David JonesAssociate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Professor, Biological Systems Engineering
Courtesy Professor, Food Science & Technology
Dr. David Jones began serving as associate dean for Undergraduate Programs for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering since August 2011. He is also a professor of Biological Systems Engineering and a courtesy professor in the Food Science & Technology Department.
As associate dean, Jones oversees the college’s undergraduate studies and student services, along with curriculum, assessment and outreach. Examples of his responsibilities include developing and growing processes for faculty engagement in curricular reform, establishing college wide continuous improvement practices, enhancing college wide advising practices, and developing a framework for student develop.
As a faculty member, he is involved with curriculum, teaching, and student development. He works in the fields of modeling, process analysis, food engineering, and risk assessment applied to processing alternative crops, thermochemical conversions, modeling heat and mass transfer within complex systems, and developing models for risk based decision making.
He 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.