Leah H. Jamieson

JamiesonLeah H. Jamieson
The John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering, Purdue University



Leah Jamieson is The John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering at Purdue University, Ransburg Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and holds a courtesy appointment in Purdue’s School of Engineering Education.

She served as the 2007 President and CEO of the IEEE, electrical and computer engineering’s 400,000-member global professional society.  She is co-founder and past director of the EPICS – Engineering Projects in Community Service Program.

Jamieson served on the steering committee for the report Changing the Conversation: Developing Effective Messages for Improving Public Understanding of Engineering (NAE, 2008), was co-chair of the American Society for Engineering Education project Innovation with Impact: Creating a Culture for Scholarly and Systematic Innovation in Engineering Education (ASEE, 2012), and was a member of the planning committee for the report Advancing Research in Science and Engineering (ARISE-II): Unleashing America’s Research & Innovation Enterprise (American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2013).

She has been recognized with the National Academy of Engineering’s Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education, the NSF Director’s Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars, the Anita Borg Institute’s Women of Vision Award for Social Impact, and the Simon Bolivar medal from the National Ministry of Education of Colombia.

She is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the IEEE and the American Society for Engineering Education. Jamieson received her S.B. in Mathematics from MIT and her PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University. 

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