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About the Junior Dean

Faculty photo of Susannah Howe
Susannah Howe is the dean of the junior class. A faculty member in the engineering program since 2003, Howe coordinates and teaches the capstone design clinic course in which students collaborate in teams on applied engineering design projects sponsored by industry and government.

Howe’s scholarship and engineering practice focus on bridging academia and industry in engineering and technical work. She especially enjoys the opportunity to work closely with students and to stay connected with alumnae. Outside of work, she can be found playing the baritone saxophone in a jazz big band, running with her dog on local trails, and planning the next family project or trip with her husband and their two teenagers.

To Meet with Dean Howe

Dean Howe offers short self-scheduled 10-minute appointments on the following days (all times Eastern):


9:30-10:00 a.m. 


11:30 a.m.- noon


11:30 a.m.- noon.

Walk-in only from 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. 

9:30–10:00 a.m.

  • To self-schedule a short 10-minute appointment with Dean Howe, please use the online sign-up form.
  • To schedule a longer appointment or a different time, please call the office at 413-585-4915.

Please see Announcements for any special changes to the above hours.