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John Crepeau named interim dean for the College of Engineering

June 23, 2021

John Crepeau - Interim Dean

The University of Idaho College of Engineering has named John Crepeau as interim dean of college. His appointment begins June 28.

Crepeau has been a mechanical engineering faculty member since 1994, and started at U of I as a program coordinator for mechanical engineering at U of I Idaho Falls. Moving to Moscow in 2009, he served as the department chair for mechanical engineering and has been the associate dean of the college since 2018.

With a focus on fluid mechanics and heat transfer, Crepeau has a number of publications and conference presentations in those fields as well as the history of science. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and his master’s and doctorate from the University of Utah, also in mechanical engineering.

He was a Fulbright Scholar in 2015 to 2016 in Ecuador and was an NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany from 1992 to 1993. He won the John F. McCarthy Award from the International Council of Aeronautical Sciences and the Jesse and Mabel Hoffman Endowment Teaching Award from the University of Idaho. Presently, he serves on the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, our college’s accreditation organization.

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