Vice Dean (ACD) & Professor, Fulton Schools of Engineering
Jim Collofello serves as vice dean of academic and student affairs and has held this position since 2006. In this capacity, he leads the school’s student recruitment and retention, career development and placement, K-12 programming, new curriculum development, accreditation and oversight of Fulton Difference programming. The Fulton Difference consists of innovative programs operated at scale to provide students with opportunities to develop and enhance their research, leadership, project development and entrepreneurship skills. Major Fulton Difference programs include engineering student organizations, Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI), Fulton Grand Challenge Scholars Program (GCSP), Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UGTA) program and Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS).
Collofello is also a professor of computer science and software engineering. His teaching and research interests lie in the software engineering area with an emphasis on software project management and software quality assurance. He has been heavily involved with local software development firms in addressing their applied research and education needs. Professor Collofello is also involved in research addressing engineering retention.