Pat Sweeney | Dec 28, 2020 AT 10:25 am
Dr. Robert Kraus has been named
Dean of UND’s John D. Odegard Faculty of Aerospace Sciences.
Kraus is at the moment Affiliate Dean of Flight and
Operations and a Professor within the School of Aeronautics and Engineering at
Kent State in Ohio.
Kraus joined Kent State after a
28-year profession within the U.S. Air Power.
dean, Paul Lindseth, is stepping down Dec. 31, however will stick with the
division as a professor.
Kraus, Ph.D., an skilled pilot, aerospace administrator, aerospace educator
and a retired Air Power colonel, has been named Dean of UND’s John D. Odegard
Faculty of Aerospace Sciences following a nationwide search.
at the moment serves as Affiliate Dean, Flight and Operations and Professor within the
School of Aeronautics and Engineering at Kent State College in Ohio. As
such, he helps lead the School’s skilled flight applications and oversees all
facets of its airport operations, together with upkeep and security.
joined Kent State following a 28-year profession within the U.S. Air Power. His closing
task was in Paris, France, the place he was Head of the Operations and
Coordination Division within the NATO Science and Expertise Group Collaboration
prior assignments embrace serving because the Wing Chief of Employees at Bagram Airfield
in Afghanistan, Science and Engineering Division Chief on the Air Power Workplace
of Scientific Analysis, Chief Scientist and Director of Analysis on the U.S.
Air Power Academy, Assistant Professor of Aeronautics on the U.S. Air Power
Academy, Operations Officer of the Air Mobility Command Take a look at and Analysis
Squadron, C-130 Experimental Take a look at Pilot at Edwards Air Power Base and C‑141B
Strategic Airlift Pilot at Travis Air Power Base.
profession, he earned the Legion of Advantage, Bronze Star Medal, and Meritorious
Service Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters.
Power Academy graduate, Kraus has greater than 3,300 hours in 35 plane as an
plane commander, teacher and evaluator pilot, in addition to an experimental
and operational take a look at pilot.
so happy to welcome Dr. Kraus to the John D. Odegard Faculty of Aerospace
Sciences, UND, and the State of North Dakota,” stated Debbie Storrs, Interim
Provost and Vice President for Akraus robertcademic Affairs at UND.
brings a variety of expertise spanning greater schooling educating and
administration, flight and operations administration, and analysis management
expertise. I’m notably enthusiastic about his dedication to scholar
success, his curiosity and assist for all departments and flight operations in
the Faculty, and his means to additional analysis alternatives inside the Faculty
and collaboratively throughout the college.”
President Andy Armacost joined Storrs in welcoming Kraus to the College. “We
are thrilled to have Bob Kraus be part of us at UND and to steer the John D. Odegard
Faculty of Aerospace Sciences,” Armacost stated.
array of expertise and achievement is an ideal match for the progressive
spirit and wealthy historical past of the varsity. He’ll undoubtedly lead the scholars,
school, and employees to even better heights.”
graduated from the Air Power Academy with a level in aeronautical engineering.
He earned his Grasp’s Diploma in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute
of Expertise, and his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from Virginia Polytechnic
Institute and State College.
throughout his broad Air Power and civilian aerospace careers, Kraus has overseen
initiatives and applications in most of the areas that the Odegard Faculty now focuses
on. For instance, as Chief Scientist and Director of Analysis on the Air Power
Academy, Kraus oversaw the execution of the Academy’s $60M-plus analysis
applications, coordinated the actions of 21 analysis facilities and institutes, and
leveraged funding from greater than 150 authorities and business companions.
Flight Take a look at Advisor for Golden Arm Associates in Henderson, Nev., Kraus
skilled the corporate that was tasked with testing the Air Power’s remotely piloted
Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Director of Flight Take a look at on the Air Power
Academy, Kraus constantly was rated within the prime 10 p.c of all school by
college students, and was chosen because the Aeronautics Excellent Academy Educator (#1
of 22) in 2003-04.
honored and humbled to be chosen for this place, and I sit up for
becoming a member of the excellent school, employees, and college students in Aerospace Sciences and
the College of North Dakota group,” Kraus stated about his new appointment.
Faculty has an extended and profitable historical past of training and coaching college students,
conducting analysis and supporting the financial improvement of the area that
I hope to construct upon.”
Odegard Faculty, Kraus will succeed Dean Paul Lindseth, who’s stepping right down to
return to his place as professor inside the Division of Aviation. Kraus
will start his time period on Jan. 15, 2021. Lindseth has graciously agreed to serve
as Dean by Jan. 14, 2021.
Lindseth has served as Dean of the John D. Odegard Faculty of Aerospace Sciences
for the final 4 years, offering school, employees, and college students with sturdy and
secure management,” stated Interim Provost Storrs.
grateful for his management and congratulate him on his well-deserved
developmental go away, during which he’ll reengage in human elements analysis
associated to mounted wing, rotary wing and unmanned plane methods.”
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