Schreyer Honors College names associate dean for academic affairs

October 04, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Schreyer Honors College has named Keefe Manning as its associate dean for academic affairs, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

“Dr. Manning’s roots with the Schreyer Honors College run deep. In addition to being an honors adviser, he has also served as a thesis supervisor for many students and participated in the admissions review process,” said Schreyer Honors College Interim Dean Kathleen Bieschke. “We are fortunate to have someone with his depth of knowledge of the college and experience with our Scholars in this role.”

Manning is an associate professor with the Penn State Department of Biomedical Engineering whose research focuses on the cardiovascular system. He is the director of the Artificial Heart and the Cardiovascular Fluid Dynamics Laboratories with funding from American Heart Association, the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, foundations and industry.

“It truly is an honor to be named associate dean for academic affairs for one of the best honors programs in the nation,” Manning said. “I’m looking forward to working with an astounding student population and a great Schreyer Honors College staff.”

Manning earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in bioengineering from Texas A&M and earned his doctorate degree in biomedical engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University. He joined Penn State as a postdoctoral scholar in 2001 and became an assistant professor in 2004.

He is a member of the American Heart Association, the American Society for Mechanical Engineers, the American Society for Engineering Education, and the Biomedical Engineering Society. He is associate editor for Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology and the ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering.

He won the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO) Fellowship Award in 2004, shared the 2016 Willem J. Kolff Top Abstract award for this year’s annual ASAIO conference, was elected to the Cypress Creek (Texas) High School Wall of Honor in 2015, and was a member of the Distinguished Honors Faculty Program from 2010 to 2012.

The Schreyer Honors College promotes academic excellence with integrity, the building of a global perspective, and creation of opportunities for leadership and civic engagement. Schreyer Honors Scholars, including Gateway Scholars admitted after their first or second year of enrollment, total more than 1,900 students at University Park and 20 Commonwealth campuses. They represent the top 2 percent of students at Penn State who excel academically and lead on campus.

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    Keefe Manning

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Last Updated October 04, 2016