Vice Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
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, Grand Challenge Scholars Program, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Program and Engineering Projects in Community Service. He 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 quality assurance, software process improvement and software project management. He has also been active in developing and improving computer science curriculum and working to improve undergraduate retention. In addition to his academic activities, he has also been involved in applied research projects, training and consulting with many large corporations over the last 25 years.