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  • Office of the Dean
    Joseph C Slater protrait
    Joseph C. Slater, Ph.D., P.E.
    Dean and Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    jslater@tntech.edu
    (931) 372-3172
    Clement Hall, 201
    Profile
    William Eberle portrait
    William Eberle, Ph.D.
    Interim Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of Computer Science
    weberle@tntech.edu 
    (931) 372-3278
    Bruner Hall, 235
    Profile
    Francis  Otuonye protrait
    Francis  Otuonye, Ph.D.
    Interim Assistant Dean of  Research and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    fotuonye@tntech.edu 
    (931) 372-3172
    Clement Hall, 201
    Profile
    Kumar Yelamarthi portrait
    Kumar Yelamarthi, Ph.D., P.E.
    Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    kyelamarthi@tntech.edu
    (931) 372-3172
    Clement Hall, 201
    Profile
    Elisabeth Humphrey portrait
    Elisabeth Humphrey
    Director of Labs
    ehumphrey@tntech.edu 
    (931) 372-3325
    Brown Hall, 115
    Profile
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    Harry T. Ingle Jr.
    Director of Diversity, Recruitment & Student Success
    hingle@tntech.edu
    (931) 372-3833
    Clement Hall, 206
    Profile
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    William (Scott) O'Neal
    IT Specialist
    woneal@tntech.edu
    (931) 372-3174
    Prescott Hall, 304
    Profile
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    Rick Neely
    IT Specialist
    rneely@tntech.edu
    (931) 372-6489
    Prescott Hall, 304
    Profile
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    Sara Bowman
    Recruitment Specialist
    sebowman@tntech.edu
    (931) 372-3830
    Clement Hall, 201
    Profile
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    Taylor Chesson
    Instructional Design Specialist 
    tchesson@tntech.edu 
    Contact Taylor through Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) Consultation Link
    Profile
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    Melanie Hutcherson
    Administrative Assistant
    mrhutcherson@tntech.edu
    (931) 372-3832
    Clement Hall, 201
    Profile
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    Donna Smith
    Financial Manager
    dlsmith@tntech.edu
    (931) 372-3828
    Clement Hall, 201
    Profile
    Cynthia Davis portrait
    Cynthia C. Davis
    Graphic and Website Designer, Social Media Manager and Accessibility Liaison to Disability Services
    ccdavis@tntech.edu
    (931) 372-3871
    Clement Hall, 201
    Profile
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    Denise Hailey
    Administrative Associate
    dhailey@tntech.edu
    (931) 372-3172
    Clement Hall, 201
    Profile
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    Stephanie Irwin
    Communications Liaison
    sdirwin@tntech.edu 
    (931) 372-3712
    Clement Hall, 201
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    Misty Kline
    Coordinator Alumni and Donor Relations
    mistykline@tntech.edu 
    (931) 372-3835
    Clement Hall, 201
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    Financial Associates

     
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    Donna Rowan
    Financial Associate 6
    Civil & Environmental Engineering; General and Basic Engineering; Manufacturing & Engineering Technology
    drowan@tntech.edu 
    (931) 372-3172
    Clement Hall (CLEM) 201
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    Sarah Starkey
    Financial Associate 6
    Chemical Engineering; Computer Science
    sstarkey@tntech.edu 
    (931) 372-3301
    Prescott Hall (PRSC) 207
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    Ashley Wright
    Financial Associate 6
    Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mechanical Engineering
    afwright@tntech.edu
    Clement Hall (CLEM) 201

    Lab Technicians

     
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    Mark Davis
    Automotive Shop Technician
    mwdavis@tntech.edu 
    (931) 372-3211
    East Stadium (ESta) 122
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    Chris Mills
    Research and Development Engineer
    cmills@tntech.edu 
    (931) 372-3190
    Brown Hall (BRWN) 126
    Profile
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    Conard Murray
    Research and Development Engineer
    cmurry@tntech.edu 
    (931) 372-3190
    Brown Hall (BRWN) 126
    Profile
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    Jeff Randolph
    Shop Technician
    jrandolph@tntech.edu 
    (931) 372-3289
    Brown Hall (BRWN) 130
    Profile
  • Past College of Engineering Deans
    James Manson Henderson, College of Engineering Dean 1924-1961
    James Manson Henderson
    Dean 1924-1961
    James Seay Brown, College of Engineering Dean 1961-1979
    James Seay Brown
    Dean 1961-1979
    Leighton E. Sissom, College of Engineering Dean 1970-1988
    Leighton E. Sissom
    Dean 1970-1988
     George M. Swisher, College of Engineering Dean 1988-1997
    George M. Swisher
    Dean 1988-1997
     Charles E. Hickman, College of Engineering Interim Dean 1997-1999
    Charles E. Hickman
    Interim Dean 1997-1999
     Glen E. Johnson, College of Engineering Dean 1999-2007
    Glen E. Johnson
    Dean 1999-2007
     David Howard Huddleston, College of Engineering Interim Dean 2007-2011
    David Howard Huddleston
    Interim Dean 2007-2011
     Joseph, Rencis, College of Engineering Dean 2011-2017
    Joseph J. Rencis
    Dean 2011-2017
    Darrell Hoy portrait
    Darrell Hoy
    Interim Dean 2017-2018
     Jessica A. Oswalt, College of Engineering Interim Dean 2018-2019
    Jessica A. Oswalt
    Interim Dean 2018-2019
  • Program Chairs
    Robby Sanders portrait
    Chemical Engineering (ChE)
    Robby Sanders, Ph.D.
    Interim Chair and Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
    rsanders@tntech.edu
    (931) 372-3297
    Prescott Hall, 3297
    Profile
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    Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)
    Benjamin Mohr, Ph.D.
    Chair and Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
    bmohr@tntech.edu
    (931) 372-3454
    Prescott Hall, 216
    Profile
    Gerald C Gannod portrait
    Computer Science (CSC)
    Gerald C. Gannod, Ph.D.
    Chair and Professor of Computer Science
    jgannod@tntech.edu
    (931) 372-3691
    Bruner Hall, 415
    Profile
    Allen MacKenzie portrait
    Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
    Allen MacKenzie, Ph.D., Chair and
    Chair and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    amackenzie@tntech.edu
    (931) 372-3397
    Brown Hall, 217
    Profile
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    General and Basic Engineering (GBE)
    Chris Wilson, Ph.D.
    Chair and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    chriswilson@tntech.edu
    (931) 372-3175
    Clement Hall, 321
    Profile
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    Manufacturing and Engineering Technology (MET)
    Fred Vondra, Ph.D.
    Chair and Professor of Manufacturing Engineering
    fvondra@tntech.edu 
    (931) 372-3263
    Lewis Hall, 107A
    Profile
    Mohan Rao portrait

    Mechanical Engineering (ME)

    Mohan Rao, Ph.D.
    Chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    mrao@tntech.edu
    (931) 372-3254
    Prescott Hall, 214
    Profile
  • Research Center Directors
    Satish Mahajan portrait
    Center for Energy Systems Research (CESR)
    Satish Mahajan, Ph.D., Director
    Director and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    smajajan@tntech.edu 
    (931) 372-3615
    Prescott Hall, 233
    Profile
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    Center for Manufacturing Research (CMR)
    Ying Zhang, Ph.D., Director
    Director and Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    yzhang@tntech.edu 
    (931) 372-3362
    Prescott Hall, 233
    Profile 
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    Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center (CEROC)
    Doug Talbert, Ph.D.
    Interim Director and Professor of Computer Science
    dtalbert@tntech.edu 
    (931) 372-3519
    Prescott Hall, 414
    Profile
  • Advisory Council of Engineering
    Barry Beck portrait

    Barry Beck, Chair

    Vice President, I.C. Thomasson Associates, Inc.
    ’87 B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee Tech
    Robert F. Alvey portrait

    Robert F. (Bob) Alvey Vice Chair

    Owner, Alvey Consulting
    Retired, Global QA Manager 
    Proctor & Gamble, Duracell Personal Power
    ’77 B.S. Electrical Engineering, Tennessee Tech
    ’79 M.S. Electrical Engineering, Tennessee Tech
    Audrey R. Albertini portrait

    Audrey R. Copeland

    President & CEO
    National Asphalt Pavement Association
    ’79 B.S. Civil Engineering, Tennessee Tech
    ’01 M.S. Civil Engineering, Tennessee Tech
    ’07 Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Vanderbilt 
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    Adedeji (Deji) Badiru, Ph.D.

    Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Engineering and Management
    Air Force Institute of Technology
    ’79 B.S., Industrial Engineering, Tennessee Tech
    ’81 M.S., Mathematics, Tennessee Tech
    ’82 M.S., Industrial Engineering, Tennessee Tech
    ’94 Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Central Florida
    David Bible portrait

    David Bible, P.E.

    Senior Associate, Stantech Consulting Services, Inc.
    ’87 B.S., Civil Engineering, Tennessee Tech
    Kong Chen portrait

    Kong Chen, Ph.D.

    Senior Investigator and Co-Director, Metabolic Clinical Research Unit
    National Institutes of Health
    ’93 B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee Tech
    ’97 Ph.D., Biomedical/Medical Engineering, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    ’00 MSCI, Clinical Investigation, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Clayton Clem portrait

    Clayton Clem, P.E.

    Vice President, Electric Systems Projects, Tennessee Valley Authority
    ’79 B.S., Civil Engineering, Tennessee Tech
    ’85 M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
    Christy H. Drewry protrait

    Christy H. Drewry

    Authorization Basis Engineer
    Nuclear Safety and Engineering
    National Nuclear Safety Administration Production Office
    ‘08 B.S. Chemical Engineering, Tennessee Tech
    Terry Farris portrait

    Terry Farris

    Sr. Director, Global Quality Nike Air
    Nike, Inc.
    ’97 B.S. Industrial Engineering, Tennessee Tech
    ’03 MBA, Indiana Wesleyan University
    Mary Anne Koltowich

    Mary Anne Koltowich

    Project Manager, Part-Time, BWX Technologies
    ’77 B.S., Civil Engineering
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    John C. Lowry

    President & CEO, Lowry Technical Associates, Inc.
    Retired Engineering Director Proctor & Gamble
    ’69 B.S. Industrial Technology, Tennessee Tech University
    ’80 MBA, University of Montana
    Chair, Advisory Board for Manufacturing & Engineering Technology
    Jill Patrick

    Jill Moffitt

    Senior Software Engineering Manager, International Programs. and Cookeville Site Manager - SAIC
    ’02 B.S. Management Information Systems, University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business
    ’13 MBA, Western Illinois University
    Chair, Advisory Board for Computer Science
    Mary Patterson portrait

    Mary Patterson

    Retired, Executive, IBM
    ’68 B.S., Mathematics, Tennessee Tech
    Past Chair, Advisory Council for Engineering
    Chris Privon

    Chris Privon

    Retired, Hewlett-Packard Company
    ’79 B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee Tech
    ‘83 MBA, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
    ’18 MA, Theology, University of Notre Dame
    Past Chair, Advisory Council for Engineering
    Karon Privon

    Keron Privon

    ’80 B.S. Industrial Engineering
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    Mark Self

    CEO, Philadelphia Mixing Solutions
    ’79 B.S. Civil Engineering
    Elizabeth Surface

    Elizabeth Surface

    Retired, President
    Ross Bryan Associates, Inc.
    ’78 B.S. Civil Engineering, Vanderbilt
    David Swindle portrait

    David W. Swindle, Jr.

    Consultant
    ’76 B.S. Engineering Science, Tennessee Tech
    ’79 M.S. Nuclear Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech
    ‘81 MBA, University of Tennessee – Knoxville
    Stephen Whitley

    Stephen Whitley

    Independent Executive Committee Member, New York State Reliability Council
    ’70 B.S., Electrical Engineering
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    Phil Wilbourn

    Principal Consultant, Business Management Consultants, Inc.
    ’66 B.S., Civil Engineering, Tennessee Tech

     

    Ex-Officio Members/Department Board Chairs

    John Callies Portrait Jonathan Callies
    Director, Electrification Systems Division, DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc.
    ’89 B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee Tech
    ’91 MBA, Vanderbilt University – Owen Graduate School of Management
    Co-Chair, Advisory Board for Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee Tech
    Steve Carter portrait Steve Carter
    Technical Director, Instrumentation & Applications
    Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.
    ’85 B.S., Electrical Engineering, Tennessee Tech
    ’94 M.S., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Tennessee Space Institute
    Co-Chair, Advisory Board Electrical & Computer Engineering, Tennessee Tech
    Chester Little portrait Chester Little, Ph.D., PE
    Associate Professor – Engineering Physics, Austin Peay State University
    ’79 B.S., Chemical Engineering & Chemistry
    ’85 M.S., Physical Science, University of Houston-Clear Lake
    ’90 Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
    Co-Chair, Advisory Board for Chemical Engineering, Tennessee Tech
    Savannah Long portrait

    Savannah Long

    Threat Engineer
    Dynetics
     ’15 B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tennessee Tech
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    John Lowry portrait

    John C. Lowry

    President & CEO, Lowry Technical Associates, Inc.
    Retired Engineering Director Proctor & Gamble
    ’69 B.S. Industrial Technology, Tennessee Tech University
    ’80 MBA, University of Montana
    Chair, Advisory Board for Manufacturing & Engineering Technology
    Arnold Lumsdaine portrait Arnold Lumsdaine, Ph.D.
    Senior, R&D Engineer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    ‘89 B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
    ’91 M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
    ’95 Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
    Co-Chair Advisory Board for Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee Tech
    Jill Patrick portrait Jill Moffitt
    Senior Software Engineering Manager, International Programs. and Cookeville Site Manager - SAIC
    ’02 B.S. Management Information Systems, University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business
    ’13 MBA, Western Illinois University
    Chair, Advisory Board for Computer Science
    Carl Sandlin portrait Carl Sandlin
    President, Cws Drilling Operations Services
    ’71 B.S., Chemical Engineering, Tennessee Tech
    ’72 M.S. Chemical Engineering, Georgia Tech
    Chair, Advisory Board for Chemical Engineering
    Kimberly Williams portrait Kimberly Williams
    Director of Operations, Kohler Kitchen and Bath
    ’94 B.S., Industrial Technology
    ’03 M.S. Manufacturing Management, Kettering University
    Chair, Advisory Board for Manufacturing and Engineering Technology
    David Wright portrait David Wright
    Principal Specialist, Carpenter Wright Engineers, a Division of Bennett & Pless
    ’80 B.S., Civil Engineering, Tennessee Tech
    ’82 M.S., Structural Engineering, University of Texas
    Chair, Advisory Board for Civil & Environmental Engineering, Tennessee Tech

    Emeriti, Advisory Council for Engineering

    Alice Cannella protrait

    Alice Cannella, P.E., Emeritus

    Retired, Director of Wastewater Utility, City of Chattanooga
    ’72 B.S., Sociology, Tennessee Tech
    ’75 B.S., Fine Arts, Middle Tennessee State University
    ’78 B.S., Civil Engineering, Tennessee Tech
    ‘13 M.S., Engineering Management, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
    Tommy Chisholm potrait

    Tommy Chisholm, Emeritus

    Retired, Vice President, Secretary, Association General Council,
    Southern Company Services, Inc.
    ’63 B.S., Civil Engineering, Tennessee Tech
    ’84 MBA, Georgia Tech
    ’69 JD, Cumberland School of Law, Stamford University
    Past Chair, Advisory Council for Engineering
    Tom Hudson

    Tom Hudson, Emeritus

    Retired, Matteson-Hudson Construction Company
    ’73 BME, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
    ’75 MBA, University of Virginia
    Lem L McSpadden portrait

    Lem L. McSpadden, Emeritus

    Retired, Senior Property Inspector, EnviroTENN
    ’71 B.S., Industrial Technology
  • Engineering Joint Council

    Engineering Joint Council (EJC) is comprised of students elected annually by a majority vote of an engineering professional student organizations to represent the College of Engineering. As stated in the EJC constitution, objectives and goals of the are:

    • To coordinate and promote the joint activities of its member organizations.
    • To foster high ideals and professionalism in its member organizations.
    Engineers Week (EWeek)

    Each year during the third week in February, the College of Engineering participates in National Engineers Week: a week where we celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world. Tech EJC hosts this yearly event with a week full of challenging events and lots of fun.

    Student Organizations

    Make lifelong connections in professional student organizations. There are more than 30 specific to the College of Engineering at Tech. A complete listing can be found here.

College of Engineering Organization Chart

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Questions?

Email/Phone:

engineering@tntech.edu 
(931) 372-3172

Mailing Address:

Tennessee Tech University
College of Engineering
Campus Box 5005
Cookeville, TN 38505-0001

Street Address:

1010 N. Peachtree Ave. 
Cookeville, TN 38505
Clement Hall, Room 201

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday
8am to 4:30pm CST