Karl D. Schubert
El Dorado, AR; Fayetteville, AR;
Houston, TX
BSChE 1975
MSChE University of Kentucky
PhD 1983

Following his master’s degree, Dr. Schubert joined Great Lakes Chemical in El Dorado as a process/process engineer on brominated products and in 1978 returned to Fayetteville to pursue his doctorate focusing on the atmospheric dispersion of denser-than-air contaminants. With Dr. Jerry Havens, he created the UA Chemical Hazards Research Center Spills Laboratory and additionally held a position at the University Computing Center. After completing his graduate work, Schubert joined IBM Research and specialized in the research and development of computer operating and storage systems. Following nearly 15 years in various technical, management and executive positions, Schubert joined Dell and served as chief technology officer. After Dell, he served similar senior executive and consultant roles in several technology start-ups in Silicon Valley Austin, TX, Minneapolis, Portland, OR and the UK and is now an Executive Consultant & Board Member and is mentoring the CoE Freshman Engineering Program Honors Innovation Track and working with the Deans of Engineering and Business on creating a cross-college Innovation Track. Schubert is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and the IEEE Computer Society and is the author of The CIO Survival Guide and coauthor of CIO Best Practices and holds a number of patents in computer-based technology and algorithms. Schubert and his wife Kathryn have four adult children and two cats, and he has returned to his hobbies of photography, and astronomy.


Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers, 2008.