• Monday - Friday (when the University is in session)
  • Hours: 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
  • Location: Advising services will be offered remotely for the Spring semester.
  • Email: eceadvise@umd.edu (Please allow for a 2 business day response window)
  • Phone: 301-405-3685
jill goldstein Jill Goldstein


Jill Goldstein is the Coordinator of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Undergraduate Advising Office. She received her B.A. in Communications from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2016. Since 2017, she has been working in the department serving as the initial point of contact to students and faculty.  She is responsible for the Computer Engineering Minor, Undergraduate Teaching Fellows, ECE Honors, the Academy of Machine Learning, and ECE Tutoring. Ms. Goldstein also handles all of the paperwork for ENEE488/499/L.  Jill was honored in the Terrapin Club's 30 under 30 class of 2022.

In her spare time, she enjoys trying new restaurants, spending time with her family, and traveling.

Hollin Van Buren

Academic Advisor

Hollin Van Buren is the Program Manager and Academic Advisor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Undergraduate Advising Office. She received her Master's in Higher Education from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2018. Since 2019, she has been working as an academic advisor to ECE students and now serves as the Program Manager for the office, overseeing freshman Group Advising, ECE Tutoring, and the ECE Peer Mentor Program. 

In her spare time, Hollin enjoys spending time with her family, playing outside, and doing yoga.

Chris Boyle

Academic Advisor

Chris Boyle serves as an undergraduate Academic Advisor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received his B.A. in History from Loyola College in Maryland in 2006 and a M.A. in Education Leadership and Policy Studies (Higher Education) from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2012. He has extensive campus advising experience having first joined the College Park staff in 2013. Chris joined the department in 2021 and advises a caseload of ECE undergraduate students.

Kathryn Weiland


Kathryn Weiland serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She received her M.A. in Education Leadership and Policy (Higher Education) from the University of Maryland. She has extensive campus advising experience, having worked in various programs since 2010. Kathryn joined the ECE Department as Assistant Director in 2016 and became Director of Undergraduate Studies in the spring of 2021. She oversees all aspects of the ECE Undergraduate Studies office including course scheduling, recruitment, departmental scholarships, and advising a caseload of students.

Outside of work, Kathryn enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, sewing/crafting, cheering on the Buffalo Bills, and trying out recipes from the Great British Baking Show.


The mission of the ECE Undergraduate Studies Office is to provide support and guidance to our students. Through our understanding of the college experience, we provide excellent student services while fostering an inclusive academic community.


The ECE Undergraduate Studies Office strives to be a model of advising excellence at the University of Maryland. We aim to enhance student development and promote timely degree completion while emphasizing the value of higher education.

Expectations of ECE Students:


  • Take responsibility for your academic career
  • Come to advising with an open mind, understanding that your advisor has your best interest at heart
  • Be honest and respectful when working with your advisor
  • Be on time and come prepared to your advising meeting
  • Read all emails from ECE advising and be professional in all communication with the ECE office

Expectations of ECE Advisors:

  • Guide students to timely degree completion, including helping to develop their course schedule and academic plan
  • Provide accurate, up-to-date information and help students navigate university, college, and departmental policies and procedures
  • Promote involvement in research, internship, study abroad, and other professional opportunities
  • Develop a professional relationship with students and listen to their concerns
  • Empower students to make informed decisions

The ECE Undergraduate Office is a University of Maryland Green Office Program participant. The Green Office Program promotes best environmental practices at the University of Maryland by supporting offices that are taking steps to reduce their environmental footprint. It seeks to motivate environmentally friendly behaviors by providing definitive guidelines and reducing confusion about best practices.

The goals of the Green Office Program are to:

  • Engage the campus community in activities that will strengthen the University of Maryland’s position as a national leader in sustainability
  • Recognize and reward leadership in sustainability
  • Educate participants about how and why to take action
  • Support the University’s Climate Action Plan and Strategic Plan
  • Further integrate sustainability into campus culture
  • Conserve water, save energy, minimize waste and save money
  • Promote campus policies that support sustainability
  • The ECE Undergraduate Office is currently working towards Bronze Level Green Office certification. This level focuses on developing sustainably habits that will reduce the consumption of energy and resources in our office.

ECE Undergraduate Office Green Initiatives:

  • Striving to be a paperless office through the use of an electronic file management system and electronic files and forms whenever possible
  • Utilizing centralized, shared appliances and equipment like printers, scanners, and copy machines
  • Using energy efficient settings on our computers, monitors, and printers
  • Unplugging power vampires when not in use and completing an office “power down” before holidays and breaks

For more information about the Green Office Program, please visit their website. For more information about campus sustainability, please visit www.sustainability.umd.edu