Dr. Noelle Comolli, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs. Dr. Comolli is an associate professor in the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, where she has served as chair since 2017. In this role, she established a diversity, equity and inclusion training program for faculty; a summer seminar series for undergraduates; professional development standards for graduate students; and a co-op option for undergraduates, as well as Senior Project Studio, an in-house co-op sponsored by corporate partners.
As part of the University’s NSF ADVANCE team, which promotes women and under-represented minorities in STEM, Dr. Comolli leads Change Management initiatives. She developed and oversees the Campus Leaders Workshop Series and the Department Chairs Peer Network.
As associate dean for faculty affairs, Dr. Comolli will develop and implement faculty recruitment outreach and active retention strategies and ensure that faculty have the necessary resources to be successful. She will also develop and implement strategies to promote respect, inclusion and diversity within the College, and work with HR to ensure equitable hiring practices.