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Dr. Mesut Muslu, P.E.

Dr. Mesut Muslu, P.E.

Interim Dean

Dr. Mesut Muslu earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Ankara, Turkey, an M.S. in Engineering Management and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering both from the University of Missouri-
Rolla. His areas of professional interest are in multi-objective optimization systems, economic operation of electric power systems with environmental constraints, power electronics, renewable energy systems, and engineering education.

Dr. Muslu has been a faculty member in the Electrical Engineering Department at UW-Platteville for over 28 years and served as department chair for 10 of those years. He was involved in establishing the Collaborative Engineering Programs and Renewable Energy Minor at UWP and served as the coordinator of Collaborative Engineering Programs for two years. He has been active in the university serving on many committees including Faculty Senate, Academic Planning Commission, Budget Commission, and Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

Dr. Muslu is a member of numerous professional organizations and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Wisconsin.

Carol Beals

Carol Beals

Dean's Assistant

Carol Beals has more than 30 years of service at UW Platteville. She has served on the Aging and Disability Resource Center, Board of Health, Social Services, Public Property, ETR, and the Southwest Community Action Program.

Christina Curras

Christina Curras

Dean's Assistant

Christina Curras is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering where she has been a faculty member since 2000. Christina earned her Ph.D. (2000), M.S. (1998), and B.S. (1995) in Civil Engineering at the University of California at Davis. Her research interests are in geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, and undergraduate education. Christina served as the Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services from 2011-2013 and as Department Chair for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering since 2013.

Chanaka Mendis

Chanaka Mendis

Dean's Assistant

Chanaka Mendis is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry, where he has been a faculty member since 2004.  Chanaka earned his Ph.D. (1999) and M.S. (1996) in Chemistry at Georgetown University in Washington DC after earning his B.Sc. in Chemistry at SUNY/College at Old Westbury in 1992. His research interests lie in the areas of gene profiling, cell death, and signal transduction. Chanaka has served multiple committees at the Department, College and University level and has played an active role in promoting and institutionalizing undergraduate research at UW-Platteville.

Philip Parker

Philip Parker

Dean's Assistant

Philip Parker is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering where he has been a faculty member since 1998. Philip earned his Ph.D. (1998), M.S. (1995), and B.S. (1993) in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Clarkson University. Philip is active in applied environmental engineering research as well as engineering education research. He is the co-author of the textbook “Introduction to Infrastructure.” He has served as the program coordinator for Environmental Engineering since 2006.

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