Program LE2AP (Leveraging Excellence in Engineering Assistant Professors) was launched in January 2014 within the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Pitt. Supported by Dean Holder, in October 2014, Program LE2AP was expanded to include all departments in the Swanson School of Engineering within the new Center of Faculty Excellence (CFE). The components and structure of Program LE2AP were developed by Dr. Anne Robertson as an Institutional Action Project in the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE) Program at Drexel University (2013-2014). She also served as founding director of the CFE.
The components and structure of Program LE²AP were developed and refined using information obtained from: