Nisha Kondrath received her B.Tech degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India in 2002 and M.S and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering from Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA in 2005 and 2010, respectively. Dr. Kondrath is currently a Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA. Before joining Villanova University in August 2012, she was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN, USA from August 2010-May 2012. Her research interests include power electronics, microgrids, PWM dc-dc converters, PWM dc-ac inverters, power semiconductors, and high-frequency power magnetics. Ms. Kondrath is a member of IEEE, Tau Beta Pi, and ASEE.
Mark A. Jupina has been a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Villanova University since 1990. He has taught courses in electromagnetics, analog and digital electronics, and solid state materials, devices, and fabrication. Benjamin Franklin once said, "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." This quote illustrates quite succinctly Mark Jupina’s pedagogy in teaching courses to undergrads. Since the 1990’s, Dr. Jupina has employed “active learning” techniques both inside and outside of the classroom using various modalities, including the flipped-lab approach during the last five years. More recently, Dr. Jupina has also incorporated Entrepreneurial Minded Learning (EML) exercises into his sophomore and junior-level courses.
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