Wayne State University
Tonya Whitehead
Tonya Whitehead
Assistant Director


Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University, 2017

M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University, 2012

M.S. in Manufacturing and Engineering Management, Michigan State University, 2004

B.S. in Computer Engineering, Michigan State University, 2002


Tonya has a strong interest in promoting education in the STEM fields and is a part-time faculty member in the College of Engineering at Wayne State. In the OTL, Tonya researches current evidence-based teaching practices, organizes workshop materials, assists with various grant activities, and supports the teaching development of graduate students. She recently completed a Ph.D. in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at WSU. Her research focuses on using biomaterials to create multiple signals that synergistically promote and enhance nerve regeneration, with the ultimate goal of developing an enhanced nerve growth conduit to improve functional recovery following peripheral nerve injury.