Chancellor, University of California – Davis
Linda Katehi is Chancellor of the University of California Davis. In that role, she oversees all aspects of the university’s teaching, research, and public service mission.
Previously, Chancellor Katehi served as Provost at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dean of Engineering at Purdue University, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Graduate Education in the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering. She has focused on expanding research opportunities for undergraduates and improving the education and professional experience of graduate students, with an emphasis on underrepresented groups. She has mentored more than 70 postdoctoral fellows, doctoral, and master’s students in electrical and computer engineering and 22 of the 44 doctoral students who graduated under her supervision have become faculty members in research universities in the United States and abroad. Her work in electronic circuit design has merited numerous awards and 19 U.S. patents. She is the author or co-author of 10 book chapters and more than 650 refereed publications.
Chancellor Katehi received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. She also received a doctorate and master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California, Los Angeles.