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Sara Wadia-Fascetti

Vice Provost for the PhD Network


Sara Wadia-Fascetti is the vice provost for the PhD Network and a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northeastern. As vice provost, she provides university-level leadership for PhD education across Northeastern’s global university system. Prior to joining the Office of the Provost in 2017, Wadia-Fascetti served as the College of Engineering’s associate dean for research and graduate studies, special assistant to the provost for faculty development, and the founding director of Northeastern ADVANCE. In these leadership roles at Northeastern, she established longstanding institutional initiatives that promote student experience, diversity, faculty development, experiential learning, graduate education, and research. 

Wadia-Fascetti’s research focuses on the intersection of nondestructive sensing technologies and diagnostics of civil infrastructure systems. She has led projects resulting in nearly $30 million in external resources that support Northeastern research, education, and institutional initiatives. She is the recipient of the National Science Foundation Career Development Award, and the Minorities in Education Award and the Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education from the American Society of Engineering Education. In 2003, she was recognized at the White House with a 2002 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. Wadia-Fascetti received her Master of Science and PhD in structural engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering with a double major in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University.  


Sara Wadia-Fascetti

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