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

Deans

Craig J. Hoff, Dean, 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, Dean, Graduate School and Sponsored Research, Professor of Chemistry, B.A.1987, Augsburg College, Ph.D. 1992, University of Minnesota
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
Dr. 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

Academic Department Heads

Dr. Martin Daly, Department of Liberal Studies (Interim)
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.

Basem Alzahabi, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, B.S. 1981, Damascus University, Syria; M.S. 1986, M.S. 1988, Ph.D. 1995, University of Michigan

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

Srinivas R. Chakravarthy, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Karen I. Rogers, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, B.S.E.E. 1986, General Motors Institute; S.M.M.E. 1990, Ph.D. 1995, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

Mark G. Thompson, Interim 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

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