Dennis Livesay will become dean of Michigan Technological University’s School of
Computing on Feb. 1, 2021.

Livesay comes to Michigan Tech from Wichita Condition College (WSU), where he is dean
of the School of Engineering and a complete professor in both of those the Office of Chemistry
and Office of Biomedical Engineering. Livesay replaces outgoing dean Adrienne

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Livesay to the College as our upcoming dean of the School of Computing,” stated Jacqueline Huntoon, provost and senior vice president for tutorial affairs.
“The mixture of Dr. Livesay’s prior activities and his vision for the upcoming
of the School of Computing make him preferably suited to bolster the School likely

“Digital transformation is impacting each sector, including engineering and producing,”
stated Livesay. “Computing, knowledge, connectivity, and protection are currently the cornerstones
of the fashionable overall economy. I look ahead to functioning with all people in the School of Computing,
and across campus, to bolster our endeavours in these places.”

Livesay mentioned that, although he has been joyful in his function at WSU, he noticed the opportunity
to direct Michigan’s only college or university of computing as one particular he could not move up. “I really
see this as a as soon as-in-a-lifetime opportunity that — supplied MTU’s conventional recognized
energy in engineering — aligns completely with my history,” he stated. 

Headshot of Dennis Livesay
Dennis Livesay

Livesay delivers additional than twenty many years of encounter in larger education and learning to Michigan Tech.
His job commenced in 2000 at California Condition Polytechnic College, Pomona, where
he was assistant and then affiliate professor of chemistry. From there, he ongoing
on to the College of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), where he was a founding
member of the Office of Bioinformatics and Genomics and created two of UNCC’s
most visible investigation applications: the bioinformatics and computational biology doctoral
plan and the Charlotte Research Students undergraduate investigation plan.

In 2016, Livesay joined WSU as dean of the Graduate University and affiliate vice president
of investigation and technology transfer ahead of turning out to be dean of the School of Engineering
in January 2019. Livesay’s investigation expertise is in the spot of protein family members sequence,
structure and function associations, with a specific target on understanding how
physical and chemical qualities fluctuate with evolutionary divergence. He has spent his
job functioning across disciplinary boundaries and intends to prioritize interdisciplinary
perform in his function as School of Computing dean.

“The College was lucky to entice a pretty solid pool of candidates for the duration of this
look for and I am confident that we have hired the human being who will be finest equipped to direct
the School of Computing in the coming many years,” stated Huntoon. “I want to thank Dr.
Adrienne Minerick for her tenacity and commitment to Michigan Tech. She provided remarkable
leadership for the School from the day it came into existence. Mainly because of her endeavours,
the School is perfectly positioned to increase in the upcoming.”

Born and lifted in Columbus, Indiana, Livesay was a to start with-technology university scholar.
He will be joined in Houghton by his wife, Lauren, and son, Maxwell. “My family members and
I are rabid hockey followers,” Livesay stated, “and we will be big supporters of Michigan
Tech hockey. In fact, I currently have an MTU jersey that I have started out wearing for the duration of
rec league.”

Michigan Technological College is a public investigation university, home to additional than
7,000 learners from 54 nations. Founded in 1885, the College gives additional than
one hundred twenty undergraduate and graduate degree applications in science and technology, engineering,
forestry, organization and economics, well being professions, humanities, arithmetic, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a number of miles from Lake Remarkable.