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Office of the Dean - College of Engineering

Dr. Benjamin Oni
Dr. Benjamin Oni

Interim Dean - Dr. Benjamin Oni

Beginning November 2, 2020, Dr. Benjamin Oni will serve as Interim Dean of the College of Engineering.  Effective Monday, November 2, 2020, Dr. Heshmat Aglan will serve as the new Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Aglan has served as Dean of the College of Engineering since 2015 and has worked at Tuskegee University for over 25 years strengthening the college's programs, research and outreach. Dr. Benjamin Oni will serve as the Acting Dean of the College of Engineering during Dr. Aglan's appointment.  


Heshmat Aglan, Ph.D., P.E. -- (Dr. Aglan is currently serving as Interim Provost)

Dean of Engineering

Dr. Heshmat Aglan

Dr. Heshmat Aglan was appointed Dean of the College of Engineering (COE) at Tuskegee University. Dr. Aglan has a Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of London, England and an M. Eng. and B.S. from Assiut University, Egypt all in mechanical engineering, and a two-year Post-doctorial fellowship at the Department of Macromolecular Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio. Dr. Aglan has worked at Tuskegee University for 25 years strengthening teaching, research and outreach with local, national and internationally recognized research.

He is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and previously served as the Associate Dean of COE. In projects focusing on reforming engineering curriculum funded by NSF, Aglan spearheaded the development of hands-on courses for engineering students, through the design and development of modules with embedded assessment.

He has earned numerous honors and awards including a four year appointment in June 2015 by Governor Bentley of the State of Alabama to the State Board of Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Elastomers and Plastics, Sage Publishers, Inc., and Associate Director Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Education Coalition (AMSTEC).

Dr Aglan has been responsible for a large number of funded projects at the national and international levels. He has shared his cutting edge engineering research with NASA, DOD, DOE, NSF, DHS, Federal Railroad Administration, Raytheon, Nucor Steel, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and other companies. He has more than 130 refereed journal articles disseminating his research work.

He is a registered professional engineer in both Alabama and Ohio. Aglan has supervised 6 Ph.D. students, more than 40 M.S. students and more than 20 post-doctorial scholars. He has recently been granted two patents by the USPO; one deals with the invention of nanostructured thin films (9034426 Issued: May 19, 2015) and the second on the invention of a technology for in situ repairing of railroad railhead defects (9358628 issued: June 7, 2016).



Oni, Ben Interim Dean & Interim Head, Electrical & Computer Engineering 334-727-8355
Dean, Toya Coordinator of Student Activities 334-727-8946
Lee, Vanessa Executive Secretary to the Dean 334-727-8355
Pitts, Lisa R. Business Manager 334-727-8096
Khan, Javed Head, Aerospace Science Engineering 334-727-8637
Vahdat, Nader       Head, Chemical Engineering  334-727-8978
Ray, Pradosh Head, Mechanical Engineering 334-727-8920
Jeelani, Shaik Interim Head, Materials Science & Engineering 334-727-8970