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Dr. Decatur B. Rogers

Dean, College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science, Tennessee State University.

Dr. Rogers has held the post of Dean since 1988, and he is also Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Before joining the faculty of Tennessee State University in Nashville, he was Professor and Dean at: Florida State University, Tallahassee; Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas; and Federal City College, Washington, D.C. At Tennessee State, Rogers has fostered a number of collaborations with fellow universities and other partners, such as NASA, Boeing, General Motors and the Office of Naval Research. One of these collaborations is the Strategic Manpower Development Project, which aims to increase the number of African Americans pursuing doctorates in the fields of engineering, technology and computer science. Rogers's areas of expertise include: mechanical and thermal engineering; heating, ventilation and air conditioning; two-phase flow; heat transport systems; and engineering management. Examples of his publication titles include: Thermodynamics of Fiber-Power Insulation; The Engineering Pipeline: A Long-Term Talent Development Strategy for Minorities on the Recruitment and Retention of Minorities and Women in Engineering and Preparing Black Children to Become Engineers. Rogers holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, an M.S. in Engineering Management and another in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee State University.

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