In addition to her role as Chancellor and now Chancellor Emerita, Dr. Katehi has been a Distinguished Professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She chaired the President’s Committee for the National Medal of Science and the Secretary of Commerce’s committee for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy for Innovation, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Founding member of the National Academy of Inventors, and a fellow of many other national and international organizations.
Dr. Katehi was previously Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Graduate Education in the College of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan.
Since her early years as a faculty member, she has focused on expanding research opportunities for undergraduates and improving the education and professional experience of graduate students, with an emphasis on women and underrepresented groups. She has mentored more than 70 postdoctoral fellows, doctoral and master’s students in electrical and computer engineering, and 25 of the 44 doctoral students who graduated under her supervision have become faculty members in research universities in the United States and abroad.
Her work in electronic circuit design has led to numerous national and international awards, both as a technical leader and educator, and 19 US patents. She is the author or coauthor of 10 book chapters and over 700 refereed publications in journals and symposia proceedings.