Whitacre College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Victoria Coverstone is the associate dean for undergraduate studies in the Whitacre College of Engineering and a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department. She leads the Engineering Opportunities Center that provides recruitment, retention, placement and academic support services to engineering students. Before coming to Texas Tech, Victoria spent more than 20 years as a professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and more recently at Illinois, she was associate dean for graduate and professional programs. She is a fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Her research interests include space mission design, optimization and low-thrust trajectory modeling.