Professor, Aerospace Engineering
University of Michigan
George F. Halow has been a Professor of Practice in Aerospace Engineering since May 1, 2019 after a distinguished career at Ford Motor Company. At Ford, he held numerous positions in engineering, manufacturing, and strategy and was the Chief Program Engineer of Expedition, Navigator, Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, Town Car, and Ranger at various points in his career.
At the University of Michigan, he created an Introduction to the Aerospace Enterprise course for primarily freshmen and sophomores, covering the aerospace industry, leadership, culture, and communication, and careers in aerospace. He also launched an all-new Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and systems engineering leadership course series starting in fall, 2022. The course series, which is unprecedented at the undergraduate level, has garnered strong corporate interest, and corporate donations have enabled the build of an MBSE Leadership Lab for the courses and student project team collaboration.
George has a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland, a master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, and an MBA from INSEAD in France. In his 4+ years at the University of Michigan, he has been the recipient of the following awards:
Sigma Gamma Tau Top Teacher Award (2020)
Aerospace Engineering Department Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Impact Award (2021)
Aerospace Engineering Department Significant Achievement Award (2022)