Academic Advising

Faculty and College Advising

Faculty Advisor for 2016-2017: Professor Brad Paden

Office: ENGR II, Room 2323
(805) 893-8165 |
When to contact Professor Paden: If you have any concerns over your academic progress, want career or academic advice, are having trouble keeping on track with the Mechanical Engineering curriculum, or have any general questions (regardless of whether you're a current or prospective ME student) feel free to make an appointment with him.

Staff Undergraduate Advisor: Katelynn Vargas

Office: ENGR II, Room 2355A
(805) 893-8198 |
When to contact Katelynn Vargas: As the ME Staff Undergraduate Advisor, Katelynn Vargas works closely with Professor Paden to make sure your degree progress goes as smoothly as possible. If you have specific administrative needs, e.g., filing petitions, adding or dropping courses, or are concerned about pre-requisites or the availability of classes, please speak with Suzi.

College of Engineering Academic Advising

If you need to speak with a College-level advisor or want more information about requirements for graduation, visit the Undergraduate Office in Harold Frank Hall, Rm. 1006.

Faculty Advisors for Undergraduate Students

If you have questions regarding the Mechanical Engineering program of study, advice on schedules, electives, summer opportunities, undergraduate research, etc., please contact your appropriate advisor:

2015/2016 Advisors:


Professor Brad Paden

Office: ENGR II, Room 2323

(805) 893-8165 |


Professor Brad Paden
Office: ENGR II, Room 2323
(805) 893-8165 |
Professor Ted Bennett
Office: ENGR II, Room 2321
(805) 893-8115 |


Professor Megan Valentine
Office: ENGR II, Room 2361C
(805) 893-2594 |


Professor Jeff Moehlis
Office: Engr II, Room 2350
(805) 893-7513 |