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.


Name Title Specialty Phone Email
Bryan Benham Instructor Technology & Engineering Education 319-273-2561 bryan.benham@uni.edu
Jessica Booth Instructor Graphic Technology 319-273-2561 jessica.booth@uni.edu
Bert Flather Instructor Construction Management 319-273-6178 herbert.flather@uni.edu
Dr. Lee Geisinger Assistant Professor Graphic Technology 319-273-2584 lg@uni.edu
Dr. Scott Giese Professor Manufacturing Engineering Technology 319-273-7083 scott.giese@uni.edu
Ben Griffen Instructor Construction Management 319-273-7321 ben.griffen@uni.edu
Dr. Ali Kashef Professor Technology Management 319-273-2596 ali.kashef@uni.edu
Sam Liang Instructor Electrical Engineering Technology 319-273-2561 liangq@uni.edu
Dr. P.N. Rao Professor Manufacturing Engineering Technology 319-273-6429 posinasetti.rao@uni.edu
Adam Reilly Instructor Technology & Engineering Education 319-273-2561 reilada@uni.edu
Dr. R. Srikant Revuru Assoc. Professor Manufacturing Engineering Technology 319-273-2909 rukmini.revuru@uni.edu
Dr. Lisa A. Riedle Department Head & Professor Construction Management 319-273-2758 lisa.riedle@uni.edu
Brian Rumsey Instructor Sustainability 319-273-2561 brian.rumsey@uni.edu
Gil Schultz Instructor Safety 319-273-2561 gil.schultz@uni.edu
Randy Sharp Instructor Construction Management 319-273-2561 randy.sharp@uni.edu
Dr. Shahram VarzaVand Professor Construction Management 319-273-6428 varzavand@uni.edu
Dr. Julie Zhang Professor Manufacturing Engineering Technology 319-273-2590 julie.zhang@uni.edu
Dr. Jin Zhu Professor Electrical Engineering Technology 319-273-2597 jin.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