Hisham Alnajjar, who has served as Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture since 2007, will become Interim Dean of the College effective July 1, 2018.
University Provost H. Frederick Sweitzer announced Alnajjar’s appointment in an email to faculty and staff last Thursday, May 11. One of the University of Hartford’s seven schools and colleges, the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture offers accredited programs at the bachelor's level in engineering, technology, and architecture, and graduate programs in engineering and architecture.
“I have worked with Hisham in a variety of settings over the years and know him to be a thoughtful and caring person who brings integrity, energy, passion, and commitment to everything he does,” Provost Sweitzer stated. “I look forward to working with him in his new role as we navigate this important transition in the College.”
Alnajjar joined the University as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering in 1995. He was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 2001 and promoted to Professor in 2009. He has taught a variety of courses in the department, with a specialization in Signal Processing. His publication record includes journal articles, book chapters, and conference presentations. He has held a variety of leadership positions in the College including Department Chair, and Assistant Dean. Hisham also serves as the Director of the NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium. He has served the College and University in many capacities over the years including service on the Faculty Senate, the Faculty Compensation Committee, and the Provost’s Committee on Promotion and Tenure. He was recognized for his outstanding services in 2014 with the Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Award for service to the University.
Alnajjar received his Bachelor of Science from Aleppo University in Syria, an Advanced Diploma from Damascus University, a Master of Science in Engineering from Ohio University, and a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Vanderbilt University.
Provost Sweitzer invites, “Please join me in thanking Hisham for his willingness to undertake these new responsibilities and wishing him well.”