John W. Prados

Photo of Trustees Emeriti: John W. Prados

Dr. Prados is Vice President and University Professor Emeritus at The University of Tennessee, where he spent more than 50 years. He is a former editor of the Journal of Engineering Education of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and is a past President of ABET, Inc. (formerly, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). Dr. Prados has served as Director and Treasurer of AIChE; Executive Counselor of Tau Beta Pi; President and Treasurer of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society; Chair of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET; Senior Education Associate at the NSF; and advisor and consultant to more than 30 universities and state education agencies in the U.S. and abroad. His awards and honors include the L.E. Grinter Distinguished Service Award of ABET; the James T. Rogers Award of the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, for outstanding leadership in regional accreditation; and the Lifetime Achievement Award in Chemical Engineering Pedagogical Scholarship and the Benjamin Garver Lamme Medal from ASEE; and the Nathan W. Dougherty Award from the University of Tennessee College of Engineering.  At Olin College, he was an inaugural member and Chair of the President’s Council (2001-2002) and a Trustee (2002-2009).  He received his B.S. at the University of Mississippi and his M.S. and Ph.D. at The University of Tennessee, all in chemical engineering, and is a registered professional engineer in Tennessee.