Dr. Niaz Latif is Professor and Dean, College of Technology and Interim Dean, College of Engineering and Sciences at Purdue University Northwest (PNW). Latif has played several important leadership roles at PNW, most recently as the Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. He also served as the Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies.
Latif is a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and received the ASEE Frederick J. Berger Award for programmatic and individual excellence in engineering technology education. He was awarded PNW’s Outstanding Administrative Leader Award. He is the Executive Director of the Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center (CMEC). Latif received several federal grants for workforce development, including grants from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Commerce. Latif earned his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri, Columbia.