The University of Louisville has announced that Emmanuel Collins will be the next dean of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the university. He will take office on July 1.
Dr. Collins is currently the John H. Seely Professor and chair of the department of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering jointly operated by Florida A&M University and Florida State University. He is also founder and director of that institution’s Center for Intelligent Systems, Control and Robotics. Professor Collins at been on the faculty at the joint engineering school for 23 years.
“I am truly excited at the opportunity to help provide leadership to the Speed School of Engineering,” said Dr. Collins. “I look forward to harnessing the ideas and insights of the faculty, staff, and alumni to set and achieve high goals that advance our graduate and undergraduate programs.”
Dr. Collins is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta and holds a second bachelor’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.