Michael L. Vaughan serves as Assistant Dean for Student Affairs for the College of Engineering. In addition, he is the Director of the Resources to Insure Successful Engineers (RISE) Program, an academic support program for underrepresented ethnic students in the College. One of the primary responsibilities of his Student Affairs Office is to manage and promote a student and faculty support infrastructure that fosters successful outcomes in a multi-cultural and diverse engineering environment. Dean Vaughan joined the University of Delaware in 1992 after prior experience as Assistant to the Dean of Engineering, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University and Senior-level Electronics Engineer at the Naval Underseas Warfare Center in Newport, RI where he spent 13 years. He received both his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University. During his graduate work he was a Micro-Electronics Center of North Carolina (MCNC) Fellow. He is Institutional Co-IP on the 5 year - $5,000,000 Philadelphia AMP (Alliances for Minority Participation) Grant funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). For the past 5 years he has directed an undergraduate research offering for RISE Program participants,that is currently funded by NSF. He sits on numerous boards and committees which focus on engineering education and issues that positively impact the lives of young people.
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