Engineering Education - Who We Are


Aisha Lawrey, MPA
Director of Engineering Education

Aisha Lawrey, MPA, is Director of Engineering Education for ASME. She directs and guides the work of ASME in helping to shape the future of mechanical engineering and engineering technology education through ABET accreditation; the ME/MET department head and faculty communities; efforts toward increasing undergraduate simulation-design-build-innovation; greater exposure to industry standards/practice; more robust industry/university relations; and fostering more diverse and inclusive collaboration environments as framed by the ASME Engineering Education Vison2030 Advocacy Strategy.

Ashley Huderson, PhD
Manager of Engineering Education

Dr. Huderson is a native of New Orleans, LA, and completed her undergraduate training at Spelman College (2006), a certificate in Health Policy (2012), doctoral work at Meharry Medical College (2013), and a post-doctoral fellowship at Georgetown University Lombardi Cancer Center’s Office of Health Disparities and Minority Research (2015).

Dr. Huderson was a 2015-2017 American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science and Technology Policy (AAAS S&T) Fellow in the Engineering Education and Centers division (EEC) at the National Science Foundation, where she provided leadership on developing, coordinating, and implementing support for programs that foster an inclusive climate for pre-collegiate and collegiate STEM students.

Currently Dr. Huderson serves as the Manager of Engineering Education at ASME, where she is responsible for advancing and managing the research, development, promotion, implementation, and assessment of products and services that will help colleges of engineering develop their curricula and faculty.