Michelle Brightwell

Academic Advisor


301 Sparkman Drive
Materials Science Building
Room C206C
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Michelle is a rare Huntsville native and a proud UAH graduate (B.A. in History, 2006). After graduating from UAH, she earned a M.S. in Library & Information Science (San Jose State University, 2015) and spent 5 years working at public library systems in Guntersville, Madison, and Huntsville. She returned to UAH in 2021 as an academic advisor, where she enjoys helping students navigate their own path toward academic success. Outside of work, Michelle enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family. 


  • M.S., Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, 2015
  • B.A., History, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2006