Dr. S. Keith Hargrove
In June, 2009, Dr. S. Keith Hargrove was appointed the Dean of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science at Tennessee State University (TSU). He previously served as Chairperson of the Department of Industrial, Manufacturing & Information Engineering in the Clarence Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD.
Dr. Hargrove received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from TSU in 1985, M.S. degree from the Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla, MO. as a National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science. Inc. (GEM) Fellow, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Iowa as a Committee of Institutional Consortium (CIC) Fellow. Dr. Hargrove was a Boeing Welliver Faculty Fellow (2008), and a Harvard Fellow with the Division of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Harvard University (2005-2006).
He served as Assistant to the Dean and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tuskegee University, and has worked for General Electric, Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Oak Ridge Laboratories, and General Motors.
Dr. Hargrove has conducted research projects with Sikorsky Aircraft, Boeing, NASA, and the US Army in systems engineering, design, and manufacturing. He is an Associate Member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Institute of Industrial Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers. Dr. Hargrove's current research interests are in virtual and augmented reality, advanced manufacturing systems, systems engineering and management, and minority engineering education.
As Dean of the College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science, he is promoting strategic initiatives that focus on ACCESS (recruitment), AFFORDABILITY (scholarships and research funding), and ATTRITION (innovative curriculum and retention).