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Nominations for 2004 ASEE Elections

Presented here are candidates for offices in the 2004 ASEE elections. These candidates were selected by the 2003 ASEE nominating committee chaired by Gerald S. Jakubowski. The nominations were received by the executive director as required by ASEE's constitution. The nominating committee believes that the candidates offered here are eminently qualified and deserve close consideration by the membership.

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 Jan. 1, 2004.

Write-in votes will be accepted for all offices. In all cases, a simple plurality constitutes election. The official ballot, which will be provided to each individual member by March 1, must be returned by March 31.

 

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Vice President, Member Affairs

Chair,
Professional Interest Council I

Chair,
Professional Interest Council IV

Chair,
Professional Interest Council V

Chair-Elect, Zone I

Chair-Elect, Zone III

 


 

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Ronald E. Barr

Ronald E. Barr is professor of mechanical engineering, and current holder of the Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship #1, at The University of Texas-Austin, where he has taught since 1978. He previously taught at Texas A&M University. He received both his B.S. (electrical engineering) and Ph.D. (biomedical engineering) degrees from Marquette University in 1969 and 1975, respectively. He spent two years in military service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Barr has been a member of ASEE since 1979, and has served the society in various capacities at the section, division, zone, and national levels. He was chair of the Engineering Design Graphics Division and chair of the Gulf-Southwest Section. He served two terms on the ASEE Board of Directors as Chair of Zone III (1997-1999), and as vice-president of member affairs (2000-2002). During his second term on the Board, he chaired the ASEE Long Range Planning Committee. Barr is an ASEE campus representative and is faculty adviser for the ASEE Student Chapter at the University of Texas-Austin.

Barr has received numerous grants from NSF for curriculum innovation in engineering education, and frequently publishes articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings on educational topics. He currently is a participating faculty member in the NSF-sponsored VaNTH Engineering Research Center for Bioengineering Educational Technologies. During his career, he has won four first-place and two second-place best paper awards at meetings where he has presented. Barr received the AT&T Foundation Award (1990) for excellence in engineering teaching and the ASEE Chester F. Carlson Award (1993) for innovation in engineering education. In 1999, he became the 50th annual recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Engineering Design Graphics Division. Barr was elected to the grade of ASEE Fellow in 2000.

Barr is on the editorial boards of the Engineering Design Graphics Journal and the international Journal for Geometry and Graphics. He served five years as graduate adviser for mechanical engineering and six years as graduate adviser for biomedical engineering at the University of Texas-Austin. His research interests are in biosignal analysis, biomechanics of human movement, solid geometric modeling, and engineering computer graphics. He has supervised to completion five doctoral dissertations and 52 master's theses. In addition to ASEE, he is also a member of ASME, IEEE, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, Alpha Sigma Nu, and Triangle Fraternity. Barr is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.

Candidate's Statement

It is a sincere honor to be a candidate for ASEE president-elect. I would like to offer my candidacy views within the framework of the seven goals in our ASEE Vision Statement:

1. Enhance services to its members: ASEE must serve its members. Creating new forms of member recognition, like Best Zone Paper and National Teaching Awards, are initiatives I support. We can find ways to use our electronic database to improve lines of communication with all our volunteer leaders.

2. Work with educational institutions and industry to improve engineering education and promote faculty development: We must show how ASEE benefits tenure-track assistant professors. ASEE manages the NDSEG fellowship program, and perhaps we should offer student membership to each recipient. I will work with ASEE staff to identify industrial recruiters and invite them to participate in ASEE.

3. Facilitate productive collaborations among industry, academe, and government: ASEE should work with the National Academy of Engineering on their new Center for Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education. This is an opportunity for collaboration that ASEE must not overlook.

4. Increase the participation and success of underrepresented groups in the engineering profession: The ASEE Task Force on Women and Minorities recently submitted their report to the board. The strategies they propose must be implemented. It is incumbent on our society to be proactively inclusive.

5. Promote the value of the engineering profession to society: We must promote the value of engineering to our youth. I support the new ASEE K-12 engineering initiatives. There is diverse evidence of engineering and technology courses now being offered at the high school level. ASEE can serve as a clearinghouse for best practices to help unify this vital new idea.

6. Increase membership in ASEE in order to more completely serve the engineering and engineering technology enterprise: New membership is key to our society. ASEE student chapters can cultivate the next generation of ASEE leaders. The new membership category for pre-college teachers is taking shape. Membership in all categories has grown to 12,000. Why not aim for a lofty goal of 15,000 members?

7. Facilitate international cooperation in matters pertaining to engineering education: We must continue to co-sponsor international engineering education conferences. An international presence is a natural step to making our society more prominent.

When ASEE was founded in 1893, it was originally called the "Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education." Although the name has long since gone, the intent of that title is still relevant today. If we can promote engineering education to the highest level of recognition in today's society, then our ASEE vision will be truly achieved.

 

Tom C. Roberts

Tom C. Roberts is assistant dean of engineering at Kansas State University and has more than 25 years experience in engineering and engineering technology education. He served 20 years in industry, 16 as a design engineer and director of human resources development for Black & Veatch Engineers-Architects. While in industry, he taught for the University of Kansas architectural management master's degree program. Roberts is the author of several papers and has presented seminars to several thousand business and education professionals. He has a master's degree in nuclear engineering, is a licensed professional engineer, and a certified management consultant. In addition to his dean's office responsibilities in recruitment and leadership development, Roberts teaches classes in engineering concepts, personal and professional development, and continuous quality improvement.

Roberts currently serves on the ASEE Board of Directors as first vice president and vice president of member affairs. He is past Chair of Zone III and the ASEE 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 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 and the College Industry Partnership Division CIEC Best Moderator Award.

Candidate's Statement

The ASEE president serves and represents the membership to a wide range of technical and professional organizations. The duties include working closely with the board of directors to ensure that ASEE member concerns are heard and adequately addressed. The president also works closely with ASEE headquarters staff to sustain, develop, and expand a broad range of programs and services. Being ASEE president is a position of leadership and it would be my honor and privilege to serve.

My 20-plus years of ASEE service are from several perspectives. While in industry and now at the university, I listen to and participate in curriculum change, continuing education, and research/funding issues affecting K- through higher education. Whether active in local, regional, or national perspectives, I have observed the good work of our ASEE members. However, I know that member involvement can be increased and more can be accomplished through our sponsored programs.

Compared to a few years ago, our society membership and financial standing is much improved. The hard work of our leadership and headquarters staff is to be commended. Yet, interactive sessions with ASEE members* disclose several opportunities for improving engineering and engineering technology education.

Based on grassroots feedback, ASEE can expand its influence and improve its value to members by: Facilitating the marketing of the profession to K-12 students and teachers; communicating faculty scholarship in the highest quality venue possible (i.e. apply Journal of Engineering Education processes to section and annual conference processes); supporting systems that develop pedagogical expertise; and connecting engineering and technology to the related sciences (librarians, physicists, chemists, etc).

Campus representatives and section/division chairs are an important part of our operations and are an essential component in member development activities. Discussions with these leaders resulted in improvements to the annual conference Web-based paper submission process, the conference session coordination, the recruitment of new assistant professors to join ASEE, and the methods for supporting student chapters. ASEE leaders need to continue efforts to expand the participation and voice of our members.

I am committed to creating opportunities for members to learn about and discuss the issues. If elected president, I will listen to the members, facilitate decision-making processes, and serve our profession.

*Roberts, T.C.: "2001 Member Survey & 2002 Campus Rep Planning," Presented to ASEE Board of Directors, Montreal, Canada, June, 2002. Plan reaffirmed in Nashville, Tenn. June 2003.



Vice President, Member Affairs

Renata S. Engel

Renata S. Engel, Ph.D., P.E., is professor of engineering design and engineering science and mechanics and the associate vice provost for teaching excellence at Pennsylvania State University. In the latter role she leads the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, a unit that has university-wide responsibility to support faculty in the area of teaching and learning, specifically in course and curricular development, professional enrichment, and educational testing and assessment. Prior to her appointment at Penn State, she was visiting assistant professor at the University of South Florida and an engineer at Lord Corp.

Over the past 14 years, Engel has worked collaboratively to effect changes in the engineering curriculum at Penn State, primarily to incorporate elements of design in undergraduate courses and an integrated engineering and business master's degree program. Much of that work has been disseminated via presentations and papers through the American Society for Engineering Education. She has been recognized for individual and collaborative achievements in curricular innovation and teaching, having received several teaching awards, such as Penn State's George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Penn State Engineering Society Award for Outstanding Teaching, the Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award, the Boeing Outstanding Educator Award, and CASA/SME University LEAD Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers—the latter two for achievements by a faculty team.

Engel's discipline-specific research couples her interest in design and manufacturing with advanced materials. Motivated to improve manufacturing process or products, she has developed computational models for liquid-injection processes, polymer cure kinetics, metal powder compaction and sintering, and she has worked with product design of fiber reinforced polymeric grids for reinforcement in concrete. The modeling, design, and experimental work have provided educational experiences for graduate and undergraduate students. A strong proponent of engaging undergraduate students in research, she has participated in Penn State's Women in Science and Engineering Research program for first-year students and has served as co-PI on an NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates program in innovative sintered materials.

Engel has served ASEE in several capacities. She has served on national awards committees, has been program chair for both the Mechanics Division and a Middle-Atlantic Section meeting, and has provided leadership as chair of the Mechanics Division, chair of the Middle-Atlantic Section, and chair of Zone I.

Candidate's Statement

I am honored to be nominated for vice president for member affairs and I appreciate this opportunity to convey to you my ideas about how I can serve ASEE in the context of this position.

I realized my passion for engineering education early in my graduate studies when I was given the opportunity to teach introductory engineering courses. During that time I attended an ASEE co-sponsored conference where I was introduced to newcomers and veterans, and quickly became engaged in discussions about teaching and student learning. Since then, I have had the pleasure of learning from many of you by attending 27 section and 13 annual ASEE conferences, and participating in numerous committee assignments and discussions—all on the subject of enhancing the education of our engineering students. In addition, I have benefited from the society's publications, the professional network, the opportunity to learn about new education products at the conferences, and more recently, the resources available via the ASEE Web site.

My appreciation for these member benefits coupled with my leadership experiences and my interest in learning from and working with others provides me with the perspective and skills to serve as your vice president for member affairs. If elected, I would work closely with other ASEE leaders, particularly those in the sections and zones, to identify and establish the best programs to meet member needs and advance the ASEE vision. In many ways, sections and zones are ideally positioned to address several key statements in the ASEE vision, so I will work with them on continuing to enhance faculty development programs and recognition for teaching, and to build partnerships with K-12 programs and industry. Specific areas where I would like to focus attention include program and resource development for new faculty and graduate assistants, tapping into the expertise of the more established educators, and increased visibility and promotion of ASEE benefits, such as national awards and fellowship opportunities, that span an educator's career. The latter will require stronger communication channels at the local level; therefore I will seek ways to put the right resources into the hands of the campus representatives and section leaders.

If elected, I will do my best to meet the expectations of the position, to contribute ideas to and support ASEE initiatives, and to serve the membership by working closely with the zone and section leaders and the member services staff at ASEE headquarters.


Paul E. Rainey

Paul E. Rainey is associate dean of the College of Engineering and professor of industrial, manufacturing, and materials engineering at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, and has six years of industrial experience and 29 years of teaching experience. A member of ASM International, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and the American Foundry Society, Rainey is the Foundry Education Foundation Key Professor at Cal Poly. Previous teaching positions have been at the University of Houston, Texas A&M University, and Western Washington University. A professional engineer, he earned B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and metallurgical engineering from Purdue University, an M.S. in metallurgy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in industrial education from Texas A&M University. His industrial experience has been with Satellite Division of Cabot Corp., U.S. Army Materials and Mechanics Research Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, engineering department of Texaco, and ARCO Oil and Gas Co.

Since 1981, Rainey has actively participated in all ASEE annual conferences (except 1985) and most of the College-Industry Education conferences. In addition to presenting and reviewing papers and moderating sessions, Rainey served as an officer for five years in two divisions: In the Materials Division, he served as chair, program vice chair, and secretary/treasurer; in the Engineering Technology Division, he served as program vice chair and newsletter vice chair. Rainey served on the ASEE Board of Directors from 1991-1993 as PIC II chair, and has been the Campus Representative at Cal Poly since 1994. In 1994-95, 1996-97, and again in 2000-01, he was recognized for outstanding achievement in promoting membership in the Pacific Southwest Section. He received the 1996 and 1999 Zone IV Outstanding Zone Campus Representative Award. During 1993-99, Rainey served as director, vice-chair for Meetings, and chair of the Pacific Southwest Section. During 2000-02, he served as chair, Zone IV. In June of 2003, he was elected a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education.

Candidate's Statement

ASEE is a remarkable engineering education organization that serves three groups:

  • 1) Instructors who want assistance and/or want to share ideas in teaching techniques, lab development, and advising procedures,
  • 2) administrators who want help in attracting and retaining a diverse student body, coping with financial restraints, program assessment, and anticipating future educational needs and trends, and
  • 3) industrial representatives who want to help instructors and administrators accomplish their task in an efficient and practical manner while being receptive to input from industry.

The overriding purpose of ASEE is to promote excellence in instruction for engineering education. The vice president of member affairs facilitates the objectives of these three groups by developing and coordinating efforts with the section and zone chairs and ASEE headquarters. This productive collaboration among industry, academia, professional societies, and government enhances faculty development/issues, curricular improvement, laboratory development, and effective teaching. The vice president of member affairs can promote the value of the engineering profession to society by publicizing ASEE activities that highlight our premier multidisciplinary society to individuals and organizations in all aspects of engineering and engineering technology education. Presently, there is a need to emphasize the retention of ASEE members by giving faculty more discipline-specific information and enhancing other quality products and services to members. Also, the campus representatives can be assisted by improving the recognition of ASEE activities on campus while continuing to provide more stimulating recruiting activities at the section level. Another way to assist is to promote section meetings as a means for encouraging campus and industrial representatives to communicate and collaborate on items vital to the engineering profession, while also providing opportunities for each peer group to network. These section meetings are a cost effective tool to get new faculty and deans involved. As well, the ASEE awards nominating process can be made more user friendly.

In summary, I will listen to the ASEE membership and help them have a voice in the direction and actions of the society as taken by the board. Having twice served on the board as a division and then a section representative, I feel that I have a broad perspective to provide the leadership needed for the position of vice president of member affairs.



Chair,
Professional Interest Council I

J. P. Mohsen

J. P. Mohsen, a member of the civil engineering faculty at the University of Louisville, has taught there since 1981. He holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He began his affiliation with ASEE in 1986 when he attended his first ASEE annual conference in Cincinnati. Since then he has attended every ASEE Southeast Section meeting, as well as many other ASEE and Frontiers in Education national meetings, while serving in various capacities at both the national and section level.

He is currently serving a two-year term on the Board of Directors as Zone II Chair ending in 2004 and served as the ASEE National Campus Representative from 1994 to 2000. He has been active in ASEE's Civil Engineering Division and served as chair of the division in 2002 and as the program chair for the 2001 national meeting. Previously, he served as Civil Engineering Division director from 1996 to 1999. He also served as the ASEE liaison with the American Society of Civil Engineer's (ASCE) Educational Activities Committee (EdAC), and as the news correspondent for EdAC.

Mohsen is currently the Campus Representative (CR) for the University of Louisville and served as the Southeast Section Coordinator for Campus Representatives from 1998 to 2001. He received the Outstanding Section Campus Representative Award in 1996. In 2000, he was recognized as the Campus Representative who recruited the most new ASEE members in the Southeast Section.

Mohsen served the Southeast Section as president in 1993-94, and as editor of the conference proceedings from 1992 to 1997. He was vice president and instructional unit chair in 1990-1991, Civil Engineering Division chair in 1989-1990, and Technical Program chair of the annual meeting in 1991. He was the first recipient of the prestigious Tony Tilmans Service Award in 2002 for outstanding service to the section. In addition to his contributions at the national and the Southeast Section meetings, he has published and presented papers at other ASEE section meetings.

In his role as the national campus representative, he instituted technical paper and panel sessions at national meetings for campus representatives and served as the CR program chair from 1995 to 1998. He hosted and moderated the CR awards presentations at the national meetings from 1994 to 2000. Mohsen was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award in 1999, and was named Engineer of the Year in Education by the Kentucky Section of ASCE, also in 1999. He received the Distinguished Teaching Professor Award in 2003.

 

S. Hossein Mousavinezhad

S. Hossein Mousavinezhad is a professor and chair of the department of electrical and computer engineering at Western Michigan University. He is an active member of ASEE, having chaired sessions in national and regional conferences. He was 2002-2003 ECE Division Chair, serves on the North Central Section Executive Board, and is campus representative at Western Michigan University.

Mousavinezhad was the ECE Program Chair for the 2002 ASEE annual conference in Montreal, Quebec. He received the 2002 ASEE North Central Section Distinguished Service Award for significant and sustained leadership. In 1994, he received the Zone II Outstanding Campus Representative Award.

He is the membership development chair for the IEEE Education Society, Region IV Educational Activities Chair, West Michigan Section Chair, and the Electro Information Technology (EIT) conferences general chair. He is also a Senior Member of IEEE, and has been a reviewer for IEEE Transactions including the Transactions on Education. He has been a reviewer for engineering textbooks including DSP First by McClellan, Schafer, and Yoder, published by Prentice Hall, 1998, and Signal Processing First, Prentice Hall, 2003. He is co-editor of ECEDHA Newsletter. Hossein is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the international research journal Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering.

Mousavinezhad was founding general chair of the First IEEE EIT Conference, June 8-11, 2000, in Chicago, and is the general chair for 2003. This regional/national conference, sponsored by IEEE Region IV, brings together researchers in the ECE field covering an array of ECE research topics. He is part of the group promoting economic development in Michigan, MEDC, and was responsible for bringing Innovation Forums to Western Michigan University in 1999. These forums were a series of meetings and seminars focused on university and industry collaboration initiated by the Michigan governor. The Forums were sponsored by the Kellogg and Dow foundations and were designed for finding strategies to create more high-tech jobs in the state.

As professor and chair of the ECE department at Western Michigan University, he has prepared ABET reports for the two programs offered by the department (EE and CpE.) The graduate programs offered by the department have grown, and he was responsible for initiating the first MSEE program in 1987. In addition to administrative responsibilities, he has managed to teach undergraduate/graduate courses in his research area of digital signal processing. He is co-PI for a DSP grant funded by NSF. He has received other NSF and government grants in addition to equipment grants from Texas Instruments in support of his teaching/research activities in the DSP field.


Chair,
Professional Interest Council IV

Dan Budny

Dan Budny is with the University of Pittsburgh faculty, and holds a joint appointment as associate professor in the School of Civil Engineering and the director of freshman programs. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Michigan Technological University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Michigan State University. His educational research area is in the development of programs that assist entering freshman students either on a standard track or who are academically disadvantaged by providing counseling and cooperative learning environments in their first and second semester freshman engineering courses. He has numerous publications in this and other engineering education areas and has been awarded a number of teaching and counseling awards at the local and national level.

Because of his accomplishments, he has also been asked to give a number of teaching workshops on and off his campus. He is a member of the Freshman Programs and the Educational Research and Methods Divisions of ASEE. He has been very active in ASEE within the Freshman Programs Division, the Educational Research and Methods Division, the Illinois/Indiana Section, and has numerous publications in the engineering education area. Budny was awarded the 1996 ASEE Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award, 1994 ASEE Illinois/Indiana Section Outstanding Teaching Award, 1998 ASEE Illinois/Indiana Outstanding Service Award, 1998 ASEE Ronald Schmitz Outstanding Service Award, and the 1992 FIE Ben Dasher Award. At the sectional level, he has held the positions of treasurer, 1995 conference program co-chair, and section chair.

Within the Freshman Programs Division he has held the positions of 1994 ASEE annual conference vice-program chair, 1995 ASEE Annual Program chair, division chair, and director. Within the ERM Division, he has held the positions of director, newsletter editor, 1996 ASEE annual conference vice program chair, 1997 ASEE annual conference program chair, 1995 Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference co-program chair, and 1999 Frontiers in Education Conference general chair. He serves on the ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Board and has been the proceedings editor from 1995 to present for the FIE Conferences. He is also a past member of the ASEE board of directors, serving as chair of Zone II.

Sarah A. Rajala

Sarah A. Rajala is professor of electrical and computer engineering and associate dean for research and graduate programs in the college of engineering at North Carolina State University. She joined the faculty in 1979 and has served as director of the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Advanced Computing and Communication from 1993-1996 and associate dean for academic affairs from 1996-2002. From 1987-1998, she held a visiting appointment in the School of Electrical Engineering at Purdue University. She received her B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1974, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Rice University, in 1977 and 1979, respectively. Her research interests include engineering education and assessment, and the analysis and processing of images and image sequences.

Rajala has been active in the Women in Engineering Division (WIED) of ASEE. She has served as program chair of WIED and is currently chair of WIED. She is also a member of the Educational and Research Methods (ERM) Division and serves regularly as a reviewer for ERM and WIED. She has published numerous papers in the proceedings of the ASEE annual conference. She has served on the ASEE Sharon Keillor Award Committee and the ASEE Chester F. Carlson Award Committee. Rajala is actively involved in engineering accreditation. She is an IEEE program evaluator both nationally and internationally and is on the IEEE Committee on Engineering Accreditation Activities. She is also a member of the IEEE Committee on Women in Engineering and has served as associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, and for the IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine. Rajala is a Fellow of IEEE and a member of the Society of Women Engineers.



Chair,
Professional Interest Council V

Ray M. Haynes

Ray M. Haynes is currently director of university alliances and development at Northrop Grumman Space Technology in Redondo Beach, Calif. He has more than 20 years' experience in the aerospace industry with positions held at AiResearch, RCA, TRW, TRW-Fujitsu, and Northrop Grumman. His positions ranged from design engineer and systems analyst to senior vice president of international operations at the Quadstar subsidiary. In 1984, he took a two-year leave of absence from TRW—that stretched into 15 years—to teach in academe. During that time, he was adjunct professor of operations management at Arizona State University, and professor and co-director of the graduate engineering management program at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and received tenure there. He took sabbatical leaves from Cal Poly to work at the U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Center and Hewlett Packard Corporate Engineering. Just prior to being made associate dean, he retired and returned to TRW in 1999 to work in the Chief Engineer's Office.

He is an active member of ASEE and currently holds a board position on the Corporate Member Council representing Northrop Grumman, and is on the board of the ASEE Pacific Southwest Section. Other organization affiliations include AIAA, AISES, ASQ, INCOSE, NACME, NAMEPA, NSF/CFA, PMI, SACNAS, SHPE, and SME. Community participation has included board-level service with Big Brothers/Sisters, Christian Science Church, Hispanic Engineers National Achievement Awards Corporation, Redondo Beach Unified School District, Rotary International, and the Southern California Indian Center.

During his academic career, Haynes published more than 100 articles/case studies on topics associated with engineering management and or/service operations optimization and leadership. He taught 27 different courses impacting more than 2,500 students in both undergraduate and graduate programs. He holds a B.S. in aerospace engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of Arizona, an M.S. in Systems Engineering from the RCA Computer Institute, and a Ph.D. in Operations Logistics from Arizona State University. Northrop Grumman currently has 95 "key" universities that provide technology, talent, processes, and enhanced customer relationships to the corporation. Haynes is active with several diversity initiatives, including being co-chair of the Native American Caucus at Northrop Grumman.

Jay M. Snellenberger

Jay M. Snellenberger is the manager of employee development for the Strategic Engineering and Business Improvement organization within the Rolls-Royce Corp. (Indianapolis). He has 25 years of experience in people management, including manufacturing operations, human resources, and project engineering. He is responsible for financial oversight and execution of the company's multimillion dollar engineering co-op program and other engineering university-related activities. Snellenberger is currently responsible for assessing manpower skills and requirements within the company's engineering and technology organization. He chairs the company's Engineering Education Committee and is very active in the local community with numerous K-12 educational programs.

Snellenberger has been very active in ASEE organizational activities during the past three years since Rolls-Royce has been a member of the ASEE Corporate Member Council. He is currently serving as a director on the ASEE Corporate Member Council Board. During the 2002 CIEC conference in Sarasota, he presented two separate panel presentations; one presentation dealt with engineering diversity and the other with engineering skills and requirements within industry. During the 2003 CIEC conference in Tucson, Ariz., he was a moderator and session organizer for an Industry Day session dealing with "Complementary Programs in Engineering Education." During 2002-2003 he served on the board for the ASEE Cooperative Education Division (CED). He is currently serving as the ASEE College Industry Partnerships (CIP) Division program chair for the 2004 CIEC conference in Biloxi, Miss. and is a member of the executive planning committee for the 2004 CIEC.



Chair-Elect, Zone I

Barrie W. Jackson

Barrie W. Jackson is adjunct associate professor of chemical engineering at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. Jackson received his B.A.Sc. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto. 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 as well as Shell Development. Although Jackson was involved in many aspects of the petroleum and, especially, 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.

Upon taking early retirement from Shell Canada, Jackson was appointed adjunct associate professor in the chemical engineering department at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. Jackson's particular interest is design in the curriculum. While the capstone design course is arguably 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 benefited this program, and are the primary reason for the international clientele. This innovative program that puts multidisciplinary teams of fourth-year engineering, business, science, and technology students from a community college 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 considered to be among the highest achievements for engineering education in Canada.

Jackson, along with a colleague, was awarded a major patent in the field of petrochemical process development. He is a frequent contributor to conferences, and has been published in the Journal of Engineering Education on the subject of innovations in design education.

Jackson served as a national examiner for the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers for several years in chemical process design and business economics. He has been active in ASEE for several years and is the immediate past chair of the ASEE St. Lawrence Section. He was the conference chair for the meeting of the St. Lawrence section held at the Queen's University in October 2003.

Nelson A. Macken

Nelson A. Macken is the Howard N. and Ada J. Eavenson Professor of Engineering at Swarthmore College. He has been active in ASEE for 25 years at both the local and national levels. He regularly attends Middle Atlantic Section meetings, served as chair and has been an active member of the section's executive committee for over 20 years. He is also active within the ASEE Mechanical Engineering Division, serves on its executive committee, and was chair of the division's awards committee.

In engineering education, Macken has a continuing interest in laboratory development. He is a strong believer in active learning and continues to pursue new teaching methodologies in the classroom. Outreach programs are also a strong interest. For several years, he has conducted a program in the fall and spring involving college students and middle school students with the goal of increasing interest in math, science, and engineering.

Macken is a fellow of ASME, has served as the chair of the Philadelphia Section for two years, and remains an active member of the executive committee. He has been the faculty adviser of Swarthmore's student section for many years, and in 2000, he was named the Outstanding Faculty Adviser for Region III.

Macken received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Case Institute of Technology and both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Delaware. Before going to Swarthmore College, he taught at Carnegie-Mellon University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has been in the engineering department at Swarthmore since 1977 and served as department chair from 1983-1992. He has over 60 technical publications in the fields of education, heat transfer and fluid flow, and has been a consultant to a number of government agencies and private corporations. Macken served as an ABET evaluator and is a registered professional engineer in Ohio and Pennsylvania.


Chair-Elect, Zone III

Amir Karimi

Amir Karimi is a professor of mechanical engineering and associate dean of engineering for academic affairs at the University of Texas-San Antonio (UTSA). He has been a member of ASEE since 1985 and has been the ASEE campus representative at UTSA since 1988. Karimi is an active member of ASEE at the regional and national levels. He attends the national and regional meetings on a regular basis, presenting papers and moderating technical sessions. He organized the 1996 ASEE Gulf Southwest (GSW) Section conference in San Antonio where over 200 papers were presented and attendance exceeded 250. He was GSW chair for 1996-97 and has been the GSW section campus representative since 1997. He is the recipient of several ASEE awards, including the GSW Outstanding Service Award (2002), ASEE Campus Representative National Award for the 2000-01 Membership Promotion Program (2001), GSW Section Outstanding Campus Representative Award (1997), and the ASEE-Zone III Outstanding Campus Representative Award (1997).

A registered professional engineer in Texas, he is a fellow of ASME (1994) and holds membership in ASHRAE, AIAA, and Sigma XI. He served as chair of the ASME-San Antonio Section (1997-98), and currently serves as an ASME accreditation visitor for ABET. He served as the faculty adviser for both the ASME and ASHRAE student organization at UTSA. He was the recipient of the ASME Region X Clifford Shumaker Award (1999), the ASME-San Antonio Section Balleisen Award (2000), and the ASME-San Antonio Section Special Recognition Award (1999 and 2001).

Karimi received B.S. degrees in metallurgical engineering and mathematics from Oregon State University, an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Portland, and a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky. He joined the newly established engineering programs at UTSA in 1982, where he has played an essential role in curriculum development of undergraduate and graduate mechanical engineering programs. He has taught a wide range of engineering subjects at the undergraduate and graduate levels, designed laboratory experiments, wrote a manual for the materials engineering laboratory, and has published technical papers in his research area of thermal sciences.

Karimi also has a distinguished record of service at UTSA, serving or chairing over 75 committees, and has been the chair of the mechanical engineering department twice (1987-1992 and 1998-2003). He also served as the interim associate dean for academic affairs for a period of time in 2002. Karimi received the 2001 Distinguished University Service Award in recognition of his continuous contribution to UTSA.

Hossein Salehfar

Hossein Salehfar received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas-Austin, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station. He was a research assistant with the Electric Power Institute at Texas A&M University during 1985-1990. Salehfar was an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Clarkson University from 1990 to 1995. In 1995 he joined the department of electrical engineering at the University of North Dakota where he is now an associate professor.

He was a consultant to the New York Power Pool and has worked on several projects for electric utilities and other public and private companies in North Dakota. His research interests currently include intelligent systems, power electronics and control systems, renewable energy systems, fuzzy logic and neural networks applications to power electronics and engineering systems, and system reliability.

Salehfar is a senior member of several IEEE societies including Neural Networks, Power Electronics, Power Engineering, Industrial Electronics, Industry Applications, Mechatronics, Reliability, and Engineering Education Societies. He served as the treasurer/secretary of the ASEE North Midwest Section during 2002-2003. He is currently serving as chair of the North Midwest Section of ASEE. Salehfar also served as the treasurer and the chair of the Red River Valley Section of the IEEE during 2001-2002 and 2002-2003, respectively. He was the general chair of the 2001 ASEE North Midwest Section Annual Conference held at the University of North Dakota-Grand Forks.

 

 
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