Dean and Professor of Systems Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology
Adedeji Badiru is a Professor of Systems Engineering and also SES-level Dean of the Graduate School of Engineering and Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). He has oversight for planning, directing, and controlling operations related to granting doctoral and master’s degrees, professional continuing cyber education, and research and development programs for the US Air Force. He was previously Professor and Head of Systems Engineering and Management at AFIT, Professor and Department Head of Industrial Engineering at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, and Professor of Industrial Engineering and Dean of University College at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. He is a registered professional engineer (PE), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers, and a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering. He is also a Program Evaluator (PEV) for ABET. He holds a leadership certificate from the University Tennessee Leadership Institute.
This paper presents an integrative systems-engineering framework for achieving sustainable engineering education by leveraging NAE’s 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering. The grand challenges embody a framework for what engineering education should entail today and in the future. By taking a systems view of the world, engineering education can embrace all the curriculum elements essential for […]