Department Chairs

Biological Sciences

Chandrashekhar P. Joshi
"Cellulose is the fiber of human civilization."

Chandrashekhar P. Joshi

Department Chair and Professor, Biological Sciences

Adjunct Professor of Plant Molecular Genetics, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

906-487-2738 (Biology)
cpjoshi@mtu.edu
Dow 741,

Research Interests, Biological Sciences

  • Plant Molecular Genetics

Areas of Expertise, Biology and Forestry

  • Cellulose and lignin biosynthesis in trees
  • Wood formation
  • Tree growth and development
  • Engineering trees
  • Forest bioinformatics

Chemistry

Cary F. Chabalowski

Professor & Chair, Chemistry

906-487-2048
cfchabal@mtu.edu
Chem Sci 607E

Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Susan L. Amato-Henderson

Department Chair, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2536
slamato@mtu.edu
Meese Center 103

Research Interests

  • Motivation Science
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Impact of Values on Behavior
  • Cognitive Dissonance
  • Individual Differences in STEM Learning

Computer Science

Min Song

Department Chair, Computer Science

Professor, Computer Science

906-487-2602
mins@mtu.edu
Rekhi Hall 223

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Wireless Networking
  • Sensor Networks
  • Network Security
  • Cyber Physical Systems
  • Mobile Computing

Humanities

Ronald Strickland

Department Chair, Humanities

Professor of Literature, Humanities

(906) 487-2376
rlstrick@mtu.edu
Walker 301B

Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Jason R. Carter

Department Chair and Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Associate Dean, College of Sciences and Arts

Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2994
jcarter@mtu.edu
SDC 231

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Autonomic and Cardiovascular Control in Humans
  • Neurovascular Responses to Mental Stress
  • Sleep and Autonomic Activity in Humans
  • Sex Differences and Sympathetic Activity
  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Balance in Elite Athletes

Mathematical Sciences

Mark S. Gockenbach

Department Chair, Mathematical Sciences

Professor, Mathematical Sciences

906-487-2068
msgocken@mtu.edu
Fisher 302

Areas of Expertise

  • Inverse problems in partial differential equations
  • Numerical optimization
  • Mathematical software

Physics

Ravindra Pandey

Professor, Physics

Department Chair, Physics

906-487-2086
pandey@mtu.edu
Fisher 108

Links of Interest

Specialties

  • Modeling of Materials

Social Sciences

Patrick E. Martin

Department Chair, Social Sciences

Professor of Archaeology

Areas of Expertise

  • Industrial archaeology
  • Industrial heritage
  • Historical archaeology

Visual and Performing Arts

Anne Beffel

Department Chair, Visual and Performing Arts

Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

906-487-1732
aebeffel@mtu.edu
Walker 209C

Links of Interest

Air Force ROTC

Major Jason Engler

Commander

Professor of Aerospace Studies, Air Force ROTC

906-487-2652
rotcinfo@mtu.edu
AFROTC/DET 400, 103 ROTC Building

Links of Interest

Army ROTC

LTC Adam Melnitsky

Professor of Military Science

(906) 487-2650
melnitsky@mtu.edu
Army ROTC