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Dr. Abhijit Bhattacharyya Is Inaugural Dean of College of Engineering and Computer Science

Arkansas State University

This is A-State Connections.  Last week on A-State Connections, Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse told us about Dr. Abhijit Bhattacharyya.  He is the inaugural dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science.  Bhattacharyya will start his position July first.

He has spent the last 18 years at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  For the past two and a half years, Bhattacharyya has served as the interim vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UA Little Rock). 

Bhattacharyya has also managed the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the Office of Research Compliance, the TechLaunch Office, and the Machine and Electronics Shop of UA Little Rock.  The Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences and the Emerging Analytics Center come under his purview as well.  KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves interviewed Bhattacharyya shortly after he was introduced as the dean of the newly formed college.  He tells a little about himself. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Johnathan Reaves is the News Director for KASU Public Radio. As part of an Air Force Family, he moved to Arkansas from Minot, North Dakota in 1986. He was first bitten by the radio bug after he graduated from Gosnell High School in 1992. While working on his undergraduate degree, he worked at KOSE, a small 1,000 watt AM commercial station in Osceola, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Arkansas State University in 1996 with a degree in Radio-Television Broadcast News, he decided that he wanted to stay in radio news. He moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas and worked for East Arkansas Broadcasters as news director and was there for 16 years.