Dean of Engineering and Information Technology
Warren DeVries is Dean of the UMBC School of Engineering and Information Technology and a professof of Mechanical Engineering. DeVries is a leader in the national drive for excellence in engineering education and is also well known in his field for his pioneering research in manufacturing processes and systems. Between 2002 and 2006 he served as Division Director for the NSF’s Division of Design and Manufacturing Innovation, where he led a staff of 15 and managed an annual budget of $65 million. DeVries came to the NSF on assignment from Iowa State University, where he was a Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.