Dean of Faculty
Professor of Chemical Engineering
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Knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.
We are proud that Rose-Hulman faculty were six of "America's Best 300 Professors" -- as named by the Princeton Review in 2012. These six outstanding educators included Phillip Cornwell, mechanical engineering; Elton Graves, mathematics; Yosi Shibberu, mathematics; Diane Evans, mathematics; Richard Stamper, William Weiner, Applied Biology and Biomedical Engineering.
Rose-Hulman is fortunate that all of our faculty are fully dedicated to providing their students the best possible learning experience.
Dr. Houtman, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, joined Rose-Hulman in 2016 after serving as dean of the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering at California State University, Bakersfield. She also led the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology from 2011-13.
Dr. Houtman earned her doctorate in zoology from the University of Oxford, a master’s degree in anthropology from UCLA, and a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College. She also attended Harvard University’s Institute for Management and Leadership in 2015 and is also a Rose-Hulman professor of Biology and Biomedical Engineering