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Associate dean of Loyola College elected to American Society for Engineering Education board

| By Nick Alexopulos

Suzanne KeilsonSuzanne Keilson, Ph.D., associate dean of Loyola College, Loyola University Maryland’s school of arts and sciences, has been elected to the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) board for 2012-13.

The membership of one of ASEE’s four geographic zones elected Keilson to the board. She will now be the chair of that zone and represent the society’s membership in the mid-Atlantic and northeast United States and eastern Canada, and oversee ASEE programs and activities at the local level.

“Dr. Keilson’s proven leadership has been crucial to the success and growth of Loyola College, its faculty, staff, and student body,” said Rev. James J. Miracky, S.J., dean of Loyola College. “I’m confident her extensive skills and experience will be assets to ASEE during her service on the board.”

As associate dean, Keilson provides vision and administrative and academic leadership required to fulfill the mission of Loyola College. She is an assistant professor of engineering and teaches first-year programs at Loyola to bring an interdisciplinary approach and appreciation for engineering to students. She has also taught a numeracy course in Loyola’s liberal studies program. Her research interests include signal processing, biomedical engineering, design education, and issues in STEM recruitment and retention.

Keilson has been active as a member and leader within the ASEE Middle Atlantic Section since 1997. She has been involved in the operations of the section, development of awards, nominations, criteria, and programming, and continues to serve as ASEE campus representative at Loyola. She has served as a moderator and reviewer for ASEE national meetings in a number of divisions, including the Materials Division, First-Year Programs, and Women in Engineering. She hosted a Middle Atlantic Section conference at Loyola in the spring of 2009.

Keilson received her B.A. in physics from Yale University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in applied physics from Columbia University.

More information about ASEE and its recent elections is available here.

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