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Kemp Named Interim Associate Dean at Arkansas State


Dr. Brandon Kemp is interim associate dean of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Technology and will lead the engineering programs at Arkansas State University for the upcoming academic year, Provost Lynita Cooksey announced today.

Currently an associate professor of electrical engineering and the Verbeth and Henry Ezra Coe Professor of Engineering, Kemp is an alumnus of Arkansas State. He earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering in 1997, and was named A-State’s most outstanding graduate in electrical engineering.  He went on to earn his master’s degree from Missouri-Rolla and his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“We are excited that Brandon accepted Dean Tim Burcham’s offer to lead our engineering program for the upcoming academic year,” Cooksey said.  “As a product of our university and one of our leading researchers in engineering, Brandon brings an understanding of both our academic strengths and the role A-State plays in our regional engineering economy.”

The recipient of numerous professional awards, Kemp was named an Arkansas Research Alliance Fellow in 2015 and is a 2012 National Science Foundation CAREER award winner and a member of the Arkansas Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Center for Advanced Surface Engineering (CASE).

In an email to A-State faculty and staff, Dr. Burcham, dean of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Technology, said, “Dr. Kemp brings a passion and heartfelt desire to move Engineering forward now and into the future.  Dr. Kemp’s love for Arkansas State University, his impeccable engineering credentials, and extensive industry work experience provide him all the tools necessary to provide effective leadership for our Engineering programs.”

Brandon Kemp
Dr. Brandon Kemp