Barry T. Rosson, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research
Dean of the Graduate College
Barry Rosson, Ph.D. serves as the Vice President for Research in the Division of Research and as Dean of the Graduate College at Florida Atlantic University. Since 2007, Dr. Rosson has been the Dean of the Graduate College and Professor of Civil Engineering. In fall 2010, Dr. Rosson was appointed Vice President for Research, overseeing the offices of the Vice President, Sponsored Programs (pre-award), Research Accounting (post-award), Research Integrity, Technology Transfer, Veterinary Services and the FAU Research Corporation.
Dr. Rosson began his academic career in 1991 at the University of Nebraska as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1997 and to Professor in 2003. While at the university he served as Associate Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering, Director of Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering, and Associate Dean in the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. In addition to his extensive administrative background, Dr. Rosson received in excess of $3 million for his research in structural engineering from federal, state, and private organizations including the National Science Foundation, USDA Forest Products Laboratory, and 3M Corporation.
Dr. Rosson received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in structural engineering from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama and his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Fellow and Past-President of the Architectural Engineering Institute, and Member of the American Society for Engineering Education. He has served as Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering and Chair of the Committee on Professional Practice (ASCE Presidential Appointment).
He is married to Linda Rosson, and they have two children Matthew and Zachary.