Tessier, Rinderle Appointed Associate Deans in College of Engineering

James Rinderle, left, and Russell Tessier
James Rinderle, left, and Russell Tessier

Timothy J. Anderson, dean of the College of Engineering, has appointed James Rinderle and Russell Tessier as new, part-time associate deans.

Rinderle, mechanical and industrial engineering, will direct efforts toward advancing undergraduate programs and studies, including the development of makerspaces and other engineering education initiatives, and will also oversee the college’s ABET accreditation process.

Tessier, electrical and computer engineering, will focus on graduate studies, continuing and professional education and the undergraduate freshman seminar.

“The College of Engineering is fortunate to have both faculty serving in key positions during this important time of strategic planning and growth,” Andersonsaid.

To learn more about the college’s leadership team, visit engineering.umass.edu/leadership.