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. Pete Gheresus, Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Leszek Gawarecki, Department of Mathematics
Dr. John Geske, Department of Computer Science, including Bioinformatics
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
Dr. Dan Ludwigsen, Department of Physics, including Engineering Physics
 

Faculty

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

Danielle L. Babb, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.S. 1997, University of California - Riverdale; MBA 2000, University of Redlands; Ph.D. 2004, Capella University

Anjali Barnick, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.S. 1990, University of Massachusetts; M.B.A. 2002, Cleveland State University; M.A. 2014, Cleveland State University; Ph.D. 2015, Cleveland State University

Robert J. Behling, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.S. 1974, Northern Illinois University; M.A. 1976, University of Illinois; Ph.D. 1990, Union Institute and University

Eugene Bell, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.S. 1992, Bradley University; M.B.A. 2003, Keller Graduate School of Management

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

Mark E. Brown, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.S. 1970, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D. 1977, University of Minnesota

Richard Bushart, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.B.A. 1995, Northwood University; M.B.A. 2000, Davenport University; D.B.A. 2015, Northcentral University 

Chenna R. Chakka, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.S. 1991, Acharya Nagarjuna University; M.S. 1994, Indian Institute of Technology; M.B.A. 2008, Michigan State University

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

David R. Clark, Adjunct
B.M.E. 1973, General Motors Institute; M.S.I.O.E. 1981, Ph.D. 1988, University of Michigan; P.E., Michigan

Robert Cote, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.B.A. 1988, Western Michigan University; M.B.A. 2006, Baker College; Ph.D. 2012, Capella University

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

George Dowdle, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.S. 2000, Iowa State University; M.B.A. 2016, University of St. Francis

Deloris Easley, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.S. 1992, Montclair State University; M.B.A. 2002, Keller Graduate School of Management; D.B.A. 2016, Capella University

Michael Eblenkamp, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.S. 1992, University of Applied Science, Germany; M.S. 1993, University of Applied Science, Germany

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

Mohamed E. M. El-Sayed, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S.M.E. 1975, M.S.M.E. 1979, Alexandria University, Egypt; M.S.M.E. 1981, Ph.D. 1983, Wayne State University

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

Joy Giankura, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.S. 1989, Central Michigan University; M.Ed. 1998, Grand Valley State University; Ed.D 2013, Central Michigan 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

Alice Jarvis, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.S. 1976, University of Virginia; Ph.D. 1982, University of California - San Diego

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

Lucy Siu-Bik King, Professor of Manufacturing Engineering
B.S. 1968, University of Illinois; Ph.D. 1972, University of California-Berkeley

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

Cherng-Tarng (Tony) Lin, Professor of Industrial Engineering
B.S. 1972, Tamkang University, Taiwan; M.S. 1976, Villanova University; Ph.D. 1983, Iowa State University

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

Patricia McClintock, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.A. 1976, Northern Illinois University; M.S. 2003, University of St. Francis; Ed.D. 2013, Northcentral University

Garry W. Matheson, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.S. 1970, North Carolina State University; M.S. 1976, University of West Florida; M.B.A. 1997, College of William and Mary; Ph.D. 2018, University of Phoenix

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

Prakash G. Menon, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.S. 1984, National Institute of Technology; M.S. 1991, University of Alabama; M.S. 1994, University of Cincinnati; M.B.A. 2002, University of Maryland University College; Ph.D. 2008, Capella University

Mitchell Miller, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.A. 1974, Brooklyn College; M.B.A. 1985, Pace University; D.B.A. 2006, Nova Southeastern University

Bob Nakata, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.S. 1981, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.S. 1985, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.B.A. 2004, Wharton School of Business; Ph.D. 2017, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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

Patrick O'Leary, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
M.A. 1991, University of Washington; Ph.D. 2001, University of Iowa

David Patrishkoff, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
M.Eng. 1982, Technical Institute of Cologne, Germany; B.Eng. 1978, Technical Institute of Cologne, Germany

Stephen Paulone, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.A. 1979, Fairfield University; M.B.A. 1995, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; M.S. 1997, Rensselaer Polytecnic Institute; D.B.A. 2013, Northcentral 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 K. Ricketts, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.S. 1979, Oakland University; M.S. 2002, Oakland University

William J. Riffe, Professor of Manufacturing Engineering
B.S.C.E. 1961, University of Cincinnati; M.S.C.E. 1963, Ph.D. 1965, Carnegie Institute of Technology; P.E., Ohio

Chuck Roe, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.S. 1973, University of Tennessee; M.S. 1980, University of Tennessee

Domingo Salgado, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
M.A. 1998, Centre for Communications Research, Leicester University; Ph.D. 2001, Trinity College University; D.B.A. 2016, University of San Miguel - European Campus 
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Matthew S. Sanders, Professor of Industrial Engineering
B.S. 1980, M.S. 1981 Indiana State University 1980; Ph.D. Texas Tech University 1987

Gokhan Sarpkaya, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.S. 1993, Turkish Naval Academy, Turkey; M.S. 1999, University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D. 2009, Auburn University

William L. Scheller II, Associate Professor of Manufacturing Engineering
B.S.I.O.E. 1981, University of Michigan; M.S.I.E. 1983, Ph.D. 1989, University of Nebraska

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

Sean Stanley, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.S. 2003, Albany State University; M.B.A. 2005, Albany State University; D.B.A. 2011, Walden 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

B. Lee Tuttle, Professor of Manufacturing Engineering; Foundry Educational Foundation Professor of Metal Casting
B.S. 1969, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; M.S. 1972, Ph.D. 1979, Pennsylvania 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

Christine M. Wallace, Clinical Professor Department of Business
B.A. Psychology, University of Michigan; MEd. Community Counseling, Augusta University; Ph.D. Public Affairs and Administration, Western Michigan University

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

Joseph Weargraff, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.S. 2002, Excelsior College; M.A. 2004, Webster University; D.B.A. 2016, Walden University

Kenneth E. Williams, Contributing Faculty, School of Management-KUO
B.B.A. 1981, University of Michigan; M.B.A. 1986, Wayne State University; Ph.D. 2016, Northcentral University

Charles V. White, Professor of Manufacturing Engineering
B.S. 1965, University of Illinois; M.S. 1967, University of Wisconsin; Ph.D. 1982, University of Michigan; P.E., Ohio and Michigan