Published on: January 5, 2017
Jan. 5, 2017 – Dr. Alicia Domack, associate professor and chair of MSOE’s Humanities, Social Science and Communication Department, has been named a Milwaukee Business Journal 40 Under 40 winner.
More than 260 nominations were submitted for the award, which recognizes professional achievement as well as community involvement. According to Mark Kass, editor-in-chief of the Milwaukee Business Journal, “40 Under 40 is one of the most important awards programs we put together every year because it identifies young professionals from throughout southeastern Wisconsin in all industries who are making a difference in the office and in the community.”
Domack joined the MSOE faculty in 2009 and was promoted to department chair in 2015. In her time on campus, she has created a minor in psychology, worked with faculty to introduce the new user experience and communication design major, implemented a community-service focused first-year curriculum, and supported faculty in the creation of new study abroad opportunities and courses requested by students.
While continuing to teach psychology courses, Domack has been part of multiple institution-wide committees including the Executive Education Council, Women at MSOE, Freshman Year Experience, Institutional Review Board and MSOE Faculty Book Club. She also advises the Kappa Sigma Mu sorority and is a member of several professional organizations including the American Psychological Association, American Statistical Association and Society for Research in Child Development.
Outside of MSOE, Domack is involved in the Village of Shorewood Foundation and Ex Fabula Milwaukee. During her recently completed term as president, the Shorewood Foundation sponsored Shorewood’s inaugural Plein Air Festival; brought a farmer’s market to the village; was a major sponsor of the Ghost Train public art display (currently running daily); provided $10,000 to building tennis courts at Lake Bluff School and $15,000 for playground equipment at Atwater School; provided scholarships for graduating seniors at Shorewood High School; supported various community organizations such as RedGen; and was the sole sponsor for the 4th of July fireworks at Atwater Beach.
MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 97% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.