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Administrative Staff

Timothy Brock

Timothy Brock

Equipment Technician

Address: Hollister Hall, Room B56 
Phone: 607/255-4201 
Email: teb4@cornell.edu

As the manager of the Hollister Hall Machine Shop, my primary responsibility is to assist both faculty and students in the design, construction and implementation of class and research equipment in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Included in my duties is the training and supervision of users of the facility.

Paul Charles

Paul Charles

Instructional Support

Address: Hollister Hall, Room B56 
Phone: 607/351-6210 
Email: pjc32@cornell.edu

Support all research and instructional activities in CEE Infrastructure and Environmental Laboratories. Provide technical support to faculty, visiting scientists, students, and nonacademic clients in the fields of Environmental, Geotechnical, Hydraulic and Structural Engineering.   

Megan Keene

Megan Keene

Accounts Representative V

Address: Hollister Hall, Room 220
Phone: 607/255-6192
E-mail: mck64@cornell.edu

As Accounts Representative for CEE, I serve as the primary contact for both faculty and students on undergraduate and graduate student appointments.  I also support the various student teams and groups through financial accounting and coordination.

Charissa King-OBrien

Charissa King-O'Brien

Communications Specialist

Address: Hollister Hall, Room 220 
Phone: 607/255-6956 
Email: cek93@cornell.edu

As the Communications Specialist for the Department, I produce short creative videos for the website, social media, events, and presentations that involve interviewing students and faculty. Since I arrived at CEE in the fall of 2016, I have created over 40 videos and jumpstarted our CEE Instagram account. In addition to writing content for the website and newsletter, I am the school photographer and design publications, posters, presentations, infographics for printed and online materials. Some other tasks include managing and creating marketing campaigns for the M.Eng. program as well as others. Because I aim to communicate the school’s attributes and vision, I enjoy traveling with faculty and students as they embark upon their exciting activities on and off-campus. 

Jeannette Little

Jeannette Little

Executive Assistant to CEE Director and Director of Administration

Address: Hollister Hall, Room 220 
Phone: 607/255-3690 
Email: jdl7@cornell.edu

As Executive Assistant, I arrange and implement large events, take Faculty minutes, schedule meetings, handle confidential materials related to faculty promotions and searches, manage the production of the CEE Update and design displays. I truly enjoy the diversity of the tasks in my position. I interact with all staff and faculty daily, and communicate with alumni and corporate contacts.

If you are planning to visit the School to meet with Professor and Director, Linda Nozick or Director of Administration, Joe N. Rowe, please feel free to contact me to have a meeting arranged.

Nadine Porter

Nadine Porter 

Undergraduate Coordinator

Address: Hollister Hall, Room 221 
Phone: 607/255-3412 
Email: ndp5@cornell.edu

As Undergraduate Field Coordinator, I provide administrative support to the Associate Director of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering working cooperatively to help ensure quality educational experiences for our diverse undergraduate student population. In this capacity, I advise students, schedule courses, maintain student records, maintain and develop statistical databases, participate in the admissions selection committee, and serve as an ex-officio member of curriculum committee, and other committees as requested.

 

Joe Rowe

Joe Rowe

Director of Administration

Address: Hollister Hall, Room 220 
Phone: 607/255-0549 
Email: jnr3@cornell.edu

As Director of Administration, I am responsible for the administrative and operational functions for the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. My role is to provide leadership and comprehensive administrative support to develop and enhance resources, activities, programs, and facilities. I enjoy all aspects of program development because of the emphasis on planning, fiscal and space management. It is rewarding to use my administrative expertise in the College of Engineering, an organization that is oriented towards education and research. We have an excellent Team, one that continues to focus on improving the delivery of administrative and technical support services. Thanks for visiting our web site; let us know how we might be able to assist you.

Tania Sharpsteen

Tania Sharpsteen

Graduate Program Coordinator

Address: Hollister Hall, Room 219 
Phone: 607/255-7560 
Email: tms235@cornell.edu

As the Graduate Program Coordinator, I work with CEE's Director of Graduate Studies. I coordinate all aspects of the graduate program, from prospective applicants to current students in residence to graduation. I also monitor all graduate students in residence to ensure that they follow Graduate School and CEE policies and procedures with respect to their programs; prepare promotional materials and handbooks; help organize orientations and work with graduate student organizations; and act as liaison between the graduate students and faculty, Cornell's Graduate School, and the Office of Research and Graduate Studies within the College of Engineering. I also work with the Engineering Career Services Office to ensure that our students are aware of all opportunities available to them in finding employment after they earn their degree. This includes information sessions, job fairs, and on-campus interviews.

Stacey Shirk

Stacey Shirk

Finance Specialist III

Address: Hollister Hall, Room 220 
Phone: 607/255-3684 
Email: sbs27@cornell.edu

As CEE’s Finance Specialist, I am responsible for sponsored and gift fund management, planning and budgeting, analysis and reporting, financial accounting, compliance, and stewardship of the School’s resources.  I coordinate the annual budget process and develop financial analyses and forecasts in support of the School’s operational and strategic objectives.  I also serve as a local resource for faculty, staff, and researchers on financial matters including university and sponsor policies.

James Strait

James Strait

Manager of Technical Services for the Bovay Laboratory Complex

Address: Thurston Hall, Room B02 
Phone: 607/255-4078 
Email: jes583@cornell.edu

As the Lab Manager, I am responsible for the safety, scheduling and management of the day to day operations of the Harry E. Bovay Jr. Civil Infrastructure Laboratory Complex, providing technical and managerial support for lab users and projects being performed within the lab. The CI Lab Complex includes facilities for Cornell's NEES Lifelines System Research Facility, soil/structure interaction testing, geotechnical, structural and earthquake engineering research and concrete materials research.  The Bovay Complex provides support for geotechnical and structural engineering course laboratory components during both spring and fall semesters.  Student community service and competitive projects are supported in the Bovay Complex.  The American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter concrete canoe and steel bridge teams work in the lab along with several student projects.

Celia Szczepura-McLean

Celia Szczepura-McLean

Center Manager

Address: Hollister Hall, Room 203 
Phone: 607/255-7846 
Email: cs249@cornell.edu

As Center Manager, I work with the Director of the Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health (CTECH), a U.S. Department of Transportation Tier 1 University Transportation Center, to facilitate the movement forward on strategic initiatives across four partner institutions, while overseeing the day-to-day operational management of the Center. This includes administering the research; managing financial and human resources; overseeing project selection, budgets, and deliverables; assisting with technology transfer; facilitating outreach and educational programs; and ensuring compliance with sponsor data and activity reporting requirements. Also, I assist with the proposal process for CEE center grant proposals, and would subsequently support them administratively if awarded.

Cameron Willkens

Cameron Willkens

IT Support

Address: Hollister Hall, Room B55 
Phone: 607/254-5415 
Email: cw17@cornell.edu

As IT Operations Manager, I provide Civil and Environmental Engineering with IT support for labs, faculty, staff and grad students including desktops, servers file storage, access permissions, software licensing, and networking.