Founding Dean, School of Engineering, Quinnipiac University
Dr. Kile is the founding Dean of the School of Engineering and an associate professor of industrial Engineering at Quinnipiac University. He joined Quinnipiac in 2012 as one of the first hires in engineering. Prior to being named Dean, he served as Associate Dean of Engineering and Chair of the Engineering Department. One of his primary responsibility in these leadership roles is to develop programs that meet the requirements of today’s students and employers while meeting accreditation criterion. Prior to joining Quinnipiac in 2012, Dean Kile was an associate professor and program coordinator for the Industrial Engineering program at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville. His research interests include material handling, facilities planning, and logistics. Additionally, his education-based research is in the areas of communication skills and lean curriculum development. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the Industrial and Operations Engineering department at the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.
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 […]