Interim Dean of the College of Engineering Announced

Kettering University named Dr. Scott Grasman as the Interim Dean of the College of Engineering.

Kettering University has appointed Dr. Scott E. Grasman as the Interim Dean of the College of Engineering, effective July 1.

Grasman has served as Professor and Department Head of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Kettering University since 2017. At Kettering, Grasman has served on two presidential task forces and as a faculty representative to the Board of Trustees. He has been a member of the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning Advisory Board, the Faculty Senate Assessment Committee and the Kettering Global Leadership Committee.

“I am energized and excited to serve Kettering University as Interim Dean of the College of Engineering,” Grasman said. “It is an honor to lead the College as we evolve to meet the needs of our students and partners in this era of transformative socio-technical challenges. Building on our rich tradition and drawing on the talents of our innovative faculty and staff, I am eager to steer the College as we navigate through this next century as leaders in engineering education.”

He previously spent six years as a Professor and Department Head of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology and the prior 10 years in the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He received his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan. In addition to academia, he regularly serves as a consultant for industrial partners.

“I am very excited and pleased with the appointment of our Interim Dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. Scott Grasman,” said Kettering University Provost Dr. James Zhang. “I look forward to working with him on various initiatives in his new capacity.”

Grasman’s service to his profession includes the Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads, The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, where he recently served as President of the Operations Research Division, and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, where he recently co-led the Leadership Colloquium. He also serves as an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc. (ABET) Program Evaluator and recently participated as a member of the Committee of Visitors for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation Division.

Grasman has been the principal investigator on numerous funded research projects in the areas of workforce planning, production/logistics systems, and alternative energy infrastructure modeling/simulation. His research has also addressed engineering education, including sustainability in the engineering curriculum, vehicle electrification, and alternative energy graduate programs, as well as need-based programs for transfer and dual degree students. His work has resulted in being the author or co-author of more than 100 technical papers, including multiple best journal/conference paper awards, as well as reviewer/editorial roles for various technical journals and books. He has received multiple awards for teaching, research and service. 

Dr. Craig Hoff has served as the Dean of the College of Engineering since its founding in 2016. After six years of providing excellent leadership to the college, Hoff will step down from the Dean’s position and return to the Mechanical Engineering faculty effective July 1.