Dr. Devdas Shetty is dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of the District of Columbia, a position he has held since 2012. Since he joined UDC as engineering dean, Dr. Shetty has doubled student enrollment by focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) enrollment in the District of Columbia.
The number of students enrolling in engineering and computer science has increased by more than 60%.
Under his leadership, faculty research grants have increased multiple times.
Dr. Shetty set up the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Research Institute at UDC, which attracted industry partnerships in senior capstone projects and graduate thesis. He acquired resources to modernize the laboratories and created an environment for student success in national competitions. He also initiated and led the development of a new bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, a master’s degree in civil and mechanical engineering, and the first doctoral degree in engineering and computer science.
He has authored over 250 scientific articles and journal papers and proceedings and he holds seven patents. A world-renowned scholar and educator, Dr. Shetty is an outstanding academic administration leader and his career has spanned close to 40 years.