room 344. Take a right off of the elevator.