Hargrove, S. Keith - photo S.Keith Hargrove, PhD, CMfgE, PE, MBA
Dean & Professor, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
School of Engineering


S. Keith Hargrove, PhD, CMfgE, PE, MBA, serves as the Dean of the College of Engineering at Tennessee State University (TSU).  He previously served as Chairperson of the Department of Industrial, Manufacturing & Information Engineering in the Clarence Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD.  Dr. Hargrove received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from TSU, MS from the Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla, MO. as a GEM (National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Science and Engineering) Fellow, and the Ph.D. from the University of Iowa as a CIC (Committee on Institutional Cooperation) Fellow.  Dr. Hargrove was a Boeing Welliver Faculty Fellow in 2008, and a Harvard Fellow for 2005-2006 with the Division of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Harvard University.   He served as Assistant to the Dean and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tuskegee University, and has worked for General Electric, Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories, NIST, Oak Ridge Laboratories, and General Motors. Dr. Hargrove has conducted research projects with Sikorsky Aircraft, Boeing, US Navy (NAVSEA), NASA, and the US Army, in systems engineering, design, cyber-security, and manufacturing. He is a Certified Manufacturing Engineer, an Associate Member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Institute of Industrial Engineers, ASEE, and the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers. His current research interests are in virtual and augmented reality, cyber-physical systems, advanced manufacturing systems, systems engineering and management, and minority engineering education.  Dr. Hargrove is a Founding Board member of STEM Preparatory Academy Charter School in Nashville, TN, Vice-Chair of the Board for Smithson Craighead Academy, and serves on the advisory STEM board of Stratford STEM Magnet High School. He was recognized as a 2017 Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award by Insight Publications, and is the author of “Navigating Academia: A Guide for Women and Minority STEM Faculty” (Academic Press), and “In Search of Academic Leadership – A Primer for Faculty Development”.

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