Veteran Educators Named Associate
Deans, Academic Department Leaders
Web-related instructional technologies and technologically enhanced teaching materials could significantly contribute to Rose-Hulman's educational mission as a leader in undergraduate science, engineering, and math education.
  That's why Kay C Dee, Ph.D., has been appointed the first Associate Dean of Online Learning and Instructional Technologies. She will lead the development of emerging online and instructional technologies.
  "I'm glad that Rose-Hulman faculty will have new opportunities to select and use technologies that best suit their purposes," says Dee, a professor of applied biology and biomedical engineering since 2004.
  Another longtime educator with a new academic role is Azad Siahmakoun, Ph.D., as the Associate Dean of the Faculty. He will help set a strategic direction for the graduate school.
  Siahmakoun is an award-winning
professor of physics and optical engineering, and has been a faculty member and a research scientist since 1987. The ISPE Fellow is the founding director of the Micro-Nanoscale Devices and Systems cleanroom facility and was named the Board of Trustees' Outstanding Scholar in 1999.
  Two new department leadership appointments have featured Jameel Ahmed, Ph.D., as head the Department of Applied Biology and Biomedical Engineering and Craig G. Downing, Ph.D., as head of the Department of Engineering Management.
  Ahmed was among the department's first faculty members and is an active life sciences researcher. He received the Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award for assisting campus diversity efforts and the Excellence in Service Award as co-director of the Leadership Advancement Program.

  Downing, a five-year faculty member, has helped expand the continuing and professional studies program. He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has amassed a wealth of industrial experience.