Dr. Kelly Brumbelow, Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor
for Water Resources Engineering
Before you e-mail me to ask about the graduate program in
Water Resources Engineering, please look over
the following pieces of advice and requests:
Please do not send
mass e-mails to anyone. Every university wants to admit and fund
graduate students who have sincere desires and interests to be at that
school working with specific faculty. It is appropriate to
initiate that process with a personal e-mail written to a specific
professor. I do not respond to any message that appears to be a
Please read the web pages that provide information about
our program before you contact me. I am happy to answer questions,
but you may already have an answer available through these pages.
Please do not ask if you will be admitted or offered
funding based on your resume attached to an e-mail. Admission and
funding decisions are only made based upon complete applications that
have been submitted to the university. A complete application
includes transcripts, letters of reference, and a statement of purpose,
among other items, and we need to see all these things before we can
make a decision.
If you are interested in working with me (or any other
professor you contact) on research, please say why you are interested in
doing so. There are many people who work in my field of research;
why do you want to work with me and not others?
If you have more than a simple one or two questions, please
consider scheduling a conversation with me by telephone, Skype, or Tokbox.
It is usually much easier and more efficient to answer most inquiries this
way. I'm happy to call persons in the U.S. by phone, and can call
anyone via Skype and Tokbox no matter where you are. Send an e-mail
with your available times over the next week and your time zone, and I'll
respond with an appointment time.