Kristin Constant
Morrill Professor and Wilkinson Professor of Interdisciplinary Engineering, and Chair of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University

Retention I Panelist
Kristen Constant is a Morrill Professor and the Wilkinson Professor of Interdisciplinary Engineering and Chair of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University (ISU). She earned her B.S. from ISU and her Ph.D. from Northwestern University, and had a postdoctoral appointment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research relates to fabrication of photonic structures specifically toward enhancing energy efficiency. In addition to physical research, she is involved in research, service, and outreach related to broadening participation in engineering, and in enhancing recruitment, retention, and advancement of women faculty in engineering. She is past chair of the Women in Engineering Division of the American Society of Engineering Education and serves as the Women in Engineering Programs and Advocates Network (WEPAN) delegate on the ABET board of delegates.