Jeremy Magruder-Waisome, Ph.D.

College of Engineering




Jeremy A. Magruder Waisome is a Ph.D. grduate of the Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering at UF where she conducted research in the area of pavement materials under the advisement of Dr. Rey Roque. Her dissertation focused on the evaluation of asphalt layer interface resistance to bond degradation through repeated load applications.

Jeremy received her B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from UF. During her tenure she served as the President and Advisor of the Gator Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers; President of Epsilon Lambda Chi, the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering's leadership honorary; and Vice President of Florida Blue Key, UF's most prestigious leadership honorary. In 2010, she was inducted into UF’s Hall of Fame, the most prestigious honor awarded to students by the university.

Through her mentoring and leadership activities, she became passionate about developing activities that broaden participation in STEM. As a result, she is now pursuing research opportunities in engineering education. Jeremy has developed programming and events implemented across UF that focus on recruiting, retaining, and supporting students of color and women pursuing higher education.

Her publications include proceedings from the 8th RILEM International Conference on Mechanisms of Cracking and Debonding in Asphalt Pavements, as well as the American Society for Engineering Education national (2016) and regional conferences (2017). She plans to work with Dr. Juan E. Gilbert, serving as the Project Manager of the NSF funded Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences (iAAMCS).