Kim Jovanovich, University of New Orleans assistant dean of engineering and Chevron USA Endowed Professor in electrical engineering, has been awarded the 2021 Engineering Faculty Professionalism award by the Louisiana Engineering Foundation.
Jovanovich will receive the award during a ceremony on April 27, 2021.
The purpose of the Engineering Faculty Professionalism Award is to highlight enthusiastic professional engineers who are among faculty at universities in Louisiana. The goal of the annual award is to encourage other engineering faculty and students to become professional engineers.
Jovanovich has been a faculty member at UNO for 40 years.
He was first approached in 1980 to teach an electrical engineering class for one semester as an adjunct professor. That was also the year that the School of Engineering became the College of Engineering under the direction of founding dean of engineering Fritz-Egbert Dohse.
Jovanovich’s one semester has evolved into an academic career spanning four decades at UNO that has included several honors and recognition, including the University’s Presidential Staff Medallion. The medallion is awarded to the staff member who has demonstrated outstanding service to the University community.