Faculty - School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science

Maria V. Kalevitch, Ph.D.

Dean
School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science

Maria Kalevitch became dean of the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science in 2009. She first joined RMU in 2004 as the founding chair of the science department. She formerly comanaged a research lab at the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture in Oklahoma. Dean Kalevitch is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh and was named to ”100 Inspiring Women in STEM” by Insight into Diversity.

Ph.D. in Biology, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences
B.S./M.S. in Bioengineering, Moscow State University

Maria V. Kalevitch, Ph.D.
 

Department Heads

Dress, William
William Dress, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Specialties: Ecology, biogeochemistry, plant biology

 
Hudak, David
David Hudak, Ph.D.

Professor of Actuarial Science and Mathematics
Specialties: Statistics, actuarial science

 
joo, won
Won Joo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical implant and device development, materials science and engineering

 

School Faculty

Acharya, Sushil
Sushil Acharya, D.Eng.

Professor of Software Engineering
Computer science, software design, verification and validation

Al-Jaroodi, Jameela
Jameela Al-Jaroodi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Software Engineering
Middleware, network and internet applications, collaborative technologies

Badger, Paul
Paul Badger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Inorganic chemistry, fluorescence lanthanide complexes, instrumentation

Buxton, Gavin
Gavin Buxton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics
Physics, computational biology, mathematical modeling

Campbell, Ben
Ben Campbell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering
Electrical engineering, mechatronics, lasers

Carlsen, Rika
Rika Carlsen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering 
Traumatic brain injury, biohybrid microrobotics

Donoghue, Kathleen
Kathleen Donoghue

Senior Lecturer of Mathematics
Online learning, education, mathematics

Elfen, Heather
Heather Elfen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Functional equations defined on abstract structures

Erden, Ergin
Ergin Erdem, Ph.D., CMfgE

Assistant Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Optimization, scheduling in health care systems, genetic algorithms

Groendyke, Christophe
Christophe Groendyke, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Actuarial Science
Disease dynamics, computationally intensive statistical inference, regime-switching

Hanna, Catherine
Catherine Hanna, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Ecology, zoology, animal behavior

Hill, Sarajane
Sarajane Hill

Lecturer of Engineering
General and mechanical engineering

Hillwig, Melissa
Melissa Hillwig, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology
Molecular genetics, molecular biochemistry, plant genetics

Holdan, E. Gregory
E. Gregory Holdan, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics and Education
Mathematics education, reflection, learning and teaching style

Hong, Liang
Liang Hong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Actuarial Science and Mathematics
Actuarial science, insurance economics, statistics

LaSota, Kenneth
Kenneth LaSota, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Geology and Earth Sciences
Environmental geology, climatology, earth science education

Lias, Allen
Allen Lias, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics
Teaching and learning of mathematics

Manohar, Priyadarshan
Priyadarshan Manohar, Ph.D.

Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Materials science and engineering, computer science, manufacturing

Maurer, Matthew
Matthew Maurer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Science
Science teacher professional development

Mitchell, Jeffrey
Jeffrey Mitchell, Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Professor of Mathematics
Mathematical physics

Monterrubio, Luis
Luis Monterrubio, Ph.D, CMfgE

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Automotive manufacturing, mechanical design, vibrations

Renfro, Allen
Allen Renfro, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer of Mathematics
Teaching and learning of mathematics and applied mathematics

Robins, Anthony
Anthony Robins, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Epidemiology, anatomy, STEM diversity

Shim, Sangho
Sangho Shim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Specilaties: Optimization, supply chain management, informatics

Short, Daniel
Daniel Short, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Environmental Science
Environmental chemistry, water quality, geographical information systems

sirinterlikci, arif
Arif Sirinterlikci, Ph.D., CMfgE

University Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Specialties: Manufacturing processes and simulation, 3D printing/additive manufacturing, reverse engineering

Spade, Sue
Sue Spade

Lecturer of Engineering
General and electrical engineering

Stein, Lewis
Lewis Stein, D.P.M.

Senior Lecturer of Biology
Life sciences, microbiology, anatomy

vandieren, monica
Monica VanDieren, Ph.D.

University Professor of Mathematics 
Model theory, research in undergraduate mathematics education

Winchester, Woodrow
Woodrow Winchester, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Engineering Management
Systems engineering, new health technologies, Afro-futurism

Zhao, Qian
Qian Zhao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Actuarial Science
Actuarial science, robust statistics, mathematical modeling

Zimmerman, Charles
Charles Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics
Praxis math content, optimal tax consequences for investment strategies