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Fulton Schools Leadership History

Engineering Deans

  1. Lee P. Thompson (Founding Dean, 1955–1978)
  2. C. Roland Haden (Founder of Engineering Excellence, 1978–1987; 1989–1991)
  3. George Beakley (Interim, 1988–1989)
  4. Chuck Backus (Interim, 1991–1992)
  5. Morris Chang (1992–1994)
  6. Dan Jankowksi (Interim, 1994–1995)
  7. Peter Crouch (1995–2005)
  8. Paul Johnson (Interim, 2005–2006)
  9. Deirdre Meldrum, Dean
    Paul Johnson, Executive Dean (2006–2011)
  10. Paul Johnson (2011–2015)
  11. Kyle Squires (2016-)

School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering

Leadership:
Eric J. Guilbeau, chair, 2000-2006
Metin Akay, chair, 2006-2008
William Ditto, chair, 2008-2009, director, 2009-2011
Marco Santello, interim director, 2011-2012
Marco Santello, director, 2012-

School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering

Leadership:
William E. Lewis, chair, 1980-1984
Ben M. Huey, acting chair, 1985-1986
Robert Barnhill, chair, 1986-1991
Ben M. Huey, chair, 1991-1994
Sik-Sang Yau, chair, 1994-2001
Charles Colbourn, chair, 2001-2002
Sethuraman Panchanathan, director, 2002-2009
Ronald Askin, director, 2009–2016
Sandeep Gupta, interim director, 2016–

School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Leadership:
Russell L. Riese, chair, 1959-1963
Truet B. Thompson, chair, 1963-1967
Thomas Tice, chair, 1967-1979
Richard Kelly, chair, 1979-1983
Richard Saeks, chair, 1983-1988
Peter Crouch, chair, 1988-1989
David Ferry, chair, 1989-1992
Peter Crouch, chair, 1992-1995
Richard Kelly, chair, 1995-1996
Stephen Goodnick, chair, 1996-2005
Stephen Phillips, chair, 2005-2009, director, 2009-

School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

Leadership:
Kyle Squires, director, 2009–2015
Lenore Dai, interim director, 2015
Lenore Dai, director, 2015–

School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Leadership:
Paul Westerhoff, director, 2009-2010
G. Edward (Edd) Gibson, Jr., interim director, 2010-2011
G. Edward (Edd) Gibson, Jr., director, 2011-

The Polytechnic School

Leadership:
Keith Hjelmstad, dean, College of Technology and Innovation, 2008-2011
Mitzi Montoya, dean, College of Technology and Innovation, 2011-2014
Ann McKenna, director, 2014-

Notes:

  • The College of Applied Arts and Sciences was established in 1955. In 1956, the first bachelor’s degree program in engineering was approved. The School of Engineering was created in 1958.
  • In 2009, as part of a broad transformation of the engineering schools, 10 traditional departments were reorganized into five transdiciplinary schools.
  • The Polytechnic School was the College of Technology and Innovation from 1996-2014 before being renamed The Polytechnic School and becoming the sixth school in the Fulton Schools of Engineering in 2014.