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Dean of the College – Mohammad Davoud, Ph.D., P.E.

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College Dean – Mohammad Davoud, Ph.D. | Graduation

Welcome to the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing. 

I encourage you to explore our ten Bachelor’s degree programs and six Master’s degree programs – including our new 4+1 Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s programs.  Each program highlights its curriculum, areas of research, and opportunities for student success. 

The faculty and staff of the College pride ourselves on providing an excellent education to our students in the classroom combined with hands-on practical learning experience through laboratories, co-ops and internships, and research.  Our graduates are in high demand by employers throughout the region – and the world.

Alumni/ae and industry professionals are encouraged to explore the many ways throughout this site to engage with our students and faculty by sponsoring research or projects; interacting with student groups; and hiring students for co-ops, internships or entry-level jobs.

We look forward to welcoming you to the College so you, too, can explore, innovate and inspire!

Mohammad S. Davoud, Ph.D., P.E. / Founding Dean

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Davoud holds a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina, both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Oklahoma State University – all in Mechanical Engineering.

Joining Georgia Southern in 1988 as an Assistant Professor, he’s held positions as Professor, Director of the Southeastern Center for Assistive Technology, Coordinator of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program, Director of the School of Technology, Department Chair of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering prior to his selection as Dean.

Under his leadership, Davoud executed major initiatives: Enrollment increased ~100% over the past six years to 4,000+ students; Secured funding for the Engineering and Research building with groundbreaking December 2018; Established the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing; Developed six M.S. degree programs in Engineering and Computing and six B.S. degree programs in Engineering; Established the only B.S. Manufacturing Engineering degree program in Georgia; Received accreditation for the engineering programs; Established College undergraduate research and student research annual symposium; Established active Professional Advisory Committees (PAC) for the College and for each department; Hired more than 80 faculty and 25 staff; Increased faculty and student scholarly works, including refereed journal articles and conference papers, patents, and research proposals.

Last updated: 9/26/2019