Administration and Faculty

Senior Administration

Dr. Robert K. McMahan, Jr., President
Dr. James Z. Zhang, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Mr. Thomas W. Ayers, Vice President for Administration and Finance
Mr. Cornelius (Kip) Darcy, Vice President for Marketing, Communications and Enrollment
Ms. Susan L. Davies, Vice President for University Advancement and External Relations
Ms. J. Betsy Homsher, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Ms. Viola M. Sprague, Vice President for Instructional, Administrative and Information Technology
Dr. Christine M. Wallace, Vice President for Kettering Global
Mr. Donald G. Rockwell, University Counsel

Academic Deans

Dr. Craig J. Hoff, College of Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, B.S. 1979, Michigan State University; M.S. 1981, Michigan State University; Ph.D. 1992, University of Michigan; P.E., Michigan
Dr. Scott W. Reeve, Graduate School and Sponsored Research, Professor of Chemistry, B.A. 1987, Augsburg College; Ph.D. 1992, University of Minnesota
Dr. Michael E. Smith, School of Management, F. James McDonald Chair of Supply Chain Management, B.S. 1978, Oregon State University; B.S. 1980, Oregon State University; M.A. 1982, Hollins University; M.A. 1984, State University of New York at Stony Brook; A.B.D. 1986, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Ph.D. 2000, Portland State University; Certificate 2015, Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Dr. Laura Vosejpka, College of Sciences and Liberal Arts, Professor of Practice in the Department of Chemistry; B.A. 1984, The Ohio State University; Ph.D. 1989, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Academic Department Heads

Dr. Martin Daly, Department of Liberal Studies (Interim)
Dr. Leszek Gawarecki, Department of Mathematics
Dr. John Geske, Department of Computer Science Physics
Dr. Scott Grasman, Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Daniel Ludwigsen, Department of Physics
Dr. Bassem Ramadan, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Mark Thompson, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (Interim)
Dr. Stacy Seeley, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, including Chemical Engineering and Applied Biology


The Kettering University faculty listed below have been designated to teach the graduate courses for our programs.  The majority hold doctorates and nearly all of them have consulting experience in industry and business.

Patrick J. Atkinson, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S. 1991, Kettering University; M.S. 1994, Ph.D. 1998, Michigan State University

K. Joel Berry, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S.M.E. 1979, General Motors Institute; M.S. 1981, Michigan State University; Ph.D. 1986, Carnegie Melon University; P.E., Michigan

Juel Bjerke , Adjunct PE,MS,BS,CQE,CMfgE, (Adjunct) Quality Engineering, California State University, University of Michigan

Srinivas R. Chakravarthy, Department Head & Professor of Industrial Engineering
B.Sc. 1973, M.Sc. 1975, University of Madras, India; Ph.D. 1983, University of Delaware

Gregory W. Davis, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S. 1982, University of Michigan; M.S. 1986, Oakland University; Ph.D. 1991,  University of Michigan

Raghu Echempati, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S.M.E. 1970, Andhra University, Waltair, India; M.Tech. 1972 & Ph.D. 1976 Indian Institute of Technology, P.E., Mississippi

John G. Geske, Department Head & Associate Professor of Computer Science
B.S. 1974, M.S. 1979, Ph.D. 1987, Iowa State University

James E. Gover, Professor of Electrical Engineering
B.S. 1963, University of Kentucky; M.S. 1965; Ph.D. 1971, University of New Mexico

Rajiv Gupta, Adjunct
Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, Purdue University

Huseyin R. Hiziroglu, Professor of Electrical Engineering
B.S. 1975, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey; M.S. 1979, Middle East Technical University, Turkey;  Ph.D. 1982, Wayne State University

Craig J. Hoff, Dean of the College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S. 1979, Michigan State University; M.S. 1981, Michigan State University; Ph.D. 1992, University of Michigan, P.E., Michigan

Petros Ioannatos, Associate Professor of Economics
B.A. 1979, The Athens Graduate School of Economics and Business Science, Greece; M.A. 1982, University of Windsor, Canada; Ph.D. 1989, Wayne State University

Beverly Jones, Associate Professor of Management
A.S. 1987, B.Sc. 1987, Northwood Institute; M.S. 1990, Central Michigan; Ph.D.  1994, Union Institute

Kenneth L. Kaiser, Professor of Electrical Engineering
B.S. 1983, M.S. 1984, Ph.D. 1989, Purdue University, P.E. Michigan

Venu Lakshmanan, Adjunct
B.S. 1983, Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology; M.S. 1984, Mechanical and Aerospace Sciences, University of Rochester; Ph.D. 1990, Materials Science & Engineering, University of Rochester

Neil T. McCarthy, Associate Professor of Finance
B.M.E. 1965, General Motors Institute; M.B.A. 1967, University of Miami; M.S. 1971, Ph.D. 1977, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Arnaldo Mazzei, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S.M.E. 1987, M.S.M.E. 1991, University of Sao Paulo; Ph.D. 1998, University of Michigan

Homayun K. Navaz, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S. Chemical Engineering 1980, Mississippi State University; M.S. University of Michigan; Ph.D. 1985, Rice University

Juan R. Pimentel, Professor of Computer Engineering
B.S.E.E. 1975, Universidad de Ingenieria, Peru; M.S. 1978, Ph.D. 1980, University of Virginia

Ahmad Pourmovahed, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S. 1977, Arya-Mehr University of Technology, Iran; M.S.M.E. 1979, Ph.D., 1985, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bassem Ramadan, Department Head, Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.E. 1984, Beirut; M.S. 1986, Ph.D. 1992, Michigan State University

Matthew Ricketts, Adjunct
M.S., Systems and Industrial Engineering, Oakland University

Matthew S. Sanders, Professor of Industrial Engineering
B.S. 1980, M.S. 1981 Indiana State University 1980; Ph.D. Texas Tech University 1987

Peter L. Stanchev, Professor of Computer Science
M.S. 1972, Ph.D. 1975, D.Sc. Sofia University

Laura L. Sullivan, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S. 1984, Arizona State; M.S.E. 1988, Ph.D. 1992, M.S.E. University of Texas at Arlington

Mark G. Thompson, Professor of Electrical Engineering
B.S. 1976, M.S. 1977, Ph.D. 1980, Michigan State University

Mohammad Torfeh, Professor of Electrical Engineering
B.S. 1977, University of Isfahan; M.S. 1979, Ph.D. 1982, Wayne State University

Etim Ubong, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
M.S. June 1977, Friendship University, Moscow; Licentiate, 1985, Doctor of Technology, 1989, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

Ravi K. Warrier, Professor of Electrical Engineering
B.Sc. 1972, University of Calicut, India; M.S. 1980, Ph.D. 1985, University of New Mexico