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ELATES Class of 2021-2022

ELATES Class of 2022

The ELATES at Drexel® Class of 2021-2022 included 47 women faculty from over 35 different institutions across the U.S. and Canada. Each nominated by her dean or provost, they are leaders in biology, biochemistry; computer and information sciences; food sciences; geoscience; and diverse engineering disciplines. 

2021-2022 ELATES at Drexel Fellows

Dr. Norma Alcantar

Professor, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

University of South Florida

 

Dr. Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb

Harris Saunders Jr. Chair and Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Dr. Burçin Becerik-Gerber

Professor and Director of Graduate Programs, Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Southern California

 

Dr. Sanjukta Bhanja

Professor and Associate Dean for Academics and Student Affairs, Engineering

University of South Florida

 

Dr. Cheryl Bodnar

Associate Professor, Undergraduate and Graduate Coordinator, Engineering

Rowan University

 

Dr. Vrushali Bokil

Professor, and Associate Dean - Research and Graduate Studies, Mathematics

Oregon State University

 

Dr. Rachel Brennan

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Pennsylvania State University

 

Dr. Jennifer Collins

Professor, Geosciences

University of South Florida

 

Dr. Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez

Professor, Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering

University of Texas at Austin

 

Dr. Kenya Crosson

Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental and Engineering Mechanics

Dayton University

 

Dr. Stephanie Farrell

Founding Department Head and Professor, Engineering

Rowan University

 

Dr. Shelly Gulati

Associate Professor and Chair, Engineering

University of the Pacific

 

Dr. Smiti Gupta

Associate Professor, Nutrition and Food Science

Wayne State University

 

Dr. Wendy Hanna-Rose

Department Head and Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Pennsylvania State University

 

Dr. Simi Hoque

Associate Professor and Architectural Engineering Program Head, CAEE

Drexel University

 

Dr. Haiying Huang

Associate Professor, Geosystems Engineering

University of Texas at Arlington

 

Dr. Vandana Janeja

Professor and Chair, Information Systems

University of Maryland Baltimore County

 

Dr. Katie Kuder

Professor, and Associate Dean, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Seattle University

 

Dr. Hai Li

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Duke University

 

Dr. Jin Li

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

Dr. Elizabeth Lipke

Mary and John H. Sanders Professor, Chemical Engineering

Auburn University

 

Dr. Sylvie Lorente

Chair and Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Villanova University College of Engineering

 

Dr. Kathy Lu

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Dr. Allison MacKay

Chair and Professor, Civil Environmental and Geodetic Engineering

The Ohio State University

 

Dr. Christine Masters

Assistant Dean for Academic Support and Global Programs, Engineering Science and Mechanics

Pennsylvania State University

 

Dr. Kathleen Melde

Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Inclusion, Engineering

University of Arizona

 

Dr. Junko Munakata Marr

Head of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Colorado School of Mines

 

Dr. Olfa Nasraoui

Professor, Endowed Chair for E-Commerce, Computer Science and Engineering

University of Louisville

 

Dr. Zoubeida Ounaies

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Pennsylvania State University

 

Dr. Jaime Padgett

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Rice University

 

Dr. Lisa Parrillo-Chapman

Director of Graduate Programs and Associate Professor, Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

 

Dr. Shalini Prasad

Professor, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

University of Texas at Dallas

 

Dr. Yue Qi

Joan Wernig Sorensen Professor of Engineering, Engineering

Brown University

 

Dr. Afsaneh Rabiei

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

 

Dr. Reeta Rao

Professor and Department Head, Biology and Biotechnology

WPI

 

Dr. Donna Riley

Kamyar Haghighi Head of the School of Engineering Education, Engineering

Purdue University at West Lafayette

 

Dr. Iris Rivero

Department Head, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Rochester Institute of Technology

 

Dr. Michelle Rogers

Associate Professor and Director, Information Science

Drexel University

 

Dr. Kelly Salyards

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Bucknell University

 

Dr. Anita Singh

Chair and Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Widener University

 

Dr. Preeti Sivasankar

Professor and Department Head, Biomedical Engineering

Purdue University at West Lafayette

 

Dr. Gymama Slaughter

Executive Director, Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics, Chemical Engineering

Old Dominion University

 

Dr. Michelle Soupir

Professor, Equity Advisor, and ABE Associate Chair for Research and Extension, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering 

Iowa State University

 

Dr. Lisa Spainhour

Professor and Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Florida A&M University-Florida State University

 

Dr. Millicent Sullivan

Professor and Associate Chair, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

University of Delaware

 

Dr. Jin Wen

Professor, CAEE

Drexel University

 

Dr. Julia Zeitlinger

Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Stowers Institute, U of Kansas