Emeritus Faculty

UW Bioengineering emeritus faculty are retired from active teaching and research activities in the department, do not maintain labs, and do not accept graduate students. Emeritus faculty include:

Kirk W. Beach
David M. Foster
Michael Hlastala
Allan S. Hoffman
Thomas A. Horbett
Martin J. Kushmerick
Henry C. Lai
Roy Martin
Don Martyn
Francis Spelman
Pedro Verdugo

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Clay Schwenn
I direct UW Bioengineering Academic Services, advise undergraduates, and answer questions from prospective Ph.D. and PHARBE students.
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Marta Scatena, Graduate Program Coordinator
As the Graduate Program Coordinator, I help our PhD and MS students progress through their degree programs.
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Holly Williams
I advise undergraduate students and specialize in freshmen and transfer advising.
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Peggy Sharp
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Peggy Sharp, Academic Counselor, Graduate Programs
Brittni Burgess
I am a UW Bioengineering peer advisor and provide guidance to undergraduate students. Peer advisor drop-in hours for Autumn 2016: Tuesday, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Wednesday, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Thursday, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Friday, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
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Academic Programs by the Numbers
    • Undergraduate enrollment: 180
    • Bachelor’s degrees awarded: 53
    • Graduate enrollment: 153
    • Master’s degrees awarded: 29
    • Doctoral degrees awarded: 16
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