Galloway reappointed at School of Engineering

The dean of the School of Engineering has been reappointed for a new four-year term, announced Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Richard McCarty.

Kenneth F. Galloway, also a professor of electrical engineering, has been dean for 12 years. His new term runs until June 30, 2012.

“Ken has moved the School of Engineering to a high level of achievement and has recruited a stellar group of new faculty members since his arrival at Vanderbilt in 1996,” McCarty said on Dec. 4.

“I look forward to working with him to continue the impressive upward trajectory of the school.”

Galloway, whose research interests include solid-state devices and semiconductor technology, was head of the University of Arizona’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for a decade. Before that, he worked for 12 years with the National Bureau of Standards, where he held a number of key positions including chief of the Semiconductor Electronics Division. He also has held appointments at the University of Maryland, the Naval Weapons Support Center in Crane, Ind., and Indiana University.

“I am honored to be reappointed dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering,” Galloway said. “This is a unique place. We are committed to innovative research and exceptional education, and we have extraordinary faculty and alumni who help the school advance its mission. It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to continue to serve VUSE.”

Galloway was a Commerce Science and Technology fellow in 1979-80, serving in the Office of the President of the University of Maryland. He is a fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and has chaired the IEEE Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference, the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Radiation Effects Committee and the IEEE-USA Engineering Research and Development Committee.

He is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has authored or co-authored more than 100 technical publications.

Galloway received his bachelor of arts degree from the Vanderbilt College of Arts and Science in 1962 and his doctoral degree from the University of South Carolina in 1966.