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New position in Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering to enhance academic experience

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—

A new position in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at West Virginia University will improve curriculum across programs and ensure delivery of high quality education to students.

Robin Hissam, teaching associate professor in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, has been appointed to director of undergraduate education in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, effective November 2019.

“The creation of a position in our department leadership focused on undergraduate education is a testament to the emphasis we place on our students and their experience in our programs,” Hissam said. “I am excited for the opportunity to work with faculty members and students in this new role to ensure our students continue to receive the high quality education that prepares them to succeed in the future.”

Since becoming a member of the teaching faculty in 2013, Hissam has been dedicated to enhancing the academic experience for students through teaching and by leading assessment efforts for programs in the department.

By establishing a leader in curriculum development and review for both the chemical engineering and biomedical engineering programs, the new position will ensure consistent quality and assessment of programs.

“I am very pleased that Professor Hissam has accepted this leadership position in our department,” said Richard Turton, chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. “She has a wealth of experience in undergraduate education and I look forward to working with her in order to continue the high quality education that we provide to all of our students in the department.”


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Contact: Paige Nesbit
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
304.293.4135, Paige Nesbit

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