Dr. Michael G. Spencer

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Morgan State University announced the appointment of Dr. Michael G. Spencer as dean of the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering. Dean Spencer will be replacing Eugene M. Deloatch, who is retiring after 32 years at the helm of the Mitchell School of Engineering. Dr. Deloatch became the inaugural dean of the school when it was launched in 1984.

"I am pleased to welcome Dr. Spencer to our family," said Morgan State University President David Wilson. "He is an accomplished educator and researcher who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our campus. This appointment is a signal to everyone that Morgan intends to maintain its position as a world leader in the production of minority engineers for many more decades."

Dr. Spencer is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. Spencer recently served on the National Academy of Engineering’s Committee on Assessment of Solid State Lighting. His list of awards and honors includes, among others, the Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation; the Allen Berman Research Publication Award from the Naval Research Laboratory; the Quality of Education for Minorities (QEM) Giants of Science Award; and an appointment as a Sigma Xi lecturer in the summer of 2014. Doctor Spencer received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering, all from Cornell University. He has more than 160 publications and 20 patents in the fields of compound semiconductors, graphene, power conversion, microwave devices and solar cell technology.

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The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.