Delores M. Etter

Distinguished Chair in Science and Technology, U.S. Naval Academy

Dr. Delores M. Etter, moderator, rejoined the Electrical/Computer Engineering faculty at the U.S. Naval Academy in December 2007. From November 2005 through November 2007 she served as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, where, as the Navy’s Senior Acquisition Executive, she was responsible for research, development, and acquisition for the Navy and Marine Corps.

Dr. Etter originally joined the Naval Academy faculty in 2001. Prior to that, she served for three years as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Science and Technology, where she was responsible for strategic planning, budget allocation, and program execution and evaluation for the DoD S&T Program. She was formerly on the faculty at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the University of New Mexico, and served as a visiting professor at Stanford University. Her academic interests are in digital signal processing and communications. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a former member of the National Science Board, the Defense Science Board, and the Naval Research Advisory Committee. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Society for Engineering Education. She has received the Department of the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award, the Secretary of Defense Outstanding Public Service Medal, and the DoD Distinguished Public Service Medal.