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Poonam Gulati Salhotra


Poonam Gulati Salhotra, Ph.D.
Director, Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and Community Engagement & Service Learning Center (CCESL)
Institutional Effectiveness
One Main Building, Suite S629
Telephone: 713-221-8066

Scope of Responsibilities

At UHD, Dr. Gulati is responsible for overseeing university-wide community engagement and service learning committee efforts. She summarizes university-wide projects and accomplishments for QEP, Carnegie, President's Honor Roll, etc. She also coordinates with several departments to ensure projects are being carried out, assessed, and documented. Dr. Gulati works on campus programs focused on student retention and identifies possible grants for community-based research projects. She is also responsible for appointing student community engagement college work study assignments and seeking funding sources for a community-based leadership development program with campus and community stakeholders.

Educational Qualifications

Dr. Gulati earned her Doctor of Philosophy from Cornell University Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences and Applied Bachelor Degree from Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences.​

Professional Experience

Poonam Gulati has engaged with students in the community since 1999, shortly after joining UHD. Her students have gone to elementary schools and conducted science lessons with the children. Dr. Gulati also brought the community to UHD by showcasing symposia on science and society.  More recently, she has begun service learning in her classes where her students collaborate with Urban Education students to design science experiments for elementary school children. 

Curriculum Vitae

Last updated 11/4/2020 4:08 AM