Dr. Francis N a m e d Kings Point Engineering Chief A n d USMS Captain

Dr. Gerald P . Francis has been appointed head of the Department of Engineering at the U.S.

Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y. He has concurrently received the rank of captain, U.S. Maritime Service.

A 1958 graduate of the University of Dayton, Captain Francis later earned a master's degree and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Cornell University. He taught at Cornell and at the Georgia Institute of Technology before joining the faculty of the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1966. From 1970 to 1976, he served as chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at SUNY Buffalo.

Captain Francis has additionally maintained a consultative association with a variety of companies, including Lockheed- Georgia Company; the Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Division of the General Electric Company, and Built Environment Coordinators, Ltd.

A member of such professional organizations like the American Society for Engineering Education and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Captain Francis has published widely in his field. He has been included in "Who's Who in the East," and has received numerous honors and awards f o r p r o f e s s i o n a l achievement.

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