Faculty & Staff

Dr. Sandra Pettit, PE

Dr. Sandra Pettit

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies and associate professor of Instruction, CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING

Phone: (813) 974-1304
Email addressspettit@usf.edu
Office location: ENC 3203
Research cluster: Engineering Education

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow - Society of Women Engineers
  • 2020 Outstanding Teaching Award – College of Engineering USF
  • 2018 Engineering Excellence – Distinguished Alumni Award, USF
  • 2018 Academic Excellence Award from USF Student Affairs & Success
  • 2014 USF Golden Bull
  • 2012 USF Provost's Award for Outstanding Teaching
  • 2006 Florida Urban Engineer of the Year Award (FACERS)
  • 2000 AIChE Heiman Impact Award for Excellence in Education

Education, Training, and Industry Experience

Industry Experience: Procter & Gamble, Jacobs Engineering, TECO Energy, and Hillsborough County

P.E., State of Florida

Ph.D,. Chemical Engineering, University of South Florida

M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of South Florida

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of South Florida

 Engineering Education

Dr. Pettit has a passion for student success.  Her initiatives have included the following:

  • Learning Assistant/ Peer Leader Program
  • Undergraduate Student Advisory Board
  • Remote and Hybrid Laboratory Experiences
  • Course Redesigns (with active learning, flipped courses, and peer-to-peer instruction)

Dr. Pettit Student Suiccess Awards