Livesay Named MTU’s Next Computing Dean

Dennis Livesay will come to be dean of Michigan Technological University’s Faculty of
Computing on Feb. 1, 2021.

Livesay will come to Michigan Tech from Wichita Point out College (WSU), exactly where he is dean
of the Faculty of Engineering and a total professor in the two the Division of Chemistry
and Division of Biomedical Engineering. Livesay replaces outgoing dean Adrienne

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Livesay to the College as our following dean of the Faculty of Computing,” said Jacqueline Huntoon, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.
“The mixture of Dr. Livesay’s prior experiences and his eyesight for the foreseeable future
of the Faculty of Computing make him ideally suited to reinforce the Faculty heading

“Digital transformation is impacting each individual market, including engineering and production,”
said Livesay. “Computing, details, connectivity, and protection are now the cornerstones
of the modern-day financial system. I glance ahead to working with all people in the Faculty of Computing,
and throughout campus, to reinforce our initiatives in these locations.”

Livesay famous that, though he has been delighted in his part at WSU, he noticed the option
to lead Michigan’s only higher education of computing as 1 he could not move up. “I really
see this as a when-in-a-life time option that — supplied MTU’s conventional proven
energy in engineering — aligns completely with my history,” he said. 

Headshot of Dennis Livesay
Dennis Livesay

Livesay delivers extra than twenty many years of expertise in higher education to Michigan Tech.
His occupation began in 2000 at California Point out Polytechnic College, Pomona, exactly where
he was assistant and then associate professor of chemistry. From there, he ongoing
on to the College of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), exactly where he was a founding
member of the Division of Bioinformatics and Genomics and developed two of UNCC’s
most seen exploration applications: the bioinformatics and computational biology doctoral
plan and the Charlotte Exploration Scholars undergraduate exploration plan.

In 2016, Livesay joined WSU as dean of the Graduate College and associate vice president
of exploration and technological innovation transfer just before turning into dean of the Faculty of Engineering
in January 2019. Livesay’s exploration experience is in the region of protein family members sequence,
framework and purpose interactions, with a particular concentration on knowledge how
bodily and chemical houses vary with evolutionary divergence. He has put in his
occupation working throughout disciplinary boundaries and intends to prioritize interdisciplinary
perform in his part as Faculty of Computing dean.

“The College was fortuitous to bring in a really strong pool of candidates through this
research and I am confident that we have employed the human being who will be best ready to lead
the Faculty of Computing in the coming many years,” said Huntoon. “I want to thank Dr.
Adrienne Minerick for her tenacity and motivation to Michigan Tech. She presented fantastic
management for the Faculty from the day it arrived into existence. Because of her initiatives,
the Faculty is properly positioned to expand in the foreseeable future.”

Born and elevated in Columbus, Indiana, Livesay was a initially-era college student.
He will be joined in Houghton by his spouse, Lauren, and son, Maxwell. “My family members and
I are rabid hockey lovers,” Livesay said, “and we will be enormous supporters of Michigan
Tech hockey. In simple fact, I now have an MTU jersey that I have started donning through
rec league.”

Michigan Technological College is a public exploration college, house to extra than
7,000 pupils from 54 nations around the world. Founded in 1885, the College offers extra than
one hundred twenty undergraduate and graduate degree applications in science and technological innovation, engineering,
forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a handful of miles from Lake Remarkable.