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

Arif Sirinterlikci, Ph.D. - University Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Arif Sirinterlikci, Ph.D., CMfgE

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

 
David Hudak, Ph.D. - Professor of Actuarial Science and Mathematics
David Hudak, Ph.D.

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

 
William Dress, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Biology
William Dress, Ph.D.

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

 

School Faculty

Sushil Acharya, D.Eng. - Professor of Software Engineering
Sushil Acharya, D.Eng.

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

Jameela Al-Jaroodi, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Software Engineering
Jameela Al-Jaroodi, Ph.D.

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

Paul Badger, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Chemistry
Paul Badger, Ph.D.

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

Gavin Buxton, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Physics
Gavin Buxton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics
Physics, computational biology, mathematical modeling

Ben Campbell, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Engineering
Ben Campbell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering
Electrical engineering, mechatronics, lasers

Rika Carlsen, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
Rika Carlsen, Ph.D.

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

Kathleen Donoghue - Senior Lecturer of Mathematics
Kathleen Donoghue

Senior Lecturer of Mathematics
Online learning, education, mathematics

Heather Elfen, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Heather Elfen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Functional equations defined on abstract structures

Ergin Erden, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Ergin Erdem, Ph.D., CMfgE

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

Christophe Groendyke, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Actuarial Science
Christophe Groendyke, Ph.D.

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

Catherine Hanna, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Biology
Catherine Hanna, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Ecology, zoology, animal behavior

Sarajane Hill - Lecturer of Engineering
Sarajane Hill

Lecturer of Engineering
General and mechanical engineering

Melissa Hillwig, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Biology
Melissa Hillwig, Ph.D.

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

E. Gregory Holdan, Ph.D. - Professor of Mathematics and Education
E. Gregory Holdan, Ph.D.

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

Liang Hong, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Actuarial Science and Mathematics
Liang Hong, Ph.D.

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

Won Joo, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Won Joo, Ph.D.

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

Tony Kerzmann, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Tony Kerzmann, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Energy and Sustainability, Thermo-Fluids

Allen Lias, Ph.D. - Professor of Mathematics
Allen Lias, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics
Teaching and learning of mathematics

 Kenneth LaSota, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Geology and Earth Sciences
Kenneth LaSota, Ph.D.

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

Priyadarshan Manohar, Ph.D. - Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Priyadarshan Manohar, Ph.D.

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

Matthew Maurer, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Science
Matthew Maurer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Science
Science teacher professional development

Jeffrey Mitchell, Ph.D. - Associate Dean and Professor of Mathematics
Jeffrey Mitchell, Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Professor of Mathematics
Mathematical physics

Luis Monterrubio, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Luis Monterrubio, Ph.D, CMfgE

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

Allen Renfro, Ph.D. - Senior Lecturer of Mathematics
Allen Renfro, Ph.D.

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

Anthony Robins, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Biology
Anthony Robins, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Epidemiology, anatomy, STEM diversity

Sangho Shim, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Sangho Shim, Ph.D.

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

Daniel Short, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Environmental Science
Daniel Short, Ph.D.

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

Sue Spade - Lecturer of Engineering
Sue Spade

Lecturer of Engineering
General and electrical engineering

 Lewis Stein, D.P.M. - Senior Lecturer of Biology
Lewis Stein, D.P.M.

Senior Lecturer of Biology
Life sciences, microbiology, anatomy

Monica VanDieren, Ph.D. - University Professor of Mathematics 
Monica VanDieren, Ph.D.

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

Woodrow Winchester, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Engineering Management
Woodrow Winchester, Ph.D.

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

Qian Zhao, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Actuarial Science
Qian Zhao, Ph.D.

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

Charles Zimmerman, Ph.D. - Professor of Mathematics
Charles Zimmerman, Ph.D.

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