Stefanie Sidortsova

Stefanie Sidortsova


  • Executive Director for Communications, University Marketing and Communications


Stefanie joined Michigan Tech in 2016 and leads the University’s communications strategy. She earned a master of studies in creative writing from the University of Cambridge, a juris doctor from Arizona State University, and a bachelor of arts in English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

About Stefanie

  • Stefanie leads UMC's communications team, including news and media relations, social media, and brand communications staff.
  • Her professional background includes experience in higher education administration and instruction, law, government relations, and writing and editing.
  • She enjoys hiking, writing, and spending time with family and friends.

Recent Stories 

Q&A: Monique Wells

Michigan Tech icon on a black banner hanging from a light pole in front of the Mechanical Engineering building.

The chemical engineering major launched her professional life in industry, but switched gears to pursue a love of teaching. After spending several years teaching engineering technology to high school students, Wells returned to the corporate environment with a passion for STEM education and equity. Recently named DTE Energy’s director of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in . . . Read More

Q&A with Wallace Southerland, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

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Southerland arrived on campus July 1 from Salisbury University in Maryland, where he served as the associate vice president of student affairs. In this Q&A, Southerland shares what brought him to Michigan Tech and his preliminary strategies for working together across campus to connect with all students and help them achieve their goals. Q: Tell us a little bit about your background. WS: This . . . Read More

The Pandemic Toolbox: COVID-19's Wrench Remade Research Labs

Gloved hands hold small vials in an enclosed lab hood.

Just weeks after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic, COVID-19 testing in the UP was limited. Not everyone could get a test, and those who could had samples sent to downstate labs. The results were often delayed, whether by travel times or testing backlogs. Fast forward a year. The Michigan Tech COVID-19 . . . Read More

Livesay Named MTU’s Next Computing Dean

Michigan Tech sky bridge with fall color and first snow

Livesay comes to Michigan Tech from Wichita State University (WSU), where he is dean of the College of Engineering and a full professor in both the Department of Chemistry and Department of Biomedical Engineering. Livesay replaces outgoing dean Adrienne Minerick. "We are pleased to welcome Dr. Livesay to the University as our next dean of the College of Computing," said Jacqueline Huntoon, . . . Read More