February 27, 2024


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Michael Kruger, Ph.D., named dean of TCU School of Science & Engineering

Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg, provost and vice chancellor for Tutorial Affairs at Texas Christian University, has appointed Michael Kruger, Ph.D., dean for the Higher education of Science & Engineering, the next-major higher education at TCU.

Kruger has served as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the College of South Dakota because 2017, overseeing 17 departments and 9 centers and institutes. Previously he was affiliate dean of the Higher education of Arts and Sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas Town from 2013 to 2017.

At the College of South Dakota Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Kruger increased cash reserves 7-fold and reduced the yearly funds deficit by 50 percent. He secured much more than $2 million in advancement attempts and facilitated a 38% boost in analysis funding.

He proven the Section of Sustainability and Setting initiated new majors in neuroscience, biomedical engineering and lawful scientific studies and introduced new certification systems in expert ethics, forensic anthropology, experienced composing and drugs and society.

“Dean Kruger’s practical experience, background, leadership and innovation will be an edge for the TCU Higher education of Science & Engineering as it carries on on its trajectory to currently being a countrywide chief in exploration, instructing and student engagement,” Dahlberg stated in a news launch.

“I am drawn to the TCU Higher education of Science & Engineering’s determination to impactful courses that integrate expertise and working experience by means of support and cooperative discovering, analysis, internships, international research and civic engagement,” Kruger mentioned. “The most effective evaluate of a college’s greatness is the excellent of its faculty and workers because they condition the student encounter. I am honored to be a part of this group of committed individuals. It is an remarkable time for science and engineering at TCU, considering that the answers to numerous of the world’s urgent problems lie in innovation and discovery.”

In addition to overseeing school, team and college students, Kruger’s target as dean will include catalyzing the School of Science & Engineering’s externally funded analysis, inclusive excellence and scholar good results, as effectively as educational excellence, relevance and sustainability.   

Kruger gained his Ph.D. and MA in physics from the University of California at Berkeley, and his BS in physics from the Point out College of New York at Stony Brook. He attended the Harvard Institute for Administration and Management Instruction in 2019.

He has served as the Lohre Distinguished Professor of the Section of Physics at the University of South Dakota because 2017.

Kruger will start his tenure as dean Could 28, 2021, on the retirement of Phil Hartman, who has served as dean of the TCU University of Science & Engineering considering the fact that 2012.