Message from the Dean

Sharon Walker
Dean Sharon Walker

The Drexel University College of Engineering offers one of the top STEM education programs in the country. Founded as a science and engineering school in 1891, Drexel is dedicated to knowledge that meets the challenges we face as a society and as world citizens. We have a historic priority of translating scholarship and research in the interests of the local community, industry, and the world around us that informs everything we do.

But the engineer of the 21st century needs to do more. So, our curriculum focuses on skills in leadership, critical thinking, and collaboration – intangibles that ensure we are graduating versatile, adaptable engineers into a rapidly changing world. Talent is essential here because engineering is hard. But our administration, faculty members, and staffers are dedicated to the success of each student who crosses our threshold. Since one out of every 100 engineers working in the United States today holds an undergraduate degree from Drexel, we believe that dedication meets its mark.

As your Dean, it is my job to be your chief advocate -- to know what we’re good at, to know what we need to do better, and to do what it takes working within our College and University community to make that a reality for a diverse, dynamic, empowered body of scholars. I hope to have the pleasure of meeting you. My office is always open.

Sharon L. Walker
Sharon L. Walker, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Dean, College of Engineering
Drexel University