Viola L. Acoff is currently the Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs at The University of Alabama College of Engineering, a position she has held since 2014. Acoff joined the faculty at The University of Alabama in 1994.
Since 2004, Acoff has been a full professor in the University’s Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, where she served as Department Head from 2009 to 2014. Acoff also led the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.
Acoff also serves on the Executive Board of Boy Scouts of America (Black Warrior Council), the Board of Trustees for TMS Foundation, and the Four Little Girls Memorial Fund. She holds multiple awards, honors, and publications.
Acoff is a Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Engineering and holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in the same field. All degrees were earned at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.