Staff Responsibilities

This page provides very brief descriptions of the responsibilities of the ME Department’s staff members.

Administrative Office | Advising Office | Information Technology Specialists | Operations and Laboratories | Graduate Program Office

Administrative Office
2025 Black Engineering

Cindy Bartleson, Administrative Specialist

  • Assistant to the Department Chair
  • HR liaison

Rachael Gross, Program Coordinator

  • Fiscal Officer

Neely Lehman, Administrative Specialist

  • Department support
    • Classroom printing
    • Conference room scheduling
    • Key requests
    • Department seminar hospitality
  • Travel requests and reimbursements
  • Graduate program support
  • ME Design Expo
  • Capstone Design Course assistance

Nick Fetty, Communications Specialist

  • Website
  • Newsletters/reports
  • Photo and video
  • Promotional materials

Deb Schroeder, Clerk

  • Accounting/purchasing
    • CyBuy
    • P-Card
    • Requisitions
    • Department billing
  • Department reports and statistics
  • Assist with department support and the graduate program

Patti Thrasher, Grant Program Coordinator

  • Grant Proposal Development
  • Fiscal Pre and Post Award Activities

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Graduate/Undergraduate Program Office
2019 Black Engineering

Kristin Clemens, Program Assistant for Undergraduate Education

  • Undergraduate program (non-advising components)
  • Course and room scheduling
  • Textbook coordinator

Hallie Golay, Program Assistant for Graduate Education

  • Graduate program support
    • Graduate Handbook
    • ME 600
    • MEGSO
    • Summer REU
    • All graduate forms

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Information Technology
2071 Black Engineering

Nate Jensen, IT Manager, Systems Analyst
Joel Buehler, Systems Support Specialist
Derek Dickson, Systems Support Specialist

Main duties of systems support specialists include:

  • Manage and support faculty, staff, and lab computers
  • Provide technical hardware and software support for faculty, staff, and students
  • Manage ME Intranet and course sites
  • Large format poster printing
  • Door lock programming
  • Data backup support

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Kiewit Undergraduate
Student Services Center
2620 Howe Hall

Academic Advisers

John Wagner, Lead Adviser
Matt Dikeman
Fred Lloyd
Aliza MacKenzie
Alyssa Mittleider

Jessica Van Winkle
Jessie Vosseller
Johna Wolfe

Hazel Peterson, Advising Secretary

Main duties of academic advisers include:

  • Assist students with academic plans
  • Teach engineering orientation and career planning courses
  • Recruit new students

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Operations and Laboratories

Sandy Bremer, Program Coordinator

  • Space Coordinator
  • Technical Staff Manager
  • Safety Committee Chair

Craig Severson, Teaching Lab Coordinator

  • Primary Teaching Lab Coordinator for Design Labs associated with classes ME590, ME490, ME466, ME415, ME270, ME170.
  • Primary Teaching Lab Coordinator for Learning Communities, Clubs and the Resource Hub that utilize Boyd Lab

Josh DeLarm, Teaching Lab Coordinator

  • Primary Teaching Lab Coordinator for Design Labs associated with classes ME590, ME490, ME466, ME415, ME270, ME170.
  • Primary Teaching Lab Coordinator for Learning Communities, Clubs and the Resource Hub that utilize Boyd Lab
  • Resource Hub contact

John Howell, Teaching Lab Coordinator

  • Manages Receiving for the department
  • Primary Teaching Lab Coordinator Fluids Labs associated with class ME335
  • Primary Teaching Lab Coordinator for Heat Transfer Labs associated with class ME436

Wyman Martinek, Teaching Lab Coordinator

  • Primary Teaching Lab Coordinator for Manufacturing Labs associated with class ME324

Jim Shelledy, Teaching Lab Coordinator

  • Primary Teaching Lab Coordinator for Manufacturing Labs associated with class ME324

Taylor Schweizer, Teaching Lab Coordinator

  • Primary Teaching Lab Coordinator for Controls Labs associated with class ME421
  • Primary Teaching Lab Coordinator for Instrumentation labs associated with class ME370
  • Primary Teaching Lab Coordinator for teaching labs in ME411 and ME410 courses

Jim Dautremont, Electronics Technician I

  • Support for equipment design
  • Installation and repairs for teaching labs
  • Support for equipment design, installation and repairs for research labs

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