Dr. Ann L. Kenimer serves as the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies as well as a professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. As associate provost, she works with the academic colleges and other campus units to strengthen programs and services designed to help students successfully complete their undergraduate studies. Since joining the Texas A&M University faculty in 1993 as an assistant professor, she has supported undergraduate learning experiences including experiential learning, academic assessment, honors, and study-abroad opportunities. She provided leadership for academic programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences from 2007 to 2011 as the Associate Dean for Academic Operations. From 2011 to 2012, she served as Associate Dean of Faculties.
A native of Virginia, Dr. Kenimer earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and a doctorate in agricultural engineering from the University of Illinois. Since then, she has been named a Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence and has received The Association of Former Students’ Distinguished Achievement Award. She was also named a Piper Professor, an award established by the San Antonio-based Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, in 2007. In 2009, she was named an Outstanding Alumna from Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Dr. Kenimer is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas and is active with the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Additionally, she serves on the executive committee for the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the organization that accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.