Dr. Kay C Dee
Professor, Department of Applied Biology & Biomedical Engineering. After receiving a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1992, and M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1994 and 1996, Kay C joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tulane University. In 2004 she joined the faculty at Rose-Hulman and served as the Founding Director for the Rose-Hulman Center for the Practice and Scholarship of Education from 2007-2009.
Her educational research interests include learning styles, teaching faculty about teaching, and student evaluations of teaching. She's given more than 50 presentations/workshops on teaching and education-related topics. She's coauthored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications on teaching and education, more than 25 peer-reviewed biomedical engineering publications, and the textbook An Introduction to Tissue-Biomaterial Interactions. Her educational and biomedical research projects have been funded by organizations including the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Kay C's teaching portfolio includes undergraduate and graduate courses on: biology and biomaterials; cell-biomaterial interactions; cell and tissue mechanics; bioethics, science fiction, and tissue engineering; and teaching engineering.
Kay C has received a number of awards for teaching and research, including: "Professor of the Year" award for the state of Louisiana, from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Tulane University's "Inspirational Undergraduate Professor Award," Tulane University President's Award for Junior Faculty: Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, a Young Investigator award from the Biomedical Engineering Society, and a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation Award.