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Graduate Advising

Dr. John Horel

                              Dr. Court Strong

Dr. John Horel


Intermountain Network and Scientific
Computing Center (INSCC), Rm 483

Dr. Courtenay Strong

Associate Professor

William C. Browning Building (WBB)
Rm 702


Dr. John Horel and Dr. Courtenay Strong are Academic Advisors & Student Support Coordinators for all graduate students in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences. Students may contact them at any point, from an initial interest in our program to graduating with their degree. Although each graduate student in the program has a faculty advisor who oversees the student's research progress, the Department also has a Graduate Student Advisor to provide personalized academic, professional, and career guidance. 

Specific Academic Advisor duties include:

  • Registration issues
  • Graduation information and deadlines
  • Graduate School policies and procedures
  • Scheduling a room for defense and submission of defended manuscripts
  • Student progress tracking from admission to graduation
  • Change of Graduate Classification: MS to PhD
  • Comprehensive Exam 
  • Committee on Doctoral Advancement
  • Graduate Student Guide
  • Thesis Requirements


University of Utah's Advisor Mission Statement: 

As educators and problem solvers, we advocate for students as they navigate their personal journey of higher education and attain their academic goals. Through inclusion and connection, we open doors to new opportunities for self-awareness and growth, empowering students to define their roles as citizens within local and global communities.

Last Updated: 4/30/21