Holloway to represent Purdue Engineering on ASEE board

Beth M. Holloway is among eight new officers to be elected to the Board of Directors of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
Beth M. Holloway

She began her term during the ASEE conference in Tampa, Fla., during the society’s June 2019 conference. Holloway is the assistant dean for Diversity and Engagement, the Leah H. Jamieson Director of Women in Engineering, and assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering (by courtesy).

On the board, she will serve as the chair of Professional Interest Council IV. Divisions of that council include areas such as engineering ethics, entrepreneurship and engineering innovation, faculty development, graduate studies, minorities in engineering, and women in engineering. There are five professional interest councils in total.

“I am honored to be elected to serve on the ASEE Board of Directors for the next three years.  I look forward to collaborating with other board members to maximize the impact of the Society on engineering education.”

ASEE, based in Washington DC, is the professional society for U.S. engineering educators and administrators. The organization’s membership boasts 12,000 individuals, 450 colleges/universities, and 150 corporations. ASEE’s mission is to advance innovation, excellence, and access at all levels of education for the engineering profession.

“Dr. Holloway has contributed passionately to many of College of Engineering initiatives through her administrative and teaching roles and her research on differential retention issues for students across engineering disciplines. I am excited to see Beth now providing leadership on these issues at the national level through her service at ASEE Board of Directors,” said Alina Alexeenko, associate dean of engineering for undergraduate education  and professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue.

Holloway earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering Education, all from Purdue.