Kenneth Ball currently serves on the Academic Advisory Council for ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). He also serves as commissioner of the Engineering Accreditation Commission; and on the Executive Board, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Engineering Deans Council. Ball was appointed dean of the Volgenau School of Engineering in August 2012. He previously served as the L.S. Randolph Professor and head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech from 2004-12, overseeing rapid growth in the department with research expenditures increasing five-fold to approximately $20M, and with large increases in student enrollment. In his role at George Mason University, he oversees the secretariat of the International Federation of Engineering Societies (IFEES) and the secretariat for the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC). Ball received his BS, mechanical engineering from Lehigh University, and both MS and PhD in mechanical engineering from Drexel University.