College of Architecture and Design

Staff Biographies


Kathryn "Kate" Roy
Assistant to the Dean
248.204.2805 or 

Kathryn "Kate" Roy, is the first point of contact for all inquiries regarding the Dean, FAIA, FAICP and Associate Dean, Amy Green Deines, AIA. As assistant to the Dean and Associate Dean she is also responsible for maintaining all personnel records for the College, scheduling of meetings, travel and special events (Winter Graduation, etc.). 

Kate prepares the ACSA Directory, NAAB report, Full Time Faculty Contracts, Offer Letters, and assists with the Guide to Architecture Schools. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) at LTU.

Mary Johnson
Finance Administrative Assistant
248.204.2807 or

Mary is an Administrative Assistant responsible for monitoring of the budget, as well as processing of requisitions, reimbursements and check requests for the College of Architecture and Design. Additionally, she supports the administrative needs of Department Chairs Scott Shall, AIA and Steve Rost. She previously worked at Providence Hospital for fourteen years as an Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Finance. She has an Associates Degree in Accounting from Henry Ford Community College. 

Gayle Schaeff
Faculty Secretary
248.204.2840 or

Gayle's main responsibility is to support the needs of the full-time and adjunct faculty members of the College of Architecture and Design. She prepares "Faculty Assignments" and "Letter of Agreement" forms for all faculty, collects data and submits book orders for all faculty, provides clerical support for faculty, maintains and updates all faculty syllabus files, assists faculty with Blackboard entry and Banner Web grade entry and is a liaison between the Dean and faculty, disseminating important information and faculty meeting announcements.She also approves Teaching Assistants' Time Sheets, has assisted with accreditation reports, records the minutes of the faculty meetings, and answers the main phone line for the College of Architecture and Design. Prior to the CoAD, Gayle worked for Business Services, the College of Engineering, the College of Management, and the Admissions Offices on campus.

Ms. Schaeff has been a licensed Residential Builder for the State of Michigan and certified DNR instructor since 1986.

Jane McBride
Administrator of Student Services
248.204.2819 or

Ms. McBride is responsible for the overall management of undergraduate student records, the undergraduate probationary counseling procedure, registration, conducts the senior reviews, and directs the verification of seniors for graduation. She formulates and implements departmental policies and procedures and schedules undergraduate courses. She provides guidance to undergraduate students regarding proper course sequencing and selection. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Wayne State University with a Master of Arts in Teaching.

Alice McHard  
Graduate Student Services Coordinator
248.204.2834 or

Mrs. McHard is the primary support person for the Master of Architecture degree program.  In addition, she performs administrative tasks in support of the Associate Chair of Architecture, Martin Schwartz, and assists potential students with inquiries. She is called upon to exercise significant judgment applying University policy, procedures and enforcing academic regulations in addition to performing graduate degree audits.  

Joseph Oberhauser 
Architectural Computer Resource Center Manager
248.204.2830 or 

As Manager, Mr. Oberhauser coordinates day-to-day operations and maintenance along with long range planning activities. He interacts with faculty, students, college administration and other departments on campus.  In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the Architectural Computer Resource Center, he also coordinates purchases, repairs, supplies and inventory for the lab and the Detroit Studio. Light maintenance, upkeep on printers, plotters and computers along with coordinating problems and updates with the central computer center are important tasks of the ACRC manager. He is also responsible for researching new programs and equipment, collecting funds from students for prints and plots, knowledge of all computer programs and understanding of local area networks on laptops (LTU Tech-book), and strategic planning on technology relating to the LTU laptop initiative.  He supervises 10-12 student assistants and carrys out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable law.

Prior to LTU, he managed computer operations for a graphics studio, and managed technical support for the graphic artists at General Motors.

Joe graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration (BSBA). His Masters Degree (MBA) specializing in Management Information Systems is from the University of Minnesota. 

Brian Raymond
Facilities Coordinator
248.204.2858 or

Brian’s responsibilities include providing support for all audiovisual and telecommunication needs within the College, as well as off-site studio facilities. He designs and implements presentation equipment, supervises a team of student assistants, and interacts with other University departments and Colleges on a regular basis. He also directs and coordinates the installation and implementation of exhibits, events and accreditation visits. As an ancillary function, Brian manages and curates the university-owned Frank Lloyd Wright "Affleck" House. His routine role involves building maintenance issues and equipment maintenance issues.

George Charbeneau
Woodshop Manager
248.204.2831 or 

George Charbeneau serves as Woodshop Manager and resident craftsman. His duties include guidance in the proper use and safety of the facilities and offering insight into woodworking techniques, material properties and project design.


Adrienne Aluzzo 
Visual Resources Coordinator
248.204.2821 or 

The Visual Resource Coordinator oversees the Architecture Resource Center (ARC). The Center provides faculty and students with the resources necessary to support curriculum, research, and learning.

The Coordinator's responsibilities include supervising a small team of Student Assistants and maintaining a diverse and growing collection (books, analog/digital images, drawings, periodicals, reference works, videos, databases, special collections). Each semester the ARC reserves audio and visual equipment (cameras, slide/digital projectors, DVD, lighting and other special peripherals) for lecture and student assignment purposes.

The ARC (under the direction of CoAD and the university library) is staffed by Adrienne Aluzzo, a librarian who provides reference and research help to faculty and students in addition to performing supervisory and collection, and curatorial services.

Ms. Aluzzo has undergraduate degrees in Psychology and English, a Master's in Library Science, a Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration and is working on a Master's degree in Anthropology at Wayne State University.