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 and a frequent invited speaker on the subject.
He 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.
Dr. Landis received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from MIT and his Ph.D degree from UCLA, all in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for five years at the Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell International, was an engineering professor at California State University, Northridge for 18 years, and served as Cal State L.A.'s Dean of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology for 16 years.