David R. Boylan

Dean Emeritus and Professor, School of Engineering, Iowa State University
1989 DESA Recipient
Primary office:



  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, 1943

During his twenty-year career in education, research, and administration, David R. Boylan has distinguished himself as a leader committed to standards of excellence in engineering education and development.

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times