Farshad Fotouhi is the dean of Wayne State University's college of engineering. Prior to that he was chair of the Department of Computer Science since 2004. Farshad Fotouhi joined Wayne State University in 1988. Before being appointed chair of the Department of Computer Science, he was associate chair from 2000-2004 and a member of the faculty.

Fotouhi drastically reduced Dr. Greg Auner's staff, a fact that was reported in Crain's Detroit Business. Researcher Greg Auner goes from top dog to doghouse, and it's all about the money, Wayne State says By Tom Henderson http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130601/NEWS/306029984/researcher-greg-auner-goes-from-top-dog-to-doghouse-and-its-all

In February 2014, Prof. James Woodyard resigned from his tenured position because of what he called Fotouhi's "lack of integrity." http://www.thesouthend.wayne.edu/news/article_9138f706-90f9-11e3-920a-001a4bcf6878.html BOG meeting steeped in controversy The South End.

In May 2014, WSU President Roy Wilson moved Auner to be subordinate to Dr. Valerie Parisi rather than Fotouhi, so that Fotouhi can no longer interfere with Auner's vital, lifesaving research. http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20140515/BLOG007/140519889/after-quiet-start-wsu-president-wilson-makes-waves After quiet start, WSU President Wilson makes waves Crain's Detroit Business