Dean of the Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University
Kenneth S. Ball, Ph.D., P.E. is Dean, Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University, Virginia’s largest public research university. He leads eight academic departments with 248 full-time faculty members and 8215 students. He serves on the Executive Committee for ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission and on the ABET Academic Advisory Council. Ball also serves on Executive Committees for the ASEE Engineering Deans Council, ASEE Southeastern Section and Global Engineering Deans Council. Ball is Associate Fellow of AIAA and Fellow of ASME. He is a licensed professional engineer (Texas) and a member of NSPE. He previously served as L.S. Randolph Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech, and Temple Foundation Endowed Faculty Fellow and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. In 2012, Ball was awarded the Edwin F. Church Medal by ASME for eminent service in mechanical engineering education. He earned degrees in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University and Drexel University.
The dean’s sponsorship is critical to the success of accreditation. In this session, deans from three different universities will discuss: – Why did we choose ABET accreditation? – What did we do to sponsor and get and provide support for the initiative? – What does it take to keep it going? – What advice would […]