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Rich 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.

Eric G. 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.

Josh Grant



Josh provides oversight of the College Development program including activities related to fundraising, legislative, corporate and alumni relations. His responsibilities include management of the external boards, capital and principal gift fund raising, and oversight of development operations for the college.

Andrew Swindle



Andrew 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-Hardy



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.

Kristy Parry



Kristy 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.

Sneha Kasera



Sneha 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. Sneha oversees policies, planning, and implementation of the continuing development of majors, minors, and academic programs within the College.

Marilyn K. Davies



Marilyn provides support to the dean, the executive director for external relations and development, as well as the fundraising and PR staff in the stewardship and the expansion of the engineering donor base. She is also responsible for projects that contribute to the advancement of the college.

Michael Kay



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.

Monica Heaton



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

Janna Nelson



Janna provides administrative support to the Dean including scheduling appointments and managing the national surveys for the College of Engineering.

Tina Bradford



Tina is the receptionist for the Dean’s Office providing general administrative and clerical support.

Matt Gauthier



This position designs and codes custom web-deployed software to keep the College and its constituent departments organized and efficient. He oversees digital communications including: website design and creation, digital content, email campaigns, social media, and streaming video. Finally, he teaches users within departments and other units to use deployed software packages and to maintain their own web presence.

Dan Hixson



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.

Vincent Horiuchi



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.

Kim Mellin



Kim creates and maintains websites for College of Engineering departments, faculty, and research groups. She also manages social media and email campaigns to support the College’s academic mission.

Ryan Taylor



Ryan designs, develops and helps with maintenance of custom web based applications used throughout the College and it’s Departments. He also helps with the design and upkeep of the College and it’s Departments public facing websites.

Bobbie Harris



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.

Kristin Madden



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.

Tiffany Baires-Nielson



Tiffany provides accounting support for the Dean’s Office. She assists faculty and staff of the college and departments with financial and budgeting matters through research and error resolution.

Rod Mitchell



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

Peter Brown



Peter works on special projects in facilities.

Mark Brown



Mark works on special projects in facilities.

Amy Arkwright



Amy supports the outreach, diversity and retention efforts of the student affairs team. She co-coordinates the Utah Science Olympiad and works with our partner schools, running the engineering after-school program for junior and high school students. She advises the Society of Women Engineers and organizes the girls engineering camp, Hi-GEAR. She is also responsible for the learning abroad opportunities for engineering students at the college.

Morgan Boyack



Morgan supports diversity and outreach activities in the College of Engineering by advising student clubs, including Student Leadership Council, Engineers without Borders, Tau Beta Pi, and Society for Hispanic Student Engineers, among others. Morgan helps coordinate Club Rush, Engineering Day, Exploring Engineering Camp, Meet an Inventor Night, Meets with prospective students and the living learning communities for the College of Engineering. He also works on recruiting efforts and retention programs that support STEM education for under-represented student populations through MESA programming.

Jamie Garza



Jamie coordinates K-12 off-campus outreach events and on-campus field trips. She 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. She is also in charge of coordinating other K-12 activities such as Elementary Engineering Week, Engineering Day, and HI-GEAR summer camp. Jamie also coordinates retention programs for current students including the Engineering Ambassador program.

Dianne Leonard



Dianne coordinates with advisors at the department level to provide consistent, accurate, and timely advising to all students in the College. Dianne advises transfer students in the College. She assists with college-level graduate recruiting and events. She works with students petitioning for withdrawal and supports sponsored students in the College.

Dianne coordinates academic programs for current students in the College and works with Alumni and Career Services to provide programming connecting students with post-graduation opportunities.

Jeff Bates



Jeff manages student data for the College of Engineering. He generates reports on enrollment statistics, coordinates communication with prospective graduate students, and assesses programs in Academic Affairs in the Dean’s Office. He teaches the freshman course, “Survey of Engineering,” which helps students explore majors within the College of Engineering.

April Vrtis



April advises undergraduate pre-engineering & undecided students within the College. She helps students navigate the college, explore their interests, and assists students with finding the best ways to achieve their goals. In addition to this, April is the advisor to the First year and Merrill Engineering scholars program, and assists with programming Women in Engineering (WIE) events.

Steven Dean



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

Mark Ogden



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

Stewart Brock



Stewart is a network administrator and Apple technology specialist.

Zach Paige



Zach manages the CADE Lab Help Desk and provides tech support to students.

John Pickering



John manages the Engman Lab and administrates NT systems.

Doug Ressler



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

Jason Smith



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

Matt Wright



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

Zane Zakraisek



Zane manages the Linux systems and administrates Active Directory.

Amy VanRoosendaal



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.