Graduate Program Advising and Administration

The Graduate Advising team in the Department of Mechanical Engineering is here to guide and support you through your program by ensuring you understand the curriculum, requirements, policies and procedures within the Department and the University.


Alexis Ulrich, Admissions Counselor

Responsibilities: Advises perspective graduate and undergraduate students and all BS/MS students (BS/MS students should see Michelle Turner for program of study, thesis defense, and M.S. graduation paperwork).

Biography: Alexis is primarily responsible for recruiting and outreach for both the undergraduate and graduate departments, as well as guiding prospective and transfer students as they transition into the Mechanical Engineering program. They have worked in the College of Engineering in different capacities for several years. Alexis has a B.A. in both English and International Studies from the University of Utah. They are a self-proclaimed “nerd” and enjoy stories of all forms.

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Michelle Turner, Graduate Advisor

Responsibilities: Advises current graduate students regarding program milestones, programs of study, tuition benefit, graduation, and thesis and dissertation process.

Biography: Michelle has a B.A. in History with an emphasis in Middle Eastern languages and culture from the University of Utah and an M.S. in Library and Information Science and Central Eurasian languages from Indiana University, Bloomington.

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Dr. Mark Fehlberg, Director of Graduate Studies

Responsibilities: Administers the Graduate Program, including creating and enforcing policies, admissions, petitions and advisor supervision.

Biography: Dr. Mark Fehlberg has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah and is also an Assistant Professor (lecturer) in the department.  He was previously the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Advisor and also has many years of industry and military experience.

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