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Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg joined TCU in 2019 with more than 20 years of experience in higher education and a proven track record of success. She is lauded for her support of student success and undergraduate research, for attracting high-achieving students, as well as for inclusive initiatives designed to benefit both faculty and students.

From 2015 to 2019, she was dean for the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University, where she launched a strategic plan and advancement plan focused on student experience, research, and diversity and inclusion.

Dr. Dahlberg served as the chief academic officer and dean of engineering at the renowned Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City, 2013-2015, and was associate dean of the College of Computing and Informatics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte from 1995 to 2013. While in Charlotte, Dr. Dahlberg co-founded and directed the STARS Computing Corps, a 501c3 National Science Foundation Alliance that engaged more than 50 colleges and universities in service-learning to broaden participation. She also initiated a campus-wide freshman experience focused on intentionality, and founded and led the Diversity in Information Technology Institute, an action research center that strengthened the STEM pipeline from K-12 to the professoriate. She began her professional career as an engineer with the IBM Corporation for 10 years.

Dr. Dahlberg has a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and earned both a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in computer engineering from North Carolina State University.


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