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Parks College Names Riyadh Hindi, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Research

July 8, 2016
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Dr. Riyadh Hindi of Saint Louis University’s Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology has been named the associate dean for graduate education and research.

Hindi will provide strategic vision and leadership in the College’s efforts to grow its graduate programs and increase research efforts.  Holding the position of director of graduate programs since the fall of 2013, Hindi has helped Parks achieve its largest graduate enrollment in college history.

“As we continue to grow our graduate programs and research profile, Dr. Hindi brings a solid track record of graduate recruitment as well as research funding to this new leadership position” said Michelle Sabick, Ph.D., Dean of Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology. “I know Dr. Hindi will continue to help Parks College grow and thrive.”

Prior to his appointment as the director of graduate programs, Hindi served as the interim chair of the civil engineering department for the 2013-14 academic year. He joined Saint Louis University in August 2010 as a faculty member in the civil engineering department. Before coming to SLU, he was a faculty member at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. for nine years. He is a registered professional engineer in British Columbia, Canada. He has worked as a structural and bridge engineer in the US and abroad for more than 25 years.

Most recently, Hindi was advanced to the status of Structural Engineering Institute Fellow (F.SEI) within the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This designation recognizes Hindi as a leader and mentor in the field of structural engineering.

Hindi completed his undergraduate degree in civil engineering and master’s in structural engineering at the University of Baghdad in Baghdad, Iraq and his doctoral degree in structural and earthquake engineering at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. 

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