Dean of Engineering Search

The University of New Orleans is seeking a transformative leader of the College of Engineering.

Reporting directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean of Engineering serves as the executive administrator of the College of Engineering.  In this capacity, the Dean is responsible for providing leadership, vision and strategic direction to the College and serves as the University's executive champion for the College of Engineering.  The successful candidate will be a strong leader, a collaborative manager, a forward thinking planner, and a relationship builder.

The Finalists

Alexander Domijan

Professor and Founding Dean, College of Engineering & Computer Science, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Curriculum Vitae

Open Forum Interview
 Friday, August 24, 2018
11:00 a.m. | LIB 407

Norma Jean Mattei
Interim Dean, College of Engineering, University of New Orleans

Curriculum Vitae

Open Forum Interview
 Tuesday, August 28, 2018
11:00 a.m. | LIB 407

Yueh Jaw Lin

Associate Provost for Global Engagement, University of Nottingham, China Campus

Curriculum Vitae

Open Forum Interview
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
11:30 a.m. | LIB 407


Taskin Kocak
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Bahcesehir University

Curriculum Vitae

Open Forum Interview
Thursday, August 30, 2018
11:00 a.m. | LIB 407


Vahid Motevalli
Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, College of Engineering, Tennessee Technological University

Curriculum Vitae

Open Forum Interview
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
9:30 a.m. | LIB 407


Spyros Tragoudas
Professor and Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Southern Illinois University

Curriculum Vitae

Open Forum Interview
Thursday, September 6, 2018
2:00 p.m. | LIB 407


THE UNIVERSITY: The University of New Orleans (UNO; is a comprehensive metropolitan research university committed to providing educational excellence to a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body. Founded in 1958, UNO offers a broad array of undergraduate and pre-professional programs as well as masters and doctoral programs. With over 75,000 alumni – more than half of whom live and work in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area – UNO holds a unique place in the economic and social fabric of the city.

THE CITY: New Orleans is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. The city was established by French colonists and strongly influenced by both the French and African cultures. New Orleans is well known for its distinct French and Spanish Creole architecture, as well as its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage. Often described as the most unique city in the country, New Orleans is famous for its cuisine, music (particularly as the birthplace of jazz), and its many annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras. With such a rich cultural and social environment, combined with favorable business conditions, New Orleans is drawing increasing numbers of major corporate entities, as well as small businesses, to locate in the region.


The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.