Associate Dean, College of Engineering
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Dr. Jinny Rhee was appointed the Associate Dean of the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering at SJSU in June 2014. She oversees all aspects of the undergraduate programs in the college, and works in close collaboration with the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and the Associate Dean of Research, as well as the Dean and upper administration. The latest updates on her initiatives can be found on her COE AD Updates page (note: you must have an SJSU One account to view this site.)
From 2013-2014, Dr. Rhee was the Director of Assessment and Chair of the Program Planning Committee of the Academic Senate at SJSU. In these positions, she worked closely with the Associate Vice Presidents of Undergraduate Studies, Graduate and Extended Studies, Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics, as well as the Provost and Deputy Provost. The Director of Assessment is responsible for the annual assessment of all degree programs on campus, and the Chair of Program Planning directs review of departments typically on a five-year cycle. Both processes are required by the California State University system and for accreditation by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges).
Jinny received promotion to full professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department in 2013, and tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in 2008. She normally teaches courses in the thermal and fluid sciences area of mechanical engineering, as well as engineering mathematics and senior design project. Her interests include renewable energy, thermal management, and multidisciplinary education for engineers and all students. She is also the Director of the newly established Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Laboratory at SJSU, and the faculty advisor for the SJSU student chapter of IEEE-CPMT (Institute for Electrical Engineering and Electronics - Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies).
Dr. Rhee received her B.S. (1989), M.S. (1990), and Ph.D. (1995) degrees, all in mechanical engineering, from Stanford University. She joined SJSU in 2002.