Daina M. Briedis, Ph.D., is currently an Adjunct Director of Professional Offerings at ABET. She also serves as Assistant Dean for Student Advancement and Program Assessment in the College of Engineering at Michigan State University and is a faculty member and ABET Coordinator in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.
Over the past 32 years, Daina has served ABET as a program evaluator for AIChE, a team chair and member of the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC), the first chair of the EAC Training and Materials Development Committee and an Executive Committee member of the EAC. She was a program evaluator on one of the very first “EC2000” visits and subsequently chaired several new criteria visits.
Briedis has been an AIChE Representative Director on the ABET Board of Directors and has been involved in the design teams for the new program evaluator and train-the-trainers training materials. She is a lead facilitator for the program evaluator training sessions. She also consults in the area of accreditation and assessment and evaluation and serves on the Board of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). She was elected a Fellow of ABET in 2007, a Fellow of the AIChE in 2011 and a Fellow of ASEE in 2015. She is an ABET Senior IDEAL Scholar.