The College of Engineering’s faculty members serve as mentors and advisors who guide College of Engineering students as they pursue their paths at Valparaiso University. In the classroom, Valpo engineering students learn from some of the finest engineering professors in the field — accomplished faculty members who have earned numerous accolades for their teaching and research on topics such as ethics and emerging technology, solar energy, soil analysis after earthquakes, jet technology, and more. These mentoring professors provide strong models of ethical living and are deeply committed to teaching and their students.

Faculty focus on teaching and education. Faculty teach all of the courses including all laboratory sections. Faculty availability outside the classroom is exceptional. Faculty strive to know their students as well as their goals and dreams. Faculty advisors are assigned to students in their freshman year and remain with the students until they graduate. Students receive personal attention in small classroom and laboratory sections.

Zuhdi Aljobeh

Zuhdi Aljobeh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Jack Chan

Jack Chan, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Jacob Henschen

Jacob Henschen, Ph.D.

Visiting Instructor of Civil Engineering

Nezamuddin

Nezamuddin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Carmine Polito

Carmine Polito, Ph.D.

Professor of Civil Engineering

Stephen Kleps

Stephen Kleps, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Peter Weiss

Peter Weiss, Ph.D.

Professor of Civil Engineering

Mark Budnik, Ph.D.

Mark Budnik, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Georges El-Howayek

Georges El-Howayek, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Daniel Hart

Daniel Hart, Ph.D.

Senior Research Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson, Ph.D.

Dean of the College of Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sami Khorbotly, Ph.D.

Sami Khorbotly, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Alan Kraft

Alan Kraft, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Katherine Olejniczak

Katherine Olejniczak

Visiting Instructor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ruth Wertz

Ruth Wertz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of General Engineering

Doug Tougaw

Doug Tougaw, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dan White

Dan White, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dan White

Jeffrey Will, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Christine Alfano

Christine Alfano, Ph.D.

Visiting Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Joel Alfano

Joel Alfano, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Daniel Blood

Daniel Blood, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Michael Doria

Michael Doria, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering

Scott Duncan

Scott Duncan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Craig Goehler

Craig Goehler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering

Shahin Nudehi

Shahin Nudehi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Robert Palumbo

Robert Palumbo, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Kathleen Sevener

Kathleen Sevener, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Luke Venstrom

Luke Venstrom, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering