Kettering University names dean of College of Engineering

FLINT–Scott E. Grasman has been named dean of the College of Engineering at Kettering University following a six-month interim appointment. Previously, Grasman served for five years as a professor and head of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.

“I’m humbled to serve the Kettering community, and look forward to leading partnerships for student success,” Grasman said.

As dean of the College of Engineering, Grasman oversees Kettering’s engineering programs, focused on developing new opportunities for Kettering students so they can succeed in rapidly changing industries.

Before joining Kettering, Grasman spent six years as professor and department head of industrial and systems engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y. Before that, he spent 10 years in the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo.

Grasman earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan.

In addition to academia, he regularly serves as a consultant for industry partners. His industry and research interests include workforce planning, production and logistics systems, and alternative energy infrastructure modeling and 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. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 technical and academic papers, and has received numerous awards for teaching, research and service.

Since 1919, Kettering University has pioneered educational experiences that blend classroom instruction with real-world wage-paying work at cooperative employer partners. The Flint-based private nonprofit university offers engineering, mathematics, business, and science programs, including autonomous vehicles and robotics, More at

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