We were saddened to learn of the passing of former ABET Director of Accreditation Dan Hodge on July 20, 2022.

Prior to joining the ABET staff, Hodge worked in academia as electrical engineering faculty at several universities and served as department head at the Virginia Tech Bradley Department of Electrical Engineering. He served as department chair at the Ohio State University department of Electrical Engineering before retiring in 1994 when he joined the National Science Foundation as program director.

Hodge was an active member in the STEM community as a life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) and an ABET Fellow. He also served as chair of the National Electrical Engineering Department Heads Association and was a member of the IEEE Educational Activities Board. He received the IEEE Meritorious Achievement Award in Accreditation Activities, the IEEE Meritorious Service Citation and the NSF Director’s Award for Management Excellence.

We are very grateful for Dan Hodge’s dedication to ABET and he will be missed. Read his obituary here.