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Gregory A. Sedrick, Ph.D., P.E.
[email protected] – Office: 615-366-3954; Cell: 423-503-0041
Thirty-four year career bridging industry and academia, with a focus on technology based
economic development and technical workforce development. Positions held included:
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Associate Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, Tennessee Board of Regents
o Promotion and Tenure – Review for recommendation to Regents for annual
approval.
o General Education – Chair state-wide advisory committee for
additions/deletions/modifications of courses in required 41 credit hours.
o Certification/Badging- Create new system-wide certification stacking within program
offerings.
o Workforce Development- Create and manage clinical opportunities through the 9
TBR academic foci career paths. One example www.ready2teach.org.
o Course Revitalization- Lead and manage redesign of curriculum with latest teaching
strategies and technology.
o Critical Conversations- Utilizing social media to collect and distribute TEDx like
messages from our Chairs of Excellence across the system.
o STEM- focused effort to monitor and assist in meeting Tennessee’s workforce need
for scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.
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Coordinator Engineering Management Graduate Program and Associate Professor,
Engineering Management, Mechatronics Engineering and Engineering Technology, Middle
Tennessee State University.
Director and Professor, Graduate and Distance Education Engineering Programs, Christian
Brothers University.
State Director, NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).
Chaired NSF grant bringing $27 million to Tennessee public and private educational
institutions for the development of state-wide research infrastructure.
Chief Academic Officer and Professor, University of Tennessee Space Institute. Director of
Distance Education Programs and the Engineering Management Graduate Program.
State Executive Director, Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) Network.
Managed $10 million grant for Tennessee’s 15 small business development centers.
Founder and Executive Director, New Economy Institute, a $1.2 million annual budget nonprofit. Networked 21 educational institutions with businesses in the application of new
technology and workforce development located in the seven congressional districts of the
Tennessee Valley Technology Corridor.
Dean and Professor, School of Engineering Letourneau University. Relocated faculty and
staff into new $24 Million Science and Engineering facility.
Chief Academic Officer and Professor, Chattanooga State Technical Community College.
Established the Faculty Learning Resource Center.
Dean and Professor, College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Tennessee
at Chattanooga. Led approval of $37 million new engineering facility. Established the UTC
Grayson Walker Faculty Multimedia Educational Center.
Research Associate, Virginia Productivity Center, Virginia Polytechnic and State University
(Virginia Tech). Principal investigator for several privately funded projects.
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Faculty of the Army Management Engineering College
Engineer, Department of Defense
Engineer and Programmer, Monroe Systems for Business
Lead consultant in technological competitiveness projects for numerous public and private
firms
Twice appointed to the Tennessee Governor’s committee for distance education
implementation teams of the Tennessee Board of Regents System and the University of
Tennessee System.
Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Management since 1994, twice recipient of the
Sarchet award for contributions to the engineering management profession, elected to the
Academy of Engineering Management in 2005, and registered Professional Engineer since 1996.
Awarded Engineer of the Year during the 2001 national celebration of Engineers Week.
Ph.D. (Engineering Management) Missouri University of Science & Technology
MS (Systems Management) Florida Institute of Technology
BS (Engineering Management-Electrical Engineering) University of Missouri-Rolla
AAS (Electrical/Electronics Certification) O’Fallon Technical Center
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