The Tickle College of Engineering has begun a search for the next dean of engineering, the Wayne T. Davis Endowed Dean’s Chair.
The college is looking for a leader with the enthusiasm and vision to continue to propel the college forward.
In the last decade, the college has grown in the following ways:
- In 2016 the college was named the Tickle College of Engineering
- The student population has grown by almost 2,000
- Doctoral enrollment and annual PhD graduates have nearly doubled
- Endowed faculty positions have more than doubled to 37, based on $19M of endowed funds
- The addition of 42 new full-time faculty positions
- Research expenditures have doubled to more than $79 million per year
- Increasing the college’s campaign goal to $200 million after reaching the initial goal of $150 million
- Opened three buildings: the Min H. Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building, the John D. Tickle Engineering Building, and the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials
- Entered the design phase of a $129 million New Engineering Complex, set to open in 2021
- Added four named professors of practice
- Increased partnerships and research with the various laboratories in Oak Ridge and with businesses throughout Tennessee