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Kenneth S. Ball is Dean, Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, appointed in August 2012. Ball serves on the ASEE Engineering Deans Council Executive Committee, as well as the Executive Committee of the Global Engineering Deans Council. He also serves on the Executive Board of the ASEE Southeastern Section as the Campus Representative Coordinator. Ball is an Associate Fellow of AIAA, a Fellow of ASME, and a proud member of NSBE. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas and a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers. He previously served as the L.S. Randolph Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech from 2004-2012, and was Temple Foundation Endowed Faculty Fellow in Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin from 1989-2004. He serves on the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission as a member of the Executive Committee, and on the ABET Academic Advisory Council. In 2012, Ball was awarded the Edwin F. Church Medal by ASME for “eminent service in increasing the value, importance, and attractiveness of mechanical engineering education.” He earned degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh and Drexel University.