Robert Frisbee, associate dean of the College of Technology, has been named interim dean. He replaces Tim Dawsey, who was named the new executive director for Advancement of Applied Science & Technology at PSU’s Tyler Research Center, home to the Kansas Polymer Research Center (KPRC).

Dawsey came to PSU in 2013 as a senior research associate at the KPRC, where Plastics Engineering Technology and Polymer Chemistry converge. The move is a return to his roots as a polymer scientist.

Robert Frisbee

Robert Frisbee

Tim Dawsey

Tim Dawsey

Frisbee, who is a graduate of the PSU Automotive Technology program and returned as a faculty member in 1993, served as chair of that department until becoming associate dean in 2017.

“We have great faculty and staff in the College of Technology,” he said. “Because of them, we have many great opportunities ahead.”

The COT, housed in PSU’s Kansas Technology Center, includes the departments of Automotive Technology, Engineering Technology, Graphics and Imaging Technologies, Technology and Workforce Learning, and the School of Construction.