Dr. Jacqueline El-Sayed is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director for the American Society for Engineering Education. She has leadership experience with the entire spectrum of engineering education and most recently served as the Chief Academic Officer & Vice President for Academic Affairs at Marygrove College in Detroit. She is a professor emerita of mechanical engineering and served on the faculty at Kettering University for 18 years, eventually earning the position of Associate Provost. Dr. El-Sayed has served as PI or co-PI for multiple externally funded projects totaling $35+ MM, including serving as PI on the NSF ADVANCE Partnership EDGE Initiative: Aligning Systems to Ensure Inclusion and Equity in Advancement of Faculty (KnowlEDGE) and the NSF Engineering Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (eFellows) and Co-PI on NSF INCLUDES Alliance: Engineering Plus.
In addition to her work in academia she has served in industry and government. She is a four-time gubernatorial appointee to the Michigan Truck Safety Commission and, as commissioner, served as chair for two terms. She also chaired the Driver's Education Advisory Committee and the Motorcycle Safety Advisory Committee for the Michigan Department of State—work that resulted in new legislation for Michigan. She began her career as an engineer for General Motors Truck Group and has been nationally recognized in higher education as both an American Council on Education Fellow and a New Leadership Academy Fellow. Currently Dr. El-Sayed serves on the boards of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the American Council on Education (ACE) Council of Fellows, the Women in Engineering Proactive Network (WEPAN), and the Advancement Committee of the Society for College and University Planners (SCUP). She recently completed a tenure of 10 years as Trustee on the Bloomfield Hills Board of Education. She is married and has three adult children.