Faculty | Department Name | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Engineering


Roger Chang

Associate Professor

Roger Chang

Office: Engineering D130
Phone: (618) 453-7986
Email: fcrchang@siu.edu

Dr. Feng-Chang Roger Chang received a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Tunghai University, Taiwan, and a MS and a PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Chang joined SIUC in 1991. His previous administrative experiences in the Technology Department ...read full profile >>

Garth Crosby


Garth Crosby
Office: D121
Phone: (618) 453- 7841 
Email: garth.crosby@siu.edu

Dr. Garth V. Crosby received his BS degree in Electronics from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. He obtained his MS and PhD degrees from Florida International University in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering, respectively. Dr. Crosby joined SIUC in the Spring of 2008. He has a joint ...read full profile >>

Bruce DeRuntz

Leadership Development Program Director, Professor

Bruce DeRuntz
Office: Engineering D119
Phone: (618) 453-7829
Email: bruce@siu.edu

Dr. Bruce DeRuntz, CQE is a Professor in the Department of Technology. Dr. DeRuntz received his BS in Industrial Technology from Eastern Illinois University, his MS in Manufacturing Systems from SIUC, and his Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development from SIUC. He joined the department in 1998 after a ...read full profile >>

Julie Dunston

Interim Chair, IMAE Program Coordinator, Associate Professor

Julie Dunston
Office: Engineering D105
Phone: (618) 536-3396
Email: dunston@siu.edu

Julie K. Dunston received a BSIE from the University of Iowa in 1991, followed by an MSIE in 1993, also from UI. She completed her PhD work in July 1995, and was awarded her PhD in Mechanical Engineering in December 1995.  In August 1995, she joined the College of Engineering at Southern Illinois ...read full profile >>

Mandara Savage

Associate Professor

Mandara Savage
Office: Engineering D117 
Phone: (618) 536-3396
Email: msavage@siu.edu

Mandara joined the Technology department in fall of 1999.  He received his bachelor degree in Industrial Technology from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in 1989 and M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from the University of Memphis in 1993.  He received his PhD from Iowa State ...read full profile >>

Carl Spezia

EET Program Coordinator, Associate Professor

Carl Spezia
Office: Engineering D110
Phone: (618) 453-7839
Email: powerguy@siu.edu

Carl joined the EET program in 1998.  He worked as a power systems engineer for electric utilities for eight years prior to seeking a career in higher education.  He is a licensed professional engineer in Illinois.  His industrial assignments included power system modeling, power systems ...read full profile >>

Tomas Velasco

Graduate Program Director, Associate Professor

Tomas Velasco
Office: Engineering D112C
Phone: (618) 453-7842 
Email: velasco@siu.edu

Tomas joined the Department of Technology as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 1993.  He received a professional degree (B.S. & M.S.) in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia in 1984, a M.S. in Manufacturing in 1985 and a M.B.A. in 1987, both from ...read full profile >>

Mr. Dave Williams

Senior Lecturer

Dave Williams
Office: Engineering D111
Phone: (618) 453-7820 
Email: dtw322@siu.edu

David T Williams joined the department full time in 2002 after completing a MS in Manufacturing Systems at SIU.  He presently is completing a doctorate in education to be awarded in the spring of 2009.  He worked in industry as a senior RF engineering technician and as a production manager for ...read full profile >>