Pre-Engineering & Engineering Advisors

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Pre-engineering Advisors

These are the academic advisors for undergraduates at Florida A&M and Florida State for engineering majors during the pre-engineering phase (until pre-requisites are met). Once a student moves out of pre-engineering, they are assigned an academic advisor in their engineering major/department (see below).


Teresa L. Berger FAMU (Florida A&M University)

FAMU Pre-Engineering Academic Advisor

FAMU Pre-Engineering LLC Academic Advisor

To set up an appointment:  Basic questions can be answered by email.

FAMU Location:

Center for Academic Success and Student Services (CASS Building)
1735 Wahnish Way, Tallahassee, FL 32307
Room 202
Phone: (850) 599-8674.  If there is no answer, please send an email.

Nichole Craig FSU (Florida State University)

FSU Pre-Engineering Academic Advisor

Hello everyone! My name is Ms. Nichole Craig, I am one of the FSU Pre-Engineering advisors here to help you to maneuver through the early stage requirements of the engineering majors to eventually move into the Upper Division of Engineering division! My passion has always been to serve as a waypoint for students - to help guide them from where they currently are, to where they see themselves ending up. Whether you have questions about your current or future classes, or if you have questions about changing your educational direction, or you just need an open ear I am here to help as you traverse this journey!

Available Meeting Times

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

How to make an appointment

From the Campus Connect page (The “CC” icon on the left-hand side of your site) click on ‘schedule advising’ and make an appointment. Drop-in advising is available, but do be advised that priority will be given to students with an appointment.  Students seeking drop-in advising are encouraged to send an email in advance to assure that an appointment will not conflict with the time they plan on arriving.

In the comments section, please include any notes about what you would like the meeting to be about: Specific semesters you would like advising for, changing your major, dropping a specific class, transient classes, etc.

Contact Methods (In order of preference):

William Leparulo FSU (Florida State University)

FSU Pre-Engineering Academic Advisor

Hello everyone! My name is Willy Leparulo (call me Wil, Willy, Lep) whatever works!  I am your FSU pre-engineering advisor! I am here to help guide you through the sometimes quagmire of Engineering and more! Engineering is tough but not impossible, let me help you make it that much better.  If you need advice on how to proceed or just need an open ear, I will be here to help you on this journey :).


(850) 410-6120 (FAMU-FSU Engineering) | (850) 610-6438 (Text)

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9:30am-noon and 1:30pm - 4pm

How to make an appointment

Click on My academics, then click on Campus Connect “CC” icon, click on the schedule advising and make an appointment.

Method of Communication acceptable

In order of preference: (Face to Face, Email, Zoom, Phone, text)

Engineering Advisors

Already moved out of pre-engineering and looking for your department advisor? Want to know more about major-specific courses? Contact your department advisor below.

Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

Amy Gaughf

Phone: (850) 410-6149
Office: A139A

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - noon; 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Request advising appointment through Bookings. Book time with Amy Gaughf

Method of acceptable communication

In order of preference: email, in-person, phone

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Carolyn (Carrie) Nelson, Ph.D.

Phone: (850) 410-6136
Office: A129B

Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 10 am-Noon and 2 pm-4 pm or by appointment

How to make an appointment

Request an In-Person or Zoom appointment using the following links:
FAMU Students: Calendly (
FSU Students: Campus Connect (

Method of acceptable communication

In order of preference (Email, In-Person, Phone)

Computer & Electrical Engineering

Julia Marshall

Phone: (850) 410-6461
Office: A-362

Office Hours

Tuesdays - Thursdays: 2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Method of acceptable communication


How to make an appointment

You may set up a Zoom of F2F appointment via

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Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

John Taylor

Phone: (850) 410-6341
Office: A231

Office Hours

Walk-ins are welcome anytime but hours are allocated specifically on Friday from 10:00 am to Noon. Zoom if necessary.

How to make an appointment

Walk-in, email, or phone.

Method of acceptable communication

In order of preference (In-person, Email, Phone). We can set up Zoom appointments through these methods.

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Simone Peterson Hruda
Undergraduate Advising Coordinator
Ms. Natalie Alday
Undergraduate Studies Program Administrator

Phone: (850) 410-6155
Office: A238

Office Hours

8 am-5 pm, Advising by appointments (Monday 8:15-10:30 am, Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays 12:30-3:30 pm, Fridays 8:30-11 am). Thursday appointments are Zoom only

How to make an appointment

You may set up an appointment via

ME Curriculum diagrams
ME course schedules by term and year may be found online as well.