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The Dean’s Office provides central support to all College of Engineering units. Areas of focus include research and faculty affairs; academic affairs; advancement; diversity, equity and inclusion; finance and operations; infrastructure; and medical technology innovation.

Nancy Allbritton

Nancy Allbritton
Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of Engineering

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Nancy Allbritton serves as the chief academic officer of the College of Engineering, a top-15 nationally ranked public university program with annual research expenditures exceeding $159 million. She provides leadership to over 279 faculty and more than 8,000 students. Under her guidance, the College launched an inclusive and wide-ranging strategic planning effort; advanced initiatives to build an inclusive and equitable environment for learning, research, service and outreach; and furthered plans to construct a student focused new facility, the Interdisciplinary Engineering Building, to help address growth in student enrollment. The Dean works closely with the College’s associate deans and visiting committee in day-to-day and long-range planning.

College leadership

Office of Research and Faculty Affairs

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Jihui Yang

Jihui Yang, Vice Dean

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Jihui Yang serves as the principal research administrator for the College. The Research and Faculty Affairs staff ensure that the College’s research is conducted in a creative, efficient and ethical manner and foster best practices for integrating research with the College’s educational goals. Yang provides leadership for strategic initiatives, and represents the College in activities related to fundraising, as well as federal and state relations.

Office of Academic Affairs

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Daniel Ratner

Daniel Ratner, Associate Dean

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Dan Ratner oversees student-focused educational innovation and processes, implementation of ABET processes, and academic integrity and misconduct policies and procedures. Academic Affairs staff manage several student-focused program areas: student academic services, study abroad, the Career Center @ Engineering, the Industry Capstone Program, graduate studies and professional master’s programs. Through The Office for the Advancement of Engineering Teaching & Learning, staff support engineering educators looking to enhance their teaching.

Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Karen Thomas-Brown

Karen Thomas-Brown, Associate Dean

Karen Thomas-Brown leads the College’s ongoing efforts to be an accessible, welcoming and inclusive community. She develops best practices and guidelines that strengthen the College’s goals around diversity, equity and inclusion, and collaborates with College and campus leaders to develop and implement programs that increase the participation and engagement of diverse and underrepresented groups across the College.

Office of Finance & Operations

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Kojay Pan

Kojay Pan, Associate Dean

Kojay Pan serves as the financial and operational lead in the College, tasked with crafting and shaping financial, budgetary, administrative, and operational policies and strategies to meet evolving needs.

Office of Infrastructure

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Pedro Arduino

Pedro Arduino, Special Assistant to the Dean

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The Office of Infrastructure manages affairs relating to facilities and safety, including assisting faculty and departments with space management. Administers the Computing Services department.

Office of Medical Technology Innovation

Tueng Shen

Tueng Shen, Associate Dean

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Tueng Shen provides guidance and support for existing programs and catalyzes new partnerships between faculty and trainees of the College of Engineering and UW School of Medicine. She engages institutional leaders to ensure that innovative efforts build long-term value for the UW and leads outreach to industry, non-profit organizations and other community organizations to advocate and promote the UW and its faculty and students.

Academic chairs


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Princess Imoukhuede, Chair

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