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Dean’s Office Directory

Richard B. Brown

Richard B. Brown

Dean

Office: 1692 WEB
E-mail: brown@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 585-7498
Website: www.coe.utah.edu/brown

Dean Brown provides leadership to the College in strategic planning, administration, academic programs, faculty career development, and external relationships. He works closely with the department chairs and college staff on development, outreach and public relations.

Ajay Nahata

Ajay Nahata

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Office: 1666 WEB
E-mail: nahata@ece.utah.edu
Phone: (801) 581-5184
Website: www.ece.utah.edu/nahata

Ajay develops, administers, and promotes student programs and support functions within the College. He manages outreach and diversity staff to define and meet College goals for recruiting and retention. He coordinates the development, changes, and reviews of academic programs internally for the College and with external accreditors. Ajay oversees policies, planning, and implementation of the continuing development of majors, minors, and academic programs within the College.

Eric G. Eddings

Eric G. Eddings

Associate Dean for Research

Office: 1897 WEB
E-mail: eric.eddings@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 585-3931
Website: www.che.utah.edu/~eddings

Eric is responsible for administration of the research enterprise of the college, including e-proposals, F&A reduction and cost-share requests, etc. He is also responsible for departmental BEEF awards, the Honors program, College graduate fellowships, and co-chairs the University Seed Grant program. He works with the Dean on Retention, Promotion and Tenure (RPT) reviews, faculty mentoring and publicity efforts. Eric is also responsible for facilitating collaborative research efforts between faculty members from different departments and colleges across campus.

Monica Heaton

Monica Heaton

Administrative Manager

Office: 1891 WEB
E-mail: monica@cs.utah.edu
Phone: (801) 585-9371

Monica oversees College of Engineering activities related to retention, promotion, and tenure (RPT), scholarships, convocation, and payroll.

Janna Nelson

Janna Nelson

Administrative Assistant

Office: 1792 WEB
E-mail: janna.nelson@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 581-6912

Janna provides secretarial and administrative support for the Dean, including scheduling appointments and maintaining his calendar.

Martha Lauritzen

Martha Lauritzen

Office Assistant

Office: 1650 WEB
E-mail: martha.lauritzen@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 581-6911

Martha is the receptionist for the Dean’s Office and provides general administrative and clerical support. She also handles the Dean’s Office mail and manages national surveys for the College of Engineering.

Dan Hixson

Dan Hixson

Graphic Designer

Office: 1880 WEB
E-mail: dhixson@coe.utah.edu
Phone: (801) 581-6796

Dan builds layouts, graphics, and communication pieces that effectively communicate the College’s goals to a variety of audiences. He supports the creation of these pieces with creative work in photography, design, and publishing.

Vince Horiuchi

Vincent Horiuchi

Public Relations Associate

Office: 1668 WEB
E-mail: vincent.horiuchi@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 585-7499

Vincent researches, writes and edits content for print and electronic outlets for the College of Engineering. He supports a comprehensive public relations effort designed to enhance the reputation of College of Engineering students, research, and activities. He also creates and edits videos in support of the College’s academic mission.

Aditi Risbud

Aditi Risbud, Ph.D.

Director – CLEAR Program
Senior Communications and Marketing Officer – College of Engineering
Office: 1704 WEB
E-mail: aditi.risbud@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 587-9038

Aditi is the Director of the CLEAR Program, the college-wide engineering communication initiative. She develops integrated speaking, writing, and teamwork curricula for all engineering departments. Her responsibilities include instructional development, teaching assistant training, programmatic and basic research, and assessment.

Aditi is also the Senior Communications and Marketing Officer for the College of Engineering in which capacity she generates written content for print and electronic media designed to increase awareness and enhance the reputation of College of Engineering research, activities, and achievements. She supports a comprehensive public relations effort that reaches all internal and external media.

Nathan Weston

Nathan Weston

Webmaster

Office: 1672 WEB
E-mail: nathan.weston@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 581-5631

Nathan designs and codes websites for the College and its constituent departments, research groups, and student organizations. He oversees digital communications including: content, websites, emails, social media, streaming video, and SMS. He also builds custom PHP/MySQL applications that enable college staff and students to be efficient and productive. Finally, he teaches users within departments and other units to maintain their own web presence.

Marilyn K. Davies

Marilyn K. Davies

Director, External Relations and Development

Office: 1861 WEB
E-mail: mdavies@coe.utah.edu
Phone: (801) 581-7194

Marilyn provides oversight of the College Development program including activities related to fundraising, legislative, corporate and alumni relations. Her responsibilities include management of the external boards, capital and principal gift fund raising, and oversight of development operations for the college. Marilyn also consults for the University’s central development office on fundraising projects across campus.

Josh Grant

Director – Major Gifts

Office: 1875 WEB
E-mail: josh.grant@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 585-7173

Josh manages and cultivates relationships with many of our major donors and has the opportunity to travel, meet, and interact with many of our engineering alumni and friends. He works closely with the Engineering Alumni Association board to provide meaningful opportunities for our engineering alumni to be engaged and involved with our current engineering students.

Jolie Coleman

Jolie Coleman

Assistant Director – External Relations

Office: 1885 WEB
E-mail: jcoleman@coe.utah.edu
Phone: (801) 587-9410

Jolie Coleman is the industry/corporate liaison for the College of Engineering. She engages both local and national companies to facilitate interaction with students and faculty, and uncover research opportunities. She also builds relationships with engineering alumni.

Sarah Bagdoian

Sarah Bagdoian

Development Specialist

Office: 1873 WEB
E-mail: sbagdoian@coe.utah.edu
Phone: (801) 581-8346

Sarah manages all operational support for development activities in the College, including: coordinating logistics for external relations events, managing the production of donor reports and other college mailings, maintaining the database for tens of thousands of alumni and donors, managing donor stewardship, and processing monthly reports on behalf of the college.

Michael Kay

Michael Kay

Assistant Dean, Budget and Facilities

Office: 1795 WEB
E-mail: mkay@coe.utah.edu
Phone: (801) 581-8258

Michael assists the deans, chairs and staff administrators, faculty and other groups both in and outside the college with matters involving college financial resources, budgeting and reporting. He facilitates and represents the college interests and assists the chairs in allocations of space, development of facilities (lab renovations and major building projects), as well as insuring that building issues are addressed appropriately. He also fills the role of College Safety Officer and works with the College Safety Committee to ensure our people, buildings and labs are safe.

Bobbie Harris

Bobbie Harris

Lead Senior Accountant

Office: 1796 WEB
E-mail: bharris@coe.utah.edu
Phone: (801) 585-6419

Bobbie assists faculty and staff of the college and departments with matters involving financial, budgeting, and payroll through research and error resolution. She represents the college with University BPAC committee. She reviews and reports changes to the University’s financial policies and procedures. Bobbie also assists faculty with proposal submissions and post-award issues.

Amy VanRoosendaal

Amy VanRoosendaal

Project Administrator

Office: 1650 WEB
E-mail: amy.vanroosendaal@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 587-0676

Amy manages all administrative and financial matters for the Utah Nanofab and Micron Microscopy core facilities and affiliated labs. She organizes the nanoUtah Conference and Exhibition. She also assists faculty with pre and post proposal requirements.

Rachel Henderson

Rachel Henderson

Accounting Clerk

Office: 2500 MSBB
E-mail: maryon@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 581-6210

Rachel provides accounting support to the College.

Kristin Madden

Kristin Madden

Senior Accountant

Office: 1774 WEB
E-mail: kristin.madden@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 585-9802

Kristin assists faculty and staff of the college and departments with financial and budgeting activities. She prepares activity and special reports across the college and for USTAR. She assists faculty with proposal submissions. She also spends a portion of her time supporting accounting functions in the Chemical Engineering department.

Rod Mitchell

Rod Mitchell

Facilities Coordinator

Office: 203 LWEB
E-mail: rmitchell@coe.utah.edu
Phone: (801) 587-3400

Rod manages facilities support staff and oversees special projects in facilities across the College.

Peter Brown

Peter Brown

Painter

Phone: (801) 587-3400

Peter works on special projects in facilities.

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Maintenance Helper

Phone: (801) 581-6913

Mark works on special projects in facilities.

Jeff Bates

Jeff Bates

Academic Coordinator

Office: 1620 WEB
E-mail: jeff.bates@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 581-8737

Jeff coordinates on-campus tours and field trips for K-12 schools as well as the teacher reference library. In addition, Jeff coordinates programs for engineering students, including the Engineering Scholars Program and the Engineering Ambassador Program. He also travels to local schools with the outreach program.

Morgan Boyack

Morgan Boyack

Academic Coordinator

Office: 1610 WEB
E-mail: morgan.boyack@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 581-4528

Morgan coordinates K-12 off-campus outreach events. He travels to local schools to recruit Utah’s best and brightest students to the College and to raise awareness about engineering education throughout the community. Morgan also coordinates academic programs for current students including the Tutoring Center and Study Abroad Program.

Dianne Leonard

Dianne Leonard

Academic Adviser

Office: 1602 WEB
E-mail: dleonard@coe.utah.edu
Phone: (801) 585-7769

Dianne advises new and transfer students in the College. She also coordinates with advisers at the department level to provide consistent, accurate, and timely advising to all students in the College.

Ashley Nicholes

Ashley Nicholes

Utah Science Olympiad Program Coordinator
Academic Program Coordinator


Office: 1798 WEB
E-mail: ashley.nicholes@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 585-0370

Ashley coordinates academic programs for current students in the College including Learning Abroad and undergraduate research. She also is the Utah Science Olympiad program coordinator.

Steven Dean

Steven Dean

Director, Computer and Networking Services

Office: 224 LWEB
E-mail: sdean@eng.utah.edu
Phone: (801) 581-6653

Steven manages computer labs, IT staff, and facilities while overseeing operations and strategic planning for the college’s IT infrastructure.

Mark Ogden

Mark Ogden

Information Technology Manager

Office: LWEB 224C
E-mail: ogden@eng.utah.edu
Phone: (801) 581-8713

Mark supports various projects and ongoing support for information technology infrastructure.

Stewart Brock

Stewart Brock

Network Administrator

Office: 224B
E-mail: sbrock@eng.utah.edu
Phone: (801) 581-8713

Stewart is a network administrator and Apple technology specialist.

Devin Heaps

Devin Heaps

Computer Technician

Office: MEB 2103
E-mail: devin.heaps@utah.edu

Devin administrates NT systems and provides desktop support to faculty and staff.

John Pickering

John Pickering

NT Systems Administrator

Office: Engman Lab
E-mail: pickerin@eng.utah.edu

John manages the Engman Lab and administrates NT systems.

Doug Ressler

Doug Ressler

NT Systems Administrator, Sr.

Office: WEB
E-mail: dressler@coe.utah.edu

Doug administrates NT systems and provides desktop support to faculty and staff.

Jason Smith

Jason Smith

NT Systems Administrator, Sr.

Office: MEB 2103
E-mail: jasmith@eng.utah.edu

Jason administrates NT systems and provides desktop support to faculty and staff.

Steven Dean

Matt Wright

LAN Support

Office: MEB 2103
E-mail: mwright@eng.utah.edu

Matt administrates NT systems and provides desktop support to faculty and staff.

Aditi Risbud

Aditi Risbud, Ph.D.

Director – CLEAR Program
Senior Communications and Marketing Officer – College of Engineering
Office: 1704 WEB
E-mail: aditi.risbud@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 587-9038

Aditi is the Director of the CLEAR Program, the college-wide engineering communication initiative. She develops integrated speaking, writing, and teamwork curricula for all engineering departments. Her responsibilities include instructional development, teaching assistant training, programmatic and basic research, and assessment.

Aditi is also the Senior Communications and Marketing Officer for the College of Engineering in which capacity she generates written content for print and electronic media designed to increase awareness and enhance the reputation of College of Engineering research, activities, and achievements. She supports a comprehensive public relations effort that reaches all internal and external media.

Stephanie Fratto

Administrative Assistant

Office: 1706 WEB
E-mail: stephanie.fratto@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 581-4683

Stephanie provides administrative support to the Program Director and instructors.

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