Leadership

S. Manian Ramkumar

Interim Dean of CET

585-475-6081

The College of Engineering Technology is known as the place of choice for applied engineering technology—and related programs—where students learn theory through hands-on, minds-on learning and interactive teams. With a firm grounding in STEM (science, technology engineering, and mathematics) disciplines, students study undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering technology, environmental management and safety, packaging science, and media arts and technology. CET is also home to the United States Army and the United States Air Force ROTC units. All our engineering technology programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. 

Our innovative academic programs challenge our students across multiple levels and prepare them to graduate as lifelong learners. The cooperative education requirement allows our students to continue to adapt, grow, and succeed as they immediately apply what they are learning in the classroom to the real world. Our students “hit the ground running” once they are employed given our commitment and dedication to experiential learning and academic excellence. 

State-of-the-art laboratories and facilities help to further support student learning, faculty research, and academic success throughout all our academic programs. Many of these labs and centers of excellence have been made possible by the support of local and global Fortune 500 companies that have chosen to partner with us upon realizing the caliber of our students and faculty. These companies also actively recruit our students for co-op and employment opportunities. 

Our renowned faculty bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the classroom. Their vast industry experience coupled with their cutting-edge research, scholarly work, and advanced degrees allows our students to not only receive world-class teaching but the opportunity to work alongside their professors on exciting and meaningful research.

Outside the classroom, under the supervision of faculty and staff advisors, students have an interesting and varied selection of activities, clubs, and organizations to participate in within the college and on the RIT campus. Be it study abroad opportunities, intramural sports, professional student organizations, or clubs that participate in international competitions, students can find fulfilling and interesting activities to become a part of as they create their lives at RIT. We are very proud of the diversity found on our campus that allows students to broaden their horizons and get a true sense of the global world they will find themselves working in upon graduation.

We invite you to explore the College of Engineering Technology. What you will find is a world of opportunity, a supportive and welcoming environment, and a community of committed and dedicated scholars, mentors, and professionals.

S. Manian Ramkumar, Ph.D.
Interim Dean

Dean’s Leadership Team

S. Manian Ramkumar
Interim Dean of CET
585-475-6081
Linda Tolan
Senior Associate Dean
585-475-5078
Mike Eastman
Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Continuous Improvement
585-475-7787
Sean Bennett
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs
585-475-7852
Rebecca Sumner
Assistant Dean for Research Development
585-475-7686

Dean’s Office Staff

Natalie Anderson
Director of Development
585-475-2638
Jared Biernbrauer
Senior PC Systems Admin
585-475-4239
Nadia Bolalek
Communications Manager
585-475-4262
Katie Coyne
Director Alumni Relations - CET
585-475-4975
Aaron Josephson
Senior Financial Assistant
585-475-5937
Michelle Kinch
Administrative Assistant II
585-475-5955
Jill MacBeth
Scheduling Officer
585-475-2368
Nykki Matthews
Director of WIT, Community Engagement & Student Diversity Initiatives
585-475-4576
Gail Quartieri
Academic & Admin Services Coordinator II
585-475-5435
Holly Stiner
Senior Staff Specialist
585-475-6439
Joel Yates
Manager of Technical Services
585-475-5622