Dr. Tristan T. Utschig is a Senior Academic Professional in the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning and is Assistant Director for the Scholarship and Assessment of Teaching and Learning at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Formerly, he was a tenured Associate Professor of Engineering Physics at Lewis-Clark State College. Dr. Utschig has regularly published and presented work on a variety of topics including assessment instruments and methodologies, using technology in the classroom, faculty development in instructional design, teaching diversity, and peer coaching. Dr. Utschig completed his PhD in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Jeffrey S. Bryan is currently in his second-year of Georgia Tech's M.S. program in digital media. He attended Southern Utah University as an undergraduate, and majored in English education. He worked for several years as a trainer for AT&T, teaching adult learners, and as an editor for an opinion research company. He currently works as a Graduate Research Assistant in Georgia Tech's Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL), where he assists with assessment and data analysis for ongoing CETL projects. His master's thesis is an analysis of choice and player narratives in video game storytelling.
Dr. Judith Shaul Norback, Ph.D. is faculty and the Director of Workplace and Academic Communication in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. She has developed and provided instruction for students in industrial engineering and biomedical engineering and has advised on oral communication instruction at many other universities. The Workplace Communication Lab she founded in 2003 has had over 19,000 student visits. As of Spring 2013, she has shared her instructional materials with over 200 schools from the US, Australia, Germany, and South Korea. Dr. Norback has studied communication and other basic skills in the workplace and developed curriculum over the past 30 years—first at Educational Testing Service, then as part of the Center for Skills Enhancement, Inc., which she founded, and, since 2000, at Georgia Tech. She has published over 20 articles in the past decade alone, including articles in IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, INFORMS Transactions on Education, and the International Journal of Engineering Education. Over the past ten years Norback has given over 40 presentations and workshops at nation-wide conferences such as the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), where she currently serves as chair of her division. Dr. Norback also holds an office for the Education Forum of INFORMS and has served as Associate Chair for the Capstone Design Conference. Much of her work in the past five years has been conducted with Tristan Utschig, Associate Director of Assessment at Georgia Tech’s Center for Teaching and Learning. Dr. Norback’s education includes a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and master's and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University. Her current research interests include increasing the reliability of the Norback & Utschig Presentation Scoring System for Engineers and Scientists and the cognitive constructs students use when creating a graph from raw data.
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