Dean Walker Recognized by USC Engineering

Sharon Walker with USC award

Drexel Engineering Dean and Distinguished Professor Sharon L. Walker, PhD, was honored with the Mark A. Stevens Distinguished Alumni Award by the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC) this past April. The award is presented to an alumnus or alumna of the school in recognition of their exemplary professional accomplishments and in acknowledgement of its namesake’s exceptional contributions to the field of engineering.

Walker was lauded for her commitment to increasing the rate of participation of women in engineering, including her leadership of the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology, Engineering and Science (ELATES) at Drexel program. She also co-led an NSF ADVANCE-funded project with three other universities to explore the factors that influence pay scale differences across the faculty spectrum.