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Shared Governance

The academic governance of the School of Engineering (SoE) at UC Merced is administered through the following shared governance structure:

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of the Dean of the School, ex-officio, and up to the larger of the number of undergraduate programs and six (6) voting members of the faculty, elected annually, a vice-chair, and a chair. The responsibility of the Executive Committee is to consult with and advise the dean on all aspects of the school’s academic administration, including budget and fiscal matters, faculty recruitment and mentoring, research, and student recruitment and success.

Current 2018-19 members:

  • Catherine Keske, Chair (MCS)
  • Joshua Viers, Vice Chair (CEE)
  • Christopher Viney (MSE)
  • Jian-Qiao Sun (ME)
  • Eva de Alba (BioE)
  • Florin Rusu (CSE)
  • Mark Matsumoto, Dean

Department Chairs

  • BioEngineering (BioE) -  Ariel Escobar
  • Computer Science Engineering (CSE) - Stefano Carpin
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) - Tom Harmon
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME) - Jian-Qiao Sun
  • Materials Science Engineering (MSE) - Christopher Viney
  • Management of Complex Systems (MCS) - Paul Maglio

Graduate Program Chairs

  • Biological Engineering & Small-scale Technologies (BEST) - Kara McCloskey
  • Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) - Marcelo Kallmann
  • Environmental Systems (ES) - Marc Beutel
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME) - Gerardo Diaz
  • Management of Innovation, Sustainability and Technology (MIST) -- Paul Maglio

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