Michael Corl, Ph.D., most recently a special advisor to the superintendent and dean of academics at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, joined the College of Engineering and Applied Science as assistant dean on Aug. 1.
“I have had a fulfilling career in the Coast Guard and at the Coast Guard Academy,” Corl said. “Both have provided me with some tremendous experiences as a leader and in engineering. I look forward to joining the UCCS College of Engineering and Applied Science and helping the college continue to grow its nationally-ranked programs while maintaining a strong focus on student success.”
Corl is a 1995 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. He earned two master’s degrees in mechanical engineering, and naval architecture and engineering, along with his Ph.D. in naval architecture and marine engineering, from the University of Michigan.
At the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Corl has served as chair of naval architecture and marine engineering, and assistant dean of academics, professor and chair of the Leadership and Diversity Advisory Council. He was an American Council on Education Fellow at Yale University during the 2016-17 academic year.
“We are very pleased to have Dr. Corl join the college,” said Don Rabern, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science. “We have had a strong tradition of student focused proactive assistant deans over the last decade and Dr. Corl will continue that tradition. He brings a wealth of leadership, experience, and technical depth to the college and we are fortunate to have him join our team.”
Corl will be responsible for ABET accreditation, online programs and multiple college initiatives while representing the college to internal and external constituents.