Brad Eilers – Academic Adviser

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Office: 2620 Howe Hall
Office Phone: 515-294-6657
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B.A. Communication Studies/Journalism, University of Northern Iowa, 2011
M.A.E. Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs, University of Northern Iowa, 2013

Brad joined the department in March, 2014.
I was an Admissions Advisor at Upper Iowa University for a year before coming to ISU. Before that I was a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Academic Advising at the University of Northern Iowa.


  • I’m a HUGE sports fan! I love college athletics and am a diehard fan of my alma mater, the UNI Panthers. I also support the Iowa State Cyclones. For professional sports teams I follow the Chicago Cubs and the Denver Broncos.
  • I’m married to my wife Leah (she’s an Academic Adviser in ECpE) and we have two daughters (Kristine & Lyla) and two dogs (Addison & Clark) at home.
  • I have lived in Iowa my whole life. I grew up in the small town of Gladbrook, Iowa.
  • My academic advisors were really helpful during my time as an undergrad and graduate student. I think it’s cool that I now get to return the favor as an Academic Adviser at ISU and help other college students throughout their academic journey.
  • While I don’t have an Aerospace Engineering background, as a child I wanted to become a pilot and astronaut after seeing the movies “Top Gun” and “Apollo 13”.

Positions Available

Three Ph.D. positions, Engineering Mechanics program in mechanics and materials, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Valery Levitas group

Three positions available to perform work on federally funded projects on modeling stress-induced phase transformations, plasticity, and their interactions at nano-, micro-, and macroscales. For more information and how to apply, click here.

Aerospace Engineering Hours

  • Office, 1200 Howe: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Howe Hall: Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
  • Emergency contact: Building supervisor Jim Benson, 515-294-4946