Contact Academic Services

ASO Staff in the ASO Office

~~The ASO has been closed until further notice but we are still serving our community electronically. Please connect with us remotely.~~

Academic Services Office (ASO)

University of Michigan Mechanical Engineering

2350 Hayward St., Room 2380 GG Brown

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125

ME Academic Services Office 

Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm

*Please note that the office is closed 12:00-1:00 pm for lunch.

Walk-In Academic Advising Hours in Fall and Winter

~~Due to COVID-19 precautions, we have created a virtual walk-in system.  Please click here to join that queue during walk-in hours~~

There are no walk-in advising hours in the Spring and Summer terms.  Please make an appointment with your advisor.

Mondays 1:00-4:00 pm

Wednesdays 9:00 am-12:00 pm & 1:00-4:00 pm

Fridays 9:00 am-12:00 pm

You can also refer to the online Undergraduate or Graduate Handbooks. If you're unable to locate the answer to your question, please email


The ME-ASO uses an online system to schedule advising appointments. Please click here to select an appointment with your academic advisor.

Please be aware of high traffic times, typically during the first three weeks of the term, during backpacking/registration, and afternoons. We encourage general visits outside of these peak times, when possible.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of the Advisors, or the Associate Undergraduate Chair Prof. Oldham, please email If you would like to schedule a meeting with the Associate Graduate Chair Prof. Siegel, please email

General Contact

Undergraduate Student Inquiries: 
(734) 764-0863

Graduate Student Inquiries:

Graduate Admissions Inquiries: 
Graduate admissions

Undergraduate Admissions 
*Please note Undergraduate Admissions are handled by the College of Engineering and U-M Office of Admissions

Academic Chairs

Kenn OldhamKenn Oldham

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education

2380C GG Brown

(734) 615-6327

For appointments email:

Professor Oldham oversees the ME undergraduate degree program. He is available to meet with students to discuss a broad range of issues related to the ME undergraduate program. Appointments with Prof. Oldham can be made via the ASO at

Don SiegelDon Siegel

Associate Chair for Graduate Education

2380B GG Brown

(734) 764-4808

For appointments email:

Professor Siegel oversees ME graduate degree programs. He is available to meet with students to discuss a broad range of issues related to ME graduate programs. Appointments with Prof. Siegel can be made at

Academic Services Staff

Kristel BrineyKristel Oelke

Senior Undergraduate Academic Advisor

2380D GG Brown

(734) 764-0863

Kristel assists undergraduate students in all aspects of their degree programs. She also coordinates various projects in the ASO, such as midterm assessments, final degree audits, student orientations, and undergrad student groups.

Julie TashjianJulie Tashjian

Senior Undergraduate Academic Advisor

2380E GG Brown

(734) 764-0863

Julie assists undergraduate students in all aspects of their degree programs. She also coordinates various projects in the ASO, such as midterm assessments, final degree audits, student orientations, and RISE/ME Undergraduate Symposium.

Adam MaelAdam Mael

Graduate Coordinator

2380F GG Brown

(734) 764-0863

Adam assists graduate students in all aspects of their degree program. He also coordinates various projects related to the graduate student experience.

Timothy MooreTimothy Moore

Curriculum Coordinator

2380 GG Brown

(734) 763-4277

Tim coordinates curricular matters including: Room scheduling, final exam scheduling, textbook ordering, schedule of classes, teaching evaluations, managing course grades, undergraduate overrides and planning community events.

Rachael InnocenziRachael Clarke

Graduate Admissions, Recruiting, and Student Services Coordinator

2380 GG Brown

(734) 936-0337

Rachael coordinates graduate admissions, recruiting, and student services.

Image of Davon WheelerDavon Wheeler

DEI Program Coordinator
Funding provided by BorgWarner

2370 GG Brown

(734) 764-3680

Davon coordinates Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programming for the Department. His focus is on outreach, wellness, and DEI programming for faculty, staff, and students.


We have an announcement system that allows you to send your communication directly to our students.  If you would like to have your announcement sent to our students, please email the appropriate group(s) below directly with your announcement.

ME Undergraduate Students:

ME Master's Students:

ME Doctoral Students:

*Announcements will be reviewed within 1-2 business days*

*Job postings should be sent directly to ECRC (see below)*

After emailing these groups the Academic Services Office will receive a request to approve your email.  If approved the email will be sent directly to our students and directly from you, the sender.  If denied, you will receive an email letting you know and the reason why.  Some reasons a message might be denied include:

  • Your message was deemed inappropriate for distribution to our students.

  • Your message was not formatted to be sent directly to students.  Please resubmit and address it to the students you wish to send it to as if you were sending directly to them, not to the ASO.

  • Your message contained a job posting. Job postings should be sent to the Engineering Career Resource Center (ECRC). The Engineering Career Resource Center (ECRC) hosts Engineering Careers (by Symplicity), an online system that allows you to post employment opportunities that will be easily accessible to all of our students. Your posting will appear on the system (used by all our undergraduate and graduate students) and will be emailed to all students who have expressed an interest in that type of job. You will find the Engineering Careers login page at