Tammy Richards

    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Associate Dean of SMU's Lyle School of Engineering
    • Organization:SMU Bobby B Lyle School of Engineering
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    My Expertise

      Summary of expertise:
      Richards received an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University, a MBA degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business and is also a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. At Southern Methodist University, Ms. Richards is responsible for operations, enrollment, marketing, communications, and outreach for the School of Engineering. In addition, in her role as executive director of The Infinity Project, she was responsible for expanding this innovative middle and high school engineering curriculum project to 37 states. Ms. Richards was instrumental in advocating the inclusion of engineering as a fourth year science course to the Texas State Board of Education and currently serves as a trustee on the board of Plano ISD.
      Blog/Web site: http://www.infinity-project.org/
      White paper/research:
      Associate Provosts Strategic Enrollment Management Committee
      Presidents Scholarship Committee

      Executive Womens Roundtable, Dallas Regional Chamber
      Leadership Texas 2002
      Leadership Dallas 2008
      President of the Board of Head Start of Greater Dallas
      Board Member of the Greater Dallas Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse
      Advisory Board Member of the Dallas Regional Chambers Womens Business Conference

      Prior media experience:
      Ms. Richards has directed educator professional development, educator conferences, market development, and customer service. In addition, Ms. Richards had responsibility for relationship management with leading educational organizations such as the National Council Teachers of Mathematics, the National Science Teachers Association, and the National Science Foundation.
      Educational background:
      Texas A&M University Major: Industrial Engineering BS 1981
      Harvard University Major: Business Administration MBA 1986

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