Paul Krueger to serve as Dean ad interim of the Lyle School of Engineering

A photo of Paul Krueger, a member of the Lyle School of Engineering Faculty.
Paul Krueger

Paul Krueger, Department Chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has agreed to serve as Dean ad interim of the Lyle School of Engineering. Professor Krueger joined Lyle’s Mechanical Engineering faculty in 2002 and has provided twenty years of distinguished service to Lyle and SMU. He is a recipient of the ASME North Texas Section Young Engineering of the Year Award, the Rolf D. Buhler Memorial Award in Aeronautics, the Richard Bruce Chapman Memorial Award for distinguished research in Hydrodynamics, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation, and the SMU’s Ford research fellowship. In addition to his current leadership role as department chair, Paul served as SMU’s Faculty Senate president during the 2017 – 2018 academic year.

Professor Krueger will begin his duties as interim dean on June 1, and will serve in this capacity until a new permanent Dean has been appointed. An interim department chair in Mechanical Engineering will be announced in the near future.


About the Lyle School of Engineering

SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, founded in 1925, is one of the oldest engineering schools in the Southwest. The school offers eight undergraduate and 29 graduate programs, including master’s and doctoral degrees, through the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Computer Science and Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Engineering Management, Information, and Systems; and Mechanical Engineering. Lyle students participate in programs in the unique Deason Innovation Gym, providing the tools and space to work on immersion design projects and competitions to accelerate leadership development and the framework for innovation; the Hart Center for Engineering Leadership, helping students develop nontechnical skills to prepare them for leadership in diverse technical fields; the Caruth Institute for Engineering Education, developing new methodologies for incorporating engineering education into K-12 schools; and the Hunter and Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity, combining technological innovation with business expertise to address global poverty.