Sharon Walker, PhD

Dean and Executive Director, ELATES

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. 

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