Prof. Fred McBagonluri is Dean of Engineering at Ashesi University. Prior to his appointment, he was Vice President of New Product Development at Joerns Healthcare, Arlington, TX. He also held roles of increasing responsibilities for Fortune 500 companies in the US. He was Director of Research and Development and Director of IT at Siemens Healthcare. He was also World Wide Director Research and Development, and subsequently Director of Market Development at Becton Dickinson and Co. Prof. Fred McBagonluri holds MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from the University of Dayton, Masters in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech, and a Bachelors of Science in Manufacturing Engineering (Summa cum laude) from Central State University.