Academic Advisors

Are You in the Know?

Many departments have implemented new academic policies and procedures. To make sure that you are informed about the requirements of your department contact your academic advisor. Here is some contact information to get you started:

Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Advisor: Wright Finney
Phone: (850) 410-6149
Email Wright Finney
Office: A166
Office Hours: Students can get an advising appointment with me from 10:30 am - 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm weekdays, and other times by special arrangement.  I do have a weekly research group meeting on Thursday from 3:00 - 5:30 pm, and a once-a-month faculty meeting. 
Working Days: I am usually in the office from about 9:45+ am - 10:30+ pm most weekdays, unless I have a meeting off campus that requires me to leave by 7:00 pm.

How to make appointment

For anything other than a quick question, students should schedule an advising appointment with me.  Advising is only about 25% of my total effort, but  I do want to meet face-to-face with every new student entering the Department to construct a custom academic plan through graduation.  Note that I do not personally keep my appointment schedule -- the CBE office staff handles requests for advising appointments.  Students should call 410-6149 to schedule an advising appointment with me.  Students can also send an e-mail to, but students should be aware that this address is checked only once a day at around noon, and finalizing an appointment time may take several e-mail iterations.  Be advised that engineering e-mail ( is currently not working well, so until FSU fixes the problem I recommend a phone call.  If a student has a quick question or the issue is of a critical nature, he/she should go to the CBE Main Office (A131), have the staff contact me, and I'll attempt to resolve the issue with a walk-in visit.

Method of communication not accepted

I prefer that students not call my direct university line for anything other than a true time-dependent or critical advising issue.  I will try to answer e-mails sent to my personal school e-mail as time permits.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor: Tom Trimble
Phone: (850) 410-6140
Email Tom Trimble
Office: A129C
Office Hours: 8:00-12:00 noon,  1:00-4:00pm 
Working Days: Monday thru Friday

How to make appointment

walk ins, emails, phone

Method of communication not accepted


Computer and Electrical Engineering

Advisor: Bruce Harvey
Phone:(850) 410-6461
Email Bruce Harvey
Office: A341
Office Hours: Walk-in advising, Monday and Tuesday 2-4 pm; Thursday 10-12 noon
Appointments: Appointments: Monday-Friday 9 am-4 pm

How to make appointment

By email(s)

Method of communication not accepted

Facebook & No academic advising via phone

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Advisor: John Taylor
Phone: (850) 410-6341
Email John Taylor
Office: A231
Office Hours: N/A
(an open door policy - a student can drop in any time to talk)
Working Days: M-F 8:30am-5:30pm

How to make appointment

Walk-in, email, phone

Method of communication not accepted

For general questions phone and email are fine.  For deeper advising, person-to-person is preferred.

Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate Advising Coordinator: Dr. Simone Peterson Hruda
Phone: (850) 410-6372
Email Dr. Peterson Hruda
Office: COE A234
Office Hours: My published office hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, afternoon hours are generally best for walk in advising
Working Days: Monday through Friday

How to make appointment

Schedule an Appointment at

Students are encouraged to become familiar with the Academic Advising reports prepared by the Universities as well as the ME Curriculum diagrams found online.

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

Faculty advisors listed online, are assigned following successful completion of the first term of sophomore courses.

The Undergraduate Program Administrator, in room COE A238, can assist in advising students who have been assigned a faculty advisor once a year only.

Advising is by appointment

Face to face advising provides the most clear understanding of how to proceed successfully through the ME curriculum.

Pre-Engineering (FAMU)

Advisor: Shanna Rich
Phone: (850) 412-7988 (FAMU campus)
410-6285 (engineering campus)
Email Shanna Rich
FAMU campus location/hours: GEC- 214C; M/W/F 8:30-1pm & 2:30-4:30pm
Engineering campus location/hours: B-223E; Tu/Th 8:30-1pm & 2:30-4:30pm

How to make appointment

Email ahead of time, in case I am out or on main campus.

Method of communication

I prefer email as primary and office phone as secondary.

Pre-Engineering (FSU)

Advisor: William Leparulo
Phone: (850) 410-6120
Email William Leparulo
Office: COE-B111G; FSU campus--HCB 320
Office Hours: Advising hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm
Working Days: Monday thru Friday unless I am out of town

How to make appointment

email me ahead of time, facebook me ahead of time for a face to face. walk in's are ok too, but appointments are better in case I am out or on main campus.

Method of communication not accepted

Phone is the slowest way to get a hold of me as Email and Facebook are much quicker.

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