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Undergraduate Advising


Looking for MABE Advising?

MABE Advising Office staff are available by appointment M-F 9am-12pm and 1-4pm.

Get In Touch

Please email questions directly to your advisor.

If you need to call, you can reach Jennifer at 865-974-7243 and Roger at 865-974-7665. When you leave a voicemail, be sure to leave your name, student ID, phone number, email, and your reason for calling. Someone will be in touch as soon as possible.

Advisor Schedules

Advisors are working a hybrid schedule with on-campus and virtual appointment availability. Please refer to this chart for your advisor’s schedule and contact your advisor with any questions.

Advisor On Campus Virtual
Kate Burford
160 Zeanah Engineering Complex
M, T, Th W, F
Kerri Cline
436 Dougherty Engineering Building
M, W, F T, Th
JeNai Davis
323 John Tickle Engineering Building
M, T, W Th, F
Rachel Duncan
525F John Tickle Engineering Building
M, T, W Th, F
Roger Gray
316A Dougherty Engineering Building
M, T, W Th, F
Jennifer Hartwig
316A Dougherty Engineering Building
W, Th, F M, T
Holley Linkous
160 Zeanah Engineering Complex
M, W, Th T, F
Amanda Lovelace
240 Zeanah Engineering Complex
W, Th, F M, T
Joanna Rathbone
401 Min Kao Engineering Building
M, T, Th W, F
Mike Taylor
401 Min Kao Engineering Building
T, W, F M, Th
Jake Working
401 Ferris Hall
M, W, F T, Th
Sonja Burk
108 Biosystems Engineering & Soil Sciences Building

Students in Mechanical, Aerospace or Biomedical Engineering are assigned to one of two professional academic advisors upon their acceptance into the department. We encourage students to contact us at any time with questions about the curriculum, course planning, minors or needed paperwork such as petitions, ROTC or study abroad forms. We can also put students in touch with faculty mentors who can guide you in decisions regarding careers, research, and graduate school.

The Undergraduate Advising Center meets with all MABE students on a yearly basis, though more frequent visits are encouraged. The required advising term is determined by the last digit of the student ID number:

  • Even ID numbers are advised in the fall, before spring registration.
  • Odd ID numbers are advised in the spring, before summer or fall registration.

Advising is also required each semester for the following:

  • Students on who are on academic probation or are ‘off track’
  • Students who have not accumulated 30 hours at UTK

If you have questions about the process, or simply want to speak with us, please feel free to contact us. We are here to help you successfully navigate your way through to graduation!