Dr. Petronella James

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Assessment & Online Program Management (Electrical Engineering)
Office Location: 
Schaefer Engineering Building (SEB) 226

D.Eng. Civil with a concentration in Transportation, Morgan State University
Masters of City & Regional Planning, Morgan State University
B.Sc. in Management Studies, University of the West Indies (Mona)


Dr. Petronella James serves as Faculty of Assessments and Online Programs for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), at Morgan State University (MSU). In Fall 2013, Petronella spearheaded the successful 6-year reaccreditation efforts of the ECE department. She has several published works in Engineering Education and Online Learning. Dr. James is also an Adjunct Faculty for the Urban Transportation and, City and Regional Planning programs at MSU, where she teaches at the graduate and undergraduate level, using both face-to-face and blended online learning instruction. Dr. James earned a Doctor of Engineering (Civil) with a concentration in Transportation and a Masters of City & Regional Planning from Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to that, she completed a B.Sc. in Management Studies at the University of the West Indies (Mona). Dr. James' research focuses on accreditation and standards in engineering education, with emphasis on supporting and improving student learning and achievement.