Bre Przestrzelski, PhD, is a post-doctoral research associate in the General Engineering department in the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, where she innovatively integrates social justice, humanitarian advancement, and peace into the traditional engineering canon.
Before joining USD in August 2017, Bre spent 9 years at Clemson University, where she was a three-time graduate of the bioengineering program (BS, MS, and PhD), founder of The Design & Entrepreneurship Network (DEN), and Division I rower. In her spare time, Bre teaches design thinking workshops for higher education faculty/administrators at the Stanford d.School as a University Innovation Fellow, coaches a global community of learners through IDEO U, and fails miserably at cooking.
Chell A. Roberts is the founding dean of the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego. He assumed his duties in July of 2013. He was also recently appointed as the Associate Provost of Professional and Continuing Education.
As an engineering dean at USD, Dr. Roberts has led the development of a new school of engineering, developing innovative engineering space, growing a world class faculty, and creating a base of industry and community partners. He also led a team to win a $2 Million NSF Grant to revolutionize engineering education. The award focuses on creating “Changemaking Engineers” and seeks to transform the engineering mindset to infuse sustainability, social justice, peace, and humanitarian practices in the context of and professional skills of engineering.
Before joining USD, Roberts served as the Executive Dean of the College of Technology and Innovation at Arizona State University. While at Arizona State University, Dr. Roberts also had the opportunity to design an engineering program from a clean slate based on the study of best models of undergraduate engineering programs in the world.
Dr. Roberts received a PhD in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech, an MS Industrial Engineering degree and BA Mathematics degree from the University of Utah.
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