Dr. Sara Hooshangi

Dr. Sara Hooshangi
Former Associate Professor; Program Director, Integrated Information, Science and Technology (IIST) Program

Dr. Hooshangi is no longer working at George Washington University.

She was an Associate Professor and the founding Program Director for the Integrated Information, Science and Technology (IIST) program, a degree completion program for undergraduate students interested in finishing their bachelor's degree with an interdisciplinary focus on technology, business and information systems.

She has extensive experience in teaching and developing unique curricula and advising undergraduate students. She is actively involved with STEM initiatives at GW, she works closely with Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service to provide service learning opportunities for her students, and she has served as facilitator for the University's Faculty Learning Community (FLC Jr.) program.

She also works with GW’s community college partners, industry leaders in the technology and STEM fields, and GW alumni network to enrich the academic experience for her students.

Dr. Hooshangi was the PI for a 5-year $623,000, NSF funded grant which provides funding and programmatic support to low-income students. She was a member of the GW Presidential Task Force on Access and Success and over her time at GW has worked diligently to increase the diversity of the student population in the STEM fields.

Current Research

Dr. Hooshangi’s research interests are in the area of engineering and undergraduate education, with an emphasis on the role of technology in improving learning outcomes for non-traditional students and increasing student diversity in the STEM fields.


  • Princeton University, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering
  • McGill University, B.Eng., Electrical Engineering

Classes Taught

  • Data Visualization
  • Introductory and Advanced Programming Techniques using Python
  • Database Design
  • Alternative Energy Sources
  • Capstone and Senior Design