Faculty and Staff

Get to Know our Department

At the University of Northern Iowa, your professors are scholars who put teaching first. They emphasize learning — both inside and outside the classroom — that will help you connect your education to the real world. 

Get to know our department, and learn more about our faculty and staff by browsing the directory below.


Bryan BenhamInstructorTechnology & Engineering Education319-273-2561bryan.benham@uni.edu
Jessica BoothInstructorGraphic Technology319-273-2561jessica.booth@uni.edu
Bert FlatherInstructorConstruction Management319-273-6178herbert.flather@uni.edu
Dr. Lee GeisingerAssistant ProfessorGraphic Technology319-273-2584lg@uni.edu
Dr. Scott GieseProfessorManufacturing Engineering Technology319-273-7083scott.giese@uni.edu
Ben GriffenInstructorConstruction Management319-273-7321ben.griffen@uni.edu
Dr. Ali KashefProfessorTechnology Management319-273-2596ali.kashef@uni.edu
Sam LiangAssistant Professor of InstructionElectrical Engineering Technology319-273-2561liangq@uni.edu
Dr. P.N. RaoProfessorManufacturing Engineering Technology319-273-6429posinasetti.rao@uni.edu
Adam ReillyInstructorTechnology & Engineering Education319-273-2561reilada@uni.edu
Dr. R. Srikant RevuruAssoc. ProfessorManufacturing Engineering Technology319-273-2909rukmini.revuru@uni.edu
Dr. Lisa A. RiedleDepartment Head & ProfessorConstruction Management319-273-2758lisa.riedle@uni.edu
Brian RumseyInstructorSustainability319-273-2561brian.rumsey@uni.edu
Gil SchultzInstructorSafety319-273-2561gil.schultz@uni.edu
Randy SharpAssistant Professor of PracticeConstruction Management319-273-2561randy.sharp@uni.edu
Dr. Shahram VarzaVandProfessorConstruction Management319-273-6428varzavand@uni.edu
Dr. Julie ZhangProfessorManufacturing Engineering Technology319-273-2590julie.zhang@uni.edu
Dr. Jin ZhuProfessorElectrical Engineering Technology319-273-2597jin.zhu@uni.edu


Name Title Location Phone Email
Sheri Bishop Clerk IV Metal Casting Center/Foundry 4.0 Center 319-273-6894 sheri.bishop@uni.edu
Nathaniel Bryant Assistant Project Manager Foundry 4.0 Center 319-273-7134 nathaniel.bryant@uni.edu
Leo Cedomio Lab Manager Applied Engineering Building 319-273-2532 cedomiol@uni.edu
Jesse Dinsdale Panther Products Manager Applied Engineering Building 319-273-2561 jesse.dinsdale@uni.edu
Joshua O'Dell Research Associate Metal Casting Center/Foundry 4.0 Center 319-273-7094 joshua.odell@uni.edu
Russell Roth Lab Manager Applied Engineering Building 319-273-7406 russell.roth@uni.edu
Brenda Rottinghaus Secretary III Applied Engineering Building 319-273-2561 brenda.rottinghaus@uni.edu
Chris Shaw Recruitment Coordinator/Academic Advisor Applied Engineering Building 319-273-3258 christopher.shaw@uni.edu
Jerry Thiel Foundry 4.0/MCC Director Metal Casting Center/Foundry 4.0 Center 319-273-7085 gerard.thiel@uni.edu
Kristi Wagner Business Manager Metal Casting Center/Foundry 4.0 Center 319-273-2981 kristi.wagner@uni.edu

Emeritus Faculty

  • Dr. M. Roger Betts
  • Dr. Ronald D. Bro
  • Dr. Ervin A. Dennis
  • Dr. Stephen Eggers
  • Dr. Mohammed F. Fahmy​
  • Dr. John T. Fecik​
  • Mr. Arnold J. Freitag
  • Dr. Douglas Hotek
  • Dr. Charles D. Johnson
  • Dr. Rex W. Pershing
  • Dr. Douglas T. Pine
  • Mr. Willis H. Wagner
  • Dr. Michael R. White