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Department Chairs

 

Dean’s Office Staff

PhotoNameTitleContactResponsibilities
Judy BaileyJudy BaileyAdministrative AssistantEmail
Website
P: 806.834.2573
F: 806.742.3493
Amy DonnerbergAmy DonnerbergProgram Coordinator, Distance LearningEmail
Website
P: 806.834.5709
F: 806.742.3493
Stephen Ekwaro-OsireStephen Ekwaro-Osire, Ph.D., P.E.Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs, ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3451
F: 806.742.3493
  • Responsible for the quality and development of the college's faculty, master's, and doctoral research programs
  • Work with faculty to enrich pedagogy and develop opportunities in faculty research and scholarship
  • Serve as a catalyst for research innovation
  • Foster and facilitate interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations across the university.
Julie FarleyJulie FarleyManager, Finance and AdministrationEmail
Website
P: 806.834.3017
F: 806.742.3493
  • Manage dean's office finances and oversee college finances
  • Provide human resources support for the dean's office and college
Zaida GraciaZaida GraciaDirector of Special ProjectsEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3451
F: 806.742.3493
Megan GuajardoMegan GuajardoAdministrative AssistantEmail
Website
P: 806.834.8998
F: 806.742.3493
Brent GuinnBrent GuinnSenior Director, Distance LearningEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3451
F: 806.742.3493
Al Sacco Jr.Al Sacco Jr., Ph.D.Dean of the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of EngineeringEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3451
F: 806.742.3493
  • Dean of the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
Jeff SammonsJeff SammonsDirector, Marketing and CommunicationsEmail
Website
P: 806.834.0879
F: 806.742.3493
  • Establish marketing and communications strategies for the college
  • Edit, manage, and distribute college publications
  • Maintain college web pages
  • Manage marketing projects in support of development and external relations
Rumeysa TekinRumeysa TekinPostdoctoral AssociateWebsite
P: 806.742.3453
F: 806.742.3493
Juliusz WarzywodaJuliusz Warzywoda, Ph.D.Senior Research AssociateEmail
Website
P: 806.834.2560
F: 806.742.3493
  • Oversee operation of the college`s Materials Characterization Center
  • Train users on the equipment housed in the Materials Characterization Center
  • Provide guidance on the equipment selection/use and assist in data interpretation
  • When required, perform materials characterization using the equipment available in the Materials Characterization Center

Engineering Opportunities Center Staff

PhotoNameTitleContactResponsibilities
Mackenzie BroughtonMackenzie BroughtonUnit Coordinator, Career ServicesEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3451
F: 806.742.3493
  • Serve as contact for companies looking to recruit engineering students
  • Plan and execute the Engineering Job Fairs
  • Organize on-campus interviews and info sessions for engineering companies
Molly FisherMolly FisherUnit Coordinator, Enrichment and Diversity ServicesEmail
Website
P: 806.834.7188
F: 806.742.3493
Cody HenleyCody HenleyAcademic AdvisorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.8611
F: 806.742.3493
  • Assists in current student retention initiatives
  • Academic advising for the college
  • Assists in the recruiting of prospective students
  • Representative for the Dean’s Office at college events
Audra N. MorseAudra N. Morse, Ph.D., P.E.Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3451
F: 806.742.3493
  • Responsible for the quality and development of the college's undergraduate programs
Jamie PerezJamie PerezAssistant Director, Student ServicesEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3451
F: 806.742.3493
  • Manage engineering student organizations
  • Plan and implement student events
Tonette RittenberryTonette RittenberryUnit Coordinator, Academic ServicesEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3451
F: 806.742.3493
  • Distribute graduation information to departments, students, faculty, and staff
  • Maintain student records
  • Provide support to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and undergraduate academics office staff
John RiveraJohn RiveraAssistant Academic DeanEmail
Website
P: 806.834.0229
F: 806.742.3493
  • Manage undergraduate academic support services such as mentoring and tutoring
  • Direct initiatives to retain and graduate students
  • Direct initiatives to increase diversity
  • Support efforts in undergraduate recruiting, orientation and graduation
Becky UnderwoodBecky UnderwoodAdministrative Business AssistantEmail
Website
P: 806.834.2309
F: 806.742.3493
Allison WrightAllison WrightDirector, International ProgramsEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3451
F: 806.742.3493
  • Oversee the International Engineering Program
Shannon YoungerShannon Younger, M.Ed.Lead Undergraduate AdvisorEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3451
F: 806.742.3493
  • 2+2 Agreements with community colleges
  • Recruiting at community colleges
  • Assist departments with advising needs
  • Present college, departmental, and course information during new student orientations

Engineering Computing Services Staff

PhotoNameTitleContactResponsibilities
Travis BrusterTravis BrusterIT Support Technician IEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3453
F: 806.742.3493
  • Provide desktop/workstation support
  • Support and management of Cloud Computing
Tom HeiseyTom HeiseyManagerEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3453
F: 806.742.3493
Remi KiwiorRemi KiwiorServer Administrator IIIEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3453
F: 806.742.3493
Jerry J. PerezJerry J. PerezIT Support Technician IEmail
Website
P: 806.834.8217
F: 806.742.3493
Larry WinfreyLarry WinfreyDirectorEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3453
F: 806.742.3493
  • Provide technology support for the dean's office and the college
  • Serve as liaison between the IT Division and the college
  • Implement technology plans and strategies for the college

Development Staff

PhotoNameTitleContactResponsibilities
Karen DillardKaren DillardDevelopment OfficerEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3451
F: 806.742.3493
Glenn GanttGlenn GanttDevelopment Officer (DFW)Email
Website
P: 214.630.7471
F: 214.630.5413
  • Coordinate and manage development and alumni relations in the Dallas-Fort Worth region
  • Organize and host alumni and donor events
Sara KerrSara KerrUnit Coordinator, DevelopmentEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3451
F: 806.742.3493
  • Support the daily operations of the engineering development office
  • Maintain records for gifts to the college
  • Maintain donor records and report requests
Jessica LopezJessica LopezDevelopment OfficerEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3451
F: 806.742.3493
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Susan E. SmithSusan E. SmithSenior Director of DevelopmentEmail
Website
P: 713.647.9600
F: 713.467.2597
  • Direct development and alumni operations for the college
Julia WhiteheadJulia WhiteheadSenior Administrative Assistant (Houston)Email
Website
P: 713.647.9600
F: 713.467.2597
  • Support the daily operations of the Houston development office

T-STEM Center Staff

PhotoNameTitleContactResponsibilities
Cathy H. AllenCathy H. Allen, M.Ed.Senior DirectorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.2618
F: 806.742.3493
  • Direct the functions and staff of the T-STEM Center
  • Supervise all T-STEM Center programs
  • Secure external support for the T-STEM Center
  • Engage in K-12 education, community, and industry partnerships
  • Report to Texas Education Agency and the Texas High School Project
  • Sit on STEM-related boards
John ChandlerJohn Chandler, Ph.D.DirectorEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3451
F: 806.742.3493
  • Direct development of curriculum, professional development, other STEM resources
  • Write T-STEM Center proposals, publications, and other operating documents
  • Develop and implement pre-college engineering and other STEM programs
  • Serve various committees and advisory boards involved in STEM education
  • Initiate partnerships with education, industry, regulatory, other STEM stakeholder-entities
De`Lila HolderDe`Lila Holder, M.Ed.Unit Associate DirectorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.6961
F: 806.742.3493
Suzette MasonSuzette MasonUnit CoordinatorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.4143
F: 806.742.3493
  • Manage and reconcile T-STEM Center financial accounts
  • Act as administrative assistant to T-STEM Center directors
  • Assist in T-STEM Center special events, programs, and conferences
Debra NashDebra NashAssociate DirectorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.4212
F: 806.742.3493
  • Oversee development and implementation of STEM curriculum
  • Provide PBL training to T-STEM academies and area schools
  • Assist in integrating the Engineering FRAME model into the PBL curriculum offerings
Jana WinterJana WinterProject ManagerEmail
Website
P: 806.834.4581
F: 806.742.3493
  • Manage data compilation for grant reporting
  • Manage the TechTotes Program
  • Manage T-STEM Technology Initiative

Department Chairs

PhotoNameTitleContactDepartment
Jharna ChaudhuriJharna Chaudhuri, Ph.D., P.E.Department Chair and ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.0508
F: 806.742.3540
Department of Mechanical Engineering
David ErnstDavid Ernst, M.E.Interim Department Chair and Associate ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.8657
F: 806.742.1699
Department of Construction Engineering & Engineering Technology
Michael GiesselmannMichael Giesselmann, Ph.D., P.E.Department Chair and ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.6841
F: 806.742.1245
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Rattikorn HewettRattikorn Hewett, Ph.D.Department Chair and ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3527
F: 806.742.3519
Department of Computer Science
Sindee L. SimonSindee L. Simon, Ph.D.Whitacre Department Chair and Horn ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.8470
F: 806.742.3552
Department of Chemical Engineering
Marshall WatsonMarshall Watson, Ph.D., P.E.Department Chair, Roy Butler Chair, and Associate ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.7894
F: 806.742.3502
Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering
Hong-Chao ZhangHong-Chao Zhang, Ph.D., P.E.Interim Department Chair and E.L. Derr ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3543
F: 806.742.3411
Department of Industrial Engineering

Mailing Address:
Texas Tech University
Whitacre College of Engineering
Box 43103
Lubbock, TX 79409-3103
Shipping Address:
Texas Tech University
Whitacre College of Engineering
100 Engineering Center
Lubbock, TX 79409-3103
Phone: 806.742.3451 or 1.800.528.5583
Fax: 806.742.3493