Interim administrative positions approved by UofL Board of Trustees

University of Louisville Board of Trustees approved the appointment of all nominated Speed School of Engineering Interim Associate and Assistant Deans as recommended by Interim Dean Dr. Gail DePuy.  As of July 1, 2017 the following interim administrative appointments will begin.

Interim Associate Dean of Administration, Planning and Faculty Affairs, Dr. J.P. Mohsen

Dr. J.P. Mohsen, Chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering Dr. Mohsen's job duties include leadership and management of Speed School faculty affairs, accreditation, alumni affairs/development, strategic planning, Speed IT and marketing. This position will supervise the Speed School's Directors of Communications and Marketing, IT, and Data Analytics. Dr. Mohsen has served as the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department Chair for 13 years.  As such he has experience in many of the job duties of this Interim Associate Dean of Administration, Planning and Faculty Affairs position including promotion and tenure of faculty, ABET accreditation preparation, leadership in execution of strategic plan, and supervisory experience of both faculty and staff.

While Dr. Gail DePuy serves as Interim Dean of Speed School, her job duties as Assoc. Dean of Academic and Student Affairs will be divided between two positions; Interim Asst. Dean of Academic Affairs and Interim Asst. Dean of Student Affairs.

Interim Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Erin Gerber

Headshot of Erin GerberDr. Gerber's job duties include leadership and management of the engineering undergraduate and graduate programs and curricula, course and classroom management. This position will supervise the Speed School's Director of Graduate Affairs. Dr. Gerber will split her time between Interim Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Industrial Engineering Assistant Professor. Dr. Gerber has served as a lecturer and Assistant Professor at UofL since 2013. She is generally regarded as a premier undergraduate and graduate instructors as evidenced by her evaluations and award nominations. She is a graduate of Speed School’s BS, MEng, and PhD programs and therefore is familiar with the engineering undergraduate and graduate programs from both the student and faculty perspective. Dr. Gerber has served as a member of the Speed School's Undergraduate Education Committee and the Student Affairs Committee where she has demonstrated an interest and aptitude for academic policy.

Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Heidi Neal

Headshot of Heidi NealMs. Neal's job duties include leadership and management of Speed School student affairs including outreach, recruiting, admissions, academic advising, student success, retention, diversity initiatives, student organizations, co-operative education, and career development. This position will supervise the Speed School's Directors of Admission, Student Success and Career Development. Ms. Neal has served as the J.B. Speed School of Engineering Director of Student Success for 3 years. Previously she was a recruiting coordinator for the UofL College of Business, Associate Director of Enrollment Services and Career Services at Ivy Tech, and Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement at Nova Southeastern University.  Through her current and previous positions she has gained experience in the primary areas of this Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs position; outreach, recruiting, advising, student success, and career development.

While Dr. Mohsen serves as Interim Associate Dean of Administration, Planning and Faculty Affairs, his current CEE Department Chair position will be filled by an Acting CEE Department Chair.

Acting Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Chair, Dr. Zhihui Sun

Zhihui SunDr. Sun's job duties include leadership and management of Speed School's Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) department. She has served as a CEE faculty member since 2005 and has been the PI or co-PI on $1.88M in research grants/contracts,and  has published over 70 refereed journal articles and conference proceedings. Dr. Sun has served as a member of many departmental, unit, and university committees.