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Announcing the New Associate Dean of Graduate Education


September 20, 2019

Michelle Dolinski, Associate Dean of Graduate Education, Associate Professor of Physics

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that Michelle Dolinski, PhD, associate professor of physics, has been appointed associate dean of graduate education.

Dolinski received her PhD in physics from the University of California, Berkeley and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University. She joined Drexel’s Department of Physics in 2012.

Dolinski is an expert in experimental neutrino physics, specializing in the areas of neutrinoless double beta decay and neutrino oscillations. She is the author of 50 peer-reviewed publications and the recipient of over $2.8 million in grant funding to date. Her two currently funded projects, both from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, include a $561,000 grant for “Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay at Drexel,” as Principal Investigator, and a $1.105 million grant for “Neutrino and Dark Matter Physics at Drexel,” as Co-Investigator. Dolinski has received a number of awards recognizing and supporting her contributions to her field, including the Provost’s Award for Outstanding Early-Career Scholarly Achievement in 2016. She has shared her knowledge in over 30 invited talks, nationally and in countries like Canada, Italy and Greece.

A highly engaged member of our College community, Dolinski has served as a research mentor or adviser to over 40 graduate and undergraduate students. In recognition of these efforts, she was awarded Drexel’s Co-op Employer of the Year Award (2014), the CoAS Teaching Excellence Award (2015) and the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award (2015) from Drexel’s Graduate Student Association. She has extended her service to the community, giving talks at local schools and organizing her department’s premiere high school outreach event. She is also a strong supporter of women in STEM fields.

As we usher in new leadership, we extend our thanks to Daniel King, PhD, for serving as the interim associate dean for graduate education during a time of transition. Please join us in congratulating and wishing Dr. Dolinski the best in her new role.