WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Institute of Technology formally welcomed their new Dean of the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, Dr. Adedeji B. Badiru, during a Change in Leadership Ceremony on Oct. 21.
As dean, Badiru will be the senior academic officer responsible for planning, directing, and controlling all operations related to granting doctoral and master’s degrees, professional continuing cyber education, and research and development programs.
In his inaugural message, Badiru stated “...I am excited and enthused about the opportunities that lie ahead of us. With the ongoing budget sequestration, our nation is facing a very tough fiscal environment. But, turbulent fiscal times require more resolve and determination to excel in whatever we do.”
Badiru is a Professor of Systems Engineering and previously served as Head of the Department of Systems Engineering and Management within AFIT’s graduate school for seven years. Badiru holds a doctorate in Industrial Engineering from University of Central Florida. His research interests include mathematical modeling, project modeling and analysis, economic analysis, and productivity analysis and improvement.
The mission of AFIT is to advance air, space, and cyberspace power for our armed forces, the Nation, and its partners by providing relevant defense-focused technical graduate and continuing education, research, and consultation. AFIT accomplishes this mission through three resident schools: the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, the School of Systems and Logistics, and The Civil Engineer School. AFIT also manages all Air Force health, line, legal, and chaplain graduate education at civilian institutions.