Leadership at the College of Engineering and Applied Science
The UC College of Engineering and Applied Science is leading the way into a new era of innovation and impact, both in student experience and research.
Known as an innovator in engineering education since inventing cooperative education in 1906, the college is taking new bold steps – creating student support services, new tracks of study, enhanced connections with industry, and new partnerships in research.
We do not shy away from failure. We try things, fail, learn, repeat, then innovate. We compete on the highest stages of research, academics and industry. This competition is hard but it is also fun. We will never stop striving for excellence in everything we do.
Students come first in everything we do, from curriculum to involvement in research. Our faculty and staff would impact any business or lab. We all choose to be at UC for the students.
Whitney B. Gaskins
Assistant Dean of the Office of Inclusive Excellence & Community Engagement; Assistant Professor
610D Old Chem
Teri Kristine Reed
Executive Director, CEAS - College of Eng & Appl Science
862 Engineering Research Cntr
Teri was the 2016 – 2017 President of the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) and currently continues as the Immediate Past President. She is also a member, Board Member and Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), a Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and a member of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE). She was elected the Professional Interest Council (PIC) IV Chair in 2016 and is serving a 3 year term on the ASEE Board of Directors where she will be Vice President of PICs from 2018 - 2019. She serves as an ABET Engineering Accreditation Council Commissioner for ASEE, is the past co-chair of ASEE’s Undergraduate Experience Council, and past chair of the Diversity Committee. She has served in multiple leadership roles in the Pre-College Engineering Education and Education Research and Methods Divisions, and with the Associate Deans group. She served as a reviewer of the US National Academy of Engineering’s 2008 report, Changing the Conversation: Messages for Improving Public Understanding of Engineering, and the 2010 report, Standards for K-12 Engineering Education? Reed has received a number of professional honors including the 2017 Distinguished Membership Award from SPE, the 2015 ASEE William Elgin Wickenden Award for research paper of the year, the 2013 ASEE Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education, election as a 2010 Fellow Member of ASEE, the 2008 ASEE Outstanding Service Award from the ERM Division, 2007-2008 Committee on Institutional Cooperation Academic Leadership Program fellow, and, in fall 2012, Purdue University’s One Brick Higher Award, one of Purdue’s highest honors given by the university president.
Joint Co-op Institute
Thomas R. Huston
Co-director of the Joint Co-op Institute; Professor-Educator, Mechanical Engineering
626 Rhodes Hall
Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics
Brian H. Rowe Chair, Interim Department Head , CEAS - Aerospace Eng & Eng Mechanics
745 E Baldwin Hall
Thomas Michael Talavage
Professor, CEAS - Biomedical Eng
501L Engineering Research Cntr
Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Marc M Cahay
Professor, Department Head, CEAS - Elec Eng & Computer Science
812J Rhodes Hall
Mechanical & Materials Engineering
Professor, Department Head, CEAS - Mechanical Eng
598B Rhodes Hall