BME announces new faculty changes

Christine E. Schmidt, Pruitt Family Professor and Department Chair of the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, recently announced changes to the department’s leadership team effective January 1, 2016.

The new structure for the department is an effort to create a broader-based leadership model. The Associate Chair position has been elevated to Senior Associate Chair and the Graduate Coordinator position was converted to the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies. An Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies has been created to work as a team with BME’s existing Undergraduate Coordinator position and to help distribute the duties of the Undergraduate Coordinator. The Undergraduate Coordinator will focus more on direct student advising and activities and the Associate Chair will provide more direction to BME curriculum. The ABET Coordinator will work with the undergraduate academic team to evaluate credentials for graduating seniors.

“These faculty members are accomplished researchers in their respective disciplines, leaders in their respective professional communities, and outstanding educators,” Schmidt said. “They will provide extraordinary and visionary leadership in their areas as the department embarks on its continuous commitment to growth in excellence.”

Congratulations to our entire academic team!