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2020 Annual Conference
The ASEE 2020 Annual Conference is now a Virtual Conference.
Ticketed event: $40.00
At Rose-Hulman we have developed a faculty development workshop entitled Making Academic Change Happen, or MACH. The purpose of the workshop is to provide faculty and administrators with change management strategies that can help them make significant changes on their campuses. Our website outlines the components of the workshop that we are holding at Rose-Hulman in 2013:
At ASEE 2013, we will offer a mini-MACH that will provide attendees with an introduction to our MACH curriculum and allow them to experience MACH practices in two specific areas: communication and building partnerships. The experience of mini-MACH will allow attendees to understand how our workshop addresses the needs of faculty and administrators in the rapidly changing engineering education environment.
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.
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering. Steve spent 30 years in industry, including teaching and evaluating courses for NCR Corporation and for AT&T/Lucent. He created courses using various methods of delivery to engineers and customers, using the students' later success on projects to judge the value of the courses. He pioneered the adoption of creative design practices as a part of reinventing the system design curriculum at Bell Labs.
At Rose-Hulman, Steve was an inventor of the successful bachelors in software engineering program, and he is currently playing this same role in developing a master's program in SE. He was one of the initiators of Rose's interdisciplinary robotics program. In all of these programs, the focus is on having students work on real life projects, with outside clients, which come as close as possible to their upcoming career experience.
He is an adopter of Knowles' Andragogy, which mimics many of the conditions under which engineers and scientists must progress in their projects. Like Problem-Based Learning, this is a significant change from standard collegiate pedagogies; it requires a considered plan for successful adoption.
Steve has an MBA and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
Associate Professor and Interim Head, Department of Engineering Management. Craig received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a B.S. in Mathematics from Southeast Missouri State University. He received his M.S. in Manufacturing Systems and doctorate in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
He has over 15 years of experience teaching Manufacturing, Management, and Mathematics at the post-secondary level. Additionally, he has amassed 10 years of industrial experience leading process improvement projects, four years as a Process Engineer and six years as a private consultant. His interests are rooted in Industrial-Academic relationships, Quality Management Systems, Leadership Development and Change Management. Dr. Downing is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
In addition to on-campus teaching responsibilities, Craig has responsibility for developing and managing an off-campus program of Continuing & Professional Studies.
Associate Professor of Applied Biology. Ella earned a degree in biology and mathematics from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, then the Ph.D. in ecology and evolution from Indiana University in Bloomington. She joined the Rose-Hulman faculty in 2004. Since then, Ella has taught courses ranging from introductory cell biology to upper-level electives like evolutionary medicine and environmental field methods.
In collaboration with undergraduate researchers, Ella has studied wetland ecology, sexual selection in humans, and plant-fungi interactions. Her educational research focus has been on student learning of evolution and genetics, and the influence of intellectual development on learning. This work has been published in published in top-tier journals and featured in Sciencemagazine.
Ella is a regular contributor to community education projects, including the master gardener class series, the master naturalist program, and the local lifelong learning institute. Ella has coordinated several institute-wide events, like the Careers in Biology Series and the Heading to Graduate School seminars. Future plans focus on creating opportunities for translating educational research to classroom practice.
Executive Director, Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment Professor of English. Julia joined the faculty of the Humanities and Social Sciences Department in 1992, then assumed duties in the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment in 2005. Her experience in undergraduate teaching began in 1985 when she taught English Composition at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, then continued through her graduate years at Emory University, where she received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Throughout her career at Rose-Hulman, she has blended her work in the classroom with work in assessment. She was the founder of the Program in Technical Communication at Rose-Hulman, a campus-wide effort to improve students' written and oral communication skills in a variety of courses. In 1995 she joined the effort to create and implement the RosE Portfolio System, an online portfolio assessment tool that is still in use today as the RosEvaluation Tool. Evidence of student learning from the RosEvaluation is used by the Institute and academic programs to measure student learning and to direct curriculum improvements. She has been active in the use and assessment of tablet PCs in the classroom, and she has collaborated with faculty and staff in projects such as the Rose-Hulman Leadership Advancement Program and the national RosEvaluation Conference.
Julia's publications on assessment, engineering and professional communication, and tablet PCs have appeared in the Journal of Engineering Education, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Technical Communication Quarterly, and The Impact of Tablet PCs and Pen-based Technologies in the Classroom, among others. She is the recipient of the 2010 Sterling Olmsted Award (ASEE Liberal Education Division), the 2007 Council for Higher Education Accreditation Award, 2007 HP Technology for Teaching Award, and the 2005 Microsoft Research Award. She is also the recipient of the 2008 Rose-Hulman Board of Trustees Outstanding Scholar Award and the 2004 Humanities and Social Sciences Department Outstanding Researcher Award.