Meet the Coordinators

Michele H. Miller

Michele H. Miller

mhmiller@mtu.edu
906-487-3025

Michele H. Miller

Program Coordinator, Peace Corps Master's Program in Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

PhD, North Carolina State University

Biography

Michele Miller is a professor and the associate chair and director of undergraduate studies for Michigan Tech’s Department of Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics. She also serves as a coordinator for Tech’s Peace Corps Master’s International program.

Michele’s research involves engineering education, precision manufacturing, and microsystems. She also teaches classes in the areas of manufacturing and human factors, both of which are relevant to many projects in developing parts of the world.

John Gershenson

John K. Gershenson

jkgershe@mtu.edu
906-487-2047

John Gershenson

Program Coordinator, Peace Corps Master's Program in Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
Faculty Advisor, Velovations Bicycle Design Enterprise

PhD, University of Idaho

Biography

John Gershenson has been co-directing the PCMI program in Mechanical Engineering since its inception in 2009. John researches life-cycle engineering—environmentally conscious design, sustainable design, design for manufacturability, and more; lean manufacturing and engineering; mechanisms for innovation; and other areas that are critical to the developing world. He helps prepare students to think innovatively about engineering in places lacking typical manufacturing infrastructure. Although he has not served as a Peace Corps volunteer, he is inspired by the passion and talent that PCMI students bring to solve problems in the developing world.