Janie Fouke to Head Engineering School in Singapore

Janie M. Fouke was named head of the engineering school of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. When she assumes her new post in July, she will be the first woman to lead an engineering school in Singapore. The school has the largest enrollment of engineering students in the world.

Dr. Fouke began teaching at NTU earlier this year. Previously she was provost and senior advisor to the president at the University of Florida. From 1999 to 2005, she was dean of the College of Engineering at Michigan State University. At the time of her appointment she was one of only five women to lead one of America’s 300 engineering schools. From 1995 to 1999, Fouke was director of the bioengineering and environmental systems division of the National Science Foundation. Earlier Fouke served on the biomedical engineering faculty at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland for 18 years. In 2008, she was one of three finalists for the presidency of the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Fouke is a graduate of St. Andrews Presbyterian College and she earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in biomedical mathematics and medical engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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