Dr. Jerome Lavelle, associate dean of academic affairs in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been named to the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Academy of Fellows. He will be honored at the 2018 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition Awards Ceremony on June 27, 2018, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The ASEE Board of Directors confers Fellow status upon members with outstanding qualifications and experience who have made important contributions in engineering, engineering technology education or an allied field. Special attention is given to an individual’s contributions within ASEE.
As associate dean of academic affairs, Lavelle leads the development, implementation and growth of various programs targeted toward student success, and extension and engagement. Additionally, he is responsible for leading proposal efforts and strategic thrusts for increased access and pathways to engineering for students across the University of North Carolina System and the North Carolina Community College System.
Lavelle joined the College in 2000 as assistant dean for academic affairs. Prior to joining NC State, he served for seven years on the faculty of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Kansas State University. He was a member of the technical staff of AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1985 to 1988 and spent three summers at NASA Kennedy Space Center as an ASEE Faculty Fellow carrying out research in space shuttle and management flow processes.
He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in industrial and systems engineering from Ohio University. He received his Ph.D. in industrial engineering from NC State in 1992.