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Dean of the Russ College

Welcome to the Russ College of Engineering and Technology!

I’m extremely honored and excited to serve as the 15th dean of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology where we educate meta-engineers and -technologists who create for good. Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni work in areas across engineering and technology disciplines to improve the world around us.

The Russ College has become a leader among its peers and set its graduates on a course for success. It has a long history of producing excellent graduates. In my first year, I’ll be working to understand the culture, the traditions, and the policies of the Russ College and Ohio University. I’ll look to our students – current and future – and our faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to feed me suggestions and innovative ideas.

Together, I hope we’ll make the Russ College a go-to place for industry to hire top students, seek technical support, and form research collaborations; a powerhouse for state economic development; and an incubator for student leaders and entrepreneurs. I look forward to working with all of you to create for good!


Mei Wei, Ph.D.

Dean and Moss Professor of Engineering Education

Russ College Leadership Council

Undergraduate Academics

Deb McAvoy

Associate Dean for Academics

Research and Graduate Studies

Shawn Ostermann

Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Finance and Administration

Luanne Bowman

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer


Tanya Stone

Director of Development

Industry Partnerships

Scott Miller

Associate Dean for Industry Partnerships

Enrollment Management

Kendree Sampson

Associate Dean for Enrollment Management


Nick Fraunfelter

Communications Specialist

Professional Relationships

Stephanie Howell

Assistant Director of Professional Relationships

Department Chairs

Center and Institute Directors


Advisory Boards

Russ College academic and research unit advisory boards comprise accomplished alumni, industry experts, and emeriti faculty and staff, provide advice and counsel on industry trends and needs to help keep the college current.