Keith Bowman
Professor and Dean of the College of Science & Engineering, San Francisco State University

Recruitment I Panelist
In July 2015, Keith J. Bowman became Dean of the College of Science & Engineering (CoSE) at San Francisco State University (SF State), a comprehensive university that is the seventh largest U.S. public master’s degree institution. The CoSE consists of nine departments, six centers and institutes, nearly 400 faculty and staff, and over 6,000 students. Bowman’s current appointment follows his leadership as chair of the Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) for nearly four years, and nearly five years leading the Purdue School of Materials Engineering as interim head and head. He was named a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society in 2000. Awards at Purdue University include receiving the MSE Best Teaching Award in 1992 and 1995 and Purdue’s highest teaching award, the Charles Murphy Undergraduate Teaching Award in 1995. In 2007, he received the Purdue College of Engineering Mentoring Award and he became a professor of Engineering Education (by courtesy). In 2012 he was invested as the first Duchossois Leadership Professor in the IIT Armour College of Engineering. In addition to materials science research on mechanical and electrical properties of composites, metals, and ceramics, he has worked on assessment approaches for engineering education and studied trends for gender, racial, and ethnic diversity across engineering disciplines. Bowman has over 180 publications.