Dr. Larry Bland
Chair, Division of Engineering & Construction Management
Associate Professor of Engineering
Ph.D., Ohio State University
M.S., Southern Methodist University
B.S., John Brown University
Dr. Larry Bland joined the Engineering faculty in August of 2002. Dr. Bland received his B.S.E.E. from John Brown University in 1971, his M.S.E.E. from Southern Methodist University in 1976, and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1996. He brought over 30 years of industrial and managing experience with companies such as Union Carbide, Texas Instruments, Emerson Electric Electronics and Space, and Northrop Defense Systems, to name a few. Dr. Bland has worked in many interesting technical areas including: oil exploration, aerospace, stealth, medical, fiber optics, and advanced research. Larry and his wife, Diana, have three children and eleven grandchildren. All three children have attended John Brown University and daughter, Candice, graduated with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in 1994. The Bland's attend Fellowship Bible Church. Larry is a Community Group Leader and has done pre-marriage mentoring/counseling. He enjoys hiking, camping, boating, scuba diving, golf, and woodworking. Larry has traveled to all continents except Antarctica (still a dream to go there) and has seen wonderful technical, social, and mission opportunities throughout the world that have provided for an interesting Engineering career.