Elaine Pratt (epratt1)

Elaine Pratt

Adjunct - WebCampus

Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science

Department of Mechanical Engineering


Elaine Lehecka Pratt, M.B.A., is the Program Director of and a Teaching Professor in the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Engineering graduate program in the Mechanical Engineering department of the Schaefer School of Engineering and Science at Stevens Institute of Technology. She also formerly served as the Interim Program Director for the Pharmaceutical Management graduate program in the Howe School of Technology Management at Stevens Institute. She has 10 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, having worked in tablet production line supervision and as Technical Training Manager for Schering-Plough Corporation. For over 20 years, she maintained an active consultancy to the pharmaceutical industry, specializing in regulatory compliance, GMP and technical training, documentation, and quality assurance consulting. Recognized as an industry expert in the field of regulatory compliance training, she has spoken at national and international conferences of ASQ, ASTD, PDA, PMA, GMP TEA, APhS, SME, ISPI, Pharm Tech, and Interphex, and also serves on the faculty of the PDA Training and Research Institute.

Institutional Service

  • PME Program Director Chair
  • Mechanical Engineering Graduate Committee Member
  • ME Operations Manager Search Committee Member
  • ME Special Projects Member
  • Grant Writer - NSF KNIT.ME Grant Proposal Member

Professional Service

  • Parenteral Drug Association Training Faculty
  • Stevens Student Branch of ASQ (American Society for Quality) Faculty Advisor


Program Director, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Graduate Program

Honors and Awards

2016 Provost's Award for Online Teaching Excellence, Stevens Institute of Technology
2011 Co-op Advisor of the Year Award, Stevens Institute of Technology

Professional Societies

  • ASQ – American Society for Quality Senior member
  • PDA – Parenteral Drug Association Member
  • GMP TEA – GMP Training and Education Association Member

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Pratt, E. (2017). Stevens Institute of Technology—Preparing the Next Generation of Pharmaceutical Professionals. Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation (3 ed., vol. 12, pp. 190-193).
  2. Pratt, E. L. (2012). Controlling Contamination in Multi-Product Facilities. Controlled Environments (May 2012 ed., pp. 9-11).