Sarah Pfatteicher
Sarah K. A. Pfatteicher
Executive Director Five Colleges, Inc.
Joined OEC on 10/19/2015

Dr. Sarah Pfatteicher is Executive Director of the Five College Consortium, a nonprofit educational corporation established in 1965 to promote the broad educational and cultural objectives of its associated institutions: Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Previously she served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she was also Research Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, as well as a member of the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies and an elected fellow of the Teaching Academy.  Her research emphasis has been in engineering ethics and education, and disaster prevention and response. Both of these topics are covered in her book, Lessons amid the Rubble: an Introduction to Post-Disaster Engineering and Ethics (Hopkins, 2010). Dr. Pfatteicher has served chair of the Executive Board of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, and worked as a consultant to the University of Wisconsin Police Department in emergency management. She received the American Society for Engineering Education's 2009 Olmsted Award for contributions to the liberal arts within engineering, and the Wisconsin Alumni Association's 2012 Excellence in Leadership Award.  Dr. Pfatteicher earned her bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics from Smith College and master’s and doctoral degrees in the history of science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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