Administration and Faculty

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

Deans

Dr. Craig J. Hoff, Dean, College of Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Scott W. Reeve, Dean, Graduate School and Sponsored Research, Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Michael E. Smith, Dean,
 School of Management, Professor of Supply Chain Management and F. James McDonald Chair of Supply Chain Management
Dr. Laura Vosejpka, Dean, College of Sciences and Liberal Arts, Professor of Practice Dept. of Chemistry

Academic Department Heads

Dr. Leszek Gawarecki, Department of Mathematics
Dr. John Geske, Department of Computer Science
Dr. Scott GrasmanDepartment Head, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Daniel Ludwigsen, Department of Physics, including Engineering Physics
Dr. Bassem Ramadan, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Mark Thompson, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering 
Dr. Stacy Seeley, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, including Chemical Engineering and Applied Biology

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

Javad Baqersad, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering B.S. 2005, Yazd University, Iran; M.S. 2008, Iran University of Science and Technology; M.S.E. 2014, University of Massachusetts; Ph.D. 2015, University of Massachusetts

Jennifer Bastiaan, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering B.S. 1997, GMI Engineering & Management Institute; Ph.D. 2015, University of Waterloo, Ontario

Randall Beikmann, Professor of Practice, Mechanical Engineering B.S. 1982, Kansas State University; M.S. 1983, University of Michigan; Ph.D. 1992, University of Michigan

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

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

Susanta K. Das, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering B.S. 1991, University of Dhaka; M.S. 1993, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; Ph.D. 1999, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.

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

Arthur P. Demonte, Lecturer of Business Administration B.S. 1982, Pace University; M.B.A. 1988, Columbia University

Boyan N. Dimitrov, Professor of Applied Mathematics M.A. 1966, Sofia University, Bulgaria; Ph.D. 1971, Moscow State University, USSR; Dr. Sc. 1986, Sofia University

Yaomin Dong, Professor of Mechanical Engineering B.S. 1983, M.S. 1986, Northeast University; M.S. 1995, Ph.D. 1998, University of Kentucky

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

Scott E. Grasman, Department Head, Professor of Industrial Engineering B.S.E. 1994, M.S.E. 1995, Ph.D. 2000, University of Michigan.1969

Satendra Guru, Lecturer of Industrial Engineering B.S.M.E. 2005, Kettering University; M.S. 2013, Kettering 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, 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

Jaerock Kwon, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering B.S., 1992, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea; M.S., 1994, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea; Ph.D. 2009, Texas A&M University

Brenda S. Lemke, Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering B.S.M.E. 1977, Michigan State University; M.S.M.E. 1996, GMI Engineering & Management 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

Robert K. McMahan, Professor of Physics and President, B.S., A.B. 1982, Duke University; Ph.D. 1986, Dartmouth College

Lawrence Navarre, Lecturer of Business Administration B.B.A. 1984, Kent State University; M.S.M. 1990, Purdue University

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

Jungme Park, Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering B.S. 1989, Korea University; M.S. 1996, University of Alabama;  Ph.D. 2001, University of Alabama

Diane L. Peters, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering B.S.M.E. 1993, University of Notre Dame; M.S. 2000, University of Illinois at Chicago; Ph.D. 2010, University of Michigan

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

Scott W. Reeve, Dean, Graduate School and Sponsored Research, Professor of Chemistry, B.A.1987, Augsburg College, Ph.D. 1992, University of Minnesota

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

Dr. Michael E. Smith, Dean, School of Management, Professor of Management, B.S. 1978, Oregon State University; B.S., B.S. 1980, Oregon State University; M.A. 1982, Hollins University; M.A. 1984, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Ph.D. 2000, Portland State University, F. James McDonald Chair of Supply Chain Management

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

Nozar Tabrizi, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering B.S.E.E. 1980, M.S.E.C.E. 1988, Sharif University of Technology, Iran; Ph.D. 1997, University of Adelaide, Australia

Massoud S. Tavakoli, Professor of Mechanical Engineering B.S.M.E. 1981, Louisiana State University; M.S.M.E. 1983, Ph.D. 1987, Ohio State University; P.E., Georgia

Allan Taylor, Lecturer of Electrical Engineering B.S.E.E. 2009, M.S.Eng. 2011, Kettering University

Girma S. Tewolde, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering B.Sc. 1992, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; M.Eng. Sci. 1995, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Ph.D. 2008, Oakland University

Mark G. Thompson, Department Head, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 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

Laura Vosejpka, Dean, College of Sciences and Liberal Arts, Professor of Practice Dept. of Chemistry, B.A. Ohio State University, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

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

Kenneth Williams, Assistant Professor of Business Administration B.B.A. 1981, University of Michigan; M.B.A. 1986, Wayne State University

Mehrdad H. Zadeh, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering B.Sc.C.E. 1992, Shiraz University, Fars, Iran; M.A.Sc.E.E. 2004, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada; Ph.D. 2009, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Paul Zang, Professor of Mechanical Engineering B.S.M.E. 1978, Lawrence Institute of Technology; M.S.M.E. 1980, University of Michigan; Ph.D. 1987, Michigan State University; P.E., Michigan

James Z. Zhang, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, B.S.E.E. 1986, Hunan University, PRC; M.A. 1993, Indiana University; M.S.E. 1993, Purdue University; Ph.D. 2002, Purdue University

Xuan (Joe) Zhou, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering B.S. 2002, Taiyuan University of Technology, China; M.S. 2005, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China; Ph.D. 2012, University of Michigan-Dearborn