Dr. Emmanuel G. Collins was appointed the ninth dean of the J. B. Speed School of Engineering by the U of L Board of Trustees on May 17, 2018. Collins most recently was the John H. Seely Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Florida A&M University-Florida State University (FAMU-FSU). He was also founder and director of that institution’s Center for Intelligent Systems, Control and Robotics.
During his 23 years at FAMU-FSU, Collins was an engaged faculty member and administrator. Prior to his current positions, he served in roles that included engineering professor, associate chair of graduate studies and college director of graduate student recruitment, a role focused on the matriculation and retention of STEM graduate students from underrepresented minorities.
Collins holds bachelor’s degrees from Morehouse College and the Georgia Institute of Technology and, from Purdue University, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a doctoral degree in aeronautics and astronautics.
Collins was elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa honor society, and Pi Tau Sigma international honor society for mechanical engineers.