Dr. Raymond B. Landis
Raymond B. Landis is Dean Emeritus of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology at California State University, Los Angeles. He is a nationally recognized expert in the field of engineering student success. His three-day Chautauqua short course “Enhancing Student Success through a Model Introduction to Engineering Course” has been attended by over 1,000 engineering educators over the past 25 years. He is the author of Studying Engineering: A Road Map to a Rewarding Career, now in its Fourth Edition. Since its initial publication in 1995, the text has been used by over 150,000 students at more than 300 institutions across the United States in Introduction to Engineering courses that have a focus on student development. Dr. Landis has received many honors and awards for his work, including the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math, and Engineering Mentoring, and the first Wang Family Excellence Award as the outstanding administrator in the California State University System. He was cited as one of the top 100 educational leaders of the 20th century by Black Issues in Higher Education.