Khokiat Kengskool , Ph.D.
Director of International Programs (Southeast Asia)
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1986
Tel: 305-348-1094 | Fax: 305-348-3721
Dr. Khokiat Kengskool is currently the Director of International Programs for Southeast Asia, College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at Florida International University (FIU) and a faculty member of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Kengskool has helped recruit a significant number of highly-qualified Ph.D. students from leading universities in Thailand for the College of Engineering and Computing.
Dr. Kengskool’s mission is to recruit, admit and retain a highly qualified diverse international student body, especially for the Ph.D. programs, to develop and promote the option of Dual Enrollment for graduate and undergraduate students and also to establish, promote and provide cost-effective transformational exchange and study abroad programs in the region. His areas of research interest include Applied Artificial Intelligence, Decision-Making Support Systems and Productivity Enhancement. He has over 70 refereed publications and approximately 50 national and international presentations in the areas of Productivity Enhancement and Applied Artificial Intelligence. As a Professor of Engineering Economy, he is the sole author of a published textbook for engineering students titled Understanding Engineering Economy, A Practical Approach (2016, 2017). He has published two additional custom textbooks for his classes including Engineering Economic Analysis and Engineering Design Graphics.
Dr. Kengskool has received several funded grants from major U.S. corporations and U.S. Government agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research. He has earned numerous honors and awards in his career, including an honorable “Teaching Award” from FIU and most recently the “30-Years of Recognition & Service Award” from FIU (Spring 2017). Dr. Kengskool earned his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1983 and 1986, respectively. He also earned a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla-Missouri) in 1976. He received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Industrial Engineering from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand in 1974.