Jacqueline El-Sayed, PhD

CEO and Executive Director

Dr. Jacqueline El-Sayed is the CEO and Executive Director for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). She has leadership experience with the entire pipeline of engineering education. 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. 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 ACE and a New Leadership Academy Fellow. Currently, Dr. El-Sayed serves on the WEPAN Board of Directors and on the Advancement Committee for the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP). She is married and has three adult children. 

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Alexandra Sharpe, MA

Director, Education and Career Development

Alexandra Sharpe is Director of Education and Career Development at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). In this role, she is responsible for overseeing a portfolio of externally funded and fee-based projects to provide professional development opportunities for engineering faculty, including stakeholder convenings, workshops and courses, and webinars. She currently serves as PI and co-PI on five NSF-funded awards, including Advancing a Community of NSF Engineering Education and Centers Scholars, Leaders, and Innovators (Award No. EEC-2313369) and 2024 Personalized Learning Ideas Lab (Award No. EFMA-2335705). 

Alexandra holds an M.A. in Museum Studies from Seton Hall University and a B.A. in History from Rider University. Prior to joining ASEE in 2016, she worked at the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and the Society for Neuroscience (SfN). Alexandra resides in New Jersey with her husband and two young sons Connor and Patrick.

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Erin Steigerwalt

Senior Manager, Learning Services

Erin Steigerwalt, Senior Manager, Learning Services, has been with ASEE since 2009. In her current role, she oversees the planning and execution of educational programs and initiatives to the engineering education community, including face-to-face and virtual professional development opportunities and conferences.

In her previous positions in ASEE, she served as a Program Manager for multiple government programs, including NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Before joining ASEE, Erin served as a Community and Youth Education Volunteer in the Peace Corps.

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Rachel Koroloff

Program Manager, Education and Career Development

Rachel Koroloff is a Program Manager in Education and Career Development at ASEE, where she contributes to projects including the NSF CAREER Workshop, the NSF EEC Grantees Conference, and the NSF RET Virtual Poster Session. Rachel also helps to produce courses in ASEE Learning Services and contributes to the organization and convening of ASEE’s various governing committees. Rachel started with ASEE in 2019 as a helpdesk associate for the NSF GRFP Program and has steadily increased her involvement in ASEE’s numerous career development and governance initiatives since.

Rachel holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an M.A. in the History of Science from Oregon State University. She resides in Portland, Oregon where she enjoys spending time outside, on her bike, and with her book club.