CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Office of the Dean

Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E., Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair and Dean

Executive Leadership

dean [at] egr [dot] uh [dot] edu (Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E.)
Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair and Dean

rifai [at] uh [dot] edu (Dr. Hanadi Rifai)
Associate Dean, Research & Facilities

skhator [at] UH [dot] EDU (Dr. Suresh K. Khator)
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs & Computing Facilities

Dr. Fritz Claydon
Director of the Division of Undergraduate Programs and Student Success

Dr. JR Rao
Associate Dean, Engineering Programs at the University of Houston at Katy

  • Administration Team

    • Dr. Roshawnda Anderson
      Associate Dean of Administration

      Phone: 

      713-743-4242

      Email: 

      rmander2 [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
    • Sandra Sierra
      Administrative Assistant

      Phone: 

      713-743-1045

      Email: 

      ssierra2 [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu

  • Research and Facilities

    • Dr. Hanadi Rifai
      Associate Dean for Research and Facilities

      Email: 

      rifai [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Evette Adams
      Institutional Effectiveness Coordinator (Data Analyst)

      Email: 

      eadams [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Priya Navin
      Research Administrator 2

      Email: 

      pnavin [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
    • Rudy Razo
      Research Liaison Officer

      Email: 

      rrazo2 [at] Central [dot] UH [dot] EDU
    • Dr. Shilpa Ghurye
      Industrial Relations & IP/Patent Portfolio Manager

      Email: 

      sgghury2 [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
    • Joanna Taormina
      Research Health & Safety Manager

      Email: 

      jtaormin [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
    • Ferdinand Fernandez Jr
      General Maintenance Tech III

      Email: 

      ffernan4 [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu

  • Engineering Student Innovation and Design Experience (ESIDE)

    • Dr. Dan Burleson
      Director

      Phone: 

      713-743-0461

      Email: 

      dwburleson [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Dr. Haleh Aredebili
      Director

      Email: 

      hardebil [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
  • Research Computing

    • Dr. Yashashree Kulkarni
      Director

      Email: 

      ykulkarn [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
  • Online Programs and Extension Services

    • Dr. JR Rao
      Director

      Phone: 

      713-743-4535

      Email: 

      rao [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
    • Joseph C McDonough
      Instructional Designer 3

      Email: 

      jcmcdono [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu

    • Dr. JR Rao
      Associate Dean for Engineering Programs at the University of Houston at Katy

      Email: 

      rao [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu

  • Graduate Programs & Computing Facilities

    • Dr. Suresh Khator
      Associate Dean for Graduate Programs & Computing Facilities

      Email: 

      skhator [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Miranda Vernon-Harrison
      Director of Graduate Student Affairs

      Phone: 

      713-743-4219

      Email: 

      mavernon [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
    • Xianxin Zhang
      College Recruitment Manager

      Email: 

      xzhang94 [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu

  • Undergraduate Programs

    • Dr. Fritz Claydon
      Director, Division of Undergraduate Programs and Student Success

      Email: 

      FJClaydon [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
    • Dr. Chad A.B. Wilson
      Director of Technical Communication Instruction

      Phone: 

      713-743-4200

      Email: 

      cawilson [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Lesley Sisk
      Executive Director of Undergraduate Programs

      Phone: 

      713-743-4200

      Email: 

      ldsisk [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
    • Monica Padilla
      Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs and Student Success

      Phone: 

      713-743-4200

      Email: 

      msanchez [at] Central [dot] UH [dot] EDU
    • Jennifer Dunn
      Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs and Student Success

      Phone: 

      713-743-4200

      Email: 

      jbdunnsa [at] Central [dot] UH [dot] EDU
    • Dr. Brandon Green
      Academic Records Coordinator, Undergraduate Student Success

      Phone: 

      713-743-0338

      Email: 

      bgreen3 [at] Central [dot] UH [dot] EDU
    • Barbara Torres
      Executive Secretary

      Phone: 

      713-743-4223

      Email: 

      btorres [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Dr. Brian Metrovich
      Instructional Associate Professor

      Email: 

      bmetrovich [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Dr. Dan Burleson
      Instructional Assistant Professor

      Phone: 

      713-743-0461

      Email: 

      dwburleson [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Dr. Erin McCave
      Instructional Assistant Professor

      Phone: 

      713-743-0459

      Email: 

      ejmccave [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Dr. Jerrod A. Henderson
      Instructional Associate Professor

      Phone: 

      713-743-9282

      Email: 

      jahenderson5 [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Dr. Krishna Kota
      Lecturer

      Phone: 

      713-743-9295

      Email: 

      vkkota [at] Central [dot] UH [dot] EDU
    • Natalia Palmarini
      Recruitment Manager

      Phone: 

      713-743-6958

      Email: 

      nmpalmar [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
    • Kelly Schulz
      Program Director 1

      Email: 

      kjschulz [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Stephanie Williams
      Student Success Advising Lead

      Email: 

      swoods [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
    • Yebine Yabi
      Student Success Advising Lead

      Email: 

      yyabi [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu

  • Business Operations

    • Stephen Bangerter
      Executive Director of Business Operations

      Phone: 

      713-743-8132

      Email: 

      sbang [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Monique Jones
      College Business Administrator

      Phone: 

      713-743-5066

      Email: 

      mjjone2 [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
    • Rachell Underwood
      Assistant Business Administrator - Finance

      Phone: 

      713-743-8705

      Email: 

      raunderwood [at] uh [dot] edu

    • Rachel Knudsen
      Executive Director of Communications

      Email: 

      riward [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Inez Hutchinson
      Communications Manager

      Phone: 

      713-743-7593

      Email: 

      iajackso [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
    • Harriet Yim
      Web Project Manager

      Email: 

      hhyim [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Albert Chan
      Web Developer

      Email: 

      mchan4 [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Kevin Kao
      Graphic Designer II

      Email: 

      kfkao [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
    • Jeff Lautenberger
      Photographer / Videographer II

      Email: 

      jdlauten [at] Central [dot] UH [dot] EDU
    • Dana Johnson
      Graphic Designer II

      Email: 

      dljohn23 [at] Central [dot] UH [dot] EDU

    • Taylor O’Neill
      Director of Advancement

      Phone: 

      713-743-3916

      Email: 

      taoneill [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Draven Pascual
      Director of Development

      Email: 

      dfpascua [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
    • Lauren Sposato
      Director of Engineering Relations

      Email: 

      lsposato [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu

    • Janice Quiroz Perez
      Director, Engineering Career Service Center

      Phone: 

      713-743-4215

      Email: 

      jquiroz [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Dr. Yolanda E. Norman
      Assistant Director, Engineering Career Services Center

      Phone: 

      713-743-6293

      Email: 

      yenorman [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Antonio S. Hurt
      Program Coordinator II

      Phone: 

      713-743-1375

      Email: 

      ashurt [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Shanese Robinson-Valyan
      Office Coordinator

      Phone: 

      713-743-1093

      Email: 

      smrobin [at] uh [dot] edu

    • Dr. Suresh K. Khator
      Associate Dean for Graduate Programs & Computing Facilities

      Email: 

      skhator [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Arturo Padilla
      ECC Lab Manager

      Email: 

      apadilla [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Kiet Luong
      Director of Engineering Computing

      Email: 

      kietl [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Eric Stern
      Manager, Desktop Support & Windows Servers

      Email: 

      estern [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Manjunatha Shenoy
      Systems Administrator II

      Email: 

      mshenoy [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Andres Nunez Soto
      Systems Administrator I

      Email: 

      anunezso [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu

    • Dr. Jerrod Henderson
      PROMES Director

      Phone: 

      713-743-9282

      Email: 

      jahende6 [at] Central [dot] UH [dot] EDU
    • Minerva Carter
      Senior PROMES Program Manager, Founder & Manager of Women of PROMES

      Phone: 

      713-743-1456

      Email: 

      mgcarter [at] uh [dot] edu