Graduate Program Coordinator, Robotics Institute
Denise Edmund is the Robotics Institute Graduate Coordinator. Prior to her role as Graduate Coordinator, Denise worked in the Office of Academic Records & Dissertations at Rackham Graduate School. Denise worked with students, faculty, and staff interpreting academic policies and maintaining accurate student academic records. Denise earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Michigan. 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.
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.