Principal Academic Professional Emeritus Dr. Wayne Whiteman directed the Office of Student Services. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, he taught the areas of engineering mechanics, dynamics and vibration, and engineering design. He also conducted the Woodruff School Teaching Fellows Program, which provided workshops for faculty colleagues to improve teaching skills and enhance learning environments. Dr. Whiteman was involved in scholarship and research in engineering education and teaching and learning initiatives.
Before arriving at Georgia Tech in 2003, Whiteman was a professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point. During that time, he was the director of the mechanical engineering undergraduate program, which included twenty-five faculty members who taught mechanical systems, thermal sciences, aeronautical systems, and engineering design. He also directed and served as a senior mentor at annual workshops to improve teaching skills and enhance learning environments.
Additionally, Whiteman served 24 years in the United States Army, retiring as an officer in the Corps of Engineers at the rank of Colonel. His military field assignments culminated in his command of the 577th Engineering Battalion at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.