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

Faculty

(Listed by Department)

Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Applied Biology

Michelle Ammerman, Assistant Professor of Applied Biology
B.A. 1999, University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D. 2006, University of Buffalo

James Cohen, Assistant Professor of Applied Biology
B.S. 2002, University of Michigan; Ph.D. 2010, Cornell University

Christopher Dewberry, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S. 2006, University of North Texas; Ph.D. 2011, University of North Texas

Susan Farhat, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
B.S. 2003, Ph.D. 2010, Michigan State University

Mary Gilliam, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
B.S. 2001, Ph.D. 2006, University of Missouri, Columbia

Lisandro Hernández de la Peña, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
B.S. 1995, M.S. 1997, Institute for Nuclear Sciences & Technology (Cuba); Ph.D. 2004, Dalhousie University

Veronica Moorman, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
B.A. 2006, Coe College; Ph.D. 2012, University of Pennsylvania

Steven Nartker, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
B.S. 2001, Kettering University; Ph.D. 2009, Michigan State University

Diana A. Phillips, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
B.A. 1978, Youngstown State University; Ph.D. 1984, University of Texas at Austin

Andrzej Przyjazny, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
M.Sc. 1971, Technical University of Gdansk; Ph.D. 1977, Southern Illinois University; 1986, Technical University of Gdansk

Montserrat Rabago-Smith, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
B.A. 1998, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico; Ph.D. 2002, Michigan State University

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

Cheryl Samaniego, Assistant Professor of Applied Biology
B.S. 2004, Campbell University; Ph.D. 2013, University of Texas at El Paso

Stacy Seeley, Department Head of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Director of Chemical Engineering, Director of Applied Biology, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
B.S. 1989, Central Michigan University; Ph.D. 1995, University of Massachusetts

Salomon Turgman Cohen, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
B.S. 2005, North Carolina State University, Ph.D. 2010, Purdue University

Laura Vosejpka, Founding Dean, 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

Lihua Wang, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
B.S. 1984, Fudan University, China; Ph.D. 1991, Purdue University

Jonathan Wenzel, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
B.S. 1999, Ph.D. 2008, University of Missouri, Columbia

Ali R. Zand, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
B.S. 1989, Saginaw Valley State University; M.S. 1992, Central Michigan University; Ph.D. 1996, Michigan State University

Department of Computer Science

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

James K. Huggins, Associate Professor of Computer Science
B.S. 1989, M.S. 1991, Ph.D. 1995, University of Michigan

Saroja Kanchi, Professor of Computer Science
B.S. 1983, M.S. 1985, Indian Institute of Technology; M.S. 1987, M.S. 1989, University of Toledo; Ph.D. 1993, Texas A & M University

Hadi Rahmat-Khah, Lecturer of Computer Science
B.S. 2009, Shiraz University; M.S. 2015, Kettering University

Peter L. Stanchev, Professor of Computer Science
M.S. 1972, Ph.D. 1975, D.Sc. 1998, Sofia University

Giuseppe Turini, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
M.S. 2004, Ph.D. 2011, University of Pisa, Italy

David R. Vineyard, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
A.B. 1974, B.S. 1981, University of Michigan; A.M. 1977, University of Michigan; Ph.D. 1989, Michigan State University

Yunsheng Wang, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
BEng 2007, Dalin University (China); M.S. 2008, University College (London); Ph.D. 2013, Temple University

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Hua Bai, Affiliated Faculty of Electrical Engineering
B.S. 2002, M.S. 2004, Ph.D. 2007, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

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

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

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

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

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

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, Interim Department Head, 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

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

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

James Z. Zhang, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Professor of Electrical Engineering
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

Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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

Farnaz Ghazi-Nezami, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering
B.Sc 2005, M.S., 2008, Alzahria University, Tehran, Iran; Ph.D. 2013, Wichita State University.

Petros Gheresus, Professor of Industrial Engineering; Robert and Claire Reiss Chair of Industrial Engineering
A.A. 1969, Des Moines Area Community College; A.S. 1973, B.S. 1975, M.E. 1977, Ph.D. 1979, 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

Mark A. Palmer, Associate Professor of Manufacturing Engineering
B.S. 1987, Ph.D. 1995, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; P.E., Michigan

Matthew S. Sanders, Professor of Industrial Engineering
A.S. 1977, Tabriz Institute of Technology; B.S. 1980, M.S. 1981, Indiana State University; 1987 Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Justin Young, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering
B.S.E. 2005, M.S.E. 2006 & 2008, Ph.D. 2011 University of Michigan

Hayder R. Zghair, Lecturer of Manufacturing Engineering
B.S. 2002, University of Technology, Baghdad; M.S. 2006, University of Technology, Baghdad; M.S.E. 2015 Lawrence Technological University

Department of Liberal Studies

Joy Arbor, Associate Professor of Communication
B.A. 1995, California State University, Northridge; M.F.A., 1998, Mills College; Ph.D. 2007, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Michael D. Callahan, Professor of Social Science
B.S. 1986, Central Michigan University; M.A. 1988, Ph.D. 1995, Michigan State University

Ezekiel Gebissa, Professor of Social Science
B.A. 1984, Addis Ababa University; M.A. 1991, Michigan State University; Ph.D. 1997, Michigan State University

Mark Gellis, Associate Professor of Communication
B.A. 1981, State University of New York at Binghamton; M.A. 1983, University of Illinois; Ph.D. 1993, Purdue University

Whitney Hardin, Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A. 2006, University of Louisville; M.A. 2009, University of Cincinnati; Ph.D. 2014, Wayne State University

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

Julia Kiernan, Assistant Professor
B.A. 2002, Memorial University of Newfoundland; B.S. 2003, Memorial University of Newfoundland; M.A. 2005, University of Windsor; Ph.D. 2010, University of Louisville

Christine Levecq, Associate Professor of Humanities
B.A. 1983, State University of Liege, Belgium; M.A. 1986, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D. 1991, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Laura Mebert, Assistant Professor of Social Science
B.A. 2005, Albion College; M.A. 2008, CIESAS-Sureste (Mexico); Ph.D. 2013, University of Manchester (UK)

Laura Miller-Purrenhage, Lecturer of Humanities
B.A. 1993, Kalamazoo College; M.A. 1996, Ph.D. 2002, University of Michigan

Takushi Odagiri, Visiting Associate Professor of Humanities and Social Science
M.D. 1994, University of Tokyo; Ph.D. 2010, Stanford, University

Birikorang A. Okraku, Lecturer of Economics
B.A. 1969, Ripon College; M.A. 1970, McMaster University; M.A. 1976, Michigan State University

Benjamin Pauli, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences
B.A. 2005, University of Washington, Tacoma; M.A. 2009, Rutgers University; Ph.D. 2014, Rutgers University

Rebecah Pulsifer, Assistant Professor of Social Science 
B.A., B.M. 2008, Western Michigan University; M.A. 2012, Purdue University; Ph.D. 2017, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Badrinath Rao, Associate Professor of Sociology and Asian Studies
B.A. 1984, M.A. 1986, Bangalore University, India; M.A. 1992, Queen's University, Canada; Ph.D. 1999, University of Alberta, Canada

Denise Stodola, Associate Professor of Communication
B.A. 1990, M.A. 1993, University of Texas at San Antonio; Ph.D. 2003, University of Missouri - Columbia

Benaiah Yongo-Bure, Associate Professor of Social Science
B.A. 1976, Makerere University, Uganda; M.A. 1979, Ph.D. 1984, Dalhousie University, Canada

Department of Applied Mathematics

Matthew Causley, Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics
B.S. 2006, Kettering University; Ph.D. 2011, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Ada Cheng, Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics
B.S. 1993, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada; M.S. 1995, Ph.D. 2000, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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

Leszek Gawarecki, Department Head, Professor of Applied Mathematics
M.A. 1984, Warsaw University, Poland; Ph.D. 1994, Michigan State University

Ruben Hayrapetyan, Professor of Applied Mathematics
Ph.D. 1981, Yerevan Armenia State University

David Hennicken, Lecturer of Applied Mathematics
B.S. 2010, Central Michigan University; M.S. 2015, Oakland University

Ilya Kudish, Professor of Applied Mathematics
M.S. 1973, Institute of Physics and Technology, USSR; Ph.D. 1980, Polytechnic Institute of Leningrad, USSR

Edward Masha, Lecturer of Applied Mathematics
B.S. 1976, Detroit Institute of Technology; M.A. 1980, Wayne State University 

Hee Seok Nam, Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics
B.S. 1991, Seoul National University; M.S. 1993, Seoul National University; Ph.D. 2000, Seoul National University; M.S. 2010, The University of Iowa

Matthew O’Toole, Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics
B.S. 2002, Hillsdale College; M.S. 2006, Ph.D. 2010, Michigan State University

Gina Rablau, Lecturer of Applied Mathematics
B.S. 1989, University of Bucharest, Romania, M.S. 2000, West Virginia University

Joseph J. Salacuse, Professor of Applied Mathematics
B.S. 1970, Bradley University; Ph.D. 1978, State University of New York at StonyBrook

Nancy Stock, Lecturer of Applied Mathematics
B.S. 1982, Lawrence Technological University; M.S. 1990, Oakland University

Kevin TeBeest, Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics
B.S. 1981, South Dakota State University; M.S. 1986, Ph.D. 1992, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mohammad F. Ali, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S. 1967, University of Karachi, Pakistan; M.S. 1969, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, India; M.S. 1975, University of Miami; M.B.A. 1976, Florida International University; Ph.D. 1982, Mississippi State University

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

Theresa Atkinson, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S.M.E. 1990, Michigan State University; M.S. 1994 Michigan State University; 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 Bastaain, 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

Janet Brelin-Fornari, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S. 1985, University of Nebraska; M.S. 1989, University of Michigan; Ph.D. 1998, University of  Arizona; P.E., University of Michigan

Ram S. Chandran, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.E. 1969, University of Madras; M.Tech. 1971, Indian Institute of Technology; Ph.D. 1982, Monash University, Australia

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

Gianfranco DiGiuseppe, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.A. 1994, Dominican University; M.S. 1997, Ph.D. 2000, Illinois Institute of Technology

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

Dale P. Eddy, Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering
B.S.M.E. 1985, Michigan Technological University; M.S.M.M. 1993, GMI Engineering & Management Institute

Kent Eddy, Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering
B.S. 1989, Saginaw Valley State University

Jeffrey B. Hargrove, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S. 1987, M.S. 1992, GMI Engineering & Management Institute; Ph.D. 1997, Michigan State University

Craig J. Hoff, Founding 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.

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

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

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

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

Rebecca Reck, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S. 2005, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; M.S. 2010, Iowa State University; Ph.D. 2016, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Azadeh Sheidaei, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S. 2003, Sharif University of Technology; M.S. 2009, Michigan State University; Ph.D. 2015, Michigan State 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

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

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

Department of Physics

Eric C. Bumbalough, Lecturer of Physics
B.S. 2010, Kettering University; M.S. 2012, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Gregory N. Hassold, Professor of Physics
B.S. 1979, Harvey Mudd College; M.S. 1981, Ph.D. 1985, University of Colorado

Ronald E. Kumon, Associate Professor of Physics
B.S. 1992, Michigan State University; Ph.D. 1999, The University of Texas at Austin

Daniel Ludwigsen, Department Head, Associate Professor of Physics and Acoustics
B.A. 1992, Beloit College; Ph.D. 2001, Brigham Young University

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

Michael Obsniuk, Lecturer of Physics
B.S. 2012, The University of Michigan-Dearborn; M.S. 2015, Michigan State University

Corneliu I. Rablau, Professor of Physics
B.S. 1989, University of Bucharest, Romania; M.S. 1998, West Virginia University; Ph.D. 1999, West Virginia University

Uma Ramabadran, Associate Professor of Physics
Ph.D. 1990, University of Cincinnati

Gillian Lynn Ryan, Assistant Professor of Physics
B.Sc. 2004, St. Francis Xavier University; M.Sc. 2006, Dalhousie University; Ph.D. 2010, Dalhousie University

Timothy Stiles, Assistant Professor of Physics
B.A. 1998, Grinnel College; Ph.D. 2005, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kathryn Svinarich, Associate Provost for Assessment & Academic Support,  Associate Professor of Physics
B.S. 1983, University of Michigan; Ph.D. 1991, Wayne State University

Ronald Tackett, Assistant Professor of Physics
B.S. 2003, Eastern Michigan University,  M.S. 2007, Wayne State University, Ph.D. 2008, Wayne State University;

Prem P. Vaishnava, Professor of Physics
M.S. 1965, Ph.D. 1976, Jodhpur University

School of Management

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

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

Michael E. Smith, Founding Dean, School of 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

Christine M. Wallace, Vice President for Kettering Global Campus, Clinical Faculty in School of Management
B.S. University of Michigan; M.Ed., Georgia Regents University; Ph.D. 2004, Western Michigan University.

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

Endowed Chairs

Endowed chairs are among the traditional hallmarks of the best institutions of higher education and Kettering University is particularly proud to have been singled out for five such chairs since its independence.  Outstanding teacher/scholars are named to hold these distinguished positions--to the benefit of students throughout the University.

The Frances Willson Thompson Chair of Leadership Studies was established by Mrs. Thompson of Flint, Michigan.  It memorializes the role that members of her family have played in the development of American industry, particu­larly William C. Durant and Governor Henry Howland Crapo.

The Eugene W. Kettering Chair of Power Engineering was endowed by the Kettering Fund of Dayton, Ohio, in honor of Eugene W. Kettering who had a distinguished career in the field of diesel locomotion and was a promin­ent philanthropist.

The F. James McDonald Chairs of Entrepreneurial and Intrapreneurial Leadership and the F. James McDonald Supply Chain Operations Professorship were endowed by nearly 700 GM dealers throughout the United States in honor of Mr. McDonald’s many contributions to the automotive industry.  A 1944 graduate of GMI/Kettering, Mr. McDonald is retired president of General Motors Corporation.

The Alfred Grava Chair in Manufacturing Management was endowed by Dr. and Mrs. Martin (Skip) Walker to honor the late Al Grava.  Walker, a 1954 GMI graduate and former chairman/CEO of the M.A. Hanna Company, and Grava, a 1957 GMI graduate and former president of Masco-Tech Automotive Systems Group, were classmates at GMI and lifelong friends. 

The Robert and Claire Reiss Chair of Industrial Engineering was established by Robert E. Reiss and his wife Claire.  Bob is a 1960 Industrial Engineering graduate and former member of the university’s Board of Trustees.  He was President and CEO of Interventional Technologies, a company he founded and later sold to Boston Scientific.  The chair focuses on both teaching and research within an area of concentration relating to industrial engineering. 

The Robert Bosch Centennial Professorship was established with a gift from the Robert Bosch Corporation of Stuttgart, West Germany, and its American units in honor of the company's 100th anniversary. The fund supports research of distinguished professors in electrical and mechanical engineering on a two-year, rotating basis.

The Losh Family Business and Engineering Management Endowed Professorship focuses on engineering, STEM, and business. The selected professor will develop business programs coupled with technical management skills and operation management along with entrepreneurial skills to uniquely prepare the next generation of business leaders.

Emeritus Faculty

John L. Blondin, Professor Emeritus of Industrial Engineering
B.S., M.S., U.S. Naval Postgraduate School

Richard W. Bolander, Professor Emeritus of Applied Physics & Mathematics
B.S., University of Missouri Schools of Mines & Metallurgy; M.S., Texas Christian University; Ph.D., University of Missouri at Rolla; P.E., Missouri

Evan F. Bornholtz, Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Finance
B.A., B.S.E.E., M.B.A., University of Iowa

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

Stephen R. Davis, Professor Emeritus of Power Engineering
B.S.M.E., Drexel University; M.S.M.E., University of Delaware; Ph.D., University of Illinois

William F. Edington, Professor Emeritus of Humanities & Social Science
B.A., DePauw University; M.A., Wayne State University

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

David Green, Jr.  Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
B.S., Florida A&M University; M.S., University of Missouri, M.S., Ph.D., Michigan State University

Roger P. Grobe, Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics                    

Gary C. Hammond, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
B.S.M.E., Michigan Technological University; M.S.E.M., Ohio State University

Eugene Hynes, Professor Emeritus of Social Science
B.Comm. 1969, B.A. 1971, National University of Ireland; M.A. 1973, Ph.D. 1979, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

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

Roy A. Koskinen, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
B.M.E. General Motors Institute; M.S., Case Western Reserve University

Henry C. Kowalski, Professor Emeritus of Engineering Mechanics
B.S.A.E. 1959; M.S.E.N. 1963; Ph.D. 1969, Wayne State University

James T. Luxon, Professor Emeritus of Material Science
B.A., Wabash College; M.S., Ph.D., Michigan State University

Duane D. McKeachie, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
B.S.E., M.S., University of Michigan; P.E., Michigan

James C. McLaughlin, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
B.S, University of Michigan; M.S., Ohio State University; J.D., Cooley Law School; P.E., Michigan

Dale L. Meinhold, Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
B.S., M.A.T., Michigan State University

Gene Miller, Professor Emeritus of Computer Engineering
B.E.E. General Motors Institute; M.S., Purdue Univesity; P.E. Michigan

David E. Parker, Professor Emeritus of Applied Physics
B.S., Central Michigan University; M.A., Western Michigan University

Edward J. Preville, Professor Emeritus of Humanities
B.A., Western Michigan University; M.A. University of South Dakota

William J. Riffe, Professor Emeritus 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

Raymond E. Trent, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
B.S., M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., Michigan State University

Charles V. White, Professor Emeritus 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

Kenneth W. Woodfield, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
B.M.E., General Motors Institute; M.S., University of Michigan