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Anthony England

Dr. A.W. (Tony) England is the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Dr. England earned his Ph.D. in geophysics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His master’s and bachelor’s degrees in geology and geophysics are also from MIT. He is a scientist and former astronaut with NASA where he served as Mission Scientist for Apollo’s 13 and 16, Mission Specialist crewman on the Spacelab 2 flight in 1985, and Space Station Program Scientist in 1986-87. He is also a professor of electrical engineering and computer science and atmospheric, oceanic, and of space sciences in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 

As a scholar, educator, and administrator, Dr. England has 150 peer reviewed publications; he has vigorously supported faculty and student diversity as recognized by the University of Michigan’s Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award in 2002, as well as the university’s NCID Exemplary Diversity Engagement and Scholarship Award in 2009; and he served for five years as associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Engineering on the Ann Arbor campus. His research has included scattering theory applied to the microwave brightness of the earth and other planets, and the development and use of ice-sounding radar for the study of glaciers in Alaska and Antarctica. Currently, his research concerns developing Land-Surface Process/Radiobrightness (LSP/R) models of land-atmosphere energy and moisture fluxes in the Arctic. 

Dr. England has been a Research Geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey, a visiting Professor at Rice University, an Associate Editor for the Journal of Geophysical Research, a member of the National Research Council’s Space Studies Board, and chair of several federal committees concerned with science and technology policy. He is also a Fellow of IEEE.


Ph.D., Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.S., Geology and Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.S., Earth Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology