Toni Doolen was appointed dean of the University Honors College on June 16, 2012. In addition to leading the University Honors College, which partners with every academic college at the university, Toni will also work with the university community to increase the number and diversity of high-achieving students enrolling at and graduating from OSU.
Doolen has been on the faculty at Oregon State since 2001 and is a professor in the School of Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, where she also has been associate head for undergraduate programs.
Prior to joining the OSU faculty, she had a successful career in private industry working as a process engineer, a manufacturing systems engineer, and a manager with Hewlett-Packard, with the Optical Communications Division in San Jose, Calif. and the Inkjet Supplies Business Unit in Corvallis.
She earned her Ph.D. in industrial engineering at OSU in 2001 just before joining the faculty. Doolen has two bachelor’s degrees from Cornell University and a master’s degree from Stanford.
University Honors College
Since its establishment in 1995, the University Honors College at Oregon State provides the most outstanding undergraduates in each of the university’s academic colleges unique curricular and co-curricular opportunities designed to help them explore their fields and evolve into creative thinkers whose world-class abilities are magnified by global perspectives. Graduates of the University Honors College have the ability to contribute to the creation of new knowledge in one or more scholarly areas of study and the capacity to further meaningful dialog that crosses disciplinary perspectives.
The mission of the University Honors College is to
- Serve the needs and aspirations of high-achieving undergraduate students in the State of Oregon and the region;
- Provide a transformative educational experience, through innovative curriculum, featuring individualized and engaged learning opportunities with talented and dedicated faculty and staff;
- Create a multifaceted honors experience, which includes a compelling residential experience and comprehensive co-curricular programming that provides leadership, service, and global learning opportunities; and
- Provide meaningful undergraduate research/scholarship experiences, which leverage OSU’s three Signature Areas of Distinction -- Advancing the Science of Sustainable Earth Ecosystems; Improving Human Health and Wellness; and Promoting Economic Growth and Social Progress.