Peter W. Kalika P.E.
Associate Dean, College of Engineering
University of Hartford
Associate Dean of Engineering
As Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, I provide administrative support to students, faculty and staff for many of the College's key activities, including scholarships, publications, accreditation, curriculum development, alumni liaison, new student recruitment, facilities development and maintenance and coordination with University administrators.
Approach and Philosophy
My approach to my role as second-in-command for the College of Engineering is to be accessible - at all times - to students, faculty and staff. We are a small engineering school, and Dean Alan Hadad and I practice an open door policy. A student with a problem is the most important event at any time, be it an academic problem, a question of financial aid, a letter of reference for an employment opportunity, funding for a student event, or coordination with another college on or off-campus.
Invitation to Prospective Students
I invite any and all prospective students, either transfer or just about to graduate from high school to contact me directly. I will be glad to meet with you, or to arrange interviews with faculty for you and your parents. For transfer students, I will work with you and appropriate faculty to assess your background for greatest possible transfer credits. While I am not directly responsible for financial assistance determinations, I work closely with our FA staff to assure that you are getting the best possible package. Please contact me by phone at 860-768-4527 or 800-678-4844, or via E-Mail at email@example.com.
Intererests and Hobbies
Some of my interests may coincide with yours! I have provided a few links which you may enjoy pursuing. I am a life-long fan of major league baseball and (Oh the pain) a Red Sox fan. I enjoy reading about the history of technology, particularly aviation, and about astronomy and cosmology. I have been a moderate "Trekkie" for years, and I prefer "The Next Generation" to the original series.
A Message to Alumni
If you are an alumnus or alumna of the College of Engineering who has come across this home page during a browsing session, I hope that you will make contact with us. Please send an E-mail to me or to Dean Alan Hadad. We sure can use your help in a number of areas, including student recruitment, career development, Coop, and scholarship fundraising. Our Engineering Alumni Advisory Board (EAAB) is an active group which would love to add you to its membership. Don't be hesitant. Get involved!!
The College publishes a Newsletter at least once per semester. The latest issue is available for your perusal elsewhere in the College homepage. At this writing in mid-November 1997, we are pleased to have completed a successful vist from ABET, our accreditation agency, and are busily assimilating our new students, whose number is significantly larger than last year, and who are a pretty bright group as evidenced by their average SAT score of 1170.
Links to Other College of Engineering Faculty and Staff
If you would like to know more about other members of the College faculty and staff, the following link will take you to their home pages or other locations where information about them is available.
College of Engineering