CEC Leadership

Richard Wlezien, Ph.D.
Vice Provost and Dean

Phone: 573-341-4778
305 McNutt Hall

Dr. Wlezien, who joined Missouri S&T in August 2017, leads efforts to achieve the college’s mission through the promotion of excellence in teaching, research and service. He is responsible for CEC’s external affairs, interacting with key constituencies including research sponsors and alumni. He was previously aerospace engineering chair at Iowa State University, a former researcher and program director at NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and chair of mechanical engineering at Tufts University. Wlezien earned his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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John Myers, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Phone: 573-341-7182
305 McNutt Hall

Dr. Myers oversees all curriculum and instruction in the college along with development and implementation of strategic planning related to academic programs. He establishes plans for faculty development and recruitment as well as program development and also leads efforts in the development and implementation of the college’s recognition and award structure. He has been a member of the Missouri S&T faculty since 1999. He holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, a bachelor's degree in architectural engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a master of science in civil engineering from University of Texas at Austin. He previously served as the college’s acting vice provost and dean.

Bruce McMillin, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives 

Phone: 573-341-6435
305 McNutt Hall

Dr. McMillin helps to develop the College of Engineering and Computing's mission, engage stakeholders and enhance research productivity and academic programs. He has been a member of the Missouri S&T faculty since 1988. Dr. McMillin holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Michigan State University and a master of science in computer science from Michigan Technological Institute where he earned his bachelor of science degree in computer engineering.

Rebecca Johnson, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Development

Phone: 573-341-6161
210 Castleman Hall

Dr. Rebecca Johnson, who joined Missouri S&T in September 2017, develops and directs resourcing strategies that advance engineering and computing academic excellence. Rebecca comes to us from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, where she recently retired as the Senior Executive, responsible for developing comprehensive programmatic strategies, transforming educational programs, and prioritizing research and development initiatives. Rebecca is a graduate of Missouri S&T where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Ceramic Engineering and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering Management; and is also a graduate of the U. S. Army War College, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, earning a Master of Strategic Studies degree.

CEC Staff

Andrea Harris

Office Support Assistant

Kelly Jackson

Executive Assistant

Sarah Jones

Fiscal Manager

Ashley Newton

Office Support Assistant