Jelena Kovačević


Jelena Kovačević became the Dean of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in August 2018. She is the first woman to head the school since its founding in 1854 as the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute.

Since her arrival, she has garnered numerous accolades, including inclusion on the City & State “Higher Education Power 50,” “Tech Power 50,” and “50 over 50” lists, as well as Crain’s “Notable Women in Tech” rankings.  She has also been appointed to the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Engineering Deans Council Executive Board in which capacity she works with her fellow deans to provide vision and leadership on engineering research, education and engagement. Additionally, she is the founder and co-chair of the Northeast Regional Deans (NeRDs) council.

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