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Villanova appoints new dean of engineering

Mar 31, 2020 - Philadelphia Inquirer
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Villanova University has appointed its first female dean of engineering.

Michele Marcolongo, a professor and department head at Drexel University with more than three decades as an academic, will take the post July 31, Villanova said.

Women traditionally have been underrepresented in engineering and other STEM fields. Nationwide, only 17% of engineering deans in the United States are women, according to Research and Trends for Women in STEM.

A professor of materials science and...