College Leadership

Cover of Strategic Plan booklet

In Fall 2020, Dean Sharon L. Walker announced the launch of the College’s Strategic Plan, which provides a map for the future of Drexel Engineering. The plan calls for interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation, a focus on the student experience and initiatives to further strengthen research and teaching in four thematic areas.

The plan aims to position Drexel Engineering among the leaders in the practice and theory of engineering education. Learn more.


Sharon Walker

Sharon L. Walker

Dean of the College of Engineering
Distinguished Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Sharon L. Walker, PhD, became Dean of Drexel’s College of Engineering on September 1, 2018. She previously served as Interim Dean at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. Dean Walker is a Yale University-trained water quality systems expert focusing on the fate and transport of bacteria and nanoparticles in water.

Read more about Dean Walker.

Dean’s Office


Kapil Dandekar

Kapil R. Dandekar

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


Kathryn Meier

Kathryn Meier

Assistant Dean for Strategy and Innovation
kam858@drexel.edu


Caroline Schauer

Caroline Schauer

Margaret C. Burns Chair in Engineering
Associate Dean, Research and Faculty Affairs
cls52@drexel.edu


Kevin Scoles

Kevin J. Scoles

Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs
scoleskj@drexel.edu

Directors


Patrick Gurian

Patrick Gurian

Professor
Director of First Year Experience
pgurian@drexel.edu


Wayne Hill

Wayne Hill

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


Linda Lee

Linda 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

Professor and Department Head
cfabrams@drexel.edu


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Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Michael Waring

Department Head
Professor
msw59@drexel.edu


Steven Weber

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Steven Weber

Professor
Department Head
Director, Cybersecurity Institute
spw26@drexel.edu


James Tangorra

Engineering Leadership and Society

James Tangorra

Professor
Department Head, Engineering Leadership and Society
jlt66@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.


Finley Shapiro

Finley Shapiro

Assistant Clinical Professor
frs37@drexel.edu

Working with the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Affairs, on converting the many lessons learned from the pandemic into new teaching pedagogies.


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.


Antonio Zavaliangos

Antonios Zavaliangos

A. W. Grosvenor Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
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.