TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Newsmaker: Gerald D. Holder

Gerald D. Holder, PhD, US Steel Dean of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, has been elected vice chair of the Engineering Deans Council Executive Board of the American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE).
Thursday, May 2, 2013, 11:36 p.m.
 

Gerald D. Holder

Noteworthy: Holder was elected vice chair of the Engineering Deans Council Executive Board of the American Society of Engineering Educators for a two-year term beginning June 26. The nonprofit advocates for the advancement and expansion of engineering and technology education.

Age: 62

Residence: Shadyside

Family: Wife, Diane; three children; and five grandchildren.

Occupation: Holder is a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh and the U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering at Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering.

Background: Faculty member at Columbia University and Pitt. He became dean of the Swanson School in 1996. He has worked at Exxon, Gulf Oil and General Motors. He is a member of a number of professional organizations.

Education: Bachelor's degree in chemistry from Kalamazoo College; bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan.

Quote: “The (American Society of Engineering Educators) has influence on federal public policy and education and research. It provides important services to the engineering community and educators.”

— Bill Vidonic

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Allegheny

  1. Approval for Wal-Mart closer in McCandless
  2. 1 intruder killed, other shot and wounded in Carrick home invasion
  3. Evacuees return to Young Hotel apartments in Pitcairn
  4. Grand jury report says Western Psych failed to cooperate with police
  5. Newsmaker: Kevin Hogan
  6. Foreign influx in Allegheny County at ‘tipping point’
  7. UPMC, Pittsburgh drop tax-status fight
  8. Pittsburgh crime down overall in 2013 but rapes, homicides increased
  9. TSA finds .380-caliber handgun in carry-on bag at Pittsburgh International Airport
  10. Squirrel Hill Tunnel workers cope with speeders, exhaust fumes
  11. Allegheny County alert system expands to public works, health
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.