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.
Vice President, Member Affairs
Professional Interest Council I
Professional Interest Council IV
Professional Interest Council V
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
*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
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 Engineersthe 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.
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 discussionsall 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
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.
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.
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
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.
Professional Interest Council IV
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.
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 TRWthat
stretched into 15 yearsto 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
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
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.
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
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.