Dean Paul Plotkowski

Paul D. Plotkowski, Ph.D.

Dean, Seymour & Esther Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

Office Address: 332 Kennedy Hall of Engineering
Phone: (616) 331-6260

Ph.D. Systems Engineering, Oakland University
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Oakland University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Oakland University

ASME Region V Vice President 1998-2003
Region V Regional Operating Board Member 1990-present
ASME ABET Visitor for Mechanical Engineering Program
ASME ABET Visitor for Interdisciplinary Engineering Program
SME ABET Visitor for Manufacturing Engineering Programs

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Charlie Standridge

Charles R. Standridge, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Padnos College of Engineering and Computing
Professor, Manufacturing Engineering

Office Address: 332 Kennedy Hall of Engineering
Phone: (616) 331-6260

Dr. Charles Standridge joined the faculty in January 1999. His primary interests are in energy systems design as well as production operations and supply chain logistics with the application discrete event simulation methods. He teaches courses in energy systems, production operations and material handling, as well as engineering data analysis and computer programming. He has grants having to do with the gathering and modeling of wind resource data in Lake Michigan; the remanufacturing, repurposing and recycling of lithium-ion batteries used to power vehicles, and energy system curriculum development. 

Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis, 1974.

Master of Science and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering / Operations Research from Purdue University, 1977 and 1978. 

Michelle Lindale

Michelle Lindale

Assistant Dean

Office: 332 Kennedy Hall of Engineering
Phone: (616) 331-6260

Michelle is a Grand Valley School of Engineering Honors graduate with extensive product design experience in several professional realms including aerospace, crane and hoist, fuel systems, and contract furniture, as well as a Kendall College of Art and Design Honors graduate and Ferris State University graduate with Highest Distinction.

Michelle's unique background includes experience in Design and Communications, where she has served in both teaching and leadership roles. Having lived in Austria for four years, Michelle has become adept in multicultural leadership, developing international relationships and is passionate about assisting the College in developing the internationalization of students, staff and faculty.

M.B.A. in Design and Innovation, Ferris State University
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Grand Valley State University
B.F.A. Graphic Design, Kendall College of Art & Design

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