Leah H. Jamieson
Interim Dean of the College of Engineering, Associate Dean of Engineering for Undergraduate Education
Purdue University Main Campus
Leah Jamieson is Associate Dean of Engineering for Undergraduate Education and Ransburg Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. She is co-founder and Director of the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) Program. She will be 2007 President of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Dr. Jamieson has been recognized for her achievements in research, service, and teaching. She was elected a Fellow of the IEEE for her research on parallel processing algorithms, received the National Science Foundation Director’s Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars for her contributions in research and education, and was elected to the U. S. National Academy of Engineering “for innovations in integrating engineering education and community service.” She is recipient of the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s Meritorious Service Award and the IEEE Millennium Medal. For her work with EPICS, she has received the American Society for Engineering Education’s Chester F. Carlson Award for Innovation in Engineering Education and the IEEE Education Society’s Harriet B. Rigas “Outstanding Woman Engineering Educator” Award. She was named 2002 Indiana Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. In 2005, Jamieson and colleagues Edward Coyle and William Oakes were awarded the National Academy of Engineering’s Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education.
Dr. Jamieson’s activities on behalf of women have been recognized with the Helen B. Schleman Gold Medallion from Purdue Mortar Board and the Violet Haas Award from Purdue’s Council on the Status of Women.
Dr. Jamieson has a S.B. in Mathematics from M.I.T. and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University. She joined the faculty at Purdue in 1976.