Taft Broome, Jr. is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Howard University. His main research interests are: structural systems and mechanics, dynamics of rigid bodies, engineering dynamics, engineering ethics and education, philosophy of engineering literatures.
Dr. Broome also holds the rank of Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), recipient of the 2011 Olmsted Award of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Fellow of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Alumni Association, 2005-06 Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and 2006 recipient of the Profile In Courage Award from the Howard University Faculty Senate. He holds the Sc.D. degree (1972) and the M.S. degree (1968) in civil engineering from the George Washington University, the M.S. degree in engineering ethics from RPI (1985), and the B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Howard University (1966).