The Tickle College of Engineering has named Professor Ozlem Kilic as the new associate dean for academic and student affairs. Kilic will start her new role on July 29.
“We’re thrilled to have someone of Professor Kilic’s caliber join us here in the college,” said Interim Dean Mark Dean. “She has a wealth of expertise in a variety of areas, and her past experiences will serve her well in this new role.”
Kilic will replace Masood Parang in the position, which oversees a variety of the college’s programs, including undergraduate and graduate curricula and the offices responsible for the college’s diversity, study abroad, advising, recruiting, and scholarship and fellowship programs, among others.
As part of the change, the Office of Engineering Professional Practice—which coordinates paid, educationally relevant co-op and internships for the college—will move from reporting to the associate dean for academic and student affairs to instead reporting to Keith Stanfill, the Edwards Assistant Dean and Director of Integrated Engineering Design. The move will allow that office to be more closely aligned with major industry-focused student experiential learning opportunities conducted through Stanfill’s role.
Parang announced his intent to retire in 2019 after 41 years with the college.
Kilic comes to UT from The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, DC, where she most recently served as associate dean in the School of Engineering.
There, she founded and served as director of both the Electromagnetics and Remote Sensing Laboratory and the school’s data analytics program. She also served as director of CUA’s Engineering Center for Care of Earth, a position that led to her being granted audiences with both Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew of the Eastern Orthodox Church to discuss climate issues.
Kilic is a member of numerous organizations. She is a fellow of the Applied Computational Electromagnetic Society and an elected council member for the Maryland Clean Energy Center. She has served as chair and vice chair of the International Union of Radio Scientists Commission A and as advisory committee member of IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. She has authored more than 125 peer-reviewed articles.
Kilic earned her bachelor’s degree from Istanbul’s Bogazici University in 1989 and her master’s and doctorate from George Washington University in 1991, and 1996, respectively, all in electrical engineering.
Prior to joining CUA, Kilic served as an adjunct professor at Virginia Tech from 2002 through 2005 and then with George Washington University in 2003. She worked for COMSAT Laboratories, now owned by Lockheed Martin, from 1996 through 2002, served at the US Army Research Laboratory from 2002 through 2005, and as a visiting professor at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in 2006.