Boise State University has named Amy Moll dean of the College of Engineering, following a national search.
Moll has served as interim dean of the college since 2011. As a professor she co-founded the Materials Science and Engineering program at Boise State and served as its first chair.
In addition to her demonstrated abilities as a leader, the many strengths highlighted by the search committee include Dr. Molls candor and honesty, expansive knowledge of science and engineering education and commitment to student success, said Martin Schimpf, Boise State provost and vice president for academic affairs. I am confident that Dr. Moll will lead the College of Engineering into a future filled with new and unimaginable opportunities for teaching and learning at Boise State University.
The College of Engineering has seven departments and offers six undergraduate degrees and 14 graduate degrees, including Ph.D.s in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering. The college enrolled more than 2,300 students in the spring 2012 semester.
Boise State is a unique and dynamic place that encourages an entrepreneurial approach to higher education, Moll said. I am looking forward to continuing to work in this environment and in contributing in new ways to the mission of the university. Our fundamental mission is to provide a high-quality educational experience for our students that offers them the opportunity to further their careers. As our research mission expands, the College of Engineering has incredible potential to serve as a technological leader in the region and to contribute to economic development.
Moll joined Boise State in 2000 and has served as a faculty member, professor, department chair and interim dean. Prior to joining Boise State, she worked in the private sector for Hewlett-Packard Co.
Moll holds a bachelor of science degree in ceramic engineering from the University of Illinois, as well as a masters degree and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. She recently served as an adviser on the PBS documentary Making Stuff.