Daina M. Briedis, Ph.D.

Daina M. Briedis, Ph.D., is Assistant Dean for Student Advancement and Program Assessment in the College of Engineering at Michigan State University. She also serves as the Coordinator of Assessment and Continuous Improvement in her home Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. She holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Iowa State University and a bachelor’s in engineering science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a member of AIChE and ASEE.

Over the past 26 years, Daina has served ABET as a program evaluator for AIChE, a team chair and member of the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC), the first chair of the EAC Training and Materials Development Committee, and an Executive Committee member of the EAC. She was a program evaluator on one of the very first “EC2000” visits and subsequently chaired several new criteria visits.

Briedis has been an AIChE Representative Director on the ABET Board of Directors and has been involved in the design teams for the new program evaluator and train-the-trainers training materials. She is a lead facilitator for the program evaluator training sessions. She also consults in the area of assessment and evaluation. She was elected a Fellow of ABET in 2007 and a Fellow of the AIChE in 2011, and she is an ABET Senior IDEAL Scholar.