Jones appointed associate dean, Undergraduate Programs - Lincoln
David Jones, professor of Biological Systems Engineering, was named the UNL College of Engineering’s associate dean for Undergraduate Programs – Lincoln by Dean Tim Wei.
Wei said Jones is an outstanding teacher who “has a strong reputation across campus as an individual who is passionate and committed to high quality undergraduate education.” Jones’ leadership roles in innovative engineering education and outreach activities, as well as his experience as an engineering accreditation reviewer, are a combination of qualifications Wei described as essential for this important position in the college.
Jones has also led UNL’s Strengthening Transitions to Engineering Programs (S.T.E.P.), funded by the National Science Foundation: working with community colleges to enhance pathways for students transferring to Nebraska Engineering.
Jones begins work in the COE Dean’s Office as the 2011-12 academic year begins this month. He succeeds Ray Moore, who retired this summer as the college's associate dean of Undergraduate Programs – Lincoln. Jones earned his Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering from Oklahoma State University – Stillwater; his M.S. and B.S. in Agricultural Engineering are from Texas A&M University.
Jones has been honored with a Presidential Citation from the Institute of Biological Engineers, as well as multiple UNL awards for his teaching, advising and mentoring.