Ellen Curtis joined EMAC and ATEC as the graduate advisor for students studying in the masters program. Though new to ATEC and EMAC, Ellen is no stranger to working with students from UT Dallas. For nearly eight years she worked in the School of Engineering and Computer Science department advising for the undergraduate program. Ellen is excited about the opportunities growing in the EMAC and ATEC programs. She recognizes and appreciates the versatility of the department and believes, “Studying in the EMAC Masters program is a great opportunity as it gives students the opportunity to select classes that nurture their interest.”
Ellen holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology and before her career as an advisor began she worked as a community college instructor, career evaluation manager at a rehabilitation organization, operations manager for a restoration company, and a career counselor for a community college. Ellen is originally from New York but has lived in California, England, Maine, Illinois and finally moved to Texas in 2003. Before coming to UT Dallas, Ellen worked as an advisor in the School of Business at the University of North Texas. As a result of her experience, her biggest piece of advice to current students is to stay in touch with their advisors to ensure graduation requirements are met. She encourages students who are interested in the masters program to schedule an appointment and discuss options.
Fun Fact: Ellen and her husband own a hot-air balloon, named Wind Rose, and participate in the annual balloon festival in Plano.
How to contact Ellen:
Office: ATEC 3.609