Nicole Dafoe, Dean
I would like to welcome you to the College of Engineering and Science (CES) at Slippery Rock University! Whether your future plans include: beginning your career after earning your undergraduate degree, earning a minor to demonstrate your cross-disciplinary knowledge, taking your knowledge and skills to the next level in one of our graduate programs, or applying to graduate school, our applied active-learning approach to science, math, technology, and engineering offer the knowledge and experience necessary for success.
With an array of innovative degree programs, an engaged and highly qualified faculty our college will inspire you to reach your full potential. To that end, the College of Engineering and Science offers a variety of experiences including:
- Research opportunities in the lab and in the field,
- Access to state-of-the-art equipment in our classrooms and laboratories,
- Grant funding in support of student and faculty research,
- Classes taught by university faculty (not taught by teaching assistants/graduate students),
- Interdisciplinary learning, and
- A robust selection of scholarships.
These opportunities are intended to enhance your learning while ensuring that you are involved and feel at home on campus. We are thrilled to have you as a member of SRU’s CES community. Our dedicated faculty and staff are here to support all students as they build a foundation of innovative problem-solving that will propel them on their academic journey from the first days on campus, to graduation, to alumnus returning to share disciplinary knowledge and experience that fuels your passion for lifelong learning.
Richard Marchand, Assistant to the Dean
Welcome to Slippery Rock University and the College of Engineering and Science. We are so excited to work with you! Our dedicated faculty and staff are completely committed to your future success. We have many innovative and unique programs and opportunities that lie on the cusp of the cutting edge of science and engineering. We cannot wait to share them with you!
In my role as Assistant to the Dean, I support the strategic initiatives of the Dean and the mission of our college. I also monitor academic progress to address issues related to extended absences, academic probation, suspension, dismissals, and readmission. All requests for substitutions/waivers for students are part of my purview. I also contribute to the professional development of faculty and help manage technology fees.
My philosophy is to value each person individually and to provide unwavering personalized support that leads to sustainable academic and professional growth. I look forward to working with you to achieve excellence in scholarship, learning, teaching, and service to one another.