Samuel “Keith” Hargrove Dean, College of Engineering Tennessee State University



S. Keith Hargrove currently serves as Dean of the College of Engineering at Tennessee State University. He formerly served as a Department Chair at Morgan State University, and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tuskegee University. He has worked at General Electric, Boeing, GM, and three national research laboratories (Oak Ridge, Battelle, and NIST). He is actively engaged in K12 education, has research interests in advanced manufacturing, and a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers, and ASEE. He is also a strong advocate in minority engineering education...especially the promotion and production of minority engineers and their careers.

He is the author of two books entitled "Navigating Academia: A Guide for Women and Minority STEM Faculty", and "In Search of Academic Leadership: A Primer for Faculty Development".

He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc Fraternity.