Academic advising

Connect with your faculty, advisors, tutors and peers frequently to excel academically. Always be ready to connect what you’re learning to your personal and professional endeavors. We are here to help, and we are excited to see where your time at ASU takes you!

Robert Monahan, Assistant Director Academic Services

GWC 248 | 480-965-3424 | [email protected], View profile

Connect with your advisor

  • New online undergrads starting classes in Summer or Fall, email [email protected] to schedule your New Student Webinar.
  • Current undergrads, schedule a Zoom or phone appointment with an advisor using the appointment form.
  • Graduate students, drop-in advising is available on Zoom. Email [email protected] for details.
  • Any student may also email us questions at [email protected].

Undergraduate advisors

Due to the high volume of students we see, you must make an appointment to meet with an advisor.

Gia McLaughlin

Gia McLaughlin

Gia McLaughlin
Online Academic Success Coordinator, Sr.

Gia was born in New York, raised in Southern California and has resided in Arizona since 2004. Gia holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership and business and a master’s degree in higher education with an emphasis on adult learners.  She worked as an account manager in corporate travel management for 14 years before beginning work in education, her lifelong passion, in 2006. Gia enjoys working in higher education because it allows her to share her many years of corporate experience in tandem with educational theory to support her students, many of whom are non-traditional students. Gia lives in Tempe with her proud Sun Devil alum husband Tim, and in their free time they enjoy global travel, live music, outdoor activities and exploring all that Arizona has to offer.  

“Lifelong education is a passion of mine. Many of my students are returning to college as adults! Supporting non-traditional students is inspiring and proves it is never too late to learn something new!”

[email protected]
(480) 965-3424
Tempe Campus, GWC 213

Tom Quinn

Tom Quinn

Tom Quinn
Academic Success Advisor – Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Tom is joining the ECEE advising team after 7 years in higher education (most of which was spent as a financial aid advisor). He originally studied English Education and served as a classroom teacher for two years before making the switch to serve post-secondary students. He is the proud father of a nine-month old baby boy, which is where most of his time and energy goes. Tom does a little community service with the Valley Alano club in Tempe and with the Gilbert “Friends for Life” Animal Rescue. He is an avid reader and active in an online community (Goodreads) where he does an annual reading challenge and shares book reviews. If you want to get him talking, the fastest way is to ask what book he has been reading lately.

[email protected]
(480) 965-3424
Tempe Campus, GWC 213

Elizabeth Sowell

Elizabeth Sowell

Elizabeth Sowell
Manager, Academic Advising

Elizabeth Sowell joined the ECEE advising team in 2012. She has worked in the Fulton Schools of Engineering in student services and advising since 2007 and has advised both undergraduate and graduate students. She earned her master’s degree in Religious Studies from Claremont Graduate University. She enjoys helping students reach their educational goals at ASU

[email protected]
(480) 965-3424
Tempe Campus, GWC 213

Allison Walls

Allison Walls

Allison Walls
Online Academic Success Coordinator

Allison was raised in Tempe, Arizona and is a graduate of ASU’s Master of Counseling program. She worked in community mental health for two years before returning to ASU as an undergraduate academic advisor in the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering. In her free time, Allison enjoys cooking, volunteering, and spending time outdoors.

[email protected] 
(480) 965-3424
Tempe Campus, GWC 213

Graduate advisors

To meet with your assigned advisor, please send an email to [email protected] to learn about drop-in advising options over Zoom.

Jaya Krishamurthy

Jaya Krishnamurthy

Jaya Krishnamurthy
Academic Success Advisor, Senior

Jaya joined the ECEE advising team in 2022. As a graduate advisor, Jaya advises and counsels ECEE graduate students (with last name Q-Z) regarding academics.

[email protected]
(480) 965-1729
Tempe Campus, GWC 236

Toni Mengert

Toni Mengert

Toni Mengert
Academic Success Advisor, Sr. – Graduate Academic Advisor

Toni Mengert joined the ECEE advising team in 2012. As a graduate advisor, Toni advises and counsels ECEE graduate students (with last name I-P) regarding academics.

[email protected]
(480) 965-3424
Tempe Campus, GWC 234

Lynn Pratte

Lynn Pratte

Lynn Pratte
Manager, Graduate Academic Advisor

Lynn Pratte joined the ECEE advising team in 2014. Lynn oversees the Graduate Advising Team and works with students, staff, and faculty to ensure students are able to successfully complete their degrees.

[email protected]
(480) 965-1729
Tempe Campus, GWC 238

James VanderPloeg

James VanderPloeg

James (Jim) VanderPloeg
Academic Success Advisor

As a graduate advisor, I advise and counsel ECEE graduate students (with last name A-H) regarding academics. I was born and raised in the State of Michigan and loved the fall season experiences there.  In 2012, my wife and I decided to move to Arizona to be part of the ASU community.  Before joining the ECEE team in June 2022, I worked as a social worker for the State of Arizona for six years.  I am happy to be here as a Graduate Success Advisor to assist students toward their academic goals. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching baseball, hockey and college football.

[email protected]
Tempe Campus, GWC 248

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