Professor, former Dean of Colleges of Sciences and Technology, Savannah State University
Savannah State University
Jonathan Lambright is Full Professor and former Dean of the Colleges of Sciences and Technology at Savannah State University. He has also served as interim Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chair of the Engineering Technology and Mathematics Department at Savannah State.
Lambright received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina A&T 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 and received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1990 with a focus in Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing. He then attended Georgia Tech’s George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and received his Ph.D. in 1996. While at Georgia Tech his studies focused 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. The research projects at Lockheed consisted of Computer-Assisted Manufacturing Tools, Design Tools using Knowledge-Based Systems and Advance Database applications. 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.
In 2006, he received the Savannah State University NROTC teacher of the year award and the NSF HBCU-UP Mentor Award. In 2008, he was selected as a Summer Faculty Fellow at NASA Stennis Space Center. During the 2010‐11 academic year, Lambright participated in and became a graduate of the University System of Georgia’s Executive Leadership Institute. 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 and graduating from engineering disciplines.