Winston Erevelles, Ph.D.

Dean and Professor of Industrial Engineering

Richter Math-Engineering Center, Room 203



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

Winston F. Erevelles is a Professor of Engineering and the Dean of the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) at St. Mary’s University.  Dr. Erevelles joined St. Mary’s University in 2009.

Erevelles previously served at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA.  At Robert Morris since 1999, Erevelles held several positions before being named dean of the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science in 2005. His tenure also included roles as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of the PRIME coalition – a partnership delivering innovative manufacturing education and career development in Pennsylvania.

He is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).

He serves as the Chair of the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Inc. in 2013-14.  Dr. Erevelles served as a member of EAC from 2004-2009 and has also served as the Chair of the EAC Materials Committee, the Vice Chair of Operations, and the Chair-Elect of EAC.  He has served as a Manufacturing Engineering Program Evaluator for EAC/ABET since 1997 and is a member of SME’s Accreditation Committee.

He currently serves on 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.

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

Erevelles has worked as a Manufacturing Engineer and Plant Manager at Mykron Engineers, Bombay, India where he was responsible for advanced machining, grinding and honing system, and oil rig maintenance operations.

  • 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