Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs
Andrea Hodge is vice provost for undergraduate programs. Her responsibilities include oversight of the Renaissance Scholars, Discovery Scholars, McNair Scholars, and Undergraduate Research Programs. In addition, she works with the vice president for academic planning and budget to develop new curricular strategies that address USC’s commitment to education centered on the diverse needs of undergraduate learners.
Andrea Hodge holds the Arthur B. Freeman Professorship in the Viterbi School of Engineering, where she has a joint appointment in the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. A member of our faculty since 2007, Professor Hodge has specialized in research on nanomechanics and supervises the Hodge Materials Nanotechnology Research Group. She has studied extensively the mechanical behavior of engineered materials at the nano- and micro- scale. In recognition of her innovative research, Professor Hodge has received a number of significant honors, including the Young Leader Award from The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Excellence in Publication Award, the Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a Young Investigator Program award from the Office of Naval Research, a National Science Foundation (NSF) BRIDGE Award, and an NSF CAREER award.
Professor Hodge earned her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and her Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University. She was a postdoctoral fellow and subsequently a staff scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory before joining the faculty at USC.