Retired Faculty
2009 - Present

Delores  Etter 
Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering  2017

Delores M. Etter, professor of Electrical Engineering in the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, joined SMU in 2008 as the founding director of the Caruth Institute for Engineering Education, a position she held until 2015. Her other SMU appointments include Caruth Professor of Engineering Education, the Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Engineering Education, a Distinguished Fellow in the Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security and a senior Fellow in the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies. Professor Etter earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from Wright State University and a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. Prior to SMU, she served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy and as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, and held faculty positions at the University of New Mexico, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the U.S. Naval Academy. Professor Etter is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a former member of the National Science Board and the Defense Science Board. She is a Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). She retires as Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering.