"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." — John F. Kennedy

The College of Engineering is fortunate to have among its world-renowned faculty a group of leaders committed to fulfilling the mission and vision of the college. Dean Farshad Fotouhi and the college's associate deans work tirelessly to ensure that we are delivering the highest quality outcomes in education and research.


Farshad Fotouhi
College of Engineering Dean and Professor, Computer Science

Executive Staff

Rita Gordon
Senior Director of Business Affairs
Tom Gorman
Associate Director of Marketing and Communications
Kelly Plummer-Sherrard
Executive Assistant to the Dean of the College of Engineering
Kris Theisen
Senior Director of Development

Associate Dean

Charles Manke
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs; Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Leslie Monplaisir
Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs; Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Assistant Dean

Sondra Auerbach
Assistant Dean of Student Services

Department Chair

Cynthia Bir
Professor and Chair, Biomedical Engineering
Nabil Chalhoub
DeVlieg Professor and Chair, Mechanical Engineering
Ratna Chinnam
Professor, Chair, and Founding Director, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Mohammed Ismail
Chair and Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jeffrey Potoff
Chair and Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Weisong Shi
Professor and Interim Chair, Computer Science
William Shuster
Professor and Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ece Yaprak
Division Chair and Professor, Engineering Technology