Academics and Faculty

The Cardinal Education program offers engineers and other professionals the opportunity to take graduate courses that cover a variety of research topics through Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering departments at VCU. Course lectures and discussions are led by VCU engineering faculty and serve as a foundation for acquiring meaningful and valuable experiences.

Our Academic Team

The Cardinal Education team at VCU includes members from each academic department, the Dean’s office (Office of Graduate Studies), Marketing and Communications, and Information Technology (IT). Together, we strive to provide quality customer service that meets the needs of every student, regardless of location or university affiliation. Below is a list of Cardinal Education contacts at VCU.

Ram B. Gupta, Ph.D.

VCU Cardinal Education Director
Office of Graduate Studies

Dean Krusienski, Ph.D.

Biomedical Engineering

Nastassja Lewinski, Ph.D.

Chemical and Life Science Engineering

Bridget McInnes, Ph.D.

Computer Science

Afroditi V. Filippas, Ph.D.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Karla Mossi, Ph.D.

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Samuel Stiver

VCU Cardinal Education Administrator