Academic Affairs

Michigan Technological University is entering an exciting period of transition as a number of our currently serving deans have announced plans to retire, signaling the start of an anticipated leadership succession. While such transitions undoubtedly bring change, they also offer a remarkable opportunity for new leadership to build upon the achievements of our outgoing leaders. We are excited to announce and welcome our new deans!

Welcome our new deans!

After several dean searches this past spring, Michigan Tech is excited to announce the hiring of four new deans!

portrait photograph of Janet Callahan

College of Engineering Dean

Janet Callahan will become dean of Michigan Tech's College of Engineering on July 1.

Callahan comes to Michigan Tech from Boise State University, where she is chair and professor of the Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering. Callahan replaces retiring dean Wayne Pennington.

For more information, see the feature article in Michigan Tech News.

“I felt a visceral connection to the foundational roots of Michigan Tech and to the Keweenaw”Janet Callahan

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College of Sciences and Arts Dean

Michigan Tech announces that David Hemmer has been hired to serve as the fifth dean in the history of the College of Sciences and Arts. He will begin serving on July 1 and will replace retiring Dean Bruce Seely.

Hemmer is coming from the State University of New York at Buffalo where he is chair and professor of mathematics.

For more information, see the feature article in Michigan Tech News.

"... this will be a crucial time in Michigan Tech’s history and I am excited to be a part of that."David Hemmer

portrait photograph of Andrew with colorful fall leaves in the background

School of Forest Resources and Env. Science Dean

Andrew Storer (SFRES) has been hired to serve as dean for the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science. He will begin serving on July 1.

Storer is currently the associate dean of the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science here at Michigan Tech and will replace retiring dean Terry Sharik.

For more information, see the feature article in Michigan Tech News.

This is "an exciting opportunity at a very exciting time for the University"Andrew Storer

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School of Technology Dean

Adrienne Minerick (ChE) has been hired to serve as dean for the School of Technology. She will begin serving on July 1 and replaces retiring dean, Jim Frendewey.

Minerick is currently associate dean for research and innovation in the College of Engineering, assistant to the provost for faculty development, and a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Michigan Tech.

For more information, see the feature article in MichiganTech News.

"Engineering is inherently creative. It's our job to remove the barriers to that creativity."Adrienne Minerick