Engineering alum new dean of engineering, business at Bradley University

Molly Gribb (UWM, PhD Civil Engineering, 1993; MS Civil Engineering, 1988).

Molly Gribb (UWM, PhD Civil Engineering, 1993; MS Civil Engineering, 1988), is the new dean of engineering and business at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.

Originally appeared May 25 on the Bradley University website .

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After an extensive nationwide search, Bradley chose Gribb to head its Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology and Foster College of Business.

Before arriving at Bradley, Gribb was dean of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science (EMS) at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville since July 2015. There, she oversaw seven ABET-accredited engineering programs in addition to chemistry, mathematics, data science, cybersecurity, computer science, broad field science and sustainability and renewable energy systems.

Previously, she served as head of the civil and environmental engineering department at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and was a civil engineering professor at Boise State University.

Bradley Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Walter Zakahi noted Gribb’s proven record of success.

“She has shown success in building new programs, securing grants and fundraising for program and infrastructure expansions, and building relationships with community and industry leaders,” he said. “She is also a recognized researcher who has published more than 100 papers and abstracts and has mentored many faculty, staff, undergraduate, and graduate students during her academic career.”

Gribb is a registered professional engineer in Idaho and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Along with serving on the WiSys Technology Foundation Advisory Council and the Wisconsin Internet of Things Council, Gribb remains an active member of the American Society of Engineering Education Engineering Deans Council. She is a former ABET Academic Advisory Council member.