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Gordon Scofield, PhD

Gordon ScofieldOccupation: Mechanical Engineer (Retired)
Born: DeSmet, South Dakota, September 29, 1925

Education:
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, The University of Oklahoma (1968)
Fellow, University of Oklahoma (1966-1967)
MME, University of Missouri (1949)
Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University (1946)

Career:
Dean of Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (1984-1986)
Vice President, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (1984-1986)
President, South Dakota Mines Foundation (1982-1990)
Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (1981-1988)
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (1981-1983)
Head, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Department, Michigan Technological University (1969-1980)
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University (1969-1980)
Professor, University of Missouri – Rolla (Now Missouri University of Science and Technology) (1947-1969)
Associate Professor, University of Missouri – Rolla (Now Missouri University of Science and Technology) (1947-1969)
Assistant Professor, University of Missouri – Rolla (Now Missouri University of Science and Technology) (1947-1969)
Graduate Assistant, University of Missouri (1947-1969)
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering, South Dakota State University (1946-1947)
Graduate Teaching Assistant

Career Related:
Member, Board of Directors, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (1994-2000); Consultant, Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, United States Navy (1956-1971)

Military: 
Naval Reserve, U.S. Navy (1943-1946)

Awards:
Recipient, Excellence in Engineering Education Award, SAE International (1999); Recipient, Alumni Achievement Award, University of Missouri – Rolla (Now Missouri University of Science and Technology) (1975); Science Faculty Fellow, National Science Foundation (1966-1967)

Memberships:
President, SAE International (1977); Member, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Member, American Society for Engineering Education; Member, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society; Member, The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc.; Member, Pi Tau Sigma, South Dakota State University; Member, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Family:
Son of Perry Lee Scofield; Zella (Reese) Scofield
Married: Nancy Lou Cooney (12/27/1947)
Children: Cathy Lynn; Terrence Lee
One Granddaughter
One Great-granddaughter

Biography Source(s):
Who’s Who in Finance and Business – 2009-2010, 37th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in Finance and Business – 2008-2009, 36th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in Finance and Business – 2006-2007, 35th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in America – 2018, 71st Edition (pub. 2018)
Who’s Who in America – 2014, 68th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in America – 2013, 67th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in America – 2012, 66th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in America – 2011, 65th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in America – 2010, 64th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in America – 2009, 63rd Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in America – 2008, 62nd Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in America – 2007, 61st Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in America – 2006, 60th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in America – 2005, 59th Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in America – 2004, 58th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in America – 2003, 57th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in America – 2002, 56th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in America – 2001, 55th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in America – 2000, 54th Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who in America – 1999, 53rd Edition (pub. 1998)
Who’s Who in America – 1998, 52nd Edition (pub. 1997)
Who’s Who in America – 1997, 51st Edition (pub. 1996)
Who’s Who in America – 1996, 50th Edition (pub. 1995)
Who’s Who in America – 1995, 49th Edition (pub. 1994)
Who’s Who in America – 1994, 48th Edition (pub. 1993)
Who’s Who in America – 1992-1993, 47th Edition (pub. 1992)
Who’s Who in America – 1990-1991, 46th Edition (pub. 1990)
Who’s Who in America – 1989-1990, 45th Edition (pub. 1988)
Who’s Who in America – 1987-1988, 44th Edition (pub. 1986)
Who’s Who in American Education – 2007-2008, 8th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in American Education – 2006-2007, 7th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 2016-2017, 12th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 2011-2012, 11th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2016, 42nd Edition (pub. 2015)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2015, 41st Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2014, 40th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2013, 39th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2012, 38th Edition (pub. 2011)

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