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  • Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Zoe Dwyer has spent over 30 years with the UAB School of Engineering, beginning when she enrolled as a freshman in 1986. She graduated cum laude with a B.S. in materials engineering in 1990 and followed that with an M.S. in 1993 and a Ph.D. in 1994.

In the years since, she has served in a variety of roles within the school, including research engineer, post-doctoral fellow, assistant professor and director of outreach and retention. Since 2012, she has served as associate professor of materials science and engineering and associate dean for undergraduate programs.

Dr. Dwyer is the primary advisor for the majority of the school’s incoming freshman. In addition, she has created and organized multiple student leadership organizations, including the Leadership Scholars Program, which enlists current students to assist with recruiting by leading tours and giving presentations to potential students. She also initiated the school’s first student mentoring program in 2014 and works closely with that group throughout the year to develop the program and coordinate events to increase undergraduate participation.

She has been married to David Dwyer since 1990. They have two daughters: Margaret, a freshman at Auburn, and Mary Ingalls, a freshman at Hoover High School. They also have a very handsome cat named Skittles.