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Deans and Leadership

Vijay Kumar
Nemirovsky Family Dean, Penn Engineering

Oversees the School and reports to the University Provost

Administrative contact: Ryan Hampton

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David Meaney
Senior Associate Dean

Responsible for space and infrastructure planning, facilities and research services, and the creation and cultivation of new inter-school partnerships at Penn; enhancing the impact of academic programs and advising at all levels

Administrative contact: Sabrina Kendrick

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Mike Matthews
Vice Dean, Finance and Administration

Head of budget and fiscal matters for the School; oversees facilities, technology and operations

Administrative contact: Jessica Templeton

Sue Ann Bidstrup Allen
Associate Dean, Educational Initiatives and Assessment

Responsible for educational initiatives and assessment, accreditation, records and data; oversees pre-freshman programs and the Engineering Summer Academy Program

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Robert Ghrist
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education

Head of undergraduate academic affairs for Penn Engineering; oversees educational programs; chairs the Undergraduate Affairs Committee

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Cherie Kagan
Associate Dean, Research

Head of research initiatives and ties with industry, champions faculty-friendly policies for research and innovation, and promotes inter-school collaborations, especially in energy science and technology

Administrative contact: Sabrina Kendrick

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Boon Thau Loo
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs

Responsible for oversight of doctoral education and all master's programs

Administrative contact: Jessica Templeton

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Camillo Jose Taylor
Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Serves as the advisor, advocate, catalyst for change, and institutional resource for elevating the core values of diversity, equity and inclusion in our community

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Eleanor Brown Davis
Vice Dean, Development and Alumni Relations

Oversees all fundraising and alumni activities for Penn Engineering

Rebecca Hayward
Executive Director of Academic Innovation & Strategy

Launching and overseeing strategic academic initiatives for the School

Administrative contact: Jackie Weisser


Senior Staff

(senior staff are listed alphabetically by last name)

Kim Bothi
Managing Director, Office of Academic Services

Karen Brann
Director, Faculty Affairs

Chris Bristow
Executive Director, Facilities and Finance

Kilian Feeney
Senior Director, Operations

Gregory Green
Director, Research and Strategic Initiatives

Chambrel Jones
Chief of Staff, Office of the Dean

Denise Lay
Director, Human Resources

Laura Mohr
Senior Director, Budget and Planning

Eleni Rengepis
Executive Director, Marketing and Communications

Zachary Stevenson
Interim Senior Director, Planning, Design and Construction

Laura Stubbs
Director, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Kristofor Varhus
Chief Information Officer

Ira Winston
Director, Special Projects