College Leadership

Sharon Walker

Sharon L. Walker, PhD, is Dean of Drexel Engineering and Distinguished Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, as well as Executive Director of ELATES at Drexel, a national leadership development program committed to increasing the representation of women in STEM. She is also vice chair of the Engineering Deans Council of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Walker is principal investigator on the NSF Advance Grant, “Catalyzing STEM Gender Equity at Drexel: Building a Foundation for Systemic Transformation,” and in 2021 received the Winifred Burks-Houck Professional Leadership Award from the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers. A Yale University-trained water quality systems expert focusing on the fate and transport of bacteria and nanoparticles in water, Walker is a fellow of AEESP, AAAS, and AIMBE. Walker has produced more than 250 conference papers and publications, and in 2018 won the AEESP inaugural Mary Ann Liebert Award for Publication Excellence in Environmental Engineering Science. She holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering and an MS in Chemical Engineering, both from Yale, and earned two undergraduate engineering degrees in environmental engineering and environmental studies from the University of Southern California.

Read more about Dean Walker and her leadership.

Dean’s Office


Kapil Dandekar

Kapil R. Dandekar

E. Warren Colehower Chair Professor
Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and Graduate Education
dandekar@drexel.edu


Caroline Schauer

Caroline Schauer

Margaret C. Burns Chair in Engineering
Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement & Program Initiatives
cls52@drexel.edu


Jin Wen

Jin Wen

Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Associate Dean for Research and Innovation


jinwen@drexel.edu


Christopher Weyant

Christopher Weyant

Teaching Professor 

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs


cmw329@drexel.edu

Directors


Terrance Harris

Terrance Harris

Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
tih29@drexel.edu


Wayne Hill

Wayne Hill

Executive Director of Technical Operations and Infrastructure
wayne.crawford.hill@drexel.edu


Linda Lee

Linda Lentz (Lee)

Senior Director, Finance & Administration
leely@drexel.edu


Ian Marcus

Ian Marcus

Director of Academic Analytics
imm49@drexel.edu

 

Department Heads


Cameron Abrams

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Cameron Abrams

Bartlett-Barry Endowed Professor and Department Head
cfabrams@drexel.edu


waring-michael

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Michael Waring

Professor
Department Head
msw59@drexel.edu


Naga Kandasamy

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Nagarajan Kandasamy

Professor
Department Head, Electrical and Computer Engineering

kandasamy@drexel.edu


Christine Fiori

Engineering Leadership and Society

Christine M. Fiori

Clinical Professor and Program Director for Construction Management
Department Head, Engineering Leadership and Society
cmf356@drexel.edu


Steven May

Materials Science and Engineering

Steven May

Professor
Department Head
smay@drexel.edu


Jonathan Spanier

Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Jonathan E. Spanier

Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Professor of Electrical Engineering and of Physics (courtesy)
spanier@drexel.edu

Dean’s Fellows


Jennifer Atchison

Jennifer Atchison

Assistant Teaching Professor
jsa40@drexel.edu

Working with the Associate Dean, Enrollment Management and Graduate Education, on programs in undergraduate recruitment.


Richard Grandrino

Richard Grandrino

Teaching Professor
rag28@drexel.edu

Working with the Associate Dean, Enrollment Management and Graduate Education, on programs in graduate recruitment.


Matthew Stamm

Matthew Stamm

Associate Professor
mcs382@drexel.edu

Working with the Associate Dean, Research and Faculty Affairs, on programs to expand the college’s strategic research directions into initiatives.


Antonios Zavaliangos

Antonios Zavaliangos

A. W. Grosvenor Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Affiliate Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

zaval@drexel.edu

Working with the Senior Director, Finance and Administration, providing a deep dive into the college’s financial picture both current and future.