Vincent Wilczynski is the Deputy Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Yale University. As the Deputy Dean, Dr. Wilczynski helps plan and implement all academic initiatives at the School. In addition, he manages the School's teaching and research resources and facilities. At Yale, he has taught Mechanical Engineering design and helped plan, build and guide the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design. His professional interests in Mechanical Engineering are in the areas of data acquisition/analysis, and mechanical design. He presently serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the FIRST Foundation. Previously, Dr. Wilczynski was the Dean of Engineering at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and has had fellowships at the MIT Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, the Harvard School of Public Health and with the American Council on Education. He has also served as the Vice President of Public Awareness for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, as a national officer of the American Society for Engineering Education, and as an evaluator for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Dr. Wilczynski was named the 2001 Baccalaureate College Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation, the only national award that recognizes outstanding college teaching.