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. 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: 

      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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Dr. Tracy Butler
      Research Administrator 2

      Email: 

      tabutler2 [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Brandi Jones
      Research Administrator 3

      Email: 

      blwalkow [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
    • Maria Modelska
      Research Program Support

      Email: 

      mjmodelska [at] uh [dot] edu

    • Dr. Shilpa Ghurye
      Industrial Relations & IP/Patent Portfolio Manager

      Email: 

      sgghury2 [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 Ardebili
      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
    • Mike (Xianxin) Zhang
      College Recruitment Manager

      Email: 

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

  • Undergraduate Programs

    • Dr. JR Rao
      Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Distance Learning

      Phone: 

      713-743-4535

      Email: 

      rao [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
    • Dr. Fritz Claydon
      Director of Undergraduate Support Services.

      Phone: 

      713-743-4200

      Email: 

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

      Phone: 

      713-743-4200

      Email: 

      ldsisk [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
    • Dr. Brian Metrovich
      Instructional Associate Professor

      Phone: 

      713-743-9626

      Email: 

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

      Phone: 

      713-743-4200

      Email: 

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

      Phone: 

      713-743-0461

      Email: 

      dwburleson [at] 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. Krishna Kota
      Lecturer

      Phone: 

      713-743-9295

      Email: 

      vkkota [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
    • Natalia Palmarini
      Recruitment Manager

      Phone: 

      713-743-6958

      Email: 

      nmpalmar [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
    • Stephanie Williams
      UH/HCC Engineering Academy at Katy

      Phone: 

      713-743-7678

      Email: 

      swoods [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
    • Jemal Moore
      Academic Records Coordinator, Undergraduate Student Success

      Phone: 

      713-743-4200

      Email: 

      jmoore [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
    • Yebine Yabi
      UH/HCC Engineering Academy at Katy

      Phone: 

      713-743-3946

      Email: 

      yyabi [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
    • Barbara Torres
      Executive Secretary

      Phone: 

      713-743-4223

      Email: 

      btorres [at] 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
    • Jasminda Benjamin-Roberts
      Assistant Business Administrator-Finance

      Phone: 

      713-743-9039

      Email: 

      jwbenjam [at] central [dot] 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
    • Kaitlyn Adams
      Web Developer

      Email: 

      keadams2 [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
    • Stephen Greenwell
      Writer / Editor II

      Email: 

      sjgreen2 [at] Central [dot] UH [dot] EDU

    • Olivia Thompson
      Interim Chief Development Officer

      Email: 

      onthompson [at] 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
    • Manjunatha Shenoy
      College Information Security Officer; Engineering High Performance Computing; Server, Storage, Linux workstation & Mac Support

      Email: 

      mshenoy [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Andres Nuñez Soto
      Server, Linux workstation & Mac Support

      Email: 

      anunezsoto [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Arturo Padilla
      ECC Lab Manager; Software Licensing, Research and Academic; Classroom Technology Support

      Email: 

      apadilla [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Eric Stern
      Manager, Desktop Support & Windows Servers; Windows File Share, WiFi & Print Support

      Email: 

      estern [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Jason R. Castillo
      Windows Desktop Support Specialist

      Email: 

      jcastillo16 [at] uh [dot] edu
    • Ryan G. McConnell
      Windows Desktop Support Specialist

      Email: 

      rgmcconnell [at] 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