Undergraduate Student Ombuds Team

Don't know who to ask? Don't know where to go? Need help with a sticky situation? The Ombuds Team will work with you to help.

ObmudsmanThe College of Engineering has an Student Ombuds Team for engineering undergraduate students. An ombuds team "works with individuals and groups in an organization to explore and assist them in determining options to help resolve conflicts, problematic issues or concerns, and brings systemic concerns to the attention of the organization for resolution." (Int'l Ombudsman Assoc.).

How it Works

The UTA Engineering Student Ombuds Team is composed of faculty and staff members in the College who will listen to your concerns in a confidential setting and discuss with you how you might work to resolve your situation. The Ombuds Team does not solve your problem for you, but helps empower you with the knowledge, information, and skills to find a resolution. The process is informal, impartial, and confidential. The goal is to help you resolve your situation in a way that allows you to continue onward in your academic career.

If you don't know how to move forward, contact the UTA Engineering Student Ombuds Team for support. You can contact us by filling out the brief intake form linked here or sending a short email to coeombuds@uta.edu. The Ombuds Team will respond to your initial contact within one week.

Engineering Student Ombuds Team Intake Form

  • Open to all College of Engineering undergraduate students.
  • The Ombuds Team member will work with you to help YOU work out how to resolve your own issue.
  • The Ombuds Team member may refer you to other people and offices to assist you with your issue.
  • Students may request a specific Ombuds Team member to speak to, but team members may not always be available.
  • The Ombuds Team members are listed below, and any team member can work with any student.
  • Some Ombuds Team members have special areas of interest that you may want to consider if you wish to request a specific team member to talk to.
  • A discussion with the Ombuds Team is informal, impartial, and confidential.
  • After completing this form, you will be contacted by the Ombuds Team within one week to start the process with an team member.
  • General information about student issues will be collected, without student names, in order to reflect on processes, procedures, and systems that could be improved.
  • If information on illegal activities is reported to the Ombuds Team, this is then required to be reported to specific UTA offices.

College of Engineering Student Ombuds Team

Ishfaq Ahmad, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad

Professor
Computer Science and Engineering

Alan Bowling, Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Alan Bowling

Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Rosie Kallie, Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering

Dr. Rosie Kallie

Associate Professor of Instruction
Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering
Specialties: First generation students, women/underrepresented students, life balance

Patricia Rodriguez

Ms. Patricia Rodriguez, MPA

Executive Assistant
College of Engineering
Specialties: faculty and staff matters & policies and procedures

Carter Tiernan, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Dr. Carter Tiernan

Assistant Dean
College of Engineering
Professor of Instruction
Computer Science and Engineering
Specialties: Scholarships and financial aid, curriculum issues

Kendra Wallis

Dr. Kendra Wallis

Associate Professor of Instruction
Materials Science and Engineering
Specialties: Transfer students, LGBTQIA Ally, Women in STEM

Ombuds Team Support

  • Dr. Jack Henderson, Director Engienering Student Services
  • Ms. Deborah Stubbs, Special Programs Coordinator