Kelly Goulis

Sr. Associate Dean for Admission & Student Engagement

Associate Dean Kelly Goulis is responsible for providing leadership for the Office of Admission & Student Engagement. She has responsibility for all engineering Doctoral and Master’s of Science students, including recruitment, fellowships, retention, student services and the Distance Education Network (DEN), a state-of-the art division that delivers graduate distance education worldwide to working professionals.

Under her leadership, the Viterbi School of Engineering has opened international offices in China and India and has expanded international recruitment and collaborations with a number of leading institutions overseas.

Ms. Goulis is also responsible for the development, delivery and support of non-credit executive and lifelong learning programs that are available on-line or on-site including the Aviation Safety Program.

From 2001 to 2006, Ms. Goulis was appointed as Executive Director of DEN. Under her leadership, the number of programs offered increased by over 100% and students geographically located outside of California were also added to program. This expansion was in part due to the high quality e-learning technology system developed in-house and in collaboration with USC’s research groups.

From 1996 to 2006, Ms. Goulis served as Director of the Information Technology Program (ITP). Under her leadership, the ITP department became the primary information technology instructional unit for the University and experienced significant growth in enrollment and program offerings. During this time, more than 3,200 students were enrolled annually. Much of the department’s success stemmed from Ms. Goulis’’ efforts in building collaborative relationships with faculty throughout the university to develop cross-disciplinary programs. Prior to 1996, Ms Goulis was a Lecturer for the Information Technology Program where she taught and developed curricula for a wide range of information technology courses.

Ms. Goulis has also worked closely with several departments at USC to develop seminars and training programs in the area of Information Technology. They include annual information technology seminars for Executive MBA students in the International Business Education and Research MBA Department (IBEAR); 60 hour multimedia training course for the School of Engineering Retraining Multimedia Masters Degree Programs; five week multimedia certification training programs for the Integrated Media Systems Center funded by the Employment Training Panel of Los Angeles; ten week certification training programs for the Integrated Media Systems Center funded by the City of Los Angeles; curriculum development for the Multimedia University Academy of the Integrated Media Systems Center.

She has actively served on numerous committees for the university as well as serving on the “TransAtlantic Conference for Information Technology Standards Committee” for the US Department of Education.

Ms. Goulis holds an Master’s of Science degree in Education (Instructional Technology), 1991 and a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics (1987), from the University of Southern California.