Toni Doolen

Toni Doolen

Toni Doolen was named dean of Oregon State University Honors College in 2012.  Before being awarded the dean position, she had been the associate dean of the University Honors College and an engineering professor.

The University Honors College has become a national model for honors programs. It has been a magnet for high-achieving students, particularly from Oregon high schools. The OSU program also draws some of the university’s top faculty to teach the small, interactive classes, and to mentor students one-on-one during their thesis experience.

Toni 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.

Having had a successful career in industry, academic achievement, accomplishments in action research and high level university administration roles, she is brings a wealth of practical management and leadership knowledge to the table.