School of Engineering

Michael S. Branicky
Dean, ***KU Safe Zone Member
785-864-2930
Eaton Hall
Amy Wierman
Assistant to the Dean
785-864-2930
Eaton Hall

Engineering Research and Graduate Programs

Responsible for graduate engineering programs and fostering the research mission of the KU School of Engineering.

Arvin Agah, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, ***KU Safe Zone Member
Eaton Hall
Administrative Associate, ***KU Safe Zone Member
785-864-5348
Eaton Hall, room 1
Anna Paradis
Director of Graduate Academic Services, ***KU Safe Zone Member
785-864-1952
LEEP2, room 1415L
Coordinator of Graduate Recruitment and Outreach,

Active Learning Initiative

Responsible for supporting adoption and implementation of active-learning and student-centered pedagogies throughout the undergraduate engineering curricula.  

Caroline Bennett, Ph.D., P.E.
Lead, Engineering Course Transformation Initiative, Associate Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering

Space and Assessment

Responsible for overseeing usable space in the School of Engineering complex as well as monitoring construction progress.

Craig Calixte
Building Complex Manager, ***KU Safe Zone Member
785-864-2909
Learned Hall, room 2117
Director of Construction, Professor of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering
785-864-2946
Learned Hall, room 2160D

Diversity and Women's Programs

Responsible for fostering the success of women and underrepresented minorities at both the undergraduate and graduate student level in the KU School of Engineering.

Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
785-864-3620
LEEP2, room 1415J

Edwards Campus Programs

Responsible for engineering programs located on the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, KS.

Herbert Tuttle, Professor of the Practice
Professor of the Practice, Assistant Dean of Engineering for Edwards Campus, Director of Engineering Management and Project Management Programs
913-897-8561
Regents Center, room #125

Engineering Undergraduate Programs

Oversees the undergraduate student experience, including programs to recruit students, retain students and help them navigate the administrative requirements of university life.

Carissa Johnson
Outreach Coordinator, ***KU Safe Zone Member
785-864-6449
LEEP2 - room 1415F
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, ***KU Safe Zone Member
785-864-2985
LEEP2, room 1415R
Director of Undergraduate Academic Services, ***KU Safe Zone Member
785-864-2927
LEEP2, room 1415N
Outreach Coordinator, ***KU Safe Zone Member
785-864-3622
LEEP2, room 1417
Debbie Wales
Scholarship Coordinator, ***KU Safe Zone Member
785-864-2933
LEEP2, room 1415
Assistant Dean, ***KU Safe Zone Member
785-864-3402
LEEP2, room 1415

Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program

The mission of the Madison A. and Lila Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program (the “SELF Program”) is to develop passionate engineering and computer science graduates who are strongly goal-oriented and who bring the business skills and vision needed to guide the technology-based corporations of tomorrow.

Heidie Grove-Tosaka
Director, Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program, ***KU Safe Zone Member
785-864-2945
LEEP2, room 1415D
Amanda Hornick
Senior Coordinator, Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program, ***KU Safe Zone Member
785-864-6826
LEEP2, room 1415B
Senior Coordinator, Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program, ***KU Safe Zone Member
785-864-7858
LEEP2, room 1415

Engineering Career Center

Provides students with high quality information, resources, and opportunities so they may confidently pursue their desired career goals, and assists them in their efforts to successfully connect with employers or graduate/professional school programs.

Career Coordinator, Engineering Career Center
785-864-3891
LEEP2, room 1410
Janelle Whisler
Assistant Director, Engineering Career Center, ***KU Safe Zone Member
785-864-4206
LEEP2, room 1410
Senior Career & Retention Coordinator, ***KU Safe Zone Member
785-864-2989
LEEP2, room 1410
Director, Engineering Career Center, ***KU Safe Zone Member
785-864-2926
LEEP2, room 1410

Engineering Technology Service Center

Provides computer and information technology support for the educational mission of School of Engineering.

Technician, Engineering Technology Service Center
785-864-3101
Eaton Hall, room 1001
Jason Habiger
Technician, Engineering Technology Service Center
785-864-8227
Eaton Hall, room 1001A
Owen Kelly
Senior Linux Systems Administrator, Engineering Technology Service Center
785-864-1492
Eaton Hall, room 1001J
Manager - Engineering Technology Service Center
Manager, Engineering Technology Service Center
785-864-0244
Eaton Hall, room 1001D
Adam Lett
Senior Technician, Engineering Technology Service Center
785-864-8130
Eaton Hall, room 1001C
IT Support Technician
785-864-8367
Eaton Hall, room 1001A
IT Support Technician
785-864-6918
Learned Hall, room 1132
Senior Technician, Engineering Technology Service Center
785-864-1509
Eaton Hall, room 1001K
Stefan Sawyer
Systems Administrator, Engineering Technology Service Center
785-864-5250
Eaton Hall, room 1001E

Engineering Departmental Development and Application Services

Provides web development and support for the School of Engineering and its departments.

Antil Nati
IT Senior Programmer
785-864-6885
Eaton Hall, room 1001, suite 1001F
Assistant Programmer
785-864-7372
Eaton Hall, room 1001, suite 1001H

Engineering Communications & Public Relations

Responsible for communications with media, prospective and current students, and alumni, as well as social media channels that promote the school's interaction with its students, alumni and friends.

Cody Howard
Public Relations Director, ***KU Safe Zone Member
785-864-2936
Eaton Hall, room 1, suite 1F

Engineering Budget Office

Responsible for the financial affairs of the KU School of Engineering.

Accounting Specialist
785-864-4512
Eaton Hall, room 1
Laurie Funk
Payroll Coordinator
785-864-6009
Eaton Hall, room 2013
Beth Wehner
Director of Finance & HR
785-864-4511
Eaton Hall, room #2012

Engineering Endowment Development

Supports the mission of the KU School of Engineering by encouraging endowed gifts, planned gifts, corporate gifts and annual contributions.

Learn more about Kansas University Endowment.

Development Director and Team Leader
785-832-7410
1891 Constant Ave.
Susan Reilly, Development Director
Development Director, KU Endowment
785-832-7351
1891 Constant Ave., Lawrence, KS 66047
Dan Vater, Associate Development Director, KU Endowment
Associate Development Director, KU Endowment
785-832-7375
1891 Constant Ave., Lawrence, KS 66047


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