Office of the Dean

Executive Leadership

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

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

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

Dr. JR Rao
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs and Distance Learning

Dr. Fritz Claydon
Director of Undergraduate Support Services

  • Administration Team

    • Dr. Roshawnda Anderson
      Associate Dean of Administration
      Phone
      Email
      rmander2 [at] central.uh.edu
  • Research and Facilities

    • Dr. Hanadi Rifai
      Associate Dean for Research and Facilities
      Email
      rifai [at] uh.edu
    • Priya Navin
      Research Administrator 2
      Email
      pnavin [at] central.uh.edu
    • Joanna Taormina
      Research Health & Safety Manager
      Email
      jtaormin [at] central.uh.edu
    • Ferdinand Fernandez Jr
      General Maintenance Tech III
      Email
      ffernan4 [at] central.uh.edu
    • Dr. Tracy Butler
      Research Administrator 2
      Email
      tabutler2 [at] uh.edu
    • Maria Modelska
      Research Program Support
      Email
      mjmodelska [at] uh.edu
    • Dr. Chris Grant
      Research Liaison Officer
      Email
      cgrant3 [at] uh.edu
  • Industrial Relations (IR)

    • Dr. Shilpa Ghurye
      Industrial Relations & IP/Patent Portfolio Manager
      Email
      sgghury2 [at] central.uh.edu
  • Engineering Student Innovation and Design Experience (ESIDE)

    • Dr. Dan Burleson
      Director
      Phone
      Email
      dwburleson [at] uh.edu
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship

    • Dr. Haleh Ardebili
      Director
      Email
      hardebil [at] central.uh.edu
  • Research Computing

    • Dr. Yashashree Kulkarni
      Director
      Email
      ykulkarn [at] central.uh.edu
  • Online Programs and Extension Services

    • Dr. JR Rao
      Director
      Phone
      Email
      rao [at] central.uh.edu
    • Joseph C McDonough
      Instructional Designer 3
      Email
      jcmcdono [at] central.uh.edu
  • UH Engineering in Katy

    • Dr. JR Rao
      Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs and Distance Learning
      Email
      rao [at] central.uh.edu
    • Dr. Brian Metrovich
      Director of Engineering Programs at UH-Katy
      Email
      bmetrovi [at] central.uh.edu
  • Graduate Programs

    • Dr. Suresh Khator
      Associate Dean for Graduate Programs & Computing Facilities
      Email
      skhator [at] uh.edu
    • Miranda Vernon-Harrison
      Director of Graduate Student Affairs
      Phone
      Email
      mavernon [at] central.uh.edu
    • Mike (Xianxin) Zhang
      College Recruitment Manager
      Email
      xzhang94 [at] central.uh.edu
  • Undergraduate Programs

    • Dr. JR Rao
      Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Distance Learning
      Phone
      Email
      rao [at] central.uh.edu
    • Dr. Fritz Claydon
      Director of Undergraduate Support Services
      Phone
      Email
      fjclaydon [at] central.uh.edu
    • Lesley Sisk
      Executive Director of Undergraduate Programs
      Phone
      Email
      ldsisk [at] central.uh.edu
    • Dr. Chad A.B. Wilson
      Director of Technical Communication Instruction
      Phone
      Email
      cawilson [at] uh.edu
    • Dr. Brian Metrovich
      Instructional Professor
      Phone
      Email
      bmetrovich [at] uh.edu
    • Kelly Schulz
      Program Director 1
      Phone
      Email
      kjschulz [at] uh.edu
    • Dr. Dan Burleson
      Instructional Associate Professor
      Phone
      Email
      dwburleson [at] uh.edu
    • Dr. Krishna Kota
      Lecturer
      Phone
      Email
      vkkota [at] central.uh.edu
    • Monica Padilla
      Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs and Student Success
      Phone
      Email
      msanchez [at] central.uh.edu
    • Dana Seibert
      Recruitment Manager
      Phone
      Email
      daseibe2 [at] central.uh.edu
    • Stephanie Williams
      UH/HCC Engineering Academy at Katy
      Phone
      Email
      swoods [at] central.uh.edu
    • Jemal Moore
      Academic Records Coordinator, Undergraduate Student Success
      Phone
      Email
      jmoore [at] central.uh.edu
  • Business Operations

    • Stephen Bangerter
      Executive Director of Business Operations
      Phone
      Email
      sbang [at] uh.edu
    • Monique Jones
      College Business Administrator
      Phone
      Email
      mjjone2 [at] central.uh.edu
    • Jasminda Benjamin-Roberts
      Assistant Business Administrator-Finance
      Phone
      Email
      jwbenjam [at] central.uh.edu
    • Nicolette Keefover
      Financial Coordinator 2
      Phone
      Email
      nekeefov [at] central.uh.edu
  • Communications

    • Rachel Knudsen
      Executive Director of Communications
      Email
      riward [at] uh.edu
    • Inez Hutchinson
      Communications Manager
      Phone
      Email
      iajackso [at] central.uh.edu
    • Harriet Yim
      Web Project Manager
      Email
      hhyim [at] uh.edu
    • Albert Chan
      Web Developer
      Email
      mchan4 [at] uh.edu
    • Kaitlyn Adams
      Web Developer
      Email
      keadams2 [at] central.uh.edu
    • Jeff Lautenberger
      Photographer / Videographer II
      Email
      jdlauten [at] Central.UH.EDU
    • Dana Johnson
      Graphic Designer II
      Email
      dljohn23 [at] central.uh.edu
    • Stephen Greenwell
      Writer / Editor II
      Email
      sjgreen2 [at] Central.UH.EDU
  • Advancement

    • Olivia Thompson
      Interim Chief Development Officer
      Email
      onthompson [at] uh.edu
    • Taylor O’Neill
      Director of Advancement
      Phone
      Email
      taoneill [at] uh.edu
  • Professional Development — Career Center

    • Janice Quiroz Perez
      Director, Engineering Career Service Center
      Phone
      Email
      jquiroz [at] uh.edu
    • Emily Clark, MBA
      Career Development Specialist & Cooperative Education Program Manager
      Phone
      Email
      eclark [at] central.uh.edu
    • Antonio S. Hurt
      Program Coordinator II
      Email
      ashurt [at] uh.edu
    • Shanese Robinson-Valyan
      Office Coordinator
      Phone
      Email
      smrobin [at] uh.edu
  • Information Systems & Services

    • Dr. Suresh K. Khator
      Associate Dean for Graduate Programs & Computing Facilities
      Email
      skhator [at] uh.edu
    • Manjunatha Shenoy
      College Information Security Officer; Engineering High Performance Computing; Server, Storage, Linux workstation & Mac Support
      Email
      mshenoy [at] uh.edu
    • Andres Nuñez Soto
      Server, Linux workstation & Mac Support
      Email
      anunezsoto [at] uh.edu
    • Arturo Padilla
      ECC Lab Manager; Software Licensing, Research and Academic; Classroom Technology Support
      Email
      apadilla [at] uh.edu
    • Eric Stern
      Manager, Desktop Support & Windows Servers; Windows File Share, WiFi & Print Support
      Email
      estern [at] uh.edu
    • Jason R. Castillo
      Windows Desktop Support Specialist
      Email
      jcastillo16 [at] uh.edu
    • Ryan G. McConnell
      Windows Desktop Support Specialist
      Email
      rgmcconnell [at] uh.edu
  • Engineering Educational Resource Center (EERC)

    • J.C. McDonough
      Instructional Designer 3
      Phone
      Email
      jcmcdonough [at] uh.edu
  • Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES)

    • Dr. Jerrod Henderson
      PROMES Director
      Phone
      Email
      jahende6 [at] central.uh.edu
    • Minerva Carter
      Senior PROMES Program Manager, Founder & Manager of Women of PROMES
      Phone
      Email
      mgcarter [at] uh.edu
  • UH-Dalian Institute

    • Dr. Roberto Ballarini
      Director
      Email
      rballari [at] Central.UH.EDU