By GHADEER ALARADI, Guest Writer
Anthony England has been named the new dean for the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
England was the interim dean for two years before becoming Dean. He was also a faculty member and administrator at the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor for 25 years.
England earned three degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology: a Ph.D. in geophysics and a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in geology and geophysics.
“My mission is to help the College of Engineering and Computer Science at UM-Dearborn achieve beyond its current excellence,” England said.
“Replacing the Engineering Laboratory Building (ELB) is one of my highest priorities,” said England. “As one of the first buildings on campus, it no longer offers students the excellent teaching environment we seek.”
England would also like to emphasize on experiential learning. “The faculty and I are looking for ways that experiential learning can be enhanced through, for example, greater emphasis upon the co-op program and a senior design option that more closely resembles product development,” England said.