I always prefer to talk with students face-to-face. This spring I’ll plan to keep office hours on MWF 11:00-12:00 and Tu 9:30-11:00. Or make an appointment. Or just drop in: I rarely close my office door (AC 212) unless I’m racing to meet a writing or grading deadline. Besides classes, about the only time I’m never available is Wednesday afternoons, when I meet my kids at the bus stop.
(We also have a teaching assistant for the course: Justin Brecheisen, a sophomore History and Business double-major who took the course last spring. He’ll help me with grading response papers and blog comments.)
If you have a short question or need to connect with me outside of office hours, e-mail is always best: firstname.lastname@example.org. I try to answer questions quickly, but don’t expect a fast response if you e-mail after 5pm.