Jennie Gallimore Named Dean Of College Of Technology, Architecture And Applied Engineering

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Jennie Gallimore

The College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering will have a new dean as of June 28. Dr. Jennie Gallimore, associate dean and a professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Wright State University, was selected following a national search.

Gallimore holds the distinction of being the first tenure-track woman faculty member in her college at Wright State, where she has held a number of leadership roles. These include serving as associate dean for research and graduate studies, since 2015; as executive director for professional development in the college, from 2012-15; and as director of the Ohio Center for Excellence in Human-Centered Innovation, a center of excellence she helped develop, from 2009-12.

Her administrative experience includes developing partnerships with external groups such as the Air Force Research Laboratory, serving as director of a center comprising representatives from industry and academia, and internally, participating in negotiations for Wright State’s collective bargaining agreement. Gallimore is experienced in the accreditation process, including ABET, which is also held by BGSU’s electronics and computer engineering technology and engineering technology programs.

A professor of human-factors engineering, she holds joint appointments as a professor of surgery in Wright State’s Boonshoft School of Medicine and professor of computer science and engineering. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in experimental psychology, both from California State University, Northridge, and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and operations research from Virginia Tech, with a concentration in industrial engineering and human factors engineering.

Her research is also multidisciplinary and focuses on applying the understanding of human cognition and decision making, learning, teaming and human physical capabilities to the design of complex systems.

In making the announcement, Dr. John Fischer, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, said, “We believe Dr. Gallimore to be a leader and team builder who will marshal the collective strengths of the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering to move it forward to greater achievement and opportunity for our students, faculty, and the University community.”