Sharon L. Walker
Dean of the College of Engineering
Distinguished Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Executive Director, ELATES at Drexel
Principal Investigator, NSF Advance Grant "Catalyzing STEM Gender Equity at Drexel: Building a Foundation for Systemic Transformation"
Sharon L. Walker, PhD, joined Drexel Engineering as dean on September 1, 2018. A Yale-trained water quality systems expert, she previously served as Interim Dean at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. By fall 2020 after in depth planning and engaging the entire engineering community as well as colleagues across campus, Dean Walker announced the launch of the college’s Strategic Plan, which provides a roadmap 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. She is also the Executive Director of ELATES at Drexel, a national leadership development program for senior women faculty in STEM fields.
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Assistant Teaching Professor
Working with the Associate Dean, Enrollment Management and Graduate Education, on programs in undergraduate recruitment.
Working with the Associate Dean, Enrollment Management and Graduate Education, on programs in graduate recruitment.
Assistant Clinical Professor
Working with the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Affairs, on converting the many lessons learned from the pandemic into new teaching pedagogies.
Working with the Associate Dean, Research and Faculty Affairs, on programs to expand the college’s strategic research directions into initiatives.
A. W. Grosvenor Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Working with the Senior Director, Finance and Administration, providing a deep dive into the college’s financial picture both current and future.