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Donald R. Peterson, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2016
For outstanding contributions to biomedical engineering leadership, education, and community outreach, and for seminal research in human exposure and response

Donald Peterson named new dean of engineering and technology

Via NIU Blogspot | May 19, 2017

An accomplished researcher who straddles the line between engineering and medicine has been appointed the new dean of the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology.

The NIU Board of Trustees appointed Donald Peterson, former dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at Texas A&M University-Texarkana, to the role May 18 after a nationwide search. He will begin work July 1.

Peterson is the third dean in the college’s history, and Executive Vice President and Provost Lisa Freeman said the university is fortunate to have attracted such a high-caliber candidate.

“Dr. Peterson is an accomplished scientist-administrator with demonstrated success transcending traditional disciplinary boundaries to build strong academic and research programs in areas of interest to NIU, including biomedical engineering,” Freeman said.

Peterson said he was attracted to NIU’s reputation for student-centered education and its focus on career readiness. He was impressed by the university’s simultaneous dedication to both teaching and research… Continue reading.

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Donald R. Peterson, Ph.D. To be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Via AIMBE | October 16, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Donald R. Peterson, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, , Texas A&M University – Texarkana, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Peterson was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For outstanding contributions to biomedical engineering leadership, education, and community outreach, and for seminal research in human exposure and response.

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