After an extensive and competitive national search, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Kenneth Reid has been appointed the next Associate Dean and Director of the R.B. Annis School of Engineering.
Ken completed a B.S. degree in Computer and Electrical Engineering at Purdue University, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and a PhD in Engineering Education at Purdue University. He begins his position at the University of Indianapolis with a wealth of experience in higher education, having served as a faculty member at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Ohio Northern University, and most recently, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where he also served as the Assistant Department Head for Undergraduate Programs. In this role, he coordinated the first-year engineering program and oversaw the undergraduate courses with approximately 72 sections, 25 instructors, and 1,800 students per semester.
He has a passion for engineering education and has been recognized by numerous regional and national honors and awards including receipt of the William Elgin Wickenden Award from the American Society for Engineering Education and being named a Faculty Fellow by the National Effective Teaching Institute. Ken has had significant success in the acquisition of external funding from the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies to support engineering education and is recognized nationally and internationally for his contributions to the field.
Ken will begin his appointment at the University of Indianapolis on August 10, 2020. Please join me in welcoming Ken to our university community.
Stephen H. Kolison Jr., PhD
Executive Vice President and Provost