J. Iwan D. Alexander, Ph.D., will become the dean of the UAB School of Engineering effective Aug. 1, 2013, according to University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Provost Linda Lucas.alexander
Alexander comes to UAB from Case Western Reserve University, where he is the Cady Staley Professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He joined Case Western in 1998 as an associate professor and previously held positions at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and Carnegie Mellon University.

Alexander replaces Linda Lucas, Ph.D., who served as the school’s dean from 2000-11, until she was named interim provost and then ultimately, in 2012, provost of UAB. Melinda Lalor, Ph.D., had served as interim dean. Alexander will be the sixth dean in the history of the School of Engineering.
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