Spring 2023 Advising

The Importance of Advisement

The Department of Technology strives to provide you with the support and academic information needed to reach your degree goal from the Department of Technology at California State University, Los Angeles.

We recommend contacting your advisor via email before registering for each semester to ensure that you are on track with your degree.

For advising in a specific major, please see below.

Rachel Friedman, Ph.D.
Aviation Administration Advisor

Office: E&T A-409
Phone: (323) 343-4563

Xiaolei Chen, Ph.D.
Fire Protection Advisor

Office: E&T A-336
Phone: (323) 343-4567

Mauricio Castillo, Ph.D.
Industrial Technology, Engineering Technology and M.A. Advisor

Office: E&T A-339
Phone: (323) 343-4573

Jai Hong, Ph.D.
Engineering Technology and M.S. Advisor

Office: E&T A-338
Phone: (323) 343-4558

Rupa Purasinghe, Ph.D., P.E.
Chair, Principal Advisor

Office: E&T A-337a
Phone: (323) 343-4459

Office Hours: TuTh 10:00 - 11:00 am in person. 

* For the zoom appointments, please send an email with a request to Dr. Purasinghe at

Department Coordinator

Espie Contreras
Office: E&T A-337
Phone: (323) 343-4550

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