Irving McPhail CEO, NACME (National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering)

Irving McPhail

Irving Pressley McPhail is the sixth president and CEO of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME). Prior to joining NACME, he founded and served as principal of The McPhail Group LLC. and served 15 years as a college president and chancellor at colleges across the United States. Working at the nexus of practice, policy, and research, Dr. McPhail is the co-editor and author of more than 50 journal articles, chapters, monographs, and technical reports on post-secondary student success, community college leadership, and STEM education.

Irving McPhail has a Bachelor’s degree in Development Sociology from Cornell University and a Master’s degree in Reading from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He earned a Doctorate in Reading/Language Arts at the University of Pennsylvania as a National Fellowships Fund Fellow, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree at the 155th Commencement of Polytechnic Institute of New York University in 2010. Dr. McPhail serves on the board of directors of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation and is a charter member of the E-Week (Engineers Week) Diversity Council.

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