Meet Your Advisor

Meet our Team

We're here to help! Our major-specific advisors assist with course planning, releasing advising holds, degree certification, and much more. Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance.

Lisa Remsing Hall, Director of Academic Services

Lisa Remsing Hall

What did you study in college?  
I earned my bachelor's degree in Communication, my master's degree in Training and Development, and my Ph.D. in Instructional Technology.
What is the best kept secret in CECS?  
It's not a secret, but our Experiential Learning opportunities really make our programs unique.  You can gain valuable professional experience through a paid co-op position, and even earn credit toward your degree. 
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?  
When I'm not at work, I enjoy traveling, reading, and spending time with my family.  And I'm always entertained by my dog!

Advisor for ENGR Undecided and Software Engineering

Contact me! lremsing@umich.edu

Virtual Office Hours: Mondays 1:00-2:00PM and Wednesdays 12:00-1:00PM

Jennifer Makas, CECS Student Success Coordinator

What did you study in college?
I earned my undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Windsor, and earned an M.S.E. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from UM-Dearborn
What is the best kept secret in CECS?
There are many opportunities for students to work on campus, including tutoring, Supplemental Instruction Leaders and even working on research with faculty.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy new recipes, fabric crafts and woodworking.

Advisor for BENG, ME-BENG, ME-MFGE, HCED, MFGE, ISE, & ISE-MFGE

Contact me! jmakas@umich.edu 

Virtual Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:00AM-12:00PM and Thursdays 3:00-4:00PM

 

Suzanne Schwarz, Academic Advisor

What did you study in college? 
I received my bachelor of science degree in Psychology and master's in Higher Education, both from Grand Valley State University. 
What is the best kept secret in CECS?
We have several concurrent programs where students can graduate with two degrees in complementary areas. These programs typically require only 15 to 18 additional credits! 
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Running, reading, cooking, traveling, and spending time with my family and dog.

Advisor for Computer & Information Science, Cybersecurity & Information Assurance, Data Science, and concurrent programs (CIS-CIA and CIS-DS)

Contact me! suzschwa@umich.edu​

Virtual Office Hours: Wednesdays 2:00-3:00PM

Al'Tinezha Bost, Academic Advisor

What did you study in college?  I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and my Master of Arts degree in Higher Education, both from Eastern Michigan University.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?  Shopping, catching up on my favorite tv shows/movies, trying new restaurants, and spending time with my family.

Advisor for Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Robotics Engineering, and dual EE/CE program

Contact me! abost@umich.edu 

Virtual Office Hours: Tuesdays 4:00-5:00PM

Natalie Drobny, Academic Advisor

Natalie Drobny

What did you study in college?  I earned my bachelor's degree in Political Science and Secondary Education and I am currently working on my master's degree in Higher Education, both at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor. Go blue! 

What is the best kept secret in CECS?  The best kept secret are the trails and outdoor spaces available to explore at UM-Dearborn. Taking a walk and unplugging can be a great way to take a break and recharge! 

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?  In my free time, I enjoy reading, painting, dancing, playing tennis, traveling up north, and exploring various trails with my dog, Blue.

Advisor for Mechanical Engineering

Contact me! ndrobny@umich.edu

Virtual Office Hours: Wednesdays 4:00-5:00PM

Lisa Miller, Academic Records Assistant

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What did you study in college? 
In college I studied business management.
What is the best kept secret in CECS?
The best kept secret in CECS is that we are on the quiet side of campus and there is plenty of trails for relaxing walks and bird watching.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and planning for the arrival of a new baby.

Contact me! millerln@umich.edu

 

Meet our START advisors!

Incoming freshman and pre-engineering students meet with our START (Student Advising & Resource Team) academic advisors. Your START advisor will help you understand degree requirements, choose a major, schedule for the next semester, connect with campus resources, and much more!

Kerri Madeleine, Academic Advisor

Kerri Madeleine

CECS advisor in our START office

My name is Kerri Madeleine, and I have been with the University of Michigan-Dearborn in the College of Engineering and Computer Science Advising since 2015. I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Central Michigan University, and a Master of Arts in Higher Education from Eastern Michigan University. What I enjoy most about this position is helping students establish their educational goals, personal goals and aspirations so they can be successful in pursuing their college degree and future career. Go Blue!

Contact me! kmadelei@umich.edu​

Elizabeth Edenstrom, Academic Advisor

What did you study in college?
I earned my bachelor degree in Social Work & Women's Studies at Michigan State University.
What is the best kept secret in CECS?
Peer Advising Learning & Success (PALS) is a great resource for students to ask a quick question or gain insight from another student who is walking the same path towards graduation!
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy kayaking & traveling up north with my family.

Contact me! eaeden@umich.edu 

 

Faculty Advisors

In addition to working with an advisor in our office, faculty advisors are available to provide additional guidance to current CECS students. Faculty advisors can provide career guidance, academic mentoring, and expertise in upper-level course curriculum. Please see the list below for the faculty advisor in your discipline. Prospective students should first contact the CECS Office of Advising and Academic Success for assistance.

Advising and Academic Success

1084 - Engineering Lab Building
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-593-5510
Fax: 313-593-9967

Office Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed