Dr. Emmanuel G. Collins has served as the ninth dean of the J. B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville Board since May 2018. Prior to that appointment, he served as the John H. Seely Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Florida A&M University-Florida State University (FAMU-FSU). He was also founder and Director of that institution’s Center for Intelligent Systems, Control and Robotics (CISCOR).


Dr. Collins holds bachelor’s degrees from Morehouse College and the Georgia Institute of Technology and, from Purdue University, he holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a doctoral degree in aeronautics and astronautics engineering. He is the recipient of several awards, including Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Purdue School of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ Outstanding Aerospace Engineer (OAE) Award, Black Engineer of the Year Award for College-Level Promotion of Education, and NASA’s Honorary Superior Accomplishment Award.