George F. Halow
Professor of Practice, Aerospace Engineering; University of Michigan
George Halow joined the University of Michigan as an Aerospace Engineering professor in May 2019. He teaches leadership and professionalism in engineering, and systems engineering and has created two new undergraduate courses to do so. He is also leading implementation of a master’s program instituting similar pedagogy. Prior to the University of Michigan, Halow spent 31 years with Ford Motor Company in multiple capacities, primarily in engineering, manufacturing, and product delivery. Roles included chief program engineer for multiple vehicle lines (Expedition, Navigator, Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, Town Car, and Ranger), manufacturing engineering for various interior components, and multiple other product and business strategy roles. His past experience in a multitude of cross-functional disciplines defines his expertise in operations management, leadership, and ethics and integrity. Halow holds multiple degrees including a Bachelor's in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland; a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University; and a Masters of Business Administration from INSEAD in Fontainbleau, France. He served as Ford’s Executive Champion for the University of Michigan Student Vehicle Teams, and Ford’s Executive Sponsor for the University of Maryland. He has delivered multiple lectures on Ethics & Integrity in Business, Innovation Management and Delivery, and Leadership & Career Building at the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland, to both graduate and undergraduate students in both Engineering and Business. He has also lectured about many leadership topics at Cornell University, Georgia Tech, and Emory University. In addition to many hobbies, Halow is fluent in English, French, and German.