Message from the Dean

Wael ZatarWelcome!

As the Dean of Marshall University’s College of Information Technology and Engineering (CITE), it is my distinct pleasure to welcome you.

From its inception, CITE has been dedicated to the delivery of undergraduate and graduate programs in high-technology fields that optimize opportunities for our students and that support the growth and reputation of our university, state, and region. As we develop new and existing programs in engineering, computer science, and related technology fields, we embrace and honor Marshall’s long-standing traditions in education while moving forward at a pace that prepares our graduates for the challenges and exciting opportunities that lie ahead in a continually changing global technology environment. We believe that infrastructure, industry, and innovation are the cornerstones of our economy, and we do all that we can every day to support these endeavors.

Whether you’re exploring our web-site or walking around campus, the signs of CITE’s growth are obvious. Our college has had an average student growth of 20%, and our faculty and staff have grown accordingly since opening the Arthur Weisberg Family Engineering Laboratories on the Huntington campus, a state-of-the-art building in 2008. Along with the many unique assets and advanced opportunities for students in Marshall University, the Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex was designed with a magnificent, eye-catching and very welcoming centralized atrium that serves as window into the building. Faculty offices are intermingled among the departments as well as the many collaboration stations located outside the faculty offices. The collaboration stations are integrated with cutting-edge technology that promotes unprecedented student/faculty interaction opportunities. This complex houses one of very few advanced materials testing labs in the region and in the nation. Our faculty is comprised of professionals who not only are respected and successful in their fields of study, but who also are dedicated to the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge in all its forms. CITE students have the benefit of daily interaction with their professors, who pride themselves on being available for questions, discussion, and continued mentorship of students. That’s something you won’t find everywhere, but we believe it is an important part of our collective mission here.

We hope that you find all the information you need here, and encourage you to check back with us often for updates. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact any of us with your questions or comments.

Wael Zatar
Dean and Professor of Engineering