Dr. Harriet B. Nembhard will become the sixth president of Harvey Mudd College, effective Jul. 1, 2023.
Nembhard is currently dean and Roy J. Carver Professor of Engineering at the University of Iowa College of Engineering. Previously, she has served in academic leadership positions at Oregon State University and The Pennsylvania State University.
Her work has led to several technological advances, such as simulation tools for assessing emergency department patient flow, improved manufacturing processes for medical devices, and a sensor-based system to conduct early screening of Parkinson’s disease.
Her research has also included co-curricular STEM education and its role in undergraduate identity formation. She was invited by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to serve as a member of their joint roundtable on advancing change in undergraduate STEM education.
Nembhard holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Michigan; a B.S. in industrial engineering from the Arizona State University; and a B.A. in management engineering from Claremont McKenna College.