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Dean Howell, School of Engineering and Computer Science

Office: Chambers Technology Center 
E-mail: showell@pacific.edu

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Dean's Office
Chambers Technology Center 202
Deanna Thompson
Dean's Administration Assistant
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Steven Howell

Leadership and Administrative Experience

Dean, School of Engineering and Computer Science
University of the Pacific
June 2013 - Present

Vice Chancellor and Founding Provost
Botswana International University of Science and Technology
Gaborone Botwswana
June 2010 - June 2013

Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Programs
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield Michigan
July 2007 - June 2010

Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering and Professor (Tenured) and Assistant Dean Lawrence Technological University 
January 2001 - July 2007

Project Team Leader
Visteon Automotive Systems - Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE)
August 1998 - January 2000

Academic Experience (Non-Management)

Professor (Tenured) of Mechanical Engineering
Northern Arizona University 
August 1991 - August 1996

Associate Professor (Tenured) of Mechanical Engineering
University of the Pacific
August 1983 - July 1991 

Operation Expert and Faculty Member
US Agency for International Development and University of Simbabwe (Mechanical Engineering Dept.)
June 1986 - December 1987

Teaching and Research Assistant
University of British Columbia, Chemical Engineering Department
September 1980 - August 1983

Teaching and Research Assistant
Southern Methodist University
June 1976 - August 1977

Engineering Experience (Non-Academic)

Ford/SDRC Training and Education Consultant and Application Engineering for Ford Body CAD Group
January 1997 - July 1998

Idaho National Engineering Lab, Thermal Analysis Branch 
September 1977 - June 1980.


University of British Columbia (1983)
Ph.D, Chemical Engineering 

Southern Methodist University (1977)
M.S. Mechanical Engineering

Southern Methodist University (1976)
B.S. Mechanical Engineering


Doctoral Fellowship, University of British Columbia 1980 - 1983
Institute of Technology Scholarship, Southern Methodist University 1972 - 1976
First Place, National ASME Student Design Contest
Woody Everett Award for outstanding poster session presented at the l990 ASEE Annual Conference, Computers in Education Division.
Oppenheimer Award for outstanding paper presented at the 1993 ASEE Mid-Year Conference, ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division.
Oppenheimer Award for outstanding paper presented at the 1994-95 ASEE Mid-Year Conference, ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division.
Recipient of 1991 Fulbright Lecturing Award (Council for International Exchange of Scholars) to the University of Zambia (did not accept due to job change)
1999 Boeing Outstanding Education Award for leadership in establishing NAU's Design4Practice program
2002 Richard Marburger Outstanding Administrator Award, Lawrence Technological University


Howell, S.K., Engineering Design and Problem Solving, Benjamin Cummings/Addison Wesley Publishing, 1995.

Howell, S.K., Fundamentals of AutoCAD Designer, PWS Publishing, 1995

Howell, S.K., Introduction to Mechanical Desktop: Parametric Part and Assembly Modeling. International Thompson/PWS Publishing. 1997.

Howell, S.K. Introduction to Engineering Design and Problem Solving, Prentice Hall E-Source, 2001.


U.S. Patent No.6651037; Title: METHOD OF OPTIMIZED DESIGN OF AN HVAC AIR-HANDLING ASSEMBLY FOR A CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM with Steven Howell, John Li and Timothy Hall, issued November 2003


American Society of Engineering Education
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honorary Society