By Michael Sanoff, ASEE Today section editor/writer
R. Talreja has been appointed the new head of the aerospace engineering
department in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M
University. Talreja also will hold the Tenneco Endowed Professorship
in Engineering and head the aerospace engineering division of the Texas
Engineering Experiment Station, the state's engineering research
agency. Before coming to Texas A&M, Talreja was a professor of aerospace
engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
past September, University of Utah professor of engineering K. Lawrence
DeVris received the American Society For Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Person of the Year-Adhesives Age 2001 Award for outstanding work in
the field of adhesives. DeVries currently serves as chairman of Subcommittee
D14.04 on Terminology at ASTM. DeVries has been a faculty member at
the University of Utah for more than 35 years, during which time he
has been department chair, senior associate dean, and acting dean.
Fellow and former president John D. Calhoun received Texas A&M's
Engineering Program Lifetime Achievement Award on October 5. As Distinguished
Professor Emeritus of Petroleum Engineering and Deputy Chancellor for
Engineering Emeritus, Calhoun held a number of positions while at Texas
A&M including dean of engineering, dean of geosciences, and vice
president for academic affairs. Calhoun was instrumental in building
programs for the engineering college, the university, and the A&M
system. His efforts led to Texas A&M's designation as the state's
sea grant college and as a space grantee.
School of Mines has appointed Nigel T. Middleton as the new vice president
for academic affairs and dean of faculty. Middleton joined the Engineering
Division in 1990 and served for more than five years as assistant division
director. Since June 1996, Middleton has served as associate vice president
for academic affairs.
ASEE Section Meetings
meetings have been scheduled through fall 2002. These meetings are excellent
opportunities to network with other engineering educators in your area
and to discover new engineering technology. All members are encouraged
New England, St. Lawrence, Middle Atlantic sections
April 5-6, 2002
United State Military Academy
West Point, New York
Theme: Celebrating 200 Years of Engineering Education
Contact: Col. Wayne Whiteman
Tel: (845) 938-2600
March 28-29, 2002
Illinois Institute of Technology
Theme: Engineering Education in a Changing Economy
Contact: William Oakes
April 5-6, 2002
Contact: Subra Ganesan
April 7-9, 2002
University of Florida Conference Center
Theme: Teaching Problem Solving
Contact: Peter Hoadley
March 28-30, 2002
Contact: Terrence Chambers
September 11-13, 2002
University of Oklahoma
Contact: Roger G. Harrison
Tel: (405) 325-4367
To Be Determined
Portland State University
Contact: Michael Driscoll
March 21-22, 2002
California State University Fresno
Contact: Walter Loscutoff
October 10-12, 2002
The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Theme: Technology Enhanced Learning
Contact: Sandra Courter
Tel: (608) 265-9767
April 5-6, 2002
University of Southern Colorado
Contact: Jane Fraser
on the following pages are candidates for offices to be voted on in
the 2002 ASEE elections. These candidates were selected by the 2001
ASEE Nominating Committee chaired by John Weese; the nominations were
received by the executive director as required by the constitution.
The ASEE Nominating Committee believes that the candidates offered here
are eminently qualified and deserve the close consideration of the membership.
are reminded that additional nominations of eligible candidates may
be made by petitions of at least 200 individual members. Nominees so
proposed must indicate a willingness to serve before their names are
placed on the ballot. Such petitions and agreements must be presented
to the executive director no later than January 1, 2002.
votes will be accepted for all offices. In all cases, a simple plurality
constitutes election. The official ballot, which will be furnished to
each individual member by March 1, must be returned by March 31.
note: Due to space limitations and in the interest of fairness to all
candidates, the biographies and statements have been edited to fit the
allotted space. For the uncut biographies and statements, please see
our Web site at: http://asee.org/welcome.
L. Abata is currently employed as a program director in the Division
of Engineering Education and Centers at the National Science Foundation
in Washington, D.C. He is on temporary leave from Michigan Technological
University where he is on the teaching faculty as a professor in the
department of mechanical engineering and engineering mechanics. Over
the years, Abata has served in several administrative capacities including
dean of engineering, associate dean for research, and department head.
Abata holds a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University
of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been recognized for distinguished teaching
with numerous awards from students and faculty and from the state of
Michigan. He is a member of the Academy of Teaching Excellence. Abata
maintains an active research program in propulsion systems as director
of the Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Propulsion. During the
past eight years, he has founded two high-tech companies, serving as
CEO for one. Abata is a member of the ABET Board of Reviewers.
has been active in ASEE through several divisions and with the North
Midwest Section. Abata served on the Board of Directors from 1998 through
2000 as chair of Professional Interest Council IV. While on the board,
he introduced and supported representation of student sections. During
his board tenure, he took a leadership role in forming the first entrepreneurial
constituent committee that is now a division. Abata is currently involved
with strengthening the international outreach of ASEE by developing
stronger relationships with such organizations as the European Society
for Engineering Education and the International Society for Engineering
It is an honor to be nominated for President of ASEE. As president,
I would work toward improving the society through the following goals:
increase the visibility of ASEE at the federal and state levels; foster
and establish ties between ASEE and leaders of major corporations; increase
individual and institutional membership to further strengthen ASEE's
working base; increase rank and file participation on the board to improve
communication between the constituency and administrative structure;
and foster and strengthen ties with engineering education societies
the premier society for engineering education covering all areas of
engineering. Federal agencies, key congressional representatives, and
regulatory bodies must be aware of its existence and purpose. Visibility
of ASEE at these levels is essential for its health and growth. One
of my goals is to establish this visibility where it might be lacking,
maintaining a strong and accurate profile of the society. This same
message holds for industry. Without question, engineering education
is paramount to industrial existence and growth. It follows that a strong
relationship with industry is not only important but essential. Liaison
and representation at the highest levels of major corporations should
be interwoven with our mission to encourage effectiveness in engineering
education programs across the spectrum of engineering disciplines.
challenge for ASEE is to increase membership to the point where the
society is truly representative of our profession across all disciplines
of engineering throughout the country. There are two levels to this
challenge: first, to improve institutional participation, and second,
to increase the number and diversity of individual members. Institutional
membership is vital; a commitment from the college or university unit
as a whole constitutes support for faculty at that university, encouraging
them to join the ranks of ASEE and contribute to its mission and functions.
It is important that the president of this society use leadership to
strengthen these numbers with awareness, visibility, and communication
to all involved.
As I count
the number of board members that are involved in administrative roles
versus those in rank and file faculty positions at their respective
universities, I am not surprised to find that the former outnumbers
the latter. Although I have continually been impressed with the overall
perspective and position of the society on controversial issues, we
need to encourage more rank and file faculty into board and other leadership
positions. I feel that the board must be representative of all involved
with engineering education and must present diverse viewpoints and opinions
to provide solid and viable leadership.
no surprise that engineering education is a worldwide mission, existing
and practiced with vigor and respect in every culture. Yet Americans
still remain isolationists in this time-honored profession. The phenomenon
of industrial globalization in the 1990s has yet to be paralleled by
engineering education. Recent changes in accreditation have greatly
reduced those barriers that might have prohibited the import of creative
educational techniques of other lands. It is timely to encourage cooperation
with our international colleagues.
throughout my years as an active contributing member of ASEE, particularly
when I served on the board, has been rewarding. I have found that the
people of ASEE, both constituency and professional staff, are fine and
productive people who share the common goal of improving engineering
education. The positive attitude and stance of board members, the willingness
to cooperate in open and frank discussions, and the leadership of individual
components of the board were evident at every function. It would be
an incredible honor to serve as your president in this premier society.
J. Altiero is dean of the school of engineering at Tulane University.
He received a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Notre
Dame (1969), with a M.S.E. in aerospace engineering (1970), an M.A.
in mathematics (1971), and a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering (1974) from
the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Following postdoctoral experiences
at the University of Michigan and at the U.S. Bureau of Mines Twin Cities
Mining Research Center, he joined the materials science and mechanics
department at Michigan State University in 1975. At Michigan State,
he rose through the faculty ranks to the position of professor in 1986
and was named the associate dean for Research and Graduate Studies of
the College of Engineering in 1990, where he had administrative responsibility
for the research, technology transfer, graduate studies, and distance
education operations of the college. In January 1998, he was appointed
the chair of the Department of Materials Science and Mechanics and served
in that position until June 2000. He is currently a professor and chair
emeritus at Michigan State University and dean of engineering and professor
of mechanical engineering at Tulane University.
has held visiting positions at the Polytechnic University of Milan as
a Fulbright Research Scholar and at the Technical University of Aachen
as a von Humboldt Scholar. He has published more than 30 articles in
the areas of computational mechanics, fracture mechanics, geomechanics,
and biomechanics and has received external funding for research, teaching,
and outreach projects from NASA, NSF, CDC, Ameritech, Consumer's
Power, Edward Lowe Foundation, Ford Motor, Garrett Turbine Engine, General
Dynamics, General Electric Foundation, General Motors, Industrial Technology
Institute, and the Michigan Department of Commerce. He has taught a
wide range of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels,
including large service courses in statics, dynamics, and mechanics
of materials. In 1991, he received the state of Michigan's Teaching
is a member of the American Academy of Mechanics, the American Society
for Engineering Education, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers,
the International Society for Boundary Elements, the Society of Engineering
Science, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi. He currently serves on the Board
of Trustees of the National Institute for Global Environmental Change.
He has been a member of the Executive Board of the ASEE Engineering
Research Council since 1994 and currently serves as its chair. He serves
on the Board of Directors of ASEE as Chair, Engineering Research Council,
and Vice President for Institutional Councils.
I am honored to be a candidate for the position of president-elect of
the American Society for Engineering Education. It is my firm belief
that the strength of ASEE is derived from its membership and that the
primary function of the ASEE Board of Directors is to be attentive to
the membership and facilitate the best ideas and initiatives generated
by individual and institutional members. If elected, I pledge to strongly
encourage the presentation of fresh ideas to the board through our divisions,
sections, and councils and to work with the board to effectively implement
those ideas. I also pledge to work vigorously to increase ASEE membership
and to broaden the diversity of that membership, focusing special recruiting
efforts on young faculty, women, and under-represented minorities, and
our colleagues in industry.
of the ASEE membership span a very broad range, and that is the strength
of our organization. Beyond the traditional focus on engineering and
engineering technology courses and curricula, our membership is concerned
with engineering education issues that span a lifetime, from K-12 science
and mathematics preparation through lifelong continuing education. Additionally,
the range of issues associated with courses and curricula at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels is broader and more complex than ever
before. Among these are an increased attention to the soft skills such
as communications and teaming, incorporation of revolutionary changes
in computing and information technology, integration of the concepts
of design throughout the curriculum, stronger collaborative efforts
with industry including internships and cooperative education, and introduction
of international experiences aimed at a better understanding of how
one functions effectively in a global society.
that it is the breadth of my background that makes me a strong candidate
for ASEE president-elect. During my 27-year academic career, I have
had direct personal involvement in a wide range of engineering education
activities involving undergraduate and graduate studies, research and
research administration, corporate relations and technology transfer,
continuing and distance education, international programs, and departmental
and college administration. As a faculty member, an associate dean for
research and graduate studies, the chair of a department that housed
four degree programs (including two innovative cross-disciplinary programs),
and as a dean of engineering, I have developed the breadth and depth
of experience that I believe is required to serve the entire membership
President, Member Affairs
M. Croft Jr. is associate professor and section head of engineering
graphics at Ohio State University. Prior to assuming that position in
1984, he served on the faculty of the Speed Scientific School, University
of Louisville (1976-1984), and West Virginia Institute of Technology
(1973-1976). Before beginning his academic career, Croft was an associate
engineer/scientist with the Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach California
(1969-1973). Croft holds a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering, earned
at Indiana Institute of Technology (1969). His advanced degrees are
a master of science in civil engineering from West Virginia College
of Graduate Studies (1977) and a Ph.D. degree in civil engineering from
Clemson University (1984). Croft has been an active member of ASEE since
1974 and has served as the 1989-1990 chair of the Engineering Design
Graphics Division (EDGD) and the 1995-1996 chair of the North Central
Section. He served on the ASEE Board of Directors as Zone II chair from
1998-2000. He has served as the EDGD program chair for the ASEE Annual
Conference on two different occasions and was chair of the host committee
for the North Central Section Conference in 1995. Croft has received
several awards, including the Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award for
the Southeast Section; the North Central Section Best Paper Award; the
Charles E. MacQuigg Outstanding Teaching Award; and the EDGD Distinguished
Service Award. Croft has been the lead professor for Engineering Summer
Academy, a program designed to attract outstanding high school students
to engineering since 1985. He is a registered professional engineer
As one of the outstanding professional societies in the world, ASEE
offers a wide array of programs and benefits to its members. Engineering
educators, whether they are teachers, researchers, or administrators,
are served by ASEE in many diverse ways. Its award-winning publications
offer insight into the changing world of engineering education. Its
structure, through divisions and geographic sections, encourages individual
participation and offers members an opportunity to grow professionally
and serve the society in various ways. ASEE's strength lies in
the individual participation of its members.
been the primary professional society in which I serve since 1974. I
have benefitted immensely from participation in division, section, and
zone activities. Serving in leadership roles as a division chair, a
section chair, and a zone chair has enabled me to work with a variety
of professionals and to learn how the society works at various levels.
I have also had leadership roles in other organizations including the
Transportation Research Board. This leadership experience is an important
consideration in my candidacy.
the true strengths of ASEE is in the geographic zones and sections.
Many initiatives have come to the board through grassroots efforts.
If elected, I would work very closely with the zone chairs to develop
and implement initiatives that reflect the desires and needs of the
sections. For example, a national Best Teacher Award is in its final
stages before implementation. This initiative came to the board through
the zone chairs and is supported by the society's sections. Another
initiative on the horizon has ASEE becoming more involved in K-12 programs.
I support the zones and sections in taking a leadership role in this
involvement by focusing on K-12 programs as a part of their section
meetings. I am a firm believer in grassroots efforts that are initiated
through the sections within ASEE and would work diligently to see such
years of volunteer service to ASEE and my leadership experience at the
division, section, and zone levels are evidence of my continuing commitment
to our society's growth and development. If elected, I pledge to
do my best to keep the society moving forward as the world's premier
society for engineering education.
C. Roberts is the assistant dean of engineering at Kansas State
University and has more than 30 years of experience in engineering and
engineering technology education. A certified management consultant,
he previously taught for the University of Kansas's architectural
management masters degree program. He served as a director of human
resources development for Black & Veatch Engineers-Architects. Roberts
is the author of several papers and has presented seminars to business
and education professionals throughout the United States. He has a master's
degree in nuclear engineering from Kansas State University and is a
registered professional engineer. In addition to his dean's office
responsibilities, Roberts teaches in engineering concepts, personal
and professional development, and business process improvement.
was Zone III chair from 19992001 and is past chair of ASEE's
Midwest Section and former chair of two ASEE special interest groups:
Leadership Training and Development and University Continuing Education
Directors. He is a former board member of the ASEE Continuing Professional
Development Division. Since 1983, he has served as a panelist, presenter,
and program chair at various Midwest Section, CIEC, and ASEE annual
meetings. In 1993, Roberts received the ASEE Centennial Certificate.
In 1996, he received both the College Industry Partnership Division
Certificate of Merit Award and the College Industry Partnership Division
CIEC Best Moderator Award.
The vice president of member affairs serves and represents the national
membership. Duties include working closely with the zone and section
chairs to ensure that ASEE member concerns are heard and adequately
addressed. Other duties include working closely with ASEE headquarters
to sustain, develop, and expand society membership. This position has
great responsibility, and it would be my honor and privilege to serve
years of service to ASEE has been from several perspectives. While in
industry, I listened to and participated in curriculum change, continuing
education, and research/funding issues affecting all levels of education.
As a member of the university community, I continue to focus on the
improvement of our educational system and work to enhance university/industry/government
relationships. Whether active in local, regional, or national perspectives,
I have seen the good works of our ASEE members. However, I know that
member involvement can be increased and more can be accomplished through
our sponsored programs.
survey disclosed several opportunities for improving engineering and
engineering technology education. Issues of greatest interest to members
include: effective teaching, outcomes assessment, and student recruitment
and retention. Members are involved because ASEE provides an opportunity
to meet and talk to other engineering educators. Survey results indicated
that member peers are reluctant to join ASEE because participation is
not valued in the tenure/research process. According to the survey,
ASEE needs to encourage administrators to recognize faculty participation
for promotion and tenure. Members also recommended that ASEE do more
to aid educators in learning about the mechanics of effective teaching.
These issues need to be discussed and acted upon by our members and
representatives are an essential component in member development activities.
Discussions with campus representatives at section meetings have generated
a number of excellent suggestions to improve ASEE. Changes in the annual
conference Web-based paper submission process, methods for supporting
student chapters, and ways to recruit new assistant professors to join
ASEE are examples of ideas that have been heard and acted upon by ASEE.
We need to continue ASEE efforts to expand the participation and voice
of campus representatives.
a primary role of a leader is to create opportunities for members to
learn about and discuss the issues. Through positive interaction, ASEE
can become an even stronger voice in its role as a technical society.
As a candidate for vice president of member affairs, I am committed
to listening to the members and serving our profession.
Professional Interest Council I
L.A. Hughes is associate professor and associate chair for computer
engineering and program development in the School of Electrical and
Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He also serves
as coordinator of the computer engineering program at the Georgia Tech
Regional Engineering Program. He has been a faculty member at Georgia
Tech since 1986, following completion of his Ph.D. in electrical engineering
from Stanford University. He received his B.S. degree in electrical
engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and his M.S. degree
in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
currently serves as chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering
Division of ASEE, following terms as secretary/treasurer and vice-chair/program
chair. He also serves as an at-large member of the administrative committee
of the IEEE Education Society and will be general chair of the 2004
Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE). He has previously served as
finance chair for FIE in 1995 and for four years as a member of the
program committee for International Test Conference.
years, he has been actively involved with program assessment and accreditation,
including preparations for Georgia Tech's participation as one
of the pilot schools visited under Engineering Criteria 2000 (EC2000).
Since 1995, he has been an EAC/ABET program evaluator for both electrical
engineering and computer engineering programs. As a consultant, he has
reviewed programs preparing for EC2000 accreditation and has helped
define curricula and programs for the African Virtual University and
the American University of Dubai.
is a senior member of IEEE and a member of the Association for Computing
Machinery and the American Association of University Professors. He
is currently serving on an IEEE Computer Society task force to define
a model computer engineering curriculum as part of the IEEE/ACM Computing
Curricula 2001 project.
S. Lamancusa is a professor of mechanical engineering and the director
of the Learning Factory at Pennsylvania State University. Prior to coming
to Penn State in 1984, he designed business telephones at AT&T Bell
Laboratories and was an adjunct faculty member at the Stevens Institute
of Technology in 1983. Lamancusa earned his B.S. degree in mechanical
engineering from the University of Dayton in 1978, and received his
Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in electrical and
computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1982.
directs The Learning Factorya hands-on product realization facility
that includes interdisciplinary courses to integrate design, manufacturing,
and business realities into the engineering curriculum. In the last
six years, the Learning Factory has brought in more than 300 industry-sponsored
projects for the school's senior design classes from more than
has been active in numerous curriculum development efforts at Penn State
and is a vocal advocate for active learning and industry participation
in engineering education. Recent awards include the Boeing Outstanding
Educator Award and the Penn State Engineering Society Premier Teaching
Award. He has served ASEE as the chair of the Mechanical Engineering
Division, as well as program chair, secretary/treasurer, session chair,
and reviewer for the Journal of Engineering Education. He is a Research
Fellow of the Humboldt Foundation, a member of ASME, the Violin Society
of America, and the Institute of Noise Control Engineers and is a registered
Professional Interest Council IV
F. Brown is professor of mechanical engineering at the Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He teaches
a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses including thermodynamics,
fluid mechanics, instrumentation, gas dynamics, turbomachinery, and
aircraft and missile propulsion. He is currently spending a year at
Virginia Tech's Alexandria Research Institute, where he is leading
the development of a research-based graduate program for his department.
This follows a five-year appointment in Virginia Tech's Research
Division where he served as Associate Provost for Program Development.
his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University
of Wisconsin and his graduate degrees from the University of Illinois.
In addition to his teaching and research activities at Virginia Tech,
he has been a postdoctoral student and Heineman Foundation Visiting
Professor at the von Karman Institute in Rhode-St-Gènesè,
Belgium, and has served as the liaison scientist for fluid mechanics
for Europe and the Middle East at the European headquarters of the Office
of Naval Research in London, England. He regularly contributes his services
to ABET as a mechanical engineering program evaluator.
has been an ASEE member for more than 20 years. He is a member of the
ASEE Projects Board and is past chair of the Graduate Studies Division
(GSD). From 1994 to 1999, he served ASEE as GSD session chair, vice
chair, program chair, and chair, where he was responsible for several
initiatives focused on increasing the participation of graduate students
in the society. In this connection he established the GSD Graduate Student
Paper award and played a major role in founding the second ASEE student
chapter in the nation at Virginia Tech. During his term of service as
GSD program chair, he was responsible for doubling the number of sessions
sponsored by his division at the ASEE annual conference.
an Associate Fellow of the AIAA and a member of ASME, NSPE, AAAS, and
other professional and honorary organizations. He has served as a consultant
to industrial and government clients, is a member of several national
scientific and technical committees, and has published more than 100
papers, articles, and reports.
M. Olds is associate vice president for academic affairs and professor
of liberal arts and international studies at the Colorado School of
Mines (CSM), where she has been a member of the faculty for the past
17 years. At CSM, she has also served as director of the EPICS (Engineering
Practices Introductory Course Sequence) Program, as principal tutor
of the McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engineers, and as
chair of the campus-wide assessment committee. Olds holds a B.A. from
Stanford University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Denver,
all in English.
joining ASEE in 1988, Olds has served the Educational Research and Methods
(ERM) Division and the Liberal Education Division (LED) in a number
of capacities. She has made numerous presentations at both regional
and national ASEE meetings, as well as at the annual Frontiers in Education
(FIE) conference. She received the Helen Plants Award for Best Workshop
at the 1992 FIE conference. She has been program chair, secretary/treasurer,
and chair of LED. She has also served as program chair for ERM and just
completed a two-year term as chair of the division. Preceding the 2001
ASEE Annual Conference in Albuquerque, Olds helped to organize the two-day
Forum on Engineering Education Leadership, which resulted in an ambitious
agenda for further action. She is also an associate editor for the Journal
of Engineering Education and served as guest editor for a special edition
on assessment in 1998. Olds has a strong interest in international education.
She has helped to plan a variety of overseas experiences for CSM students
and has participated in the International Conference on Engineering
Olds has been involved in a number of innovative programs, many of them
interdisciplinary. She teaches technical communication and literature
with an emphasis on American multicultural literature. Her research
focuses on assessment and improving engineering education, topics about
which she has published widely. Olds has received the Brown Innovative
Teaching Grant and Amoco Outstanding Teaching Award, and was the CSM
Faculty Senate Distinguished Lecturer for 1993-94. She was awarded a
Fulbright fellowship to teach and conduct research in Sweden during
the 1998-99 academic year.
Professional Interest Council V
M. Anderson, Jr., PE, is professor emeritus of electrical and computer
engineering at Iowa State University (ISU). He received his B.S., M.S.,
and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and an M.S. degree in Physics
from the University of Michigan.
was a professor of electrical engineering at Purdue from 1967 to 1979.
While there, he was also the Ball Brothers professor of engineering
and the director of Continuing Engineering Education. He created a videotape-based
course on vacuum technology. In 1974, he was selected as the best instructor
in electrical engineering and received the Dow Outstanding Young Faculty
Award from the Illinois-Indiana Section of ASEE. From 1979 to 1990,
Anderson was the worldwide manager of corporate technical education
for the General Electric Company. He was instrumental in assisting the
creation of the National Technological University and served as an ABET
to 1995, he was the Vice Provost for Extension at ISU. He led the reorganization
of this 1,000+ person, statewide organization and the dramatic infusing
of modern communication technology throughout the organization. From
1995 to 2000, Anderson was a professor of electrical and computer engineering
at ISU. He created the department's senior design program and introduced
computer delivery and administration of instruction in the introductory
circuits and systems courses. He retired in May 2000.
ASEE in 1967 and became active in what is now the Continuing Professional
Development Division. He served in many capacities including chair of
the division in 1983-84. Anderson was active in the College Industry
Education Conference and chaired its Executive Committee for the 1984
meeting. He was awarded the Joseph M. Biedenbach Distinguished Service
Award in 1986, and was named a Fellow of ASEE in 1988.
also held offices at local, regional, and national levels of the American
Vacuum Society and was named a Kentucky Colonel (1977) and a Fellow
of IEEE (1993).
H. Hare became vice president of operations and chief operating
officer of Johnson Controls World Services in 1998, where he oversees
a workforce of more than 8,000 employees operating at 42 sites domestically
and internationally. Previously, he held a number of executive positions
with Lockheed Martin, including president of an operating subsidiary,
and prior to that was employed by W. R. Grace, Exxon, and the National
spent the bulk of his 25-year industrial career engaged in various aspects
of federal contracting, spanning basic research, science policy, classified
defense production, and other services to the United States government.
of ASEE for more than 10 years, Hare has been active on the Projects
Board, helped to establish the first industrial roundtable, and for
the past six years, has served on the Board of Directors as the vice
president for finance. In this capacity he has chaired the Finance Committee,
and sits on the Executive, Oversight, and Strategic Planning committees.
During his tenure, net operating assets improved from a negative balance
to a robust positive position, the Convention and Seminar Corp. was
organized as a separate entity to better capitalize on the positive
cash contribution of this function, and the endowed awards fund was
renegotiated to benefit from the higher yields currently enjoyed.
his B.E. in chemical engineering from Vanderbilt University and his
M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
In addition to his industrial experience, Hare has held adjunct faculty
positions at the University of Houston and the University of South Florida.
W. Jackson is an adjunct associate professor of chemical engineering
at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada. Jackson received his
B.A.Sc. from the University of Toronto in chemical engineering. Upon
graduation, he joined Shell Canada, where he was employed for more than
30 years. Jackson's experience with Shell involved several multi-year
overseas assignments, as well as considerable experience in the United
States with Shell Chemicals and Shell Development. Although Jackson
was involved in many aspects of the petroleum and in particular the
petrochemical sector, his experience was primarily that of a career
design and development specialist. He is a registered professional engineer
in the province of Ontario.
early retirement from Shell Canada, Jackson was appointed adjunct associate
professor in the chemical engineering department at Queen's University.
Jackson's particular interest is design in the curriculum. While
the capstone design course is one of the more challenging of its kind,
Jackson's further innovation of the TEAM program has been an outstanding
success. Jackson's ongoing extensive contacts with industry have
benefitted this program and are the primary reason for the international
clientele. This innovative program that puts multidisciplinary teams
of fourth-year engineering, business, and science students to work on
a consultancy for a fee-paying client resulted in Jackson being awarded
the prestigious Canadian Council of Professional Engineers 1998 Medal
for Distinction in Engineering Education. This is arguably the highest
achievement for engineering education in Canada.
still finds time for research. He and a colleague have recently been
awarded a major patent in the field of petrochemical process development,
and he anticipates a further significant patent in the near future.
He is a frequent contributor to conferences and has been published in
the Journal of Engineering Education. Jackson has served as a national
examiner for the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers for several
years in chemical process design and business economics. Jackson has
been active in ASEE for several years and is the current chair of the
St. Lawrence Section.
N. Knickle is associate dean of engineering and professor of chemical
engineering at the University of Rhode Island (URI). Knickle received
a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts
in Amherst and an M.S. and Ph.D. degree in nuclear engineering from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has been teaching in the department
of chemical engineering at URI since 1969. He leads the freshman faculty
team and teaches the foundations of engineering courses at URI. He led
the faculty team in preparation for the EC2000 visit and presented sessions
on assessment at the New England and national ASEE meetings as well
as the Canadian Conference on Engineering Education.
been active in the New England Section of ASEE serving as secretary/treasurer
twice and as a member of the planning committee numerous times, and
is now the chair of the section. Currently he serves as the campus representative
for URI and is a member of the Engineering Research Council. He was
named Outstanding Campus Representative for the New England Section
in 1998. At the national level, he has served in the Computers in Education
Division and was its chair for two years. Knickle is currently a member
of the Engineering Research Council.
experience includes four years at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory designing
nuclear reactors, four summers at Pittsburgh Technology Center designing
bubble column coal liquefaction reactors, and one summer at Dupont working
on the design of chlorination and oxidation reactors. Currently, his
research involves aluminum air batteries for electric vehicles. He served
in all the officer positions of the Rhode Island Section of AIChE, including
two years as chair. Knickle was an elected member of the Warwick, R.I.,
school committee for 16 years, serving as chair for five years. He was
active in the Engineering Academy of New England, serving as diversity
chair, and helped lead the effort to reform the freshman year at member
institutions. He is chair of the Radiation Safety Committee at URI and
chair of the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Committee of the Rhode Island
Nuclear Science Center. He is active in the Rhode Island Clean Cities
L. Ballard received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in industrial
engineering from the University of Arkansas. He joined the faculty of
the College of Engineering & Technology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
in 1974. As a faculty member in the department of industrial and management
systems engineering, Ballard was actively engaged in teaching, research,
and outreach for 20 years. He is the author of numerous professional
articles and conference proceedings. He is a professor of industrial
and management systems engineering. In January 1994, Ballard was appointed
the associate dean for the College of Engineering & Technology.
Ballard's scope of responsibilities as associate dean covers undergraduate
academic affairs. He is a licensed professional engineer in Nebraska.
has been an industrial engineering program evaluator for ABET since
1993. He was given the Award of Excellence by the Halliburton Foundation
for Teaching Excellence. He is a member of the University of Arkansas
Academy of Industrial Engineering and was named a John Imhoff Fellow
by the academy in 2000.
has been a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
since 1974. He has served as the faculty advisor for IIE Chapter 839
and served as president, vice president, treasurer, and director of
IIE Chapter 90. He is a member of Alpha Pi Mu and Tau Beta Pi.
has been a member of the American Society for Engineering Education
for more than 25 years. He served as registration chair for the 1989
ASEE Annual Conference in Lincoln, NE. He has held every office in the
Industrial Engineering Division of ASEE. Ballard was the program chair
for the 1994 ASEE Midwest Section meeting that was held in Lincoln,
Neb. He served as the Midwest Section chair-elect in 1997-98 and Midwest
Section chair in 1998-99. Ballard continues to be active in ASEE activities
at the division, section and national levels.
W. Johnson is a professor of mechanical engineering at Minnesota
State University, Mankato, and a registered professional engineer in
Minnesota. He received his B.S.M.E. from Purdue University and his M.S.
and Ph.D. in engineering mechanics from Iowa State University. Before
joining the faculty at Minnesota State, he served as a faculty member
at Michigan Technological University.
has served ASEE as Minnesota State campus representative(1989-98), North
Midwest Section campus representative (1991-93), North Midwest Section
chair(1993-94), North Midwest Section meeting planning committee chair(1992-93),
and North Midwest Section executive committee member (1989-present).
He received the Outstanding Campus Representative Award of the North
Midwest Section in 1994. He has attended and presented papers at numerous
section meetings and national meetings. In 1998, he received the Mikol
Award for outstanding paper at the North Midwest Section meeting. He
was recently elected North Midwest Section chair for the second time.
assisted in the development and accreditation of the mechanical engineering
program at Minnesota State University. His interest in laboratory education
resulted in the development of Vibrations, Controls, and Measurements
laboratories in the department. He was named a Teaching-Scholar Fellow
by the university in 1997. His current area of interest is mechatronic
C. Drucker, a renowned engineering educator and former ASEE president,
died September 1 of leukemia in Gainesville, Fla., at the age of 83.
A longtime member of ASEE and a recipient of the National Medal of Science,
Drucker served as the society's president from 1981-82 and was
chairman of the Engineering Deans Council from 1975-77. Drucker was
also one of ASEE's original Fellows.
New York City in 1918, Drucker attended Columbia University, where he
earned three degrees, including a Ph.D. at the age of 21. He went on
to teach at Cornell University and worked at the Armour Research Foundation
before spending a year in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII.
Drucker went to Brown University, where he served as chairman of the
Division of Engineering and of the Physical Sciences Council. During
two decades at Brown, Drucker helped build one of the best programs
in the country in materials engineering and solid mechanics. He is best
known for his pioneering work in the theory of plasticity and its application
to analysis and design in metal structures. He introduced the concept
of material stability, now known as Drucker's Stability Postulate.
The simple fact that his name is attached to it and that it has
survived for half a century is indicative of the significance of the
guy, says University of Illinois professor of theoretical and
applied mechanics Don Carlson.
Drucker became Dean of Engineering at the University of Illinois, where
he is credited with improving the quality of the faculty. In 1984, Drucker
left Illinois to become a graduate research professor at the University
of Florida. To the younger faculty members, he was always available
to help, says Wei Shyy, department chair for aerospace engineering,
mechanics, and engineering sciences. He was a kind of senior statesman
in our profession.
numerous honors include election into the National Academy of Engineering,
honorary doctorates at five different universities including Lehigh
and Northwestern, and presidency of five U.S. and international societies.
He also received the Von Karman Medal from ASCE and the Timoshenko Medal
from ASME. While at ASEE, Drucker received both the Lamme Medal in 1967
and the Distinguished Educator Award of the Mechanics Division in 1985.
ASME established the ASME Daniel C. Drucker Medal to recognize contributions
in applied mechanics and mechanical engineering through research, teaching,
and/or service to the community. Drucker was the medal's first
Drucker was known throughout the world as a brilliant scholar, a leader
in education, and a spokesman for engineering. Those who knew
Dan well knew him as a thoughtful, kind, generous, wonderful human being
who will be sorely missed, says University of Florida Professor
Emeritus and longtime friend Charles Taylor.
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