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Newsmaker: Gerald D. Holder

| Thursday, May 2, 2013, 11:37 p.m.
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).

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.”

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