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University of Idaho College of Engineering’s New Dean Starts Friday

Suzie Long begins her new position as Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Idaho today. Dean Long brings a wealth of experience in academic leadership, industry collaboration, successful research, external funding, and strategic management to our college.

“I am tremendously honored to be chosen as the next Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Idaho! This is an exciting opportunity to lead the college toward a bold engineering ecosystem that can benefit the citizens of Idaho and beyond,” Long said. “As I leave Missouri S&T, I am humbled by the support and mentorship that has helped me become an academic leader worthy of this outstanding opportunity. I will always be a proud Miner but am eager to be an equally proud Vandal. I look forward to developing new partnerships and taking next steps.”

Before coming to U of I, Suzie served for seven years as a professor and chair of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. She also led the Division of Continuing Studies as director of academic programs for Pittsburg State University, was the founding director and coordinator of the transportation-logistics program at Missouri Southern State University, and a scientific and electronic records specialist with the U.S. federal government.

Suzie earned bachelor’s degrees in physics and history, a master’s degree in engineering management and a doctorate in engineering management all from the University of Missouri-Rolla, now Missouri University of Science and Technology. She also earned a master’s degree in history from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

She has published more than 140 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications and 12 book chapters. Throughout her career, she has collaborated on research initiatives totaling $18 million and served as principal investigator on 22 of 44 awarded grant projects. Her research focus areas include critical infrastructure systems, strategic management, and sustainable infrastructures, among others.