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Prosise named ELATES Fellow in national leadership program

Prosise named ELATES Fellow in national leadership program

Dr. Jodi Prosise, assistant dean of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science and chair of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has been selected for the Class of 2022-2023 of Drexel University’s Executive Leadership in Academic Technology, Engineering and Science (ELATES) program. The ELATES program is a national leadership development program designed to promote women in academic STEM fields, and faculty allies of all genders, into institutional leadership roles.

The Class of 2022-2023 ELATES Fellows is a prestigious cohort of 30 faculty members from over 25 institutions of higher education across the U.S. and Canada. The ELATES Fellows include experts in engineering, mathematics and science, all of whom have significant administrative experience on top of their scholarly accomplishments. Prosise was nominated by senior leadership for this intensive, yearlong program, which includes eight to 10 hours per week of personal and leadership development work as well as three series of on-site work in the Philadelphia area.

Prosise is an expert in engineering education, biomedical engineering, and mechanical engineering and has more than seven years of experience in leadership and administration in academia at multiple institutions. She has experience starting up new undergraduate engineering programs, obtaining ABET accreditation, fundraising, and development of industry partnerships.

“My first week at the ELATES program at Drexel was intense and life-changing,” said Prosise. “I learned more about myself and others than I ever thought possible. I’m excited to continue to learn in this way so that I can be the best leader I can possibly be. I am grateful to my mentors at UW-Platteville for their support of my participation in this program.”

Facilitated by leaders in the fields of STEM research and leadership development, the ELATES curriculum is focused on increasing fellows’ personal and professional leadership effectiveness, from the ability to lead and manage change initiatives within institutions, to the use of strategic finance and resource management to enhance organizational missions. Pairing online instruction and discussion with intensive, in-person seminar sessions, the program encourages fellows to apply what they’ve learned at their home institutions. Ultimately, it aims to create a network of exceptional faculty who bring broad organizational perspectives and deep personal capacity to the institutions and society they serve.

Dr. Sharon Walker, executive director of the ELATES program and dean of Drexel University’s College of Engineering, shares her excitement for welcoming the newest class of Fellows.

“I am thrilled to welcome this talented new cohort of ELATES fellows as they join the community of distinguished alumnae who are committed to lifelong learning and leadership development. I am excited to see what impact they will not only have this year on their home campuses, but more broadly to the higher education STEM community in the future.”

To learn more about ELATES at Drexel, visit ELATES online at

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