• Ph.D., The University of Missouri-Rolla, 1992
  • M.S., The University of Missouri-Rolla, 1990
  • B.S., Bangalore University, 1985

Research Interests

  • Automation
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Manufacturing Processes


Winston Erevelles is a Professor of Engineering and Dean Emeritus of the School of Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) at St. Mary’s University. He served as dean for 12 years before returning to the Engineering faculty in June 2021.

During his 12-year tenure as dean, he led the development and enhancement of the school’s STEM education and research capabilities, community and industrial outreach, growth and reputation. Working with SET and the broader University community he raised over $45 million to realize the SET Vision for Excellence – the school’s strategic plan. Erevelles’ current projects include the Blank Sheppard Innovation Center – an interdisciplinary center for teaching, research and outreach. The building is slated for completion in 2024. He also serves as Special Advisor to the President for the development of the Nursing program with a projected launch date of Fall 2024 pending approval by Texas Board of Nursing and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Erevelles previously served in faculty and leadership roles at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh (2000-2009) and Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute) in Flint, Michigan (1992-2000). He began his career as a manufacturing engineer and plant manager at Mykron Engineers in India where he was responsible for machining systems and maintenance operations.

Erevelles earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University, India, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering Management (Manufacturing Engineering emphasis) from the University of Missouri-Rolla. He is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the American Society for Engineering Education and the American Society for Mechanical Engineers.

Erevelles serves as an Adjunct Director of Accreditation for the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. He served on the commission and its executive committee from 2004 to 2015 and served as chair of EAC in 2013-2014. He has served as a manufacturing engineering program evaluator for EAC/ABET since 1997 and is a member of SME’s Accreditation Committee. He serves as an evaluator for the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. He serves as a proposal reviewer for the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and is the 2023 President-Elect.  He also serves on the Leadership Advisory Council of the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind.

He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the SME Education Foundation, as chair of the Grants Trustee Committee and as secretary to the board. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Biomed SA and KIPP San Antonio, on the Education Committee of the San Antonio Manufacturers Association and on the Education Committee of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Erevelles is married to Christine R. Erevelles, M.D., an emergency physician and system director of the Baptist Neighborhood Hospitals for San Antonio. Erevelles and his wife have four children – David, Claire, Joseph (deceased) and Michael.


  • ABET Fellow, 2015
  • Texas Diversity Council Individual Award, 2011
  • SME Education Award for Contributions to the Manufacturing Profession, 2008
  • Carnegie Science Center Award for Excellence – University/Post-Secondary Educator, 2005
  • Rodes Professorship at Kettering University for Research in Robotic Polishing, 1997
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineer’s Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, 1996
  • GMI Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Teaching in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, 1996
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