The University of Arkansas has named a new associate dean for research in its College of Engineering.
Kevin Hall, a professor of civil engineering, will be taking on the role. In this capacity, Hall will head up the College of Engineering’s research efforts and graduate mission, as well as facilitate multidisciplinary research activities. He will also “articulate and implement the research vision” for the college, according to a news release.
Hall has served as the interim associate dean for research since February 2020. He will succeed Heather Nachtmann as the permanent associate dean.
“The college’s research enterprise is on a record-breaking trajectory, and we know the best is yet to come,” Kim Needy, dean of engineering, said in a statement. “Dr. Hall’s experience as a researcher and administrator gives him a unique understanding of our researchers’ needs as they continue pursuing work that improves lives across Arkansas and around the world. I’m looking forward to his leadership in this important area of our college.”
Hall joined the U of A Department of Civil Engingeering in 1993 as an assistant professor and was named an associate professor in 1997. He became a full professor in 2002 and a university professor in 2020.
He also is the interim director of the High Density Electronics Center.