The Oregon Institute of Technology announced this week the selection of Brian Moravec as associate dean for Strategic Initiatives & Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering, Technology and Management for the university, beginning Feb. 1.
Moravec is currently a professor of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MMET) at the university.
Moravec began at Oregon Tech in 1989 and has served in a number of capacities in his role as professor of MMET, including lead in a number of student-focused projects such as the MECOP/CECOP Engineering Internship Program, student capstone design projects such as the Baja and Formula One, and many other projects.
He has led professional development efforts including bachelor and master’s level academic programming, procuring funding to support educational programming and creative work, and fostering new pedagogy in engineering education.
“Brian has developed and maintained strong industry ties and has been recognized for his efforts at Oregon Tech, receiving the Faculty Achievement Award, the Engineering Faculty member of the Year, the Student Award, and the Faculty Alumni Engagement Award,” said Oregon Tech provost Dr. Gary Kuleck.
“Brian’s success as an academic has been bolstered by a long career as Senior and Specialist Engineer at Boeing before his academic appointments.”
In his role as ETM Associate Dean, Professor Moravec will be responsible for working with faculty and university leadership to achieve the strategic vision and mission of ETM, including physical infrastructure planning, including renovations and new facilities.
He will also be responsible for encouraging the development of interdisciplinary projects, assisting faculty in seeking external funding support, developing and expanding industry connections, and developing academic programming and initiatives that will attract…