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Dean of Engineering

Office of the Dean of Engineering

Ashok Ramasubramanian

Ashok Ramasubramanian

Recently appointed as the Dean of Engineering and Co-Director of the Templeton Institute (TI), Dr. Ashok Ramasubramanian is a member of the Mechanical Engineering faculty at Union College, where for 17 years he has taught classes in Control Theory and Solid Mechanics. He also has an active research program that studies the biomechanics of the developing heart and brain in chick embryos. Born in India, Ashok earned his Ph.D. at Dartmouth College in 2002. Prior to joining the faculty at Union, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a Fulbright fellow and also completed an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship with the U.S. Department of State.

Ashok is passionate about undergraduate education and is an ardent supporter of teaching and learning engineering in a liberal arts framework -- something Union excels at. As Dean of Engineering, his priorities include increasing diversity and promoting Union College to external audiences. As Co-Director of the Templeton Institute, he aims to bring together Union faculty and staff together in order to facilitate the development of new learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom that integrate liberal arts and engineering approaches and expertise. He is also deeply passionate about strengthening Union's connections to the local community.

We welcome queries from prospective students and Dr. Ramasubramanian may be contacted at or through Union Engineering's administrative assistant whose contact information is noted below.

Veronica Beswick

Administrative Assistant
F.W. Olin Center 210
(518) 388-7005