David Jamison, PhD, a biomedical engineer with experience in industry and academia, has been selected as the next Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs for Villanova’s College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, as announced by Michele Marcolongo, PhD, PE, the Drosdick Endowed Dean of Engineering.
“David brings a passion and unique perspective that will serve our students well as they navigate college and explore their future careers,” Dean Marcolongo says.
Dr. Jamison comes to Villanova from DePuy-Synthes, a Johnson & Johnson medical device company, where he was a clinical research scientist; he had previously served as a forensic expert in biomedical engineering. But Dr. Jamison is no stranger to the College of Engineering: He began his career at Villanova as an Assistant Teaching Professor of Mechanical Engineering. As part of his new appointment, Dr. Jamison will return to the COE’s faculty as a Teaching Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
“I am excited to return to Villanova Engineering and work with such incredible students, faculty and staff,” he says. “I look forward to supporting the College in maintaining their record of excellence with respect to student retention, academic success and career readiness.”
A native of Philadelphia, Dr. Jamison earned his bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University before earning a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University, where he investigated the biomechanics of the lumbar intervertebral disc when subjected to high-impact loading conditions. He is actively involved in several professional societies, serving on the Board of Directors for the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) and as President Emeritus of the Greater Philadelphia Professionals Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).
Outside of work, Dr. Jamison enjoys gardening, cooking and spending quality time with his wife, Veronica, and their cat, Winston. Dr. Jamison is also an avid musician: He has been a percussionist with the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra for eight seasons, and he recently took up bass guitar and arranging/recording his own compositions.
Dr. Jamison fills a role last held by Andrea Welker, PhD, who this summer was named Dean of the School of Engineering at The College of New Jersey.