Jonathan Lambright is a professor in the department of Engineering Technology at Savannah State University. Lambright served as the Dean of the College of Sciences and Technology at Savannah State University from 2012 to 2017. In this role, he led over 75 faculty and staff in a college of over 1,500 students majoring in 9 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. He has also served as the interim Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Chair of the Engineering Technology and Mathematics department.
Lambright obtained a BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University in 1985. After working for 3 years as a Mechanical Engineer at the Department of Defense, he returned to graduate school at North Carolina A&T State University and received his MS in Mechanical Engineering in 1990 with a focus in Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing. He then attended the Georgia Institute of Technology’s George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 1996. While at Georgia Tech, Jonathan focused his studies and research on design methodology and manufacturing automation. During the period between 1992 and 1996, Jonathan worked for the Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems Co. in Marietta GA. At Lockheed, he worked on various research and development projects within the Advanced Design department. Between 1996 and 2002 he consulted with Fortune 500 and other companies in areas of Enterprise Applications including Manufacturing Execution Systems and Customer Relation Management Systems. During the 2010–2011 academic year, Lambright participated in and became a graduate of the University System of Georgia’s Executive Leadership Institute. In the summer of 2008, he was selected as a NASA ESMD Summer Faculty Fellow at the NASA Stennis Space Center. In 2006, he received the Savannah State University NROTC teacher of the year award. He has taught courses for the Georgia Tech Regional Engineering Program at Savannah State and has been involved in engineering education research targeted at increasing the numbers of minority students majoring in and graduating from engineering disciplines.