Dean Scott Ashford, PhD
Scott Ashford is the Kearney Dean of Engineering at Oregon State University, where he leads the 10th largest engineering program in the U.S. In his five-year tenure as dean, he has doubled the number of female faculty, now ranking Oregon State University No. 3 among all public R1 research universities for the percentage of engineering faculty who are women. Dean Ashford was awarded the 2019 Society of Women Engineers Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award for his efforts in advancing women in engineering.
In 2006, Dean Ashford earned the rank of professor at the University of California, San Diego. He became head of the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State in 2007 and has served as dean of the College of Engineering since 2014. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Oregon State and an M.S. and Ph.D. in geotechnical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Under Ashford’s leadership, the College of Engineering’s success — around community, education, research, and partnership — has enhanced the college’s reputation and continues to produce graduates who work to create a better future.
Contact the Dean: email@example.com