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Jenna Carpenter is founding dean and professor of engineering at Campbell University in North Carolina and president-elect of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). An expert on issues impacting the success of women in STEM and on innovative STEM curricula, she has held numerous national leadership roles: with ASEE (vice president), Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN; president), Mathematical Association of America (MAA; first vice president, and chair of the MAA Council on the Profession), Joint Committee on Women in the Mathematical Sciences (cochair), National Academies Ad Hoc Committee for the Gulf Scholars Program (chair), and National Steering Committee for the Grand Challenges Scholars Program (chair). She is also an ABET program evaluator, serves on the executive committee of the Global Engineering Deans Council, and is a past member of the US Engineering Deans Council.
In 2015 DreamBox Learning selected her as one of 10 Women in STEM Who Rock! for her advocacy work and her TEDx talk, “Engineering: Where Are the Girls and Why Aren’t They Here?” She is an ASEE fellow and in 2019 received the ASEE Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education.
She earned both her MS and PhD in mathematics from Louisiana State University, where she held a prestigious LSU Alumni Federation Fellowship.