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Meyers Returns to Notre Dame Engineering

Nina Welding • DATE: September 1, 2016

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Peter Kilpatrick, the McCloskey Dean of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has announced the appointment of Kerry L. Meyers as assistant dean of student development and director of the Women in Engineering.

Meyers, formerly director the First-Year Engineering Program at Notre Dame, returned to the University in August 2016 from Youngstown State University, where she had served as director of the First-Year Engineering Program and faculty advisor for the Society of Women Engineers.

Meyers’ responsibilities focus on integrating students into the college through coordinated efforts in undergraduate advising, mentoring, and tutoring. The goal is to help students succeed during their time at Notre Dame and beyond — academically, personally, and professionally. She will also direct the Women in Engineering program. As one of the instructors for Introduction to Engineering courses, she will lead the ongoing assessment of these introductory courses to assure a solid foundation for incoming students enrolled in the engineering curriculum.

An advocate of engineering education, she is currently a board member of the First-Year Programs Division of the American Society of Engineering Education and the Educational Research Program Co-chair of the First Year Engineering Experience Conference. She has also served on various committees relating to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics outreach, Catholic education, admissions and financial aid, and First Year of Studies at the University. In 2011 she received the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education from Notre Dame.

Meyers received her doctorate in engineering education from Purdue University (2009), her master’s in mechanical engineering from Oakland University (1999), and her bachelor’s, also in mechanical engineering, from Purdue (1998).

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