New Dean of Engineering and Computer Science Named
Dr. José Sánchez has been named Wentworth Institute of Technology’s new Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. He will officially begin on July 1.
Sánchez joins Wentworth from The University of Indianapolis (UIndy) where he is an associate professor of engineering. From 2016-19, he served as the founding associate dean and director of the Engineering programs at the R.B. Annis School of Engineering at UIndy. During his tenure as associate dean, he launched seven engineering programs that supported over 250 students. In addition to creating these new programs, he led the accreditation, facilities planning, strategic planning and staffing efforts for the school. Furthermore, as part of the role, he engaged with industry partners and community leaders to advance the school’s agenda.
Before his time at UIndy, Sánchez was at Bradley University from 2002-2016, where he served as a teacher-scholar in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. In 2011, he was the only engineering faculty to receive the university-wide Caterpillar, Inc. Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching. His research interests lie in embedded systems and signal processing with an emphasis on medical diagnostics and musical instrument modeling as well as engineering education research.
Sánchez is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Additionally, he is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, the Project Management Institute and Tau Beta Pi. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Andrew J. Brown Academy, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art and the Minority Engineering Program of Indianapolis.
He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Bradley University and his doctoral degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.