TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (July 8, 2024) – Award-winning educator and scholar Renee Rogge, PhD, has moved into the role of Dean of Faculty, along with continuing as a professor of biomedical engineering, at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She started this academic leadership position on July 1.

As Dean of Faculty, Rogge will be responsible for executing academic goals that have had Rose-Hulman continuously recognized as a national leader in undergraduate science, engineering, and mathematics education. She also will work with academic department heads to maintain the smooth and efficient operation of those areas.

Rogge replaced Russ Warley, PhD, who has returned to a teaching role in the Rose-Hulman faculty after serving as Dean of Faculty since 2017.

“Dr. Rogge has been an effective and respected leader on campus for many years,” notes Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Rick Stamper, PhD. “As a capstone design instructor and while serving in several impactful leadership roles on campus and in her discipline, Dr. Rogge has demonstrated an exceptional ability to understand the needs of others, develop creative collaborative solutions, and communicate with those who are impacted by her actions.”

A member of the Rose-Hulman faculty since 2004, Rogge is a past Samuel F. Hulbert Faculty Chair in Biomedical Engineering who has the rare distinction of earning both the Dean’s Outstanding Teacher Award (2018) and Board of Trustees Outstanding Scholar Award (2014). She has worked with students in classroom, and a variety of groundbreaking research projects in her specialty areas of biomaterials, biomechanics, and whole body modeling. Rogge also has mentored biomedical engineering capstone design projects, several of them earning national recognition for improving opportunities for people with disabilities.

Off campus, Rogge has held leadership positions in the American Society for Engineering Education’s Design in Engineering Education Division and served as co-chair of a biennial national capstone design conference. Both groups serve as forums for faculty, staff, students, and industry representatives to share ideas about improving design experiences in undergraduate engineering programs. She also has earned professional experience as a consultant with Greenlight Guru and as a research engineer with the Joint Replacement Surgeons of Indiana Research Foundation.

Rogge earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Tulane University in 1996 and a doctorate in biomedical engineering in 2000 from the University of Iowa, concentrating on the biomechanics of distal radius fractures.

About Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Founded in 1874, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is dedicated to preparing its students with the world’s best undergraduate science, engineering and mathematics education in an environment infused with innovation, intellectual rigor, and individualized attention. The Institute is consistently recognized nationally as an elite STEM college for distinctions that include faculty excellence, return on investment, value-added, and career services. Career placement is nearly 100 percent year after year. Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, Rose-Hulman has an enrollment of 2,250 students. Learn more at rose-hulman.edu.