(from 8/22/2016 to 12/2/2016)*         Last Updated: 9/20/16

Experience tells me that doing traditional office hours does not work well in today’s technological world of smartphones, email, text messages, Facebook, Skype, etc.  So, I’ve decided to do office hours differently. 

By Phone


To reach me by phone call 757-823-2261 and leave a message. Please leave a detailed message and I’ll get back to you during my next scheduled office hour.  Please don't forget to leave a message.  No message, then no return call. 

Note that I may reply to your phone call with an email sent to your NSU email account.  Be sure to check email as well.

In Person


Madison 221

Skype: williamhartphd

I’m also typically available in person on Mondays (11 a.m.- 1 p.m.) and on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays (1:30-3:00 p.m.) in my office.* While you can just drop by during these times, I would strongly encourage you to visit williamhartphd.com/appointment to schedule an appointment.  Also, I'm in my classrooms for contact time 15 minutes before the class starts and 15 minutes after.  This semester my class schedule is as follows: Tuesday 5-7:45 p.m. in Madison 247, Wednesday 5-7:45 p.m. in Madison 247 and Thursday 5-7:45 p.m. in Madison 248.  Additional in-person times may be arranged by calling the above phone number.  If you do not find me in my office during office hours, please follow any instructions posted by my door. Please note that I may not be available during these scheduled office hours because of emergencies, assigned university business, research conferences, etc.  Again, follow the instructions posted by my door.  Note: We could have a video chat on Skype or Google Hangouts during these hours as well. Just let me know.

By E-Mail



I’m also available via e-mail.  I check and reply to emails during scheduled office hours. I typically reply to emails within one business day.*  I'll only respond to student email sent to my NSU email address (wbhart@nsu.edu) and will only reply to a student’s NSU email address, especially with regards to private information such as grades, etc.




You can also visit with me on my personal social networking sites (Twitter, Facebook, etc.).  See my website for details (web address below). On these social media sites I will not discuss grades, assignments, policies etc.  However, we can "chat" about other things (things in the news, etc.).  I may not be able to respond immediately on these sites.  Use email, phone or in-person if you need to talk about the course.  My website is www.WilliamHartPhD.com. See the Online@ page.

* This does not include holiday breaks or other university closings. For office hours from 8/22 to 8/26, see phone message or note by my door. After 12/2/16, there are no scheduled office hours. Emails will be checked up until 12/16/16.