Beth Holloway

Dr. Beth M. Holloway

Leah H. Jamieson Director of the Women in Engineering Program, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education, College of Engineering

Dr. Holloway has been the Director of the Women in Engineering Program since 2001. As Assistant Dean, she is responsible for the College’s scholarship strategy, retention of undergraduate students, and undergraduate student data. Her research areas include differential retention issues for students across engineering disciplines; engineering admissions practices; and women and leadership, particularly in male dominated careers. Additionally, from 2009 – 2012, Holloway co-led a College-wide team of faculty and staff in the creation of a minor in Engineering Leadership as part of the College of Engineering’s strategic plan. She received the 2012 IBM Faculty Advisor Award, the 2012 Society of Women Engineers Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, the 2013 Purdue University Helen B. Schleman Gold Medallion Award, and the 2014 Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) Distinguished Service Award, and the 2015 ASEE William E Wickenden Award for the best paper published in the Journal of Engineering Education during 2014. Under her leadership, the Purdue Women in Engineering Program has received the 2013 WEPAN Women in Engineering Program Award and the 2014 ABET Claire L. Felbinger Award for Diversity.

Dr. Holloway is currently the Chair of the Women in Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). She served on the ASEE Diversity Committee from 2010 – 2012 and currently serves on the ASEE Committee on K-12 Engineering. Dr. Holloway has also been president of WEPAN ( in 2006-07, served on WEPAN’s Board of Directors from 2005 – 2008, and was the co-chair of the 2003 WEPAN National Conference. She currently serves as the advisor to the Purdue Society of Women Engineers and Phi Sigma Rho Sorority. Prior to joining Purdue, Dr. Holloway was a research and development engineering group leader at Cummins, Inc., where she was a recognized corporate engine lubrication system expert, with specialties in piston cooling nozzle and lubrication pump performance. Dr. Holloway received both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering Education, all from Purdue University.   

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