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2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administration and Board of Regents


MSOE President

John Y. Walz, Ph.D.
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee, Wis.
B.S. Tulane University ‘82
M.S. Tulane University ‘88
Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University, ‘92

Executive Vice President of Academics

Eric T. Baumgartner, Ph.D.
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee, Wis.
B.S. University of Notre Dame ‘88
M.S. University of Cincinnati ‘90
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame ‘93

Vice President of Campus Infrastructure

Stephen M. Williams, Ph.D.
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee, Wis. 
B.S. University of Missouri ‘85
M.S. University of Missouri ‘88
Ph.D. University of Missouri ‘90

Vice President of University Advancement

Jeff Snow
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee, Wis.
B.F.A. Valdosta State University ‘91
M.Ed. Vanderbilt University ‘93
M.B.A. University of Central Florida ‘09

Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management

Timothy Valley, Ph.D. 
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee, Wis.
B.S. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point ‘89
M.S. Iowa State University ‘92
Ph.D. Cardinal Stritch University ‘14

Vice President of Finance and CFO

Paul Matson, CPA
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee, Wis.
B.S. Indiana State University
M.B.A. Washington University, St. Louis ‘89

Vice President of Marketing and Community Engagement

Sebastian Thachenkary
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee, Wis.
B.F.A. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee ‘91

Vice President of Student Affairs and Campus Inclusion

Seandra Mitchell
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee, Wis.
B.A. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater ‘99
M.S. Georgetown University ‘21

Senior Advisor to the President

Daniel J. Bergen, Ph.D.
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee, Wis.
B.A. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire ‘02
M.A. Kansas State University ‘04
Ph.D. Marquette University ‘11

MSOE Board of Regents

MSOE is a nonprofit, nonstock, independent institution of higher learning governed by a Board of Regents elected from the Corporation. The Corporation is comprised of representatives of business, industry, health care, government, and education.


James C. Rahn
D. Bus. Econ. (Hon.)
Kern Family Foundation
Waukesha, Wis.

Board of Regents

G. Woodrow Adkins; Chairman and CEO, Adkins Holding, LLC; Cedarburg, Wis.

John J. (Jack) Allen ‘80; Chairman, American Intermodal Container Mfg.; Lisle, Ill.

Michael J. Barber ‘82; D. Eng. (Hon); President and CEO, Molecular Imaging and Computed Tomography, GE Healthcare, Milwaukee, Wis.

Steven G. Booth; President and CEO, Robert W. Baird & Co.; Milwaukee, Wis.

Kendall Breunig ‘79, P.E.; D. Eng. (Hon.); Principal, Sunset Investors; Franklin. Wis.

Matthew Burow ‘99; CEO, Catalyst Construction; Milwaukee, Wis.

John L. Cain; President and CEO, Scot Forge; Spring Grove, Ill.

Allen J. Carlson ‘79; Retired President and CEO, Sun Hydraulics; Regional Director University of Florida Innovation Station, Sarasota County; Sarasota, Fla. 

Bernard A. Cohen, Ph.D., ‘71; D. Eng. (Hon.); Founder and President, Neurological Monitoring Associates LLC.; Milwaukee, Wis.

Brian W. Cooke; President Small Packaging, Mauser Packaging Solutions; Oak Brook, Ill.

Dwight D. Diercks ‘90; D. Eng (Hon.); Senior Vice President, Software Engineering; NVIDIA; Santa Clara, Calif.

John E. Duncan ‘79; President; Global Cab Group; Crenlo; Rochester, Minn.

William (Bill) Edstrom Jr. ‘84; Independent Executive Coach; Waterford, Wis.

Kevin Fletcher; President, WEC Energy Group’s Wisconsin Segment; Milwaukee, Wis. 

Patrick Forsythe; Executive VP - Global Engineering, Generac Power Systems Inc.; Waukesha, Wis. 

Richard G. Galling ‘75; Retired President and COO, Hammes Co.; Brookfield, Wis.

Tom Glaister; Retired President and COO, Charter Manufacturing; Mequon, Wis.

Dudley J. Godfrey III; Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management; Milwaukee, Wis.

Karl Gouverneur; Vice President- Digital Workplace & Corporate Solutions, Northwestern Mutual; Milwaukee, Wis.

Jim Griffin ‘88; CEO and Owner; The Angelus Corporation; Sussex, Wis.

Eckhart G. Grohmann; D. Eng. (Hon.); Former Chairman and President, Aluminum Casting & Engineering Co.; Milwaukee, Wis.

Stig Haagensen ‘91; Technology Chief Operating Officer, Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee, Wis.

Nick Haemel ‘02; Vice President, Medical Imaging & System Software, NVDIA; Santa Clara, Calif.

Thomas J. Hauske Jr.; Chairman, Everett Smith Group Ltd.; Milwaukee, Wis.

Robert J. Hillis; D. Eng. (Hon.); President and CEO, Direct Supply Inc.; Milwaukee, Wis.

Michael Hora; Former Vice President, A. T. Kearney; New York, NY

Ronald J. Jensen ‘74; D. Eng. (Hon.); Retired President and CEO, Paper Pak Industries; La Verne, Calif.

Susan Kaufmann Nash; Senior Counsel; Chrysalis International Legal Partners; Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ward Komorowski; ‘85; Vice President, Enterprise Property Group, Johnson Controls, Inc.; Milwaukee, Wis.

John A. Mellowes; D. Eng. (Hon.); Retired Chairman and CEO, Charter Manufacturing Co. Inc.; Mequon, Wis.

John W. Mellowes; CEO, Charter Manufacturing Co. Inc.; Mequon, Wis.

Daniel J. Moceri ‘76; D. Eng. (Hon.); Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Convergint Technologies; Schaumburg, Ill.

Scott Moon; D. Bus. Econ. (Hon.); Chairman and CEO, DLSM Inc.; Milwaukee, Wis.

Edward W. Raether ‘68; D. Eng. (Hon.); Retired Vice President and Managing Principal, Industrial Valuation Group; American Appraisal Associates Inc.; Milwaukee, Wis.

James C. Rahn; D. Bus. Econ. (Hon.); President, Kern Family Foundation; Waukesha, Wis.

Michael J. Reader; President, Precision Plus; Elkhorn, Wis.

Kathleen Ruehlow ‘72; D. Nursing (Hon.); President, Ruehlow Family Foundation Inc.; Oconomowoc, Wis.

Alan J. Ruud ‘69, P.E.; D. Eng. (Hon.); Chairman, DeltaHawk Engines Inc.; Racine, Wis. 

Don Schlidt; President and CEO; Dedicated Computing LLC; Waukesha, Wis.

John L. Schliesmann; Attorney, Shareholder, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.; Milwaukee, Wis.

John S. Shiely; D. Bus. Econ. (Hon.); Chairman Emeritus, Briggs & Stratton Corp.; Milwaukee, Wis.

Gary A. Stimac ‘73; D. Eng. (Hon.); Compaq Founder; Retired Senior Vice President and General Manager, Systems Division; Montgomery, Texas

Dawn Tabat; D. Bus. Econ. (Hon.); Executive Vice President of Community and External Relations, Generac Power Systems; Waukesha, Wis.

Lyman Tschanz; Vice President, Connected Enterprise Consulting, Rockwell Automation; Milwaukee, Wis.

Rev. Pamela Viets; Interim Pulpit and Pastoral Support; St. Jacobi Congregational Church; Richfield, Wis.

Gary J. Vroman ‘91; Trustee, Ladish Co. Foundation; Cudahy, Wis.

Robert A. Wagner ‘64; D. Eng. (Hon.); Chairman and CEO, R&B Wagner Inc.; Butler, Wis.

Neal K. Wunderlich, ‘74, P.E.; D. Eng. (Hon.); President, Wunderlich - Malec Engineering; Eden Prairie, Minn.

Kevin Zaba; Group Executive and President; PMC Platform, Rexnord; Milwaukee, Wis.

Regents Emeriti

Todd Adams, President & CEO, Rexnord Corporation; Milwaukee, Wis.

G. Woodrow Adkins; D. Bus. Econ. (Hon.); Adkins Holdings L.L.C.; FCF Partners, LP; Managing Partner; Milwaukee, Wis.

Terry W. Anderson; Retired President and CEO, Dedicated Computing; Waukesha, Wis.

Jon R. Appel ‘62; President, Icon Inc.; Yorba Linda, Calif.

James J. Burns ‘56; Retired; President/Associate; Anagram Associates Inc.; Tucson, Ariz./Ireland

Richard G. Carlson, Ph.D.; Chairman; Whitnall Summit Co.; West Allis, Wis.

Gene P. Carter ‘60; D. Eng. (Hon.); Retired Private Investor; Saratoga, Calif./Tucson, Ariz.

Curt Culver; Chairman Emeritus and Director, MGIC and MGIC Investment Corp.; Milwaukee, Wis.

Don H. Davis Jr.; D. Eng. (Hon.); Retired Chairman; Rockwell Automation; Milwaukee, Wis.

Willie D. Davis; D. Bus. Econ. (Hon.); President, All-Pro Broadcasting; Inglewood, Calif.

Clyde J. Denton ‘55; Retired President; Zetec Inc.; Deming, Wash./Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

David L. Doerr; Retired Chairman; Rexnord Geared Group; Austin, Texas

James L. Dorman; Chairman and CEO, Intercontinental Trading Ltd.; Milwaukee, Wis.

James D. Ericson; Chairman Emeritus, Northwestern Mutual; Milwaukee, Wis.

Dr. Susan Feith, Vice Chairman, Mead Witter Foundation Inc, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.

Peter I. Georgeson; D. Eng. (Hon.); Chairman, Scot Forge; Spring Grove, Ill./Naples, Fla.

Richard R. Grigg; Executive Vice President and COO, FirstEnergy Corp.; Akron, Ohio

Richard G. Jacobus, CFA; D. Bus. Econ. (Hon.); Vice Chairman and Treasurer, Jacobus Wealth Management Inc.; Milwaukee, Wis

Frank M. Jaehnert; Retired President and CEO, Brady Corp.; Milwaukee, Wis.

Robert H. Jenkins; Retired Chairman and CEO, Sundstrand Corp.; River Hills, Wis.

Donald R. Johnson; Retired Chairman, Modine Manufacturing Co.; Racine, Wis.

David T. Kahler; D. Eng. (Hon.); President, DK Consulting; Milwaukee, Wis./Flat Rock, N.C.

Peter O. Kirchhoff; Retired Manager, Babcock & Wilcox; Milwaukee, Wis.

James R. Klauser; Retired Senior Vice President, Wisconsin Energy Corp.; Milwaukee, Wis.

John C. Koss; D. Eng. (Hon.); Chairman, Koss Corp.; Milwaukee, Wis.

Craig L. Leipold; CEO and Owner, Minnesota Wild; Racine, Wis.

Gerald F. Lestina; Retired President and CEO, Roundy’s Inc.; Milwaukee, Wis.

Joan R. Lloyd; President, Joan Lloyd & Associates; Milwaukee, Wis.

James A. Lovell Jr.; D. Eng. (Hon.); President, Lovell Communications; Lake Forest, Ill.

Jay V. Lowei; President and Owner, QTI Group; Madison, Wis.

Paul B. Luber; CEO and Co-owner, Jor-Mac Co.; Grafton, Wis.; CEO, Super Steel Products Corp.; Milwaukee, Wis.

Donald D. Maurer ‘60; President and Owner, Maurer & Associates Inc.; Marine-on-St. Croix, Minn./Sanibel Island, Fla.

James F. McKinley Jr.; Retired Vice Chairman, Scot Forge; Cape Coral, Fla./Arbor Vitae, Wis.

Thomas L. Misiak ‘77; Presque Isle, Wis.

Yuzaburo Mogi; Chairman of the Board and Honorary CEO, Kikkoman Corp.; Tokyo, Japan

Agustin A. Ramirez; D. Eng. (Hon.); Executive Chairman and CEO, HUSCO International; Waukesha, Wis.

Larry A. Schotz ‘73; D. Eng. (Hon.); Former CEO, L.S. Research Inc.; Cedarburg, Wis./Pompano Beach, Fla.

David A. Selby ‘79,’00; Senior Vice President, Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp.; Milwaukee, Wis.

Richard G. Sim, Ph.D.; Retired Chairman, President and CEO, APW Ltd.; Waukesha, Wis.

Robert R. Spitzer, Ph.D.; D. Eng. (Hon.); President Emeritus, Milwaukee School of Engineering; Burlington, Wis.

Brian J. Stark ‘71; Retired President, Controls Group; Johnson Controls Inc.; Milwaukee, Wis.

John B. Torinus Jr.; Chairman, Serigraph Inc.; West Bend, Wis.

Mark Train; D. Bus. Econ. (Hon.); Retired President and CEO, Jason Inc.; Milwaukee, Wis.

David V. Uihlein Jr.; D. Eng. (Hon.); President, Uihlein-Wilson Architects; Milwaukee, Wis.

George E. Wardeberg; Retired Vice Chairman, Wisconsin Energy Corp.; Naples, Fla.

Claude R. Whitney; D. Eng. (Hon.); Retired Chairman, Allen-Bradley Co.; Madison, Wis.

Kerry L. Woody; Retired President and CEO, ATI Ladish Co. Inc.; Cudahy, Wis.

Reporting Academic Departments

Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department

Deborah Jackman, Ph.D., P.E.
Interim Chairperson

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department

Sheila R. Ross, Ph.D.

Humanities, Social Science, and Communication Department

Alicia Domack, Ph.D. 

Mathematics Department

Matey G. Kaltchev, Ph.D.

Mechanical Engineering Department

Nebojsa, Sebastijanovic, Ph.D. 
Interim Chairperson

Physics and Chemistry Department

Matey G. Kaltchev, Ph.D.

Rader School of Business

Ruth Barratt, Ph.D.

School of Nursing

Carol Sabel, Ph.D.