Meet the Dean

As the Dean of Purdue’s College of Engineering, I have the pleasure and privilege of leading this superb organization. We are inspired by our vision – to be known for our impact on the world – and energized by the remarkable growth that is allowing us to amplify our impact in all that we do. Over a five-year period, Engineering will increase its faculty size by more than 100 and its enrollment by 1,500. Over the past three years, we have grown our student population by almost 1,300 and our faculty by 86. We are transforming our space, both to support that growth and to reflect the collaborative, technology-rich ways in which we teach, learn, and innovate. The growth is helping us create faculty teams whose work will shape the future of fields that cut across engineering and span the breadth of human needs. It is allowing us to expand our capacity for innovation in engineering education. It is enabling us to act on our deep commitment to increasing diversity among our students and faculty to make dramatic gains in our diversity. And it is opening up new opportunities to engage with the world around us. Top faculty, inspired space, and stellar students represent an opportunity to shape our future, and that future is shining bright.

Our Engineering graduate programs were ranked #6 in the nation – #2 among public universities – by U.S. News and World Report, and our undergraduate programs are consistently in the top 10. Propelled by our successes so far and guided by an ambitious strategic plan, we're pushing forward with key priorities: to build on our historic strengths in engineering education; to expand the boundaries of science and technology and address the global grand challenges and opportunities of the 21st century; to create an environment where the people of Purdue Engineering can dream their boldest dreams and collaborate in a place where those dreams can become reality.

Why? Because in pursuing these goals, Purdue Engineering makes a difference. It's my privilege to work with the faculty, students, staff, alums, and friends of the College as we chart a bold path forward.

Dean Leah H. Jamieson is the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering and the Ransburg Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. A co-founder and past director of Purdue's EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) program and 2007 President and CEO of the IEEE, Dr. Jamieson is a recipient of the National Academy of Engineering’s Gordon Prize for innovation in engineering education, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the IEEE and the American Society for Engineering Education.