October 04, 2006

Committee appointed to search for Case School of Engineering dean

Case Western Reserve University recently announced the formation of an internal search advisory committee for the dean of the Case School of Engineering (CSE).

The committee is primarily comprised of CSE faculty, along with representation from other schools and departments within the university, students and CSE alumni.

The search advisory committee is charged with recommending a new dean from within CSE who has experience in several areas, including leadership, administration, a commitment to diversity, national/international profile and fundraising and alumni activities.

The new engineering dean will oversee seven academic departments, 117 tenured and tenure-track faculty and more than 1,900 students. In addition, 12 research centers are affiliated with the engineering school. CSE's educational programs are consistently ranked among the nation's best.

Members of the search committee include:

Case School of Engineering:

  • John Angus, Professor Emeritus, Chemical Engineering
  • Robert Edwards, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Steven Eppell, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Kenneth Gustafson, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Deborah Hamzah, Director of Research Administration
  • Arthur Hucklebridge, Professor, Civil Engineering
  • John Lewandowski, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Ica Manas-Zloczower, Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
  • Meral Ozsoyoglu, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Roger Quinn, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University Administration:

  • Mark Coticchia, Vice President for Research and Technology Management
  • May Wykle, Dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing


  • Kelly Haley, Undergraduate Student, Electrical Engineering
  • Brian Taylor, Graduate Student, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


  • Michael Diamant, Partner, Chair of Technology Practice Group, Kahn Kleinman Counselors at Law

Alumnus and Trustee:

  • David Hunt, Chairman of the Board, Newpark Resources, Inc.
  • Theodore Schroeder, Chief Technical Officer, Freehand Systems, Inc.

Posted by: Heidi Cool, October 4, 2006 10:15 AM | News Topics: Case School of Engineering, HeadlinesMain, Provost Initiatives

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