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Academic Advisors

Professional Academic Advisors

These advisors should be contacted for general information about the departments and their majors or minors, as well as for questions about curricular requirements and course offerings.

Dr. Brian Kirkmeyer

Brian Kirkmeyer, Ph.D.
CEC Head of Advising
Benton Hall 106

Keisha Norris headshot

Keisha Norris 
Electrical & Computer Engineering, CEC-Undeclared, EGM-Undeclared advisor
Benton Hall 113


Nick Stanford
Chemical, Paper, & Biomedical Engineering advisor
Engineering Building 064-BC

Sarah Dorr Headshot

Sarah Dorr
Computer Science & Software Engineering advisor
Data Science Building 273

Bailey Rack

Bailey Rack
Computer Science & Software Engineering advisor
Data Science Building 275

Wyatt Bischoff

Wyatt Bischoff
Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering advisor
Hughes Hall 305

Lead Departmental Advisors

In some situations, your professional academic advisor may refer you to one of the following faculty advisors that deal with more complex departmental issues.

Dr. Alim Dewan

Alim Dewan, Ph.D.
Chemical, Paper, and Bioengineering
Engineering Building 64


Professor Norm Krumpe

Norm Krumpe
Computer Science and Software Engineering
Data Science Building 268


Dr. Chi-Hao Cheng

Chi-Hao Cheng, Ph.D.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Garland Hall 206F


Dr. Edgar Caraballo

Edgar Caraballo, Ph.D.
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Garland Hall 56


Humanitarian Engineering and Computing Advisors

Jason Boock

Jason Boock , Ph.D.
Chemical, Paper, and Bioengineering
Engineering Building 66B


Garret Goodman, Ph.D.

Garrett Goodman, Ph.D.
Computer Science and Software Engineering
Data Science Building 372


Dr. Yong Lin

Yong Lin, Ph.D.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Garland Hall 260


Dr. Yingbin Hu

Yingbin Hu, Ph.D. 
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Hughes Hall 307


Keisha Norris Headshot

Keisha Norris 
College of Engineering and Computing
Benton Hall 113

FAQs for Current Students

When do I get a CEC academic advisor assigned to me?

Your CEC academic advisor will be assigned to you prior to the first day of classes of your first year at Miami. Your advisor for your first two years will be a professional advising staff member, and from third-year through graduation it will be a faculty advisor in your major at Miami. Please note that if you change majors this will likely affect who your assigned academic advisor is.

How do I know or find out who my academic advisor is?

On your myMiami home page, there is a box titled “Academic Advising” that links to a listing of your academic advisor. All students have at least one academic advisor assigned to them, and should go to that advisor with all academic questions.

Am I required to meet with my academic advisor, and if so, how often?

There is no requirement to meet with your academic advisor or any other advisor at Miami. However, it is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you meet with your academic advisor at least once per semester. Our experience with advising success stories is that students who meet with their advisor at least once per semester are more likely to complete their degree most efficiently and be most aware of co-curricular and career opportunities than are students who do not often meet with their academic advisor.

What can my academic advisor tell me that I won’t find on the curriculum guide for my major?

Your academic advisor is aware of modifications to the curriculum that could benefit you, which semester certain courses are offered, one-time course offerings on special topics, undergraduate research or study abroad opportunities, career advice, interesting seminars related to your major and other valuable knowledge. Advising is far more than just which courses you should take. Having a good relationship with your academic advisor could also lead to meaningful letters of recommendation that go well beyond surface-level information about you. In other words, letters of recommendations that get you jobs or graduate/professional school opportunities!

What is the best way to contact my academic advisor?

This will depend on your academic advisor’s preference, though they will have availability set up in Navigate for you to schedule an appointment with them. Some advisors can also be contacted via email to set up an appointment, and in some cases a drop-in appointment will work. It often depends on the type of questions that you have and how detailed a discussion would likely be.

When in doubt who should I contact?

If you don’t know to whom you should address a question, contact Dr. Brian Kirkmeyer at and he will guide you appropriately.

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