Staff Directory

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Tiffany Benson



Oversees daily operations of department support staff. Processes payroll and serves as HR liaison. Supervises financial management and department budget. Processes faculty appointments and provides administrative support for Retention, Promotion and Tenure processes.

Quinton Christensen



Supports the operation of the mechatronics and robotics teaching laboratories to ensure the educational objectives of the laboratory exercises are successfully met.

Ben Danh



Meets with students with last names A-I.
Meets and advises Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students helping students develop educational plans and supporting them from admission to graduation. Assists students with major exploration, course planning, registration, campus resources, building study skills, transfer credit evaluation, degree requirements, and graduation clearance.

Marisa DeLeon



Processes travel reimbursements and travel arrangements for department guests. Purchases department catering and department supplies. Supports major department events with Administrative Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Advising, and Graduate Advising.

Jeff Kessler



Day-to-day supervision and management of the department’s technical staff, develop and maintain student and research laboratories, and development of new experiments under the supervision of faculty; responsible for maintenance for related equipment in the three divisions of the department: Design, Thermal Fluids, and Manufacturing. Conducts composite materials research and testing.

Randall Morrill



Supports the operation of the senior design teaching laboratory to ensure the educational objectives of the laboratory exercises are successfully met.

Benjamin Petrie



Meets with students with last names N-Z.
Meets and advises Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students helping students develop educational plans and supporting them from admission to graduation. Assists students with major exploration, course planning, registration, campus resources, building study skills, transfer credit evaluation, degree requirements, and graduation clearance.

Taylor Ritzman



Processes purchase requests for department courses and department research labs. Prepares financial reports for department and faculty activities, supports budget process.

Daphne Robinette



Serves as primary contact for department reception and general office support. Processes non-travel reimbursements, mail, package deliveries, room reservations, key requests, building access requests, and copy codes.

Susan Robinette



Provides pre-award and post-award support. Processes payment of student insurance, tuition, scholarships, and REU traineeships.

Tony Roehrig



Responsible for maintaining, repairing, and fabricating electronic equipment for labs and department, handles inventory, and maintains, oversees, and schedules audio and visual aid equipment.

Reid Rouse



Responsible for designing & machining in student machine shop and instructing students on the proper operation & safety of machining equipment.

Kirstin Schmutz



Provides payroll support to Administrative Manager in preparing and processing student hiring, onboarding, and reallocations. Completes routine post-award administration of research grants and/or contracts. Monitors budgets and expenditures to ensure limitations are not exceeded in making budgetary recommendations and adjustments. Conducts all phases of internal audits to ensure purchasing performed complies with university policies and procedures.

Tom Slowik



Oversees daily operation of student machine shop and Pro Shop and supervision of technical staff.

Jason Smith



Computer Manager, guru, trouble-shooter, and is responsible for maintenance of department computing and networking needs.

Morgan Sriphong-Ngarm



Meets with students with last names J-M.
Meets and advises Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students helping students develop educational plans and supporting them from admission to graduation. Assists students with major exploration, course planning, registration, campus resources, building study skills, transfer credit evaluation, degree requirements, and graduation clearance.

Davey Stevenson



Provides marketing and administrative support for the department, including website management, graphic design, and writing. Supports faculty search, design day, and other activities. Assistant to the department chair.

Michelle G. Turner



Meets and advises Mechanical Engineering graduate students, helping students develop educational plans and assisting them from admission to graduation. Assists students with matters relating to academics, such as, course planning, registration, student record management, tuition benefit enrollment, graduation, and thesis and dissertation formatting.

Alexis Ulrich



Plans and attends recruitment and outreach events for prospective high school, transfer and graduate students. Department contact for course scheduling, transfer course articulation and transfer student admissions.

Matt Wright



Computer Manager, guru, trouble-shooter, and is responsible for maintenance of department computing and networking needs.