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A Message from the Dean

Dean Snyder standing next to the historic archway

Welcome to the College of Science and Engineering!  Although things are far from settled during this spring semester, I have a sense of optimism about the future and about seeing all of our students and their families, our great alumni, and our faculty and staff in the fall. The pandemic has changed our world but at ISU we have pulled together to offer the highest quality education to our students in challenging times. Most of our laboratories are back in person so that students can have access to the hands-on experiences that make for a truly great STEM education.

Studying and working at ISU is a pleasure and a privilege. We are a Bengal family. If you are a prospective student, please come check us out. Our faculty and staff are committed to our students and you will find a personalized and affordable educational experience. Majors and graduate studies in the sciences and engineering provide a gateway to satisfying, high paying and secure jobs. The curriculum is rigorous but our instructors are dedicated to student success. We offer degree programs in nuclear engineering, civil and environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, biology, chemistry, geology, physics, biochemistry, health physics and mathematics.

Our faculty are active researchers dedicated to involving students in the research experience. Our funding from outside agencies to support this research is up dramatically, providing more opportunities for students than ever before. We are working closely with Idaho industries to create pathways that make it easy for our students to find jobs. Pocatello and Idaho Falls are wonderful places to live and are surrounded by a wealth of outdoor activities that are available 12 months a year. ISU is a great place to be!

We welcome students from all walks of life and have resources to support you, instructional and financial. Please call the College at (208) 282-3099 or drop us an email ( to learn more.

You may also view the Spring 2021 College Report to explore degree programs and department demographics.

Have a safe and happy spring,

Dean Snyder's Signature

Scott D. Snyder, Ph.D.

Office of the Dean

Scott Snyder, Ph.D.


Office: Colonial Hall

(208) 282-3099/4539

Robert Fisher

Associate Dean

Office: PS 319C

(208) 282-3664

Portrait of Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar

Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar

Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Associate Dean, Reactor Administrator, and American Nuclear Society President

Office: CAES 284 and LEL 235B

(208) 533-8111

Portrait of Fred Parrish

Fred Parrish

University Business Officer

Office: Colonial Hall 235

(208) 282-2768

Rich Ballou

Rich Ballou, CFRE

Director of Development

(208) 709-1174

April Robinson portrait

April Robinson

Management Assistant

Office: Colonial Hall 227

(208) 282-3134

Jennilee Overocker

Administrative Assistant 1

Office: Colonial Hall

(208) 282-3099

Portrait of Jack Bradley

Jack Bradley

Systems Administrator

Office: Physical Science 326

(208) 282-5162

Portrait of Mikel Mecham

Mikel Mecham

Operations and Support Analyst 1

Office: Physical Science 326

(208) 282-5162