Dr. Delores M. Etter
Independent Director

Dr. Delores M. Etter received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico after receiving Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mathematics from Wright State University. She is a Professor Emeritus in Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University. She held the Caruth Professorship in Engineering Education and the Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Engineering Education. She was also a Distinguished Fellow in the Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security. Her research interests included digital signal processing and biometrics, with a focus on iris recognition. She is also the author of a number of engineering textbooks on computer languages.

Dr. Etter served on the engineering faculties of the U.S. Naval Academy, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the University of New Mexico; she was a Visiting Professor at Stanford University. Dr. Etter is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

In 2004 and 2005, Dr. Etter was a member of the NERC Board. She stepped down in order to serve as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition for the Department of Defense, serving in that position from 2005 to 2007. She is currently serving a three-year term on the Texas RE Board that runs through December 31, 2022.