College of Engineering associate dean to return to teaching

Dr. Janet Twomey

Dr. Janet Twomey, associate dean of research, graduate studies and faculty development in the College of Engineering, will once again serve as a professor in the Department of Industrial, Systems and Manufacturing Engineering.

The College of Engineering will host a celebration of Twomey’s service to the college in the fall. Additionally, there will be a search for the next associate dean of research, graduate studies and faculty development.

Twomey was the first associate dean for research at WSU and has served in the role for seven years. She has led many important initiatives, including helping to start the cybersecurity program, ensuring the program earned designation from The National Security Academy and developing a cybersecurity graduate certificate and hub. Additionally, Twomey has won two National Science Foundation (NSF) awards totaling $2 million to address graduation for minority and economically challenged engineering students, and she has mentored faculty submitting NSF CAREER grants, six of whom have won awards.