Winston Erevelles is a Professor of Engineering and Dean of the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology at St. Mary’s University. As the chief academic and administrative officer, he is responsible for the School’s academic programs, furthering education innovations, building the school's national and international reputation, and securing the necessary resources through fundraising initiatives and activities, with more than $11 million raised to date in partnership with faculty and staff across the School. Erevelles is also responsible for fostering faculty development in teaching, scholarship and service, as well as promoting undergraduate research, technology-based teaching and learning, and the integration of liberal arts and professional education. The School of Science, Engineering and Technology serves around 900 undergraduate and graduate students through six academic departments.
Erevelles previously served at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh. There his tenure included roles as Dean of the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. He was the founding Director of the PRIME coalition – a partnership delivering innovative manufacturing education and career development in Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Robert Morris, he was the Director of the Manufacturing Engineering program at Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute) in Flint, Michigan. He raised a total of $7 million at these two institutions to support education and research. He has worked as a manufacturing engineer and plant manager at Mykron Engineers in India where he was responsible for machining systems and maintenance operations.
Erevelles was recognized as a Fellow of the Accreditation Board for Engineering (ABET) in 2015, and is a recipient of the 2011 Texas Diversity Council Individual Award, the 2008 SME Education Award for contributions to the manufacturing profession, the 2005 Carnegie Science Center Award for Excellence - University/Post-Secondary Educator, the 1997 Rodes Professorship at Kettering University for research in robotic polishing, the 1996 Society of Manufacturing Engineer’s Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, and the 1996 GMI Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Teaching in Manufacturing Systems Engineering.
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, the National Institutes of Health, and the Louisiana Board of Regents. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the Leadership Advisory Council of the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind, the Education Committee of the San Antonio Manufacturers Association, and the Education Committee of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. 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.
Erevelles is married to Christine R. Erevelles, M.D., an emergency physician and medical director of the Baptist Emergency Hospital in Schertz. Erevelles and his wife have four children – David, Claire, Joseph 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