Jesse W. Mason

Jesse W. Mason served on Georgia Tech’s faculty from 1938-1972.  During that time he left a legacy on the Institute that goes far beyond the campus building which bears his name.  While at Tech, Mason served as Regents Professor in Chemical Engineering, Department Head of Chemical Engineering, and went on to become Dean of the College of Engineering.  Mason was also selected to spearhead a committee on creating an advanced plan for academics a Georgia Tech by then Institute President Blake Van Leer.  Later Mason would be instrumental in selecting Van Leer’s successor, Edwin Harrison.

Notable Accomplishments: 
  • Served as Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Served as Dean of the College of Engineering