International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building

Professor Dr. Elizabeth G. Loboa

Elizabeth G. Loboa is currently Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Southern Methodist University. As chief academic officer she is responsible for the quality of teaching, scholarship and research, and all aspects of academic life ranging from admissions, faculty development, and supervision of SMU’s eight schools, libraries, and international programs.

She received her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UC Davis and her master’s degree (biomechanical engineering) and Ph.D. (mechanical engineering) from Stanford University.

Loboa has been recognized for her work as a biomedical engineer, inventor, researcher and leader. She is a fellow in the National Academy of Inventors, the Biomedical Engineering Society, and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. She earned the Insight into Diversity Giving Back Award, the Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award, the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award, and UK-US Stem Cell Collaboration Development Award. She has been honored with both the UC Davis Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal and the Stanford University Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award.

Loboa serves on the AAAS Education Counsel Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM Advisory Board, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Nominations Committee, and the Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AOI) Board of Directors.