Staff

Christopher RobertsChristopher Roberts
Dean

Office:1301 Shelby Center
Phone: (334) 844-2308
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The dean of engineering is responsible for the overall direction, scope and mission of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. He administers the academic programs of the college through the individual chairs and department heads, and its research centers and outreach programs through their respective directors and associate deans; coordinates the activities of the Ginn College of Engineering through the university-wide Dean's Council, and administratively though the Office of the Provost; and works with the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council and the College of Engineering's Office of Development in maintaining Auburn Engineering's relationship with its more than 30,000 alumni. 

 

Steve R. DukeSteve R. Duke
Associate Dean for Academics

Office:1301 Shelby Center
Phone: (334) 844-2866
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Responsible for administering the college's academic mission and overseeing all facets of its academic programs; assesses the scope and content of engineering curricula, and coordinates student-focused engineering initiatives. Ensures the academic integrity of the college, while providing counsel to faculty, staff and students on a wide variety of academic issues.

 

Jeffrey FergusJeffrey Fergus
Associate Dean for Program Assessment and Graduate Studies

Office:1301 Shelby Center
Phone: (334) 844-3405
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Responsible for managing the assessment and continuous improvement processes associated with all aspects of the College of Engineering’s mission. Coordinates graduate level activities on a college-wide basis to assure a superior educational experience for the college’s graduate students. Coordinates graduate planning accross 11 curricula within the College of Engineering.

 

Ralph ZeeRalph Zee
Associate Dean for Research

Office:1301 Shelby Center
Phone: (334) 844-2301
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Provides support and leadership in engineering research by expanding scientific and engineering knowledge through innovative research and creative partnerships involving academia, industry and government engineering research, facilities, collaborative opportunities and technology transfer. He is also responsible for coordination and promotion of the college's research through eight academic departments, three peaks of excellence and 11 research centers.

 

Larry BenefieldLarry Benefield
Dean Emeritus

Office:1301 Shelby Center
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Terri CarsonTerri Carson
Civil Engineer

Office:2322 Shelby Center
Phone: (334) 844-0268
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Responsible for College of Engineering facilities development, working with architects to identify the needs of the building occupants; reviews the architect's work as construction plans and specifications are developed, solicits and evaluates bids, assists the contractor in storage site selection, monitors interference of construction with university activities and traffic, and, upon project completion, ensures quality of work.

 

Bill GoodwinBill Goodwin
Director, Nuclear Power Generation Systems Program

Office:2321 Shelby Center
Phone: (334) 844-7599
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Directs all facets of the Nuclear Power Generation Systems program for undergraduate engineering students. Responsible for all academics, co-op and internship coordination, scholarship program, personnel actions and fiscal matters pertaining to the program.

 

David HennesseyDavid Hennessey
Director of Administration, Business and Finance

Office:1301D Shelby Center
Phone: 334.844.2304
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David directs the financial and human resource administration for the College of Engineering. In addition, he manages contract and grant issues, proposal submission, contract administration, account management, cost sharing, budget, and financial analysis and reporting for the college. He also represents the College of Engineering in administration of university policies and procedures and works with external organizations in administration of awards.

 

Angie LemkeAngie Lemke
Executive Support Assistant

Office:1301 Shelby Center
Phone: (334) 844-2306
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Provides administrative support to the dean of engineering via meeting and conference organization, appointment scheduling, reception and correspondence.

 

Heather ConnerHeather Conner
Administrative Support Associate

Office:1301 Shelby Center
Phone: (334) 844-2300
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Provides administrative support through meeting and conference organization, appointment scheduling, reception and correspondence.

 

Merrette IschéMerrette Isché
Academic Program Administrator

Office:1301 Shelby Center
Phone: (334) 844-7887
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Receives and provides general information to all visitors and callers to the Dean's Office. Serves as coordinator for College of Engineering international education. Serves as coordinator for career placement and internships in conjuction with University Career Services. Reviews hiring packets for all engineering employees.

 

Michael CahillMichael Cahill
Special Assistant

Office:1301 Shelby Center
Phone: (334) 703-6945
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