Department Academic Advisors

Biological Sciences

John J. Durocher

John J Durocher

Director of Pre-Health Programs

Contact

jjduroch@mtu.edu
906-487-1659
Dow 735

As Director of Pre-health Professions, I assist any Michigan Tech student with meeting prerequisite requirements and preparing their applications for entrance into graduate health programs.

Please contact me to schedule an appointment.

Karyn Fay

Karyn Fay

Professor of Practice & Director of Medical Laboratory Science
Advisor

Contact

kafay@mtu.edu
906-487-2254
Dow 734

Schedule an Appointment

Chemistry

Lois A. Blau

Lois A. Blau

  • Director, Chemistry Learning Center
  • Coordinator, Academic Advising
  • Academic Advisor (for undergraduate majors, double/dual majors, minors & transfer students)
906-487-2297
lablau@mtu.edu
Chem Sci 206A

Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Teacher Education

Shari L. Stockero

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Director of Teacher Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
906-487-1126
stockero@mtu.edu
103 Meese Center

Areas of Expertise

  • Preservice Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Teacher Noticing
  • Teacher Learning
  • Use of Video Cases in Teacher Education

Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Psychology

Susan L. Amato-Henderson

  • Department Chair, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
906-487-2536
slamato@mtu.edu
Meese Center 107

Research Interests

  • Motivation Science
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Impact of Values on Behavior
  • Cognitive Dissonance
  • Individual Differences in STEM Learning

Computer Science

Sarah Kuhl

Sarah Kuhl

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Contact

csadvisor@mtu.edu
906-487-3643 
Rekhi 227

Request an Advising Appointment

General Sciences and Arts - Exploring Majors

Sylvia Matthews

Sylvia Matthews

  • Program Director, General Sciences and Arts
  • Advisor for Exploring Students
906-487-3058
samatthe@mtu.edu
Walker Arts and Humanities Center 102

Humanities

Humanities Adjunct Maria Bergstrom Portrait

Maria Bergstrom

Undergraduate
Academic Advisor

mjbergst@mtu.edu
(906) 487-0984
Walker 316

Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Jason R. Carter

  • Department Chair and Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Assistant to VPR for Research
  • Affiliated Professor, Biological Sciences, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
906-487-2994
jcarter@mtu.edu
SDC 231

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Autonomic and Cardiovascular Control in Humans
  • Neurovascular Responses to Mental Stress
  • Sleep and Autonomic Activity in Humans
  • Sex Differences and Sympathetic Activity
  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Balance in Elite Athletes

Craig R. Pellizzaro

  • Director of Intramurals and Physical Education
  • Instructor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
906-487-3040
crpelliz@mtu.edu
SDC 202B

Mathematical Sciences

Mark S. Gockenbach

  • Department Chair, Mathematical Sciences
  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-2068
msgocken@mtu.edu
Fisher 302

Areas of Expertise

  • Inverse problems in partial differential equations
  • Numerical optimization
  • Mathematical software

Melissa S. Keranen

  • Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-2908
msjukuri@mtu.edu
Fisher 233B

Areas of Expertise

  • Combinatorial designs
  • Graph decompositions
  • Graph colorings

David A. Olson

  • Senior Lecturer, Mathematical Sciences
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-2101
daolson@mtu.edu
Fisher 220

Areas of Expertise

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Fluid Flow
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Finance
  • PDEs

Qiuying Sha

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Portage Health Foundation Endowed Professor in Population Health
906-487-2146
qsha@mtu.edu
Fisher 307

Areas of Expertise

  • Statistical Genetics
  • Applied Statistics

Shari L. Stockero

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Director of Teacher Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
906-487-1126
stockero@mtu.edu
103 Meese Center

Areas of Expertise

  • Preservice Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Teacher Noticing
  • Teacher Learning
  • Use of Video Cases in Teacher Education
Fabrizio Zanello
"A's hire A's; B's hire C's."

Fabrizio Zanello

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-1480
zanello@mtu.edu
Fisher 226B

Areas of Expertise

  • Algebraic and Enumerative Combinatorics
  • Combinatorial Commutative Algebra
  • Partition Theory

Physics

John Jaszczak

John Jaszczak

Undergraduate Advisor—First-Year and Secondary Education Students, Orientation (Scheduling)

Contact

jaszczak@mtu.edu
906-487-2255
Fisher Hall 102

Robert S. Weidman

Robert Weidman

Undergraduate Advisor—Fourth-Year and Transfer Students

Contact

weidman@mtu.edu
906-487-2126
Fisher Hall 106

Social Sciences

Carl Blair

  • Lecturer in History and Archaeology
906-487-3625
cblair@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building 222

Research Interests

  • Experimental Archaeology
  • Early Large scale iron production
  • Roman and Anglo-Saxon England
  • Rise of socially complex societies
  • International program development

Susanna D. Peters

  • Lecturer in Law and Society
906-487-2391
speters@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building 219

Visual and Performing Arts

Michael Christianson

  • Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Director of Bands

Mary Carol "M.C." Friedrich

  • Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

Specialties/Activities

  • Costume Design & Construction
  • Lighting Design
  • Scene Design
  • Color Science for Designers in Theatre

Patricia Helsel

  • Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts
906-487-3283
helsel@mtu.edu
Walker 209E

Links of Interest

Specialties/Activities

  • Acting
  • Voice and Articulation
  • Musical Theatre
  • Audition Techniques
  • Vocal Techniques for Media and Theatre
  • Presentation

Michael Irish

  • Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

Specialties/Activities

  • Jazz Studies
  • Jazz Guitar
  • Composer/Arranger
  • Clinician/Adjudicator/Performer
  • Rhythm Section Specialist
Susanne Kilpela
"This above all: To thine own self be true"
—Shakespeare

Josh Loar

  • Professor of Practice, Visual and Performing Arts
906-487-1714
jloar@mtu.edu
Rozsa 112

Specialties/Activities

  • Sound Systems Design and Engineering
  • Multimedia Production and Control Systems Design and Consultation
  • Production Management, Technical Direction
  • Stage Direction
  • Film and Video Production and Post-Production
  • Lighting Design
  • Video/Projection Design
  • Drums/Percussion
  • Acoustics and Acoustic/Soundsystem Modeling
  • Technical Drawing

Joel Neves

  • Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts
906-487-2859
jbneves@mtu.edu
Rozsa 205

Links of Interest

Christopher Plummer

  • Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

Specialties/Activities

  • Sound Design
  • Sound System Consultation
  • Sound Mixing
  • Sound Studies

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