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Dean of the College – Craig M. Harvey, Ph.D.

Welcome to the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing. 

I encourage you to explore our 11 Bachelor’s degree programs and six Master’s degree programs – including our “4+1” Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s programs.  Each program highlights its curriculum, areas of research, and opportunities for student success.  And, starting in January 2024, we are very excited to be offering two new Ph.D. programs – one in Engineering and one in Applied Computing.

The faculty and staff of the College pride ourselves on providing an excellent education to our students in the classroom combined with hands-on practical learning experience through laboratories, co-ops and internships, and research.  Our graduates are in high demand by employers throughout the region – and the world.

Alumni/ae and industry professionals are encouraged to explore the many ways throughout this site to engage with our students and faculty by sponsoring research or projects; interacting with student groups; and hiring students for co-ops, internships or entry-level jobs.

We look forward to welcoming you to the College so you, too, can explore, innovate and inspire!

Craig M. Harvey, Ph.D., P.E.

About Dean Craig Harvey

Craig M. Harvey, PhD, PE (WY #5991) is Dean of the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and
Computing at Georgia Southern University. He earned his MS and PhD in Industrial Engineering
from Purdue University and his bachelor’s in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute
of Technology
. He served previously as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the
Louisiana State University College of Engineering, Professor of Industrial Engineering, and held
the F. J. Haydel, Jr. Kaiser Aluminum Professorship. Before his role as Associate Dean, he served
as the Industrial Engineering Program Director.

Dr. Harvey teaches and conducts research in the area of industrial and human factors
engineering. His research has ranged from investigations into engineering design process,
medical product usability, health care productivity, construction safety, control room
management, and engineering education. Dr. Harvey’s work has been funded by the Keck
, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, the Federal Aviation
, the United States Air Force, Roche Diagnostics, Louisiana Department of Health
and Hospitals
, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Louisiana Department of
Economic Development
, Louisiana Board of Regents, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, and the
National Science Foundation. Dr. Harvey has a total of over 70 technical publications and is a
senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and Human Factors and Ergonomics

Prior to joining the academic community, Dr. Harvey was a consultant of business process
reengineering for KnowledgeWare where he worked with Whirlpool and Ford Motor Company.
Before that, he was the manager of business process reengineering for the Student Loan
Marketing Association (SallieMae) where he was responsible for the reengineering involved in
the implementation of a $55 million document imaging system. Dr. Harvey served in the United
States Air Force (seven years active duty and 13 years reserves) and is a retired Major from the
Air Force Reserve. During his time in the Air Force, he was an Air Force Civil Engineer.

Last updated: 7/10/2023