Jacqueline El-Sayed
Vice President for Academic Affairs

About Me

Dr. Jacqueline El-Sayed is the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Marygrove College. She is a professor of mechanical engineering and served on the faculty at Kettering University for 18 years, eventually earning the position of Associate Provost. In addition to her work in academia she has served in industry and government. She is a four-time gubernatorial appointee to the Michigan Truck Safety Commission and, as commissioner, served as chair for two terms. She also chaired the Driver's Education Advisory Committee and the Motorcycle Safety Advisory Committee for the Michigan Department of State—work that resulted in new legislation for Michigan. Currently Dr. El-Sayed serves as an officer on the Bloomfield Hills Board of Education and chairs several national committees. She is married and has three children.

  • Office: LA 104A
  • Phone: (313) 927-1715
  • Email: jelsayed@marygrove.edu
Jacqueline El-Sayed Faculty Bio

Honors and Awards

  • TRW Educational Scholar Award, 2007

  • American Council on Education Fellow, 2008-2009

  • Faculty Advisor of the Year, 2005 & 2010

Areas of Interest

  • Experiential Education

  • Student Success

  • Diversity and Inclusion

Research Projects

  • Experiential Education Across the Curriculum

  • Art Infused Engineering/Math

  • Community Building/Leadership


  • Community Building Through Participatory Curricula Transformation, International Journal of Process Education, Vol. 8, Issue 2, Pacific Crest, Lilse, IL, September 2016

  • "Education for Future Engineers," Technology Century, Engineering Society of Detroit, Vol. 20 N. 1, p. 17-18, Spring, 2015

  • "Achieving Life Long Learning Outcomes in Professional Degree Programs," International Journal of Process Education, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Pacific Crest, Lilse, IL, June 2014


  • BSME, Mechanical Engineering, Kettering University

  • MSE, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri

  • Ph.D., Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri


  • ISC 222: Introduction to Engineering

  • IS 324B: Social Justice - Women's Global Issues

  • SJ 510: Campaigns and Elections

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