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Dr. Delores M. Etter
Independent Director

Dr. Delores M. Etter is a Professor in Electrical Engineering and joined the Electrical Engineering faculty at Southern Methodist University in 2008. She currently holds the Caruth Professorship in Engineering Education and is a Distinguished Fellow in the Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security. From 2008-2015, she held the Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Engineering Education.

Dr. Etter's research interests include digital signal processing and biometrics, with a focus on iris recognition. She is the author of 18 textbooks and has written over 150 scholarly articles.

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 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.

Dr. 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.

Dr. Etter is currently serving a three-year term on the Texas RE Board that runs through December 31, 2019. She served as the Texas RE Board of Directors Vice Chair in 2014 and 2015, and Chair for 2016 and 2017.

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