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The following is a list of key faculty and staff by offices and departments. You can click on each name to get additional information. For a full directory of all Stanford Engineering faculty, please visit our faculty page.

Title Name Phone  

Office of the Dean

Dean Jennifer Widom    
Executive Assistant to the Dean Andrea Kuduk 650.723-3118  

Faculty and Academic Affairs

Sr. Associate Dean, Faculty & Academic Affairs Ken Goodson 650.723.0385  
Director, Faculty & Academic Affairs Christine Eichar 650.721.6592  
Faculty Affairs Specialist Karin Strom 650.497.3460  

Student Affairs

Acting Senior Associate Dean Brad Osgood    
Associate Dean  Kirsti Copeland (650) 721.6216  
Assistant Dean, Graduate Affairs Sally Gressens (650) 723.2117  
Director of Equity and Inclusion Lourdes Andrade (650) 723.9636  
Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion Bethlehem Aynalem    
Student Affairs Administrator Darlene Lazar (650) 723.5984  
Office and Diversity Programs Administrator Gaby Velazquez (650) 497.1003  
Accounting Associate Martha Schmidhauser (650) 723.9106  
Office and Programs Coordinator open    
Global Engineering Programs, Associate Director Ming Luo (408) 838-5511  
Assistant Director of Graduate Community, Inclusion and Outreach      
Technical Communication Program (TCP)
Director and Lecturer Mary McDevitt 650.721.2673  
Coordinator for Public Speaking Matt Vassar 650.721.2673  
Lecturer Evelin Sullivan 650.721.2673  
Lecturer Melissa Dabiri 650.721.2673  
Lecturer Kelly Harrison  650.721.2673  
Adjunct Lecturer Lisa Modifica 650.721.2673  

Adjunct Lecturer   

Jill O’Nan 650.721.2673  

Associate Dean for Development

Angela Young 650.497.3878  
Director, Strategic Partnerships Frank Scioscia 650.724.7703  
Director, Major Gifts Matthew Bahls 650.723.9043  
Associate Director of Development Cathy Cosgrove 650.724.6770  
Development Coordinator, Corporate Relations open    
Associate Director, Corporate Relations Jeff Gordon 650.725.5913  
Associate Director of Development Jocelyn Sanders    
Development Coordinator, Major Giving      
Development Coordinator, Donor Relations Rachel Morris 650.736.7405  
Associate Director, Leadership Giving Suzanne Morze 650.724.4895  
Development Coordinator, Development Amy Leung    
Development Coordinator Mary Kate Ryser-Oatman 650.498.4993  
Assistant Director, Donor Relations Lucy Pinto    
Assistant Director, Donor Relations Heather Paisar    
Associate Director of Development Erin Phillips 650.721.2954  
Administrative Operations Manager Susan Pursey 650.723.9031  
Director, Annual Giving Nyjeri Whipps 650.724.2421  
Director, Donor Relations Claire Rooney    
Director, Corporate Relations Mauricio Valencia 650.725.4219  

Communications and Alumni Relations

Associate Dean for Communications & Community Affairs Michael Freedman 650.724.3714  
Associate Director, Communications      
Associate Director, Digital Engagement Sarah Bielecki 650.725.3548  
Digital Media Manager Drea Sullivan 650.723.7776  
Associate Director, Digital & Social Media  Tonja Deegan 650.736.2243  
Associate Director, Programming and Events Catherine McMillan 650.497.1292  
Associate Director, Donor Relations Jeannie Meyer 650.736.2244  

Finance and Administration

Sr. Associate Dean, Finance & Administration Scott Calvert 650.736.7755  
Administrative Associate Holly McCall    
Administrative Associate Matthew Rose 650.725.9934  
Administrative Associate Laura Krebs    
Multi-Department Administrative Associate Open    

Engineering Research Administration 

Director, Engineering Research Administration Csilla M. Csaplár 650.498.6977  
Assistant Director Gina Liebig 650.723.0949  
Compliance & Reporting Specialist Sean Collins 650.723.0812  
Research Proposal Editor Blythe Nobleman    
Training Specialist Open    

Facilities Planning and Management

Director, Facilities Planning and Management Kevin Manalili 650.529.5179  
Associate Director, Construction/Renovations Brian Carilli 650.619.3898  
Facilities and Planning Coordinator Elaine Glatzel 650.796.2634  
Associate Director, Building Operations Open    

Associate Director, Health & Safety

Leslie O’Rourke-Garrett 650.206.0226  


Finance Director Kayte Bishop (650) 736-3758   
Financial Management Analyst      
Senior Financial Analyst Marie Rappa 650.736.2828  
Financial Analyst Julie Abbott 650.723.6334  

Human Resources

Director, Human Resources Lisa Boesch 650.736.7027  
Human Resources Manager  Keyana Fountain 650.724.9258  
Human Resources Manager  Jill Sumodobila 650.736.9881  
Senior Human Resources Associate  Nhu Do 650.721.3939  
Payroll Administrator Patti Pickering 650.723.1649  


Director of Analytics Kathryn Potts 650.736.3645  
Data Analyst Ryan Russell 650.497.9273  
Data Analyst Sally Eun Ji Son 650.497.5478  

Information Technology

Director, Information Technology Kurt Howerton 650.497.5979  
Systems Engineer Alex Keller 650.736.6421  
Service Desk Manager Kevin Canlas 650.497.2810  
Support Administrator Mike Gesmundo 510.676.3881  
Support Administrator Jonathan Flores 650.497.0700  
Support Administrator Thomas Hypponen-Hernandez 650.776.3459  
Project Manager Open    


Terman Engineering Library

Library Information Desk   650.723.0001  


Aeronautics and Astronautics (AA)

Chair Charbel Farhat 650.723.3840  
Director of Finance and Operations  Brittney Holmquist    
Admissions Robin Murphy 650.725.9825  
Student Services Patrick Ferguson 650.723.2757
Chair Administrator Grace Fontanilla 650.725.4107  

Bioengineering (BIOE)

Chair Jennifer Cochran 650.724.9389
Director of Finance and Operations  Olgalydia Winegar

Student Services Manager Katy Bechler 650.725.3260
Student Services Specialist Gracey Hessinger 650.497.3135
Administrative Services Manager Marlys LeSene 650.723.9749

Chemical Engineering (ChemE)

Chair Zhenan Bao 650.723.2419  
Director of Finance and Operations  Stella Minaev 650.498.5275  
Student Services Manager Michelle Brunner 650.723.1302
Student Services Specialist Andrew David LeMat  650.498.1143
Student Services Specialist John Whitney  650.724.9453
Executive Assistant Devika Jha 650.497.9548

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Chair Sarah Billington 650.723.4121  
Director of Finance and Operations  Ryan Johnson 650.723.3922  
Assistant Manager Claudia McClure 650.725.2385  
Admissions & Student Services Nan Aoki 650.725.2387
Student Services Specialist Jill Filice 650.725.2386

Computer Science (CS)

Chair John Mitchell 650.723.8634  
Director of Finance and Operations  Debby Inenaga 650.723.5396  
Student Services (Undergraduate; Masters) Meredith Hutchin 650.723.6094
Student Services (PhD) Jay Subramanian 650.723.1519
Student Services Specialist Verna Wong 650.725.5303  
Chair Administrator Charlotte Marquez 650.725.1430  

Electrical Engineering (EE)

Chair Jelena Vuckovic 650.725.2288  
Director of Finance and Operations  Mary K McMahon 650.723.4607  
Director of Student and Academic Services Meo Kittiwanich 650.723.6539
Chair Administrator Marsha Dillon 650.723.6471  

Management Science and Engineering (MS&E)

Chair Pamela Hinds 650.723.3843  
Director of Finance and Operations  Melinda McGee 650.723.4169  
Admissions Patty De Luca
Student Services Lori Cottle 650.725.1633
Chair Administrator open    

Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Chair Alberto Salleo 650.725.9806  
Director of Finance and Operations  Firoozeh Verplanke 650.724.6784  
Student Services Manager (Graduate) Mara Violanti 650.721.4015
Student Services (Undergraduate)

Anjani Varma


Chair Administrator open 650.723.2534    

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Chair Ellen Kuhl    
Director of Finance and Operations  Giselle Martin 650.725.2073  
Admissions Julianne McAndrews 650.724.7660  
Student Services Michelle Rice 650.725.2075
Chair Administrator Hong Clark 650.723.4023