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Georgia Southern University Announces Craig Harvey as New Dean of Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing

Georgia Southern University’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Carl Reiber, Ph.D., welcomes Craig Harvey, Ph.D., to Eagle Nation as the new Dean of the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing.

Craig Harvey, Ph.D.

“I am excited to welcome Dean Craig Harvey to Georgia Southern University as the next generation of leadership for the College of Engineering and Computing,” said Reiber. “Dean Harvey brings with him an understanding of what a vibrant and growing research university will need to move to the next level as our region expands in its engineering and computing needs.”

Harvey began building his education in engineering by earning a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, followed by a Master of Industrial Engineering degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Harvey worked full time as a maintenance engineer and captain at Grand Forks Air Base in North Dakota and served in the United States Air Force Reserves all while earning a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.

“It will be a great honor to serve as the next dean of the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing, a college that prepares graduates in engineering, construction and computing to be ready to take on the challenges facing Georgia and the country in the 21st century,” Harvey said. “I look forward to working with faculty, staff, students, alumni and industry to position the college to meet the future demands in both education and research in the state where my engineering career began.”

Harvey will begin his role on July 1. Harvey comes to Georgia Southern University from Louisiana State University, an elite research university that tackles a plethora of global challenges. He brings to Georgia Southern University a wealth of knowledge in leadership, student growth and expansion and advanced engineering studies.

Last updated: 2/2/2023