Office of the Dean

Welcome to Gonzaga University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS)

Dr. Joe Fedock

SEAS is a vibrant place to study the engineering and computer science disciplines. I am honored and very pleased to have the opportunity to serve at this outstanding Jesuit institution, supporting its deep commitment to higher education and community engagement. 

All of our students complete senior design projects that, whether based on industry ideas or the students' own entrepreneurial ideas, are often extraordinary and creative. These projects reflect close collaboration among the students, their advisors, liaisons from industry, and professionals volunteering their time to work with these teams.

We currently have more than a dozen active student clubs and chapters of professional societies. These organizations are very active, including efforts to mentor freshman SEAS students, bring industry professionals in for formal discussions on career opportunities, pursue community service (both locally and internationally), and participate actively in national competitions. Our students also engage in such activities as music, sports teams, and internships.

Our faculty are increasingly involved in research efforts that are presented at conferences - increasingly gaining international attention. Many of these projects directly involve our students.

Please reach out to us if you have questions or work with our Office of Admissions if you would like to arrange a visit. I look forward to the opportunity of meeting you during the course of this academic year.

Joseph Fedock, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Meet the Interim Dean

Dr. Joseph Fedock serves as Interim Dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science for the 2018-19 academic year.

Fedock led an engineering department of another Jesuit institution, Santa Clara University, in the 1980s. He spent almost 30 years at Montana State University in Bozeman, where his roles included Associate Dean of Engineering, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Throughout his time as an administrator, he taught civil engineering courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

A native of Arizona, Fedock pursued civil engineering at Arizona State University. He earned his master's from the University of Colorado and his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. He has specialized in earthquake engineering and early in his career, he worked on the seismic design of power plant facilities and the seismic instrumentation of buildings and dams.

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