"We comfortably embrace the notion that the aim of the undergraduate experience is not only to prepare the young for productive careers, but also to enable them to live lives of dignity and purpose; not only to generate new knowledge, but to channel that knowledge to humane ends; not merely to study government, but to help shape a citizenry that can promote the public good." Ernest L. Boyer ( 1987)
Dr. Saeid Y. Eidgahy is the Dean of the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences encompassing the departments of Accelerated College Program (ACP), Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physical Science.
He has taught at the community college, university and graduate school levels, as well as having served as academic dean in two institutions. He has designed in excess of nine new academic programs and 45 new courses in sciences and allied technical disciplines. For six years, he also served as the President of SAS Technologies, Inc., a company specializing in the design, implementation and evaluation of customized technical training programs.He earned an A.A.S. degree from Owens Community College in Ohio. Subsequently, he earned a B.S. degree in Technology, an M.Ed. in Technology Education and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, all from Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio.
Dr. Eidgahy is also an experienced researcher in areas such as minorities and women in education, impacts of an aging workforce, educational facilities needs, educational technologies for instruction and the application of Keiretsu principles in educational settings. More recently, he has turned his attention to academic leadership and management. As a professional member of multiple organizations, he is a prolific writer and presenter, having authored nearly fifty refereed journal articles, a book chapter and presented for dozens of national and international conferences.
Student learning is at the center of our educational environment, and as such Dr. Eidgahy always welcomes student comments and concerns through his open door policy.
Saeid Y. Eidgahy, Ph.D., Dean
Department(s): School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences