American University of Sharjah names new dean of College of Engineering

American University of Sharjah (AUS) has named Dr. Richard Schoephoerster as dean of the College of Engineering.

"It is my honor and privilege to begin my term as dean of the College of Engineering at AUS," Schoephoerster said. "I am very excited to be working for a visionary leadership team, and working with such dynamic and pioneering faculty and staff to teach the best students in the region and effectively contribute to a diversified economy for Sharjah, the UAE, and the GCC."

Schoephoerster most recently served as dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He was the first recipient of the Riter Endowed Professorship in Engineering at UTEP. He has also led efforts to establish bachelor's, master's and doctorate programs in biomedical engineering at Florida International University.

"We are pleased to have Dr. Schoephoerster joining our high caliber of AUS educators," AUS Chancellor Bjorn Kjerfve said. "Under his leadership, I am sure we will continue improving our engineering programs and research to benefit government and industry in the region."

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