Search Committee Appointed to Identify Next Dean

 Winter Night Evening Link Hall

February 8, 2019

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Michele G. Wheatly has announced the formation of a search committee for the next dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS), following the departure of Dean Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg. Last December, Dean Dahlberg announced she had been appointed vice chancellor and provost at Texas Christian University.

Chairing the search committee will be John Liu, vice president for research. Other members of the search committee are:

  • Shobha K. Bhatia, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence in the ECS Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Shiu-Kai Chin, professor in the ECS Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • John F. Dannenhoffer, III, associate professor in the ECS Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and program director of aerospace engineering
  • Charles T. Driscoll, University Professor of Environmental Systems and Distinguished Professor in the ECS Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • David G. Edelstein, Board of Trustees, chair of the ECS Leadership Council, former senior vice president and chief information officer at Siemens Corp.
  • Michael J. Frasciello, dean of University College
  • Cynthia Kar, ECS undergraduate student
  • Laura K. Lautz, professor and chair of the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Earth Sciences
  • Sinéad C. Mac Namara, associate professor in the ECS Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Architecture
  • Shikha Nangia, associate professor in the ECS Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
  • Jae C. Oh, David G. Edelstein Professor for Broadening Participation and chair of the ECS Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Dacheng Ren, Stevenson Endowed Professor in the ECS Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, director of the Syracuse Biomaterials Institute
  • Jack S. Rossetti, ECS graduate student
  • Karin Ruhlandt, dean of the College of Arts and Science
  • Wayne T. Smith, member of the ECS Leadership Council, chairman and chief executive officer of BASF Corp.
  • Pramod K. Varshney, Distinguished Professor in the ECS Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

“I appreciate the enthusiasm of the members of this search committee,” says Wheatly. “The College of Engineering and Computer Science is doing outstanding work—in the classroom, in the laboratories and the field. I am confident the people combined with the college’s reputation for preparing the next generation of engineers will attract an impressive pool of candidates. I look forward to working with the members to identify a forward-thinking leader who will help take the college to the next level.”

Witt/Kieffer, an executive search firm, will assist the search committee in its work.