Dean College of Engineering
Dean College of Engineering
BS, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Ph.D., Northwestern University
Dr. Doreen Edwards was appointed Dean of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering in July 2016. Edwards holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University (1997) and B.S. in Chemistry from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (1985). Prior to joining RIT, Dr. Edwards was Dean of Engineering (2009 -2016) and Acting Vice President for Statutory Affairs (2014-2016) at Alfred University. Edwards joined the faculty at Alfred University in 1997. She has also worked as a research scientist for Gould Inc. (1985-1987) and the Basic Industry Research Laboratory (1987-1993); an industry-focused contract research laboratory at Northwestern University. As a professor, she received an NSF CAREER award (2001) and several teaching awards, including the State University of New York Chancellor Award for Excellence in Teaching (2004). She has served as the principal investigator on fundamental and applied research projects, focusing on oxide materials for fuel cells, batteries, thermoelectric devices, environmental remediation, and solar energy applications. She has coauthored more than 60 publications and holds two U.S. patents. Edwards is a fellow of the American Ceramic Society and a member of the board of directors of Incubator Works; a business incubator network headquartered in Corning NY. In 2016, Edwards was profiled in the book Successful Women Ceramic and Glass Scientists and Engineers: 100 Inspirational Profiles.
In the News
November 18, 2020
RIT to establish public interest technologies group to collaborate with tribal communities
Paul Shipman, associate professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, is the principal investigator and will use the $45,000 grant to build a career placement/pipeline model and build a working group at RIT of students and faculty who desire to work in PIT within tribal communities.
March 4, 2020
CANCELLED: RIT hosts ASEE—St. Lawrence Section Annual Conference April 3-4
Registration is open for the 2020 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) St. Lawrence Section Annual Conference. The event, taking place April 3 and 4 at RIT, will feature advances in the engineering field and trends in higher education.
August 14, 2019
RIT to upgrade Semiconductor and Microsystems Fabrication Laboratory through $1 million state grant
The 2019-20 renovation project will be launched with a $1 million grant from New York state’s Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program and will further advance RIT’s research in integrated photonics, quantum information technology, biomedical devices and sensors for smart systems.