Barry Rosson, Ph.D.
Research Park at Florida Atlantic University
Barry Rosson, Ph.D. serves as the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate College at Florida Atlantic University. Since 2007, Dr. Rosson has spearheaded the University’s graduate programs, graduate recruitment efforts and graduate admissions. FAU offers more than 60 graduate degrees and 21 doctoral degrees ranging from computer science to integrative biology to business administration. In the spring of 2011, Dr. Rosson was appointed Vice President for Research, overseeing the offices of the Vice President, Sponsored Programs (pre-award), Research Integrity, Veterinary Services, Research Accounting (post-award), Technology Transfer and the FAU Research Corporation. He also serves as Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering in FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Dr. Rosson began his academic career in 1991 as an Assistant Professor within the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska, achieving tenure and promotion to Professor. He also served as Associate Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering, Director of Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering, and as Associate Dean of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.
In addition to his extensive administrative background, Dr. Rosson received in excess of $3 million for his research in structural engineering from federal, state and private organizations including the National Science Foundation, USDA Forest Products Laboratory, 3M and the Kansas, Missouri and South Dakota Departments of Transportation.
Dr. Rosson received his Doctor of Philosophy in civil (structural) engineering from Auburn University and Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in civil (structural) engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a fellow of the Architectural Engineering Institute, a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, and a member of the American Academy of Mechanics. He has also served as an associate editor of the Journal of Structural Engineering, control group member of the Shock and Vibratory Effects Committee and a member of the Architectural Engineering Institute Board of Governors. In addition, he has served as chair of the Committee on Professional Practice (ASCE Presidential and Board Appointment), chair of the Council of Institute Presidents, and president of the Architectural Engineering Institute.