College Leadership

Ralph Curtis Aldredge

  • Executive Associate Dean and Associate Dean
  • Undergraduate Studies
  • Facilities and Capital Planning
Ralph Aldredge provides leadership and oversight for undergraduate enrollment management, academic advising, retention programs, the Student Startup Center and ABET degree-program accreditation, as well as oversees renovations, new construction and safety initiatives.
1050G Kemper Hall

Molly Bechtel

  • Director of Communications and Strategic Priorities
  • Marketing and Communications
Molly Bechtel provides vision, direction and strategic leadership for the college’s internal and external communications, marketing and multimedia, events and organizational culture initiatives.
1035 Kemper Hall

Leigh Ann Hartman

  • Assistant Dean
  • Development and External Relations

Leigh Ann Hartman is responsible for building and fostering relationships with alumni and donors in an effort to strengthen the college’s network, increase public awareness of its programs, and secure private financial support in order to meet its goals.

Liaison for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

2019 Academic Surge

Steve Pigg

  • Executive Director of Information Technology
  • Information Technology
Steve Pigg provides leadership and oversight for information technology and cybersecurity services and serves as liaison to central campus and the university system for IT needs.
2007 Academic Surge

Elissa Roeser

  • Executive Assistant Dean
  • Administration and Finance
Elissa Roeser leads staff for financial and administration and oversees financial operations, IT, HR and decision support with a focus on policy, budget models, resource allocation, capital budgets, organizational structure and liaison for campuswide administrative units (accounting, HR, budget, IT, sponsored programs and contracts and grants).

Sanjeevi Sivasankar

  • Faculty Advisor to the Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Dean's Office

Sanjeevi Sivasankar leads efforts to attract, retain, serve and recognize diversity in students and faculty populations in the College of Engineering.

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2519 GBSF


Academic chairs are faculty members and have critical leadership roles in their units, acting as liaisons to higher administration and serving to advance the research, teaching and service missions of their departments.

Fadi Fathallah

Fadi Fathallah

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Steven George

Steven George

Biomedical Engineering

Tonya Kuhl

Tonya Kuhl

Chemical Engineering

Chris Cappa

Chris Cappa

Civil and Environmental Engineering

dipak ghosal

Dipak Ghosal

Computer Science

Andre Knoesen

André Knoesen

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Yayoi Takamura

Yayoi Takamura

Materials Science and Engineering

Ben Saw

Ben Shaw

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering