He was a seemingly unlikely choice. A professor with no formal engineering background, Ralph Quatrano was selected as the new dean of the engineering school—a school with five distinct departments. But Quatrano—former interim dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and former chair of the biology department—said that his unique background would help integrate interdisciplinary studies within the engineering school.
For the first time in recent history, the former dean of Arts & Sciences is the dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science.
Biology professor Ralph Quatrano was named the dean of the School of Engineering on Friday afternoon.
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