Parker promoted to interim associate dean

June 5, 2018
Philip Parker

The University of Wisconsin Platteville College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science Assistant Dean for New Initiatives Dr. Philip Parker has been named interim associate dean, a role that will begin on July 1. He will lead Sesquicentennial Hall planning; oversee the Collaborative Engineering Program; manage the College of EMS industry-sponsored projects program; assist with external relations; and lead College of EMS academic program continuous improvement efforts, among other duties.

“Philip has served the college extremely well in his capacity of assistant dean, and I look forward to working with him, and other members of the EMS Executive Council, to lead the college forward over the next two years. His insightful approach to problem-solving and inclusive style of team-building will serve the college and university extremely well,” said College of EMS Dean Dr. Molly Gribb.

Parker is a professor of environmental engineering and has been the assistant dean for new initiatives in the College of EMS for four years. He has served as program coordinator for the Environmental Engineering program since 2007 and Program Coordinator for the online Master of Engineering program since 2015. He received his BS in civil engineering and MS and Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.

Parker replaces Dr. Joanne Wilson, senior associate dean, who was promoted to interim provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs in 2017.

The College of Engineering has seven ABET accredited engineering programs, as well as undergraduate degrees in broad field science, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and sustainability and renewable energy. The College of EMS enrolled approximately 3,400 on-campus students, and 200 online students in the master of engineering degree program.

Written by Paul Erickson, director of Communications,


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