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., P.E.

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Georges El-Howayek

Jay Grossman, Ph.D., P.E.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Jacob Henschen

Jacob Henschen

Instructor of Civil Engineering

Carmine Polito

Carmine Polito, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor of Civil Engineering

Ann Raich

Ann Raich, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Peter Weiss

Peter Weiss, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor of Civil Engineering

Mark Budnik, Ph.D.

Mark Budnik, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Georges El-Howayek

Georges El-Howayek, Ph.D.

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

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Jennifer Marley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Stewart Thomas, Ph.D.

Stewart Thomas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Doug Tougaw

Doug Tougaw, Ph.D., P.E.

Department Chair and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Phil Walter

Phil Walter, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dan White

Dan White, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jeff Will

Jeffrey Will, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Ruth Wertz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of General Engineering 

Daniel Blood
Daniel Blood, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering 

Scott Duncan

Scott Duncan, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Craig Goehler
Craig Goehler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering

Peter Johnson
Peter Johnson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Reva Johnson

Reva Johnson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering

Shahin Nudehi
Shahin Nudehi, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Phil Walter

Diego Orozco, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Robert Palumbo

Robert Palumbo, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Luke Venstrom

Luke Venstrom, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Di Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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