Graduate Program Directors and Faculty

Graduate Program Directors are Michigan Tech faculty members appointed to serve as the primary administrator and point of contact for individual graduate programs. Program Directors serve as the initial advisor for students accepted into their program. In the case of coursework programs, the Program Director will continue to serve as a student's advisor for the duration of the program.

Potential applicants may contact a Program Director for more information about specific graduate programs. Program Directors can provide students with an overview of the program, including the courses they will take and what will be expected of them if they are accepted.

The duties of Graduate Program Assistants may vary, but generally they provide administrative support to the Program Director. This page includes a listing of current Graduate Program Directors and Program Assistants, as well as links to a listing of program faculty. You will also find Graduate Certificate Program Directors and Program Assistants.

Graduate Program Directors and Assistants
 Graduate Program Director Assistant Faculty Listing
AccountingMS

Joel Tuoriniemi

Laura Shawhan

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Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors—MS, PhD

Kevin Trewartha

Lisa Hitch

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Applied Ecology—MS

Molly Cavaleri

Marjorie Banovetz

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Applied Natural Resource Economics—MS

Gary Campbell

 
 

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Applied Physics—MS, PhD

Yoke Khin Yap

Megan Johnson

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Applied Statistics—MS

Melissa Keranen

Kathleen Burke

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Atmospheric Sciences—PhD

Claudio Mazzoleni

Mauricio Reyes Hurtado

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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology—PhD

Tarun K. Dam

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Biological Sciences—MS, PhD

Casey Huckins 

Tori Connors

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Biomedical Engineering—MS, PhD

Jingfeng Jiang

Alexandra Holmstrom

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Business Administration—MBA

Mari Buche

Laura Shawhan

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Chemical Engineering—MS, PhD

Rebecca Ong

Erika Erkkila

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Chemistry—MS, PhD

Marina Tanasova

Megan Jarvi

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Civil Engineering—MS, PhD

Daisuke Minakata

Angela Keranen

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Computational Science and Engineering—PhD

Thomas Oommen

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Computer Engineering—PhD

Paul Bergstrom

Maryann Wilcox

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Computer Science—MS, PhD

Zhenlin Wang

Janna Chittick

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Cybersecurity—MS

Zhenlin Wang

Kathryn Burns Oliver

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Data Science—MS

Laura Brown

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Electrical and Computer  Engineering—MS

Paul Bergstrom

Maryann Wilcox

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Electrical Engineering—PhD

Paul Bergstrom

Maryann Wilcox

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Engineering—MEng  

Leonard Bohmann

Danielle K. Davis

 

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Engineering Management  

Mari W. Buche and Manish Srivastava

Laura Shawhan

 

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Engineering Mechanics—MS

Wayne Weaver

Cindy Wadaga

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Environmental Engineering—MS

Daisuke Minakata

Angela Keranen

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Environmental Engineering— PhD

Veronica Webster and Shiliang Wu

Angela Keranen

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Environmental Engineering Science—MS

Daisuke Minakata

Angela Keranen

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Environmental and Energy Policy—MS, PhD

Melissa Baird

Kathryn Hannum

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Forest Ecology Management—MS

Molly Cavaleri

Marjorie Banovetz

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Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology—MS, PhD

Molly Cavaleri

Marjorie Banovetz

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Forest Science—PhD

Molly Cavaleri

Marjorie Banovetz

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Forestry—MF

Tara Bal

Marjorie Banovetz

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Forestry—MS

Molly Cavaleri

Marjorie Banovetz

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Geographic Information Science—MGIS

Michael Hyslop

Marjorie Banovetz

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Geological Engineering—MS, PhD

Luke Bowman

Brittany Buschell

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Geology—MS, PhD

Luke Bowman

Brittany Buschell

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Geophysics—MS, PhD

Luke Bowman

Brittany Buschell

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Health Informatics—MS

Guy Hembroff

Kathryn Burns Oliver

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Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering—MEng

Jeffrey Naber

Marlene Lappeus

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Industrial Heritage and Archaeology—MS. PhD

Melissa Baird

Kathryn Hannum

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Integrated Geospatial Technology—MS

Daisuke Minakata

Angela Keranen

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Integrated Physiology—PhD

Steven Elmer

Jess Barish

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Kinesiology—MS

Steven Elmer

Jess Barish

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Manufacturing Engineering—MS

David Wanless

Pammi Washuleski

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Materials Science and Engineering—MS, PhD

Doug Swenson

Amy Raffaelli

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Mathematical Sciences—MS, PhD

Melissa Keranen

Kathleen Burke

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Mechanical Engineering—MS

Wayne Weaver

Cindy Wadaga

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Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics—PhD

Wayne Weaver

Cindy Wadaga

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Mechatronics—MS

Aleksandr Sergeyev

 

Kathryn Burns Oliver

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Mining Engineering—MS, PhD

Luke Bowman

Brittany Buschell

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Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

Luke Bowman

Brittany Buschell

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Physics—MS, PhD

Ranjit Pati

Megan Johnson

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Rhetoric Theory Culture—MS, PhD

Andrew Fiss

Katy Ellenich

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Statistics—MS, PhD

Melissa Keranen

Kathleen Burke

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Sustainable Communities—MS

Melissa Baird

Kathryn Hannum

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Graduate Certificate Program Directors and Assistants
 Graduate Certificate Director Assistant
Accounting Analytics Certificate

Joel Tuoriniemi

Laura Shawhan

Advanced Computational Physics

Yoke Khin Yap

Mauricio Reyes Hurtado

Advanced Electric Power Engineering Certificate

Leonard Bohmann

 

Advanced Photogrammetry and Mapping with UAS Certificate

Daisuke Minakata

Angela Keranen

Aerodynamics Certificate

Wayne Weaver

Cindy Wadaga

Applied Statistics Certificate

Melissa Keranen

Kathleen Burke

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Certificate

Guy Hembroff

Kathryn Burns Oliver

Automation and Controls in Mechatronic Systems

Aleksandr Sergeyev

Kathryn Burns Oliver

Automotive Systems and Controls Certificate

Wayne Weaver

Cindy Wadaga

Big Data Statistics in Astrophysics

Yoke Khin Yap

Mauricio Reyes Hurtado

Computational Fluid Dynamics Certificate

Wayne Weaver

Cindy Wadaga

Computational Materials Science Certificate

Doug Swenson

Amy Raffaelli

Control Systems Certificate

Wayne Weaver

Cindy Wadaga

Data Science Foundations Certificate

Laura Brown

Dynamic Systems Certificate

Wayne Weaver

Cindy Wadaga

Electronics Materials and Processing Certificate

Paul Bergstrom

Maryann Wilcox

Engineering Sustainability and Resilience Certificate

Rebecca Ong

Fluid Power in Mechatronic Systems

David Wanless

Pammi Washuleski

Forensic Accounting Certificate

Joel Tuoriniemi

Laura Shawhan

Frontiers in Material Physics

Yoke Khin Yap

Mauricio Reyes Hurtado

Frontiers in Optics, and Photonics

Yoke Khin Yap

Mauricio Reyes Hurtado

Fundamentals of Materials Engineering Certificate

Doug Swenson

Amy Raffaelli

Geoinformatics Certificate

Luke Bowman

Brittany Buschell

Geospatial Data Science and Technology Certificate

Veronica Webster and Shiliang Wu

Angela Keranen

Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering Certificate

Jeffrey Naber

Marlene Lappeus

Industial Robotics

Aleksandr Sergeyev

Kathryn Burns Oliver

Manufacturing Engineering Certificate

David Wanless

Pammi Washuleski

Medical Devices and Technologies Certificate

Jingfeng Jiang

Alexandra Holmstrom

Medical Imaging

Jingfeng Jiang

Alexandra Holmstrom

Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

Luke Bowman

Brittany Buschell

Natural Resource and Environmental Economics Certificate

Gary Campbell

Laura Shawhan

Network and Communication Systems Certificate

Paul Bergstrom

Maryann Wilcox

Profit-Increasing Strategies in Chemical Processing Certificate

Rebecca Ong

Public Policy Certificate

Adam Wellstead

Kathryn Hannum

Quality Engineering

Wayne Weaver

Cindy Wadaga

Resilient Water Infrastructure

Daisuke Minakata

Angela Keranen

Safety and Security of Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems

Wayne Weaver

Cindy Wadaga

Security and Privacy in Healthcare Certificate

Guy Hembroff

Kathryn Burns Oliver

Signal and Image Processing Certificate

Paul Bergstrom

Maryann Wilcox

Structural Engineering: Advanced Analysis Certificate

Daisuke Minakata

Angela Keranen

Structural Engineering: Bridge Analysis and Design Certificate

Daisuke Minakata

Angela Keranen

Structural Engineering: Building Design Certificate

Daisuke Minakata

Angela Keranen

Structural Engineering: Hazard Analysis Certificate

Daisuke Minakata

Angela Keranen

Structural Engineering: Timber Building Design Certificate

Daisuke Minakata

Angela Keranen

Sustainable Pavement Design and Construction Certificate

Daisuke Minakata

Angela Keranen

Sustainable Water Resources Systems Certificate

Adam Wellstead

Jackie Gebhardt

Vehicle Dynamics Certificate

Wayne Weaver

Cindy Wadaga

Water Resources Modeling Certificate

Daisuke Minakata

Angela Keranen

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Engineering Certificate

Daisuke Minakata

Angela Keranen