Administrative Offices & Contacts

The Administrative Offices of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering are responsible for a large range of functions in support of instructional, research and departmental activities.  

Department Chair  
Naomi Ehrich Leonard  
Room: D-216   

Associate Department Chair  
Michael E. Mueller  
Room: D-332  

Senior Manager, Finance & Administration  
Caasi Love  
Room: D-214  

The chair and associate chair establish the academic and intellectual direction of the department and the senior manager oversees and provides support for operationalizing the chair’s vision.  The senior manager’s office ensures that faculty, students and  staff have the necessary tools and resources to carry out their duties.  Specific areas of oversight include financial management, personnel management, supervision of administrative staff members, administering the teaching component of department activities and oversight for facilities management including lab renovations.

Business Manager  
Laurel Leonard  
Room: D-210  
Tel: 609 258-5139

The business center oversees the day-to-day financial and sponsored research management for the department.  Five personnel comprise the business center including the business manager, two assistant grant managers and two purchasing support staff.  Sponsored research responsibilities include pre- and post-award management of principal investigator research portfolios for both internal and external funding.  Purchasing support staff provide assistance to faculty groups with buying and paying activities.

Undergraduate Administrator  
Theresa Russo  
Room: D-230  
Tel: 609 258-7972

The undergraduate office administers the ABET accredited programs of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.  Academic and administrative support is provided for MAE majors by the department representative, the undergraduate administrator and the academic program assistant.  This office is the primary point of contact for prospective majors.

Graduate Administrator  
Pamela Lattimore  
Room: D-228  
Tel: 609 258-4683

The graduate office handles all aspects of the admissions process for the M.S.E. and Ph.D. programs and provides ongoing academic and administrative support for matriculated students through degree completion.  The office is supported by the director of graduate studies, the graduate program administrator and academic program assistant. The office coordinates department events that relate to the graduate program, such as seminars, faculty talks, and professional development.

Faculty assistants provide academic, administrative and research support for faculty members and their respective research groups.  The assistants are responsible for general administrative duties such as travel, expense reports, calendaring, assisting with sponsored research submissions, meeting logistics, and assisting with purchasing. Assistants are listed on each faculty member's profile page. 

The technical support manager provides specialized support in two areas, computing and undergraduate labs. This position is the main support for the primary computing needs of faculty, administrative and teaching staff of the department.