Office of the Dean

Daniel Castro-Lacouture, Dean

Daniel Castro-LacoutureDaniel Castro-Lacouture joined Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute as dean on June 1, 2022. Castro-Lacouture came to the Polytechnic from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he served as professor of building construction and executive director of the professional master’s program in occupational safety and health in the College of Design.

Daniel was assistant professor of civil engineering at Ohio University before joining the Georgia Tech faculty in 2006, where he was promoted to full professor in 2015. He served as chair of the School of Building Construction at Georgia Tech for more than 11 years.

Daniel earned a doctorate in civil engineering from Purdue in 2003, and he also served as a teaching assistant in the School of Civil Engineering and a staff resident at Hillenbrand Hall. Daniel holds a courtesy appointment in Purdue’s Lyles School of Civil Engineering. Prior to his studies at Purdue, Daniel earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, and a master’s degree in construction management from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. Earlier in his career, he spent four years in industry as a project engineer.

Learn about Purdue Polytechnic’s history, including the people who previously served as dean, on our Origins page.