"Engineering" and "Accounting" for a Bright Future


The secret is out: KSU is home to preeminent faculty and students. Dedicated to Kennesaw State’s mission, our faculty provide engaging learning and growth opportunities that support student success, and through their scholarly pursuits demonstrate our ability to become one of the best R2 institutions in the nation. Recently, two faculty were named by their professional organizations as elite within their fields of engineering and accounting.

  • Dr. Renee Butler, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of systems engineering in the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, was named 2020 Engineer of the Year in Education by the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers (GSPE). This is the fifth year in a row that a Kennesaw State faculty member, student or administrator has been recognized by the GSPE – a rare honor that shows how KSU is growing as a leader in the field. Dr. Butler is among a select group of honorees recognized by the professional organization for their contributions to the state's engineering community.
  • Dr. Dana Hermanson, the Dinos Eminent Scholar Chair of Private Enterprise and professor of accounting in the Coles College of Business, was recently honored by the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association with the Outstanding Educator Award. The award recognizes exemplary contributions in accounting research and teaching.

Members of the KSU faculty are the lifeblood of the University, constantly working to provide students the tools they need to succeed. Recognition from professional organizations reaffirms that we are on the right track when it comes to preparing students for their chosen professions.

Congratulations to Dr. Butler and Dr. Hermanson for earning these well-deserved honors, and thank you for stepping up as leaders in educating Georgia’s future professionals.

Pamela Whitten


Written By Whitten