James Tien
James Tien
Dean, University of Miami
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Dr. James M. Tien received the S.M., E.E. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; he joined the University of Miami as Dean of its College of Engineering in 2007. 

An internationally renowned scholar and educator, Dr. Tien formerly served as the Yamada Corporation Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). He joined the Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering at RPI in 1977, became Acting Chair of the department, joined a unique interdisciplinary Department of Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems as its founding Chair, and twice served as the Acting Dean of Engineering. He has also held leadership positions at Bell Telephone Laboratories, at the Rand Corporation, and at Structured Decisions Corporation (which he co-founded). Dr. Tien’s areas of research interest include the development and application of computer and systems analysis techniques to information and decision systems. He has been honored with both teaching and research awards, including being elected a member of the prestigious U. S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

Small Group Coaching Expertise: Integrating Research & Education; Focusing on Student's Career Success; Educating for Life Long Learning; Emphasizing Critical Thinking Skills; Designing Both Products & Processes

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