Advising and Contact Information

For more information regarding the Rice Economics Undergraduate Program, please contact:

Starting March 23, 2020, advising hours will be held on Zoom. Please see URL below for each professor’s office hours.

Undergraduate Program Coordinator 

Joan Guthrie
Kraft Hall 408

Transfer Credit Advisor
Michele Biavati
Kraft Hall 420 


Advising Office Hours
11:00am–12:00pm — Nina Bobkova
2:00–3:00pm — Peter Hartley
4:00–5:00pm — James Brown
1:00–2:00pm — Maria Bejan
10:00–11:00am — Mahmoud El-Gamal

Rice Economics Department Undergraduate Committee:

Nina BobkovaMajor Advisor
Nina Bobkova
Kraft Hall 416
(713) 348-5792
Office Hours: Monday 11:00am–12:00pm
Zoom Office Hours Link

Peter Hartley Rice EconomicsMajor Advisor
Peter Hartley
Kraft Hall 413
(713) 348-2534
Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00–3:00pm
Zoom Office Hours Link

James Brown Rice Economics ProfessorMajor Advisor
James Brown
Baker Hall 433
(713) 348-3343
Office Hours: Wednesday 4:00–5:00pm
Zoom Office Hours Link

Major Advisor
Maria Bejan
Kraft Hall 426
(713) 348-3532
Office Hours: Thursday 1:00–2:00pm 
Zoom Office Hours Link

Mahmoud El-Gamal

Major Advisor & Undergraduate Director
Mahmoud El-Gamal
Kraft Hall 429
(713) 348-6301
Office Hours: Friday 10:00–11:00am
Zoom Office Hours Link