Office of the Dean

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

Interim Dean Shepherd

The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) provides an exciting and dynamic environment for studying the engineering and computer science disciplines. With over 25 years of experience as a STEM faculty member at Gonzaga, I am honored to serve as the Interim Dean of SEAS this year. SEAS fosters an outstanding learning community, preparing students for lives of leadership and service dedicated to the common good.


All of our seniors join a small team of 3-5 students to 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. Projects are showcased in our annual Senior Design Exposition each spring.

We currently have more than a dozen active student clubs and chapters of professional societies. These organizations are involved in efforts to mentor freshman SEAS students, bring industry professionals to campus 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 excel in academic and professional endeavors while intentionally nurturing Gonzaga's Jesuit mission of educating the whole person. Our faculty are increasingly involved in research efforts that are funded by grants, presented at conferences, and published in peer-reviewed journals. Many of these exciting 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 this year.

Jennifer N. Shepherd, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science

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502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0026