While at Berkeley — where she served on the faculty for a decade — Pamela Eibeck established herself as a national leader in electronics cooling and 3D convective heat transfer, while becoming an early pioneer in multimedia learning. From Berkeley, she took her expertise in engineering and teaching to effectively lead several other institutions of higher education.
As chair of mechanical engineering and vice provost of undergraduate studies at Northern Arizona University, Eibeck led the creation of a centralized student support center, established the Center for Learning in Electronic Environments to support faculty development of online courses and strengthened the mechanical engineering program by supporting interdisciplinary design and a new renewable wind energy program. As dean at Whitacre College of Engineering at Texas Tech University, she expanded enrollments and strengthened research, including building programs in nanophotonics and nanoenergetics. And as president of University of the Pacific — a role from which she retired in 2019 — she transformed and headed California’s oldest chartered university, known for its health-related professional programs.
Among her many honors and awards, she is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and recipient of the IBM Young Faculty Development Award and the YWCA Women in Science Excellence Award.