Dr. Charles L. Karr

Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

Dean’s Office

Dr. Charles L. “Chuck” Karr was appointed Dean of the UA College of Engineering in 2005 after more than 20 years of engineering experience. During his time as Dean, he has overseen impressive growth in enrollment, expansion of the faculty, extension of educational offerings as well as the development of new teaching and research facilities. Passionate… Read more about Dr. Charles L. Karr

In The News: UA’s relationship with Mercedes evolves into partnership

As University of Alabama Chancellor emeritus Malcolm Portera tells it, Tuscaloosa was in a “world of hurt” in the early 1980s. The area had lost four manufacturers under the pressure of international competition for steel and the beginning of the end for cut-and-sew textile operations in the state, he said.… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Hundreds attend Chamber breakfast

The annual breakfast meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of Walker County was highlighted Wednesday with a speech by Charles L. Karr, dean of engineering at the University of Alabama. Karr’s speech was motivational in nature, challenging local business owners to be leaders in the community. “When you start talking… Read more

Sources: Daily Mountain Eagle

In The News: Medical tent created by Alabama continues to evolve, expand

After seeing the initial prototype for what’s become the SidelinER, Jeff Allen called Alabama dean of engineering Charles Karr. “You and your team did an unbelievable job,” the Crimson Tide’s head athletic trainer told Karr. “These students did a phenomenal job. This thing’s really going to work. But, the issue is… Read more

Sources: al.com

State of the College: An interview with Dean Charles L. Karr

It’s been nearly 11 years since Dr. Charles L. Karr was appointed dean of The University of Alabama College of Engineering. Early on in his tenure, Karr and other leaders from the College set goals for growth and improvement, many of which have long since been surpassed, particularly enrollment, degrees… Read more

In The News: The story behind the tent on Alabama’s football sideline

When a player gets injured in a football game, they are typically brought to a trainer’s table on the sideline where a medical evaluation is done in front of 100,000 people and a television camera capturing every moment of pain and emotion. Short of taking a player back to the… Read more

Sources: USA Today, Yellowhammer, CBS Sports Radio

In The News: Alabama Football Benefits From Engineering

Collaboration between The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering and the Crimson Tide Athletics Department resulted in a unique addition to the Bama sidelines during football games. Read more

Sources: Scout.com, The Tuscaloosa News, AL.com, The Decatur Daily, The Montgomery Advertiser, The Dothan Eagle, Bama OnLine, The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, The Anniston Star, The Florence Times Daily, ESPN Part 1, ESPN Part 2, WSFA NBC 12, WBRC Fox 6, WBRC Fox 6 (video), WVUA 23, WTVY CBS 4, The Crimson White, Athletic Training Today, The Daily Bama Blog, College AD, WBRC Fox 6 Tide & Tigers Tailgate Show, SEC Network, Alabama Public Radio

UA College of Engineering appoints two associate deans: Wiest named associate dean for research and economic development

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Dr. Charles L. Karr, dean of The University of Alabama College of Engineering, recently announced the hiring of two new associate deans. Karr named Dr. Ken Fridley senior associate dean for administration and appointed Dr. Viola Acoff as associate dean for undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. John… Read more

In The News: At Farnborough, Alabama universities play role in aerospace talks

LONDON, England – Team Alabama’s secret weapon at the Farnborough International Airshow is the state’s education community, which has played a strong supporting role in efforts to recruit new aerospace investment and jobs at the industry’s global trade event. Representatives from the University of Alabama, UAH, and Auburn University participated… Read more

Sources: Department Of Commerce