Graduate Coordinators

ISD graduate coordinators support students in a myriad of ways, including advising related to degree progress and academics, including plans of study; admitting graduate students; connecting students to important resources and individuals within the CoE and UM; processing petitions and forms specific to ISD, including transfer credits and SUGS election forms; processing information regarding degree progress to the CoE and Rackham including degree audits and doctoral milestones; maintaining student records and confidentiality; and assisting with fellowship and award opportunities.

ISD Graduate Coordinator Contact Information:

Kathy Bishar,, Manufacturing and Global Automotive + Manufacturing Engineering

Ronda Hamilton,, Automotive Engineering and Energy Systems Engineering

Melissa Merkel,, Design Science and Systems Engineering + Design

Café Remote Advising

To schedule a remote advising appointment, please email your program graduate coordinator directly and include the subject line of “Café Hours” as well as times that you are able to meet. While ISD graduate coordinators will do their best to accommodate appointments outside of these hours if needed, they are generally available for remote advising by appointment on:

Monday through Friday: 9 a.m.noon and 1 4 p.m.

Click here to view the ISD Winter 2021 Advising & Coaching Schedule

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