Graduate Program Coordinator, Robotics Institute
Denise Edmund is the Robotics Institute Graduate Coordinator. Denise earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Michigan. Prior to her role at the Robotics Institute Denise worked in the Office of Academic Records & Dissertations at Rackham Graduate School. Contact Denise with any graduate student recruiting, admissions, and advising questions. Outside of the office Denise enjoys exercising and spending time with her husband, 2 kids, and large extended family.
Unit Administrator, Robotics Institute
Kimberly Mann is the Robotics Institute Unit Administrator. Prior to her role as Unit Administrator, Kimberly worked as a research administrator for the Computer Science and Engineering Division at U-M, and as a program coordinator for the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs’ Van of Enchantment (now Wonders on Wheels Mobile Museum) prior to that. She holds a MS in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico, and is a Certified Research Administrator. Outside the office Kimberly can be found on the volleyball court, cooking up a storm, and spending time with her family.
Communications Specialist, Robotics Institute
Dan Newman is the Robotics Institute Communications Specialist. Most recently, Dan developed content for Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan. In the past, Dan has created corporate sustainability reports, Motley Fool articles, and the Detroit Institute of Bagels. Please reach out to Dan if you have news, events, accomplishments or failures to share!
Managing Director, Robotics Institute
Damen Provost is the Managing Director of the Robotics Institute at the University of Michigan. Mr. Provost has project management and systems engineering experience on a wide range of NASA, DOD, commercial, and university autonomous vehicle and satellite systems. Prior to this position, Mr. Provost was the senior project manager at the Space Physics Research Laboratory and the University of Michigan Project Manager for NASA’s 8 microsatellite Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS), launched in December 2016. He has held leadership positions within the aerospace industry and the United States Air Force. He holds a BS in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Rochester and MS in Space Systems from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
Administrative Assistant, Robotics Institute
Stasi Webber is the Robotics Administrative Assistant. Prior to this role Stasi was a stay at home mom. She is glad to be back in the workforce and working with Robotics! Outside of the office she enjoys spending her time with her 2 kids and working out.