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Edward Lieblein to Retire After Serving 16 Years as Dean of Nova Southeastern University’s Computer Science School

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Edward Lieblein, Ph.D., will retire in May 2009 after serving as dean of the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS) at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale for 16 years. A national search for his successor is being conducted.

Lieblein has had more than 50 years of experience as an executive and administrator in the public and private sectors. Throughout this time, he has also served as a professor and administrator in academia. Lieblein is an internationally recognized authority in the fields of computer science and information systems.

During his tenure as dean, Lieblein presided over an enrollment and revenue growth of more than 300 percent; the establishment of 10 new master’s, Ph.D. programs and concentrations at GSCIS; the creation of nine cooperative programs with other NSU colleges and schools; the award of a chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (the International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines); and the certification of the school’s curriculum in information security by the U.S. National Security Agency for compliance with national training standards for information assurance.

He also led the effort culminating in the designation of NSU as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the U.S. National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

As NSU’s Institutional Representative for the Southern Regional Education Board’s Electronic Campus, Lieblein directed the effort leading to the certification of 72 NSU programs by the State of Florida and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) for compliance with standards for online programs, and the inclusion of these programs in the SREB Electronic Campus.

“Dr. Lieblein has provided executive leadership and been instrumental in the growth of NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences not only in terms of enrollment, but also in the quality of its curriculum, its growth in research, and its continued leadership in blended on-campus and online education,” said Frank De Piano, NSU’s University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

“Because of his guidance, our graduates are well prepared for leadership roles in the growing field of computer and information sciences,” De Piano continued. “We are sorry to lose Dr. Lieblein, but thank him for his dedicated service and wish him the best in his retirement.”

In addition to serving as dean, Lieblein was a professor of computer science at NSU from 1990-93. Before that he was Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Tartan Laboratories, a Carnegie Mellon University spin-off.

Lieblein previously served as Director of Computer Software and Systems in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and was responsible for more than $500 million in research and advanced technology programs implemented in the military departments. In that capacity, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Department of Defense (DoD) Software Engineering Institute, a federally funded research and development center, and he was also DoD Senior Official for Mission-Critical Computer Systems.

Prior to that, he was chief of the Software Engineering Division at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command.

Lieblein’s past academic experience includes teaching computer science, mathematics, and electrical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Monmouth University. He has also published numerous academic works on a wide variety of issues that have faced the computer and information sciences field.

Media Contact:
Andra Liwag, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5309 office, 954-873-8494 cell, andrali@nova.edu