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CETA's Expert Faculty and Staff

Our motivated faculty and staff are equipped with the skills, experience, and passion necessary to help ensure students successfully attain their goals. From research projects to academic support, the CETA community is here to guide students every step of the way.

Each of our faculty and staff members strives to build personal relationships with students and know them by name. At CETA, you are not a number. We provide personalized assistance to help students navigate the transition from high school to college, and then college to a career.

Meet the Dean

Hisham Alnajjar Headshot

Dean Hisham Alnajjar has been with the University of Hartford and CETA for over twenty-five years. Prior to his role as Dean, he served as a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Associate Dean of the College.

Alnajjar has been instrumental in the growth of our College through new programs and partnerships with industry, as well as the development and execution of the Hursey Center.

He specifically has worked extensively in signal and image processing including character recognition. His research interests include sensor array processing, digital signal processing theory and real-time applications, power systems in addition to engineering education.

“For me, the academics were amazing. I’ve had the experience of being in two departments, Civil and Architecture, and every professor I’ve had has been fantastic. They all want me to succeed, and I could really feel that when I was in class.”

Jonah Berrien '22, Civil Engineering and Architecture Design + Technology, CETA

Dean's Office

Name Phone Location Title
Alnajarr, Hisham 860.768.4868 UT 233; UT 205 Dean; Engineering Applications Center, Administration, Dean's Office for CETA
Faraci, Philip 860.768.5481 UT 240 Applied Assistant Professor of Engineering, Dean's Office for CETA
Krusiewicz, Colleen 860.768.5284 UT 203 Executive Assistant, Dean's Office for CETA
Poulin, Allison 860.768.5795 UT 203 Office Coordinator, Dean's Office for CETA

Department of Architecture

Name Phone Location Title
Fuller, James 860.768.5137 HJG W205F Department Chair; Program Director of Architectural Design + Technology, Associate Professor of Architecture
Bambury, Jill 860.768.5953 HJG W205D Assistant Professor of Architecture
Crosbie, Michael 860.768.4755 HJG W205A Professor of Architecture
Davis, Daniel 860.768.4094 HJG W205E Professor of Architecture
Petry, Elizabeth 860.768.5136 HJG W205C Associate Professor of Architecture
Sawruk, Theodore 860.768.5763 HJG W205B Associate Professor of Architecture
Smith, Stephen N/A HJG W114BM Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture, Graduate Program Director

Department of Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering

Name Phone Location Title
Keshawarz, Saleh 860.768.4032 UT 234 Department Chair; Program Director of Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering
Nowak, Michael 860.768.5079 UT 232 Assistant Dean of Academic Planning & Curriculum; Program Director, Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering
Arico, Mary (Cater) 860.768.4681 UT 304H Director, NASA CT Space Grant Consortium; Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering
Asaki, Takafumi 860.768.4185 UT 302C Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering
Brown, Todd 860.768.5420 UT 302G Adjunct Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering
Fang, Clara 860.768.4845 UT 222 Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering
Hadad, Alan 860.768.4308 UT 302D Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering
Miar, Solaleh TBD UT 309A Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering
Pines, David 860.768.4560 UT 231 Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering
Sussmann, Ted 860.768.4615 UT 237 Associate Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering
Wang, Song 860.768.4855 UT 304E Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering
Yang, Yang 860.768.4316 UT 304I Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Name Phone Location Title
Moslehpour, Saeid 860.768.4211 UT 302M Interim Department Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Chair of the Faculty Senate
Abu-aisheh, Akram 860.768.5479 UT 236 Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Britt, Timothy 860.768.4747 UT 223 Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
de Almeida, Michael 860.768.4758 UT 220 Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dong, Yudi 860.768.4366 UT 304G Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Eppes, Thomas 860.768.5808 UT 228 Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hill, Krista 860.768.5086 UT 235 Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Liu, Qisi TBD UT 241 Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mellodge, Patricia 860.768.5334 UT 304A Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Plumley, Bruce 860.768.4756 D 117 Visiting Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Raphael, Johanna 860.768.4864 UT 304J Program Director; Electromechanical Engineering Technology; Applied Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Shen, Xin 860.768.5563 UT 304D Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Shertukde, Hemchandra 860.768.4847 UT 230 Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Shuman, David 860.768.5483 UT 224 Program Director; Audio Engineering Technology; Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sohn, Kiwon 860.768.4894 UT 238 Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Yu, Ying 860.768.4752 UT 225 Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering