JAMES D. SWEENEY is Professor and Chair of the Department of Bioengineering and Software Engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 1988 and 1983, respectively, and his Sc.B. Engineering degree (Biomedical Engineering) from Brown University in 1979. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He served as the 2009-10 Program Chair and 2010-11 Division Chair for the Biomedical Engineering Division of the ASEE.
Dr. Kristine Csavina recently joined the faculty of the Department of Engineering & Computing Systems at Arizona State University Polytechnic campus, where she is the Associate Director for Engineering Program Innovation. Currently she is the instructor for the senior capstone design experience and active with the ABET accreditation process for the department, among other courses and responsibilities. Dr. Csavina came to the Polytechnic campus from Florida Gulf Coast University, where she was one of the founding faculty of the U. A. Whitaker College of Engineering. As an assistant professor from 2007-2012, she helped develop the curriculum for the bioengineering design courses and was involved in teaching courses from the sophomore to senior levels. Dr. Csavina received a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Dayton in 1992 and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Arizona State University in 2003. Her research interests range from motion analysis of human motion in movement disorders, orthopedics and sports to engineering education research in student learning, pedagogical approach, and K-12 outreach initiatives.
Lisa A. Zidek is the Associate Dean in the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering and Associate Professor in Bioengineering. She received her PhD in Industrial Engineering Health Care Management from the University of Wisconsin. She has served as the Vice President of Student Development for the Institute of Industrial Engineers. She is an ABET Program Evaluator for Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering Technology and General Engineering programs. Her research interests are in engineering education, with particular emphasis on engineering entrepreneurship and service learning. She was selected to participate in the 2009-2010 Florida Campus Compact Engaged Scholarship Fellows program.
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