Academic Leadership

Christophe Pierre, Ph.D.

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Christophe PierreDr. Christophe Pierre, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, is an accomplished academic administrator and an internationally acclaimed scholar in the fields of vibration and structural dynamics. During his 30-year career in higher education, he has held leadership, administrative and academic positions at major research universities, made seminal contributions in many areas of mechanical and aerospace engineering and won numerous honors for teaching and research. 
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Constantin Chassapis, Ph.D.

Senior Vice Provost for Graduate Education

Dr. Costas ChassapisDr. Constantin (Costas) Chassapis was appointed in October 2018 to the new position of Vice Provost for Graduate Education to strengthen graduate studies and provide a unified, seamless end-to-end experience for graduate students, and was elevated to Senior Vice Provost for Graduate Education in January 2020. Previously, he had been Stevens' first Vice Provost for Academics. Reporting to Dr. Chassapis are the Offices of Graduate Studies, including Graduate Admissions, Continuing and Professional Education, and WebCampus; Graduate Student Affairs; Graduate Academics; and the English Language Communication Center.
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Dilhan M. Kalyon, Ph.D.

Vice provost for research and Innovation

Dilhan M. KalyonDr. Dilhan M. Kalyon is Vice Provost for Research and Innovation, effective September 2020. He was appointed Interim Vice Provost for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in August, 2019. Working with the schools, college and faculty, Dr. Kalyon has implemented a strong foundation for building the university’s research footprint. Dr. Kalyon is Institute Professor, affiliated with the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science, and the founding director of the Highly Filled Materials Institute at Stevens Institute of Technology.
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Yehia Massoud, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Systems and Enterprises

Yehia MassoudYehia Massoud is the Dean of the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr. Massoud had been the head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). During his five-year term at WPI, the ECE department saw considerable growth in research expenditures, research output, industrial partnerships, undergraduate and graduate student enrollments, and visibility and recognition. Dr. Massoud is known for having developed the world’s first realization of compressive sensing systems for signals, which is critical for the realization of highly complex biomedical implantable and wearable systems.
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Gregory Prastacos, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Business

Dr. Gregory P. PrastacosDr. Gregory P. Prastacos is the Dean of the School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology, where he also serves as Professor of Management Science. Before joining Stevens he was Professor of Management Science and Rector of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Athens, Greece. He studied at Columbia University, where he received a bachelor's and master's in computer science and a doctorate in operations research. He was previously on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and has held visiting appointments at a number of Universities and Research Institutes in Europe and Asia.
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Siva Thangam, Ph.D.

Dean, Academic Administration

Dr. Siva ThangamDr. Siva Thangam, Dean of Academic Administration, supports the Office of the Provost by assisting in the management of academic affairs, including performance monitoring, evaluation and performance assessment of all reporting units. In addition, Dr. Thangam coordinates and manages all policy development and the maintenance of the Policy Library and assists the provost with the activities of the Academic Council. Dr. Thangam received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Rutgers University and has been acknowledged for his work with an Honorary Master of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and an Outstanding Teaching Award from the Stevens Alumni Association.
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Kelland Thomas, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Arts and Letters

Dr. Kelland ThomasDr. Kelland Thomas is the dean of the College of Arts and Letters. Dr. Thomas came to Stevens from the University of Arizona’s School of Information, where he served as associate director; director of the Creative Computing Lab; and interim director of the science, technology and arts department. Thomas holds a doctoral degree in saxophone performance and a master’s degree in music theory from the University of Michigan, as well as a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Arizona.
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David Zeng, Ph.D.


Dr. Kelland Thomas Dr. David Zeng, a recognized innovator in civil engineering and an accomplished administrator, joined Stevens Institute of Technology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, in August, 2019 in the newly created position of Vice Provost for Academic Innovation and Faculty Affairs. Dr. Zeng's position brings together responsibilities for the undergraduate academic experience and faculty affairs. He is charged with creating a culture, systems and processes that guarantee student and faculty success, and he advises the academic leadership on a wide range of issues related to undergraduate education, academic innovation and faculty affairs while collaborating closely with stakeholders across campus.
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Jean W. Zu, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Engineering and Science

Dr. Jean ZuDr. Jean Zu is the Dean of the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science and a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Her research is focused on mechanical vibrations and dynamics and mechatronics, particularly in areas of biomedical instrumentation and energy harvesting. Dr. Zu holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba, and has published over 300 papers including 160 journal papers.
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Administrative Leadership

Cindy Chin


Cindy Chin

Cindy Chin is the Associate Provost at Stevens Institute of Technology. She manages the strategic, administrative, and financial operations for the Office of the Provost and the Division of Academic Affairs, reporting directly to Provost Christophe Pierre, and serves as his chief of staff. Cindy and her team are responsible for the Office of the Registrar and for overseeing and ensuring progress on a variety of ongoing operations, strategic initiatives, special projects and priorities including, but not limited to: resource allocation, financial planning and budgeting; human resources for both staff and faculty; administration, management and office operations; technology implementations; space management and planning; academic communications and events; and monitoring progress on strategic goals for the academic enterprise. 

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Jean Lee


Jean LeeJean Lee joined Provost Christophe Pierre's leadership team in January 2019 on an interim basis and has since become the director of the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), leading Stevens’ efforts to provide international students and faculty with the support and guidance they need to thrive as members of the university community. ISSS provides the professional expertise and resources necessary to maintain legal status compliance of our international community members in their immigration, academic and employment endeavors.

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Minghui Wang

Executive Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Minghui WangReporting to Provost Christophe Pierre, the executive director of institutional research and effectiveness is responsible for the collection, maintenance and reporting of institutional data and the preparation of reports essential to institutional effectiveness and strategic planning. As executive director, Minghui Wang oversees and facilitates essential functions including institutional research, data management, benchmarking and external and internal reporting in these areas. Minghui also leads programs and efforts in institutional effectiveness and continuous improvement processes including educational unit and student outcomes assessments.
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Contact the Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

Location On Campus

Wesley J. Howe Center, 12th Floor
Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Contact Types

p. 201.216.5263
f. 201.216.8909