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John Antonio, Interim Dean

Senior Associate Dean John Antonio

(405) 325-4397 | Carson Engineering Center 107

Dr. John Antonio is Interim Dean and holds the Howard and Suzanne Kauffmann Chair in the Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. As Interim Dean, Dr. Antonio oversees the College’s research portfolio, graduate programs, and faculty development. He provides leadership in identifying and developing strategic opportunities for faculty and students in the realm of high-impact research and development.

Dr. Antonio received his PhD in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1989. He was a faculty member at Purdue University and Texas Tech before joining OU as professor and director of computer science in 1999. During seven years of service as CS director, Dr. Antonio oversaw a 50% growth in the number computer science faculty members and a tripling of the school’s research expenditures. He has been an investigator for a number of funded research projects. Defense agencies supporting this work include Rome Laboratory (Air Force Research Laboratory), NRaD (Navy Research and Development), DoD/STTR, and DARPA. This body of work included a major project funded by DARPA for the design and development of an ultra-low power parallel computing platform, housed on a small unmanned aerial vehicle, for real-time synthetic aperture radar processing. During the period 2008 to 2011, Dr. Antonio received grants from RiskMetrics Group, Inc. This work included research and development of scheduling and control mechanisms for a massively distributed computing platform. From 2011 to 2013, John worked for MSCI, Inc. where he led a global team chartered with optimizing the performance and stability of the company’s massively parallel production computing platform.

Randa Shehab, Associate Dean

Associate Dean Randa Shehab

(405) 325-4277 | Carson Engineering Center 107

Dr. Randa L. Shehab is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Nettie Vincent Boggs Professor. Dr. Shehab previously served as the director of the School of Industrial Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. She is co-founder and co-coordinator of the Data Science and Analytics MS Program. She also serves as director of the Sooner Engineering Education Center and is a member of the Research Institute for STEM Education, a multi-disciplinary research group investigating factors related to equity and diversity in engineering student populations.

Before joining OU, Dr. Shehab worked as an Ergonomics Consultant to the Manufacturing Ergonomics Laboratory at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. She teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in ergonomics, industrial engineering, and statistical design and analyses. She has worked with the Spaceflight Ergonomics Research Program at OU since 1992 on issues related to cognitive performance of astronauts in microgravity. For more than the past decade, her research has focused on the advancement of equality and diversity in engineering education through the study of engineering students’ experiences and the improvement of the educational climate.

Dr. Shehab is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the American Society for Engineering Education, and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Theresa Marks, Assistant Dean

Assistant Dean Theresa Marks

(405) 325-4096 | REPF 110

Ms. Marks started working at the University of Oklahoma in 1984 after she completed her B.A. degree at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. In 2004 she received the Provost’s Outstanding Academic Advising Award and completed her M.A. degree from OU. During her 32-year career at the University of Oklahoma, the majority of her time has been spent in academic student services and academic administration. 

Ms. Marks joined the College of Engineering in 2007 where she currently serves as assistant dean for academic student services. She and her staff oversee the academic advising and degree clearance processes for the college’s twelve engineering degree programs. She leads and assists with a variety of college-level initiatives and in 2008 assumed the additional role of study abroad liaison. She serves as a member of the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Academic Advising Leadership, President’s Graduation and Retention Task Force, Advisory Board for International Student Services and is a staff advisor for the Tau Beta Pi honor society. In 2012 she was the recipient of the Provost’s Outstanding Academic Advising Administrator award.