Advancing the Future

A Conversation with Dr. Karlene Hoo, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science

Dean Karlene Hoo discusses her vision for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Just finishing her first year at Gonzaga, Dean Hoo is laying out a plan to advance the school into the future. During this 60 minute conversation, Dean Hoo will touch on the following:

  • Why she came to Gonzaga University
  • How her previous industry experience will help advance the school
  • How she sees engineering education moving forward
  • The importance of faculty research
  • How the new Integrated Sciences and Engineering facility will change the school
  • Immediate and Long Term Goals for SEAS

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Headshot of Gonzaga's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean, Dr. Karlene Hoo

Karlene Hoo, Ph.D., Dean
School of Engineering and Applied Science

Hoo joins Gonzaga June 2019 and becomes Gonzaga’s first female Dean of Engineering & Applied Science. She is a professor of chemical engineering at Montana State University, where she served as Dean of the Graduate School for five years. Prior to that, she served as professor and associate vice president for research at Texas Tech University.

All of Hoo’s academic degrees (bachelor’s, University of Pennsylvania; master’s and doctorate, University of Notre Dame) are in chemical engineering. Her research scholarship focused on the areas of dynamical system theory, artificial intelligence/machine learning, supervisory and model-based control synthesis, and fault identification and monitoring. She has more than 65 peer-reviewed publications and more than 50 contributed presentations at international and national conferences.