Q&A: Nathan Klingbeil, dean of Wright State’s College of Engineering


On May 1 Nathan Klingbeil became dean of Wright State University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science after 14 years at the school, but he’s done much more than teach.

Klingbeil, who has also served as a researcher and administrator, helped change the school’s curriculum in a way that re-invented engineering education for the school’s students.

Since 2003, he’s secured $5 million in grant funding from the National Science Foundation to grow and expand its engineering math program, as well as dozens of collaboration partners. The number of Wright State graduates in STEM fields has increased even as the numbers of students coming in to some of those programs went down.

He replaces Sundaram Narayanan, who in March was selected as Wright State’s newest provost.

Klingbeil sat down with me and shared his secret to engineering student success.

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