Ella L. Ingram is an Associate Professor of Applied Biology and Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Center for the Practice and Scholarship of Education at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Her educational research interests include promoting successful change practice of STEM faculty, effective evolution and ecology instruction, and facilitating undergraduate research experiences. Her teaching portfolio includes courses on: nutrition, introductory biology, ecology and environmental studies, evolution, evolutionary medicine, and research practices in science.
Richard House is Professor of English at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He received a B.A. from Illinois Wesleyan University and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine. In addition to engineering communication and pedagogy, he has scholarly interests in sustainability and Shakespeare.
Steve Chenoweth is Associate Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Previously he had a career in software development, at NCR Corp. and at Bell Labs. He specialized in starting new projects, and in reviewing such projects. All of these software development projects involved some associated social change. At Rose-Hulman he has been involved in starting the bachelor's and master's programs in software engineering.
Kay C Dee received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After completing her graduate work, Kay C joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and later joined the faculty at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She served as the founding Director of the Rose-Hulman Center for the Practice and Scholarship of Education, and is currently the Associate Dean of Learning & Technology as well as a founding member of the team that annually delivers Rose-Hulman's 'Making Academic Change Happen' workshop.
Kay C has received a number of awards for teaching, research, and mentoring, including the Louisiana "Professor of the Year" award from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, the Tulane University “Inspirational Undergraduate Professor” award; the Tulane University President’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching; the Graduate Alliance for Education in Louisiana Award for Excellence in Mentoring Minority Researchers; the honor to serve as a Teaching Fellow for the National Effective Teaching Institute; and more.
Jameel Ahmed is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Applied Biology and Biomedical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He has been teaching at Rose-Hulman since 1999, and his technical interests lie in the areas of quantitative physiology and neuroprosthetics. He also has interest in helping develop leadership skills in others, as is evidenced by his involvement in Rose-Hulman's Leadership Advancement Program, and the Making Academic Change Happen (MACH) workshop
Dr. Julia M. Williams is Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment & Professor of English at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Her research areas include technical communication, assessment, accreditation, and the impact of pen-based technologies on learning and
teaching. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Engineering Education, International Journal of Engineering Education, IEEE Transaction on Professional Communication, and Technical Communication Quarterly, among others.
Craig G. Downing is Department Head and Associate Professor of Engineering Management at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. His teaching responsibilities are focused on delivering graduate-level instruction related to Operations and Quality Systems. His interests are rooted in Academic-Industrial partnerships, Process Improvement, and Action Research in Engineering Management. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
Dr. Richards is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and teaches in the area of thermal-fluid sciences. He earned his mechanical engineering degrees at Kansas State University (BS), Iowa State University (MS), and The Ohio State University (PhD). Prior to joining Rose-Hulman in 1988, he was on the faculty at The Ohio State University. In 1998, he joined Kenneth Wark as co-author of Thermodynamics (6th Ed) published by McGraw-Hill. Since 1995 he has taught in Rose-Hulman's innovative and integrated Sophomore Engineering Curriculum. His textbook, Basic Engineering Science--A Systems, Accounting, and Modeling Approach, is used in this curriculum. In addition to teaching, he has also spent two years as the Director of the Center for the Practice and Scholarship of Education at Rose-Hulman.
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