Professor Beth Dickey carries a lot of titles in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Associate Department Head, Director of the Center for Dielectrics and Piezoelectrics, and Director of the NSF Research Traineeship on Data-Enabled Science and Engineering of Atomic Structure. Prof. Dickey now has one more title – Distinguished Professor. Her newest title was approved by the NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson and Provost Warwick Arden effective August 1, 2019.
While the new title doesn’t necessarily add any more duties to her already busy schedule, it does give Prof. Dickey long-deserved recognition for all of her contributions and accomplishments both inside and outside of NC State. To be eligible, faculty must be known and respected nationally and internationally as one of the best scholars in their discipline. In addition to her research accomplishments and many department activities, Prof. Dickey serves on numerous outside review and advisory boards, as well as being the Editor in Chief of the Microscopy Elements Book Series, and Editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society. Starting in 2020, Prof. Dickey will be the president-elect of the American Ceramic Society, and president the following year.
Prof. Dickey received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University in 1997. She joined the NC State faculty in 2011 after being on the faculty at the University of Kentucky and at Penn. State University, where she was a John T. Ryan Faculty Fellow.