Dr. Gilda Barabino

Dean, The Grove School of Engineering

Company: The City College of New York
Role: Session Presenter

Dr. Gilda A. Barabino is dean and Berg Professor at The Grove School of Engineering at CCNY, with appointments in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. She is also co-founder and academic director of the QSDI Initiative.

Prior to joining CCNY, Gilda served as associate chair for graduate studies and professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory, where she also served as vice provost for Academic Diversity; and she was full professor of chemical engineering and vice provost for Undergraduate Education at Northeastern University.

She is a noted investigator in the areas of sickle cell disease, cellular and tissue engineering. She consults nationally and internationally on STEM education and research, diversity in higher education, policy, workforce development, and faculty development.

Gilda received her PhD in chemical engineering from Rice University, and her BS degree in chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). She was the Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer for 2012–2014. She is the immediate past-president of BMES and is the president-elect of AIMBE. Gilda has over a decade of experience in leading NSF initiatives for women and minority faculty and is the founder and executive director of the National Institute for Faculty Equity.

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