Grant Crawford

Grant Crawford

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of Career Development, School of Engineering, Quinnipiac University

Grant Crawford, Ph.D., P.E., Colonel (retired) U.S. Army, is a professor of mechanical engineering for the School of Engineering at Quinnipiac University. He is the former director of the mechanical engineering program at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Grant graduated from West Point in 1985 with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering. He earned a master’s in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1994 and a doctorate in aerospace engineering from the University of Kansas in 2004. He has taught courses in aeronautics, thermal-fluid systems, heat transfer, computer-aided design, circuits, and aerospace and mechanical engineering design. He has served as a Program Evaluator for the EAC and a Commissioner and Team Chair for the ETAC of ABET. He is a licensed professional engineer and is a rated pilot in both rotary and fixed wing aircraft.

Achieving Initial Accreditation: Going From Nothing to Accreditation

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In 2011, Quinnipiac University began the exploration of the feasibility of creating engineering programs. Fall 2012 brought the first engineering students and faculty to campus. With initial graduates in May of 2016, the four new engineering programs went through the 2016-17 review cycle and achieved initial accreditation. This presentation focuses on the work done from […]