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Dr. Joanne Belovich Appointed Interim Dean

Dr. JoInterim_Dean_Joanne_Belovichanne Belovich appointed Interim Dean of the Washkewicz College of Engineering

Jianping Zhu, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, announced that Dr. Joanne Belovich has been appointed Interim Dean of the Washkewicz College of Engineering, effective August 5, 2019.

Dr. Belovich joined the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Cleveland State University in 1991. She received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and her B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.  Her research specialties are in transport in biomedical systems and in biofuel production.  She has brought in $2.4 million in external funding to CSU in research and educational grants and gifts from government, industrial, and foundation sources.  Since 2014 she has been chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering.  Prior to that, she led the department’s partnership in Biomedical Engineering with the Cleveland Clinic as well as the establishment of the MS Biomedical Engineering program.  She served as Assistant Dean from 1997-1999 and Associate Dean from 1999-2004, when she led the creation of the college-wide engineering design course for freshmen and expanded the college’s outreach program to bring more than 500 high school students into engineering labs each year. 

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Belovich to her new leadership role. "I very much look forward to working with her and all of you to continue to grow the college’s enrollment and research portfolio, and to further enhance the college’s strong experiential learning programs, student success, and engagement with industry and business sectors," stated Provost Zhu.

To learn more about the Washkewicz College of Engineering please visit their website.