Department Administration


Abbas El Gamal
Packard 175
(650) 723-6471

Departmental policy and programs, Chair of Department Executive Committee.

Assistant to the Chair

Marsha Dillon
Packard 174
(650) 723-6471 

Department chair’s administrative support.

Associate Chair of Undergraduate Education

Robert Dutton
Allen 333X

Undergraduate curriculum, TAs, Student Advising

Associate Chair of Graduate Education

Olav Solgaard
Spilker 315

Graduate curriculum, TAs, Quals, Student progress, Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Associate Chair of Admissions

Howard Zebker
Packard 171


Department Manager

Mary K. McMahon
Packard 176
(650) 723-4607

Department administration, financial management, personnel, facilities.

Financial Officer

Lisa Sickorez
Packard 167
(650) 723-2877

Administers operating budget, gift funds; faculty and staff payroll and other financial forms.

Faculty Affairs & Staffing Manager

Denise Murphy
Packard 165
(650) 724-7630

Responsible for faculty searches, appointments/reappointments/promotions, and processing short-term faculty appointments. Serves as the primary Staffing contact.

Faculty Affairs & Staffing Administrator

Cindy Ornellas
Packard 171
(650) 725-9319

Processes short-term faculty appointments, organizes distinguished lectures, and assists with faculty searches.

Instructional Labs Manager

Steven Clark
Packard 112
(650) 723-1660

Manages the facilities and scheduling for the department's teaching labs.

Reception & Information Specialist

Vickie Carrillo
(650) 723-3931

Greets Packard Building visitors and directs appropriately. Answer, screen, and route the EE main phone line. Update the Electrical Engineering Department Faculty/Administration list. Packard building conference room coordinator.

Admissions & Student Services


Director of Student & Academic Services

Caitlin Azhderian
Packard 170
(650) 725-9327

Manage administration of student services: admissions, degree progress, course scheduling and financial aid. Evaluation of graduate applications and financial aid awards.

Graduate Admissions Specialist & Student Life Coordinator

Emily Wang
Packard 173
(650) 736-2070

Administer and implement University and Department policies and procedures concerning graduate admissions and financial aid. Responsible New Student Orientation, Visit Day and student life events. Reception of EE prospective graduate students.

Academic Services Specialist

Meo Kittiwanich
Packard 163
(650) 723-6539

Manage and coordinates course and curriculum for Graduate and Undergraduate courses. Manages teaching assistant and course grader appointments and the Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) and Honors programs.

Degree Progress Officer

Amy Duncan
Packard 177
(650) 723-3194

Monitor degree progress for graduate and undergraduate students. Advise graduate and undergraduate students on department and university policies and procedures relating to degree progress. Approve academic forms. Management of PhD oral exam committees and reading committees. Responsible for the department's Commencement events.

Student Accounting Associate

Heidi Amster, is temporarily covering for Teresa Nguyen

Packard 164
(650) 736-8171

Primary contact for graduate student financial inquiries. Process and monitor department's student financial appointments. Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) and Postdoctoral Appointments point person for EE administrative staff for the processing of VSR and Postdoctoral forms and appointments.

IT & Web Services


Web Content Manager

Rachelle Mozeleski
(650) 724-1080

Internal and external department web content creation, management and strategy.

System and Network Development/Management Group Manager

Charlie Orgish
(650) 725-3645

Manager of the System and Network Development/Management Group, and the Gates Building EE departmental networks and computer facilities.

System and Network Development/Management Systems and Network Manager

John DeSilva
(650) 736-0460

Manager of the Packard Building networks and the departmental computer facilities.

System and Network Development/Management Principal Systems Architect (Allen/ext)

Joe Little
(650) 725-6115

Manager of the Allen and Allen-X Building networks, departmental computer facilities, and primary developer of EE administrative applications.

System and Network Development/Management Web and System Administrator/Developer

Eric Wheeler
(650) 721-2413

EE department web developer and system administrator.



Facilities and Health & Safety

Kenny Green
Packard 115
(650) 724-3310

Packard and CIS buildings facilities services manager, health & safety and space inventory coordinator.