Former OEOP head to lead international education and research at Wash. U.

By Nick Holden

Dedric A. Carter, PhD, who served as the first executive director of the newly reformed OEOP from 2006 to 2008, will take on a new role as associate dean of engineering for international education & research at Washington University in St. Louis on July 1.

In his new role, Carter will continue to dedicate his work to outreach and diversity, now on an international scale. The announcement from Washington University in St. Louis reports:

Carter will serve as ambassador-at-large for the McDonnell International Scholars Academy and develop international research partnerships with McDonnell Academy partners; develop graduate, professional certificate and summer programs for international students; and work with corporate partners to provide undergraduate and graduate practice opportunities abroad. He also will provide support for entrepreneurship programs in the school, and as professor of the practice, he will begin teaching a course in Fall 2013 emphasizing the role of scientists and engineers in policy formation.

After his two years at the helm of OEOP, Carter was appointed assistant dean of engineering for development and strategic initiatives in 2008. He also served as a lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science for four years. Carter left MIT in 2011 to accept his most recent role as senior advisor of strategic initiatives for the National Science Foundation.