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Dean, Russell K.

A portrait of Russle Dean


STE 835


Approved Graduate Faculty for Statler MS and PhD committees


Ph.D., West Virginia University, 1981 
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1976 
B.S. Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1974

Dr. Dean joined the faculty in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 1979 as an Assistant Professor. While a full-time faculty member he conducted research in engineering education methods, was responsible for oversight of the sophomore mechanics sequence for a number of years and served as Director of Graduate Programs for 4 years. In 1989 he joined the Provost's Office as Assistant Vice President for Curriculum and Instruction in which role he was responsible for central oversight of all academic programs. Since 1999, Dr. Dean has served as Associate Provost with responsibilities for oversight of academic budgets and facilities, and serves for the Provost in his absence. Dr. Dean retired from his position as Vice Provost for the Statler College in 2017. 

Research Focus Areas

Engineering Education

Research Interests

Engineering education methods

Teaching Interests

Development of web-based materials to teach Statics

Special Interests

Undergraduate recruitment and retention

Professional Societies

Sigma Xi