Presented on the following pages are candidates for offices
to be voted on in the 2005 ASEE elections. These candidates
were selected by the 2004 ASEE Nominating Committee chaired
by Eugene M. DeLoatch. The nominations were received by the
executive director as required by the ASEE constitution. The
ASEE Nominating Committee believes that the candidates are
eminently qualified and deserve the close consideration of
Members 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 Jan. 1, 2005.
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.
Editor's note: Due to space limitations and in the
interest of fairness to all candidates, the biographies and
statements may have been edited to fit the allotted space.
For the uncut biographies and statements, please visit our
website at www.asee.org.
John J. McDonough is a professor of civil engineering technology,
co-operating professor of civil engineering, and associate
dean of engineering for academics at the University of Maine.
He has served on the faculty of the University of Maine since
1976, and was director of the school of engineering technology
from 1983 to 2000. He completed his undergraduate work at
Northeastern University and his graduate work at the University
of Cincinnati. He is a registered professional engineer in
Maine and Wisconsin. Prior to joining the University of Maine,
he worked as a structural engineer in Ohio and Wisconsin.
He has also taught at the University of Cincinnati and in
university settings in Afghanistan and Algeria.
McDonough is an ASEE fellow and a recipient of the James H.
McGraw Award in Engineering Technology Education. He is past
chair of the Engineering Technology Leadership Institute,
a member of the ASEE Engineering Technology Council (ETC)
(1983-2000) and chair (1994-1996). He is a member of the ASEE
Continuing Professional Development and Engineering Technology
Division (ETD), having served as secretary/treasurer of the
ETD in the early 1990s and from 1998 to 2000. He served on
the Board of Directors of ASEE in his capacity as chair of
the ETC, as chair of Professional Interest Council II (2001-2003),
and on the Executive Committee as vice-president of Professional
Interest Councils (2002-2003). He was chair of the ASEE New
England Section (2002-2003) and program chair of the 2003
New England Regional Conference. He has served as chair of
the ASEE Meriam/Wiley Distinguished Author Award Committee
and the Frederick J. Berger Award Committee, and a member
of the Ad Hoc ASEE Accreditation Relations Committee and the
James H. McGraw Award Committee.
McDonough is an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
fellow and is a program evaluator to the ABET Technology Accreditation
Commission (TAC) on behalf of ASCE. He served a six-year term
as an ASCE/TAC commissioner, and as an ABET ASCE/TAC, TC2K
program evaluator trainer. He served on the National Society
of Professional Engineers' Board of Governors of Professional
Engineers in Education, and as a national director. He was
also president of the Maine Society of Professional Engineers.
His community activities include six years as an elected
member of the Town of Orono School Committee; six years as
an elected member of the Orono Town Council; and president
of the Orono Economic Development Corp. McDonough is a veteran
of the U.S. Air Force.
I am proud and honored to be nominated to serve you, the membership,
as president of ASEE. I have been an active member of ASEE,
beginning with my first ASEE conference in 1977. Since then
I have seen a considerable amount of change. The society has
grown tremendously, both in membership and recognition around
the world. I am particularly impressed with the strides we
have made in increasing the membership and involvement of
women and minorities.
My two terms on the Board of Directors has also given me
insight into the support the society receives from the professional
staff. They are as dedicated and competent as any staff I
have ever had the pleasure to be involved with.
The President-elect will serve for three years on the Board
of Directors, but only one year as president. The actual time
that I will have a direct impact in the leadership position
is relatively short. Therefore, it is important to have a
clear focus on my goals.
The priorities that I will have during my term of office
include the following:
Even though we have made great strides in increasing the
involvement of women and minorities, more needs to be done.
I am confident that the K-12 program will be one of the leading
factors in not only bringing the brightest and the best to
engineering and engineering technology, but will also increase
these numbers and their diversity. It is imperative that we
continue to build on this program.
We need to continue to improve the excellent services to
our individual, industrial, and institutional members, and
to continue to assess their needs.
It is imperative that we continue to improve the interaction
and cooperation between engineering and engineering technology.
Our industrial members are a key to the vitality of the society.
We must do all we can to maintain our current members and
to foster new and emerging companies through our Corporate
I feel that my background of 18 years in engineering technology
leadership, followed by my present position as associate dean
of engineering, give me a diverse background that covers a
broad area of the society. That, coupled with my service on
the Board of Directors, affords me the insight and experience
needed to lead this organization.
If elected, I will solicit your help and listen to your ideas.
Thank you for this honor.
David Wormley is dean of the college of engineering and professor
of mechanical engineering at The Pennsylvania State University.
Prior to his appointment as dean in July 1992, he served as
associate dean of engineering (1991-1992) and head of the
department of mechanical engineering (1982-1991) at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT). He received his bachelor's,
master's, and doctoral degrees from MIT.
An ASEE fellow, Wormley has served as a member of the editorial
board of the Journal of Engineering Education, and currently
serves on the ASEE Board of Directors as chair of the Engineering
Deans Council. As chair, he has appointed task forces to study
future engineering workforce needs and to enhance diversity.
Wormley has served as chair of the Deans Group in the National
Science Foundation (NSF) ECSEL Coalition and serves as chair
of the Advisory Board of the NSF Center for the Advancement
of Engineering Education at the University of Washington and
on the Advisory Board of the Center for the Study of Higher
Education's EC2000 ABET study. During his tenure as
dean, faculty members associated with the Leonhard Center
for the Enhancement of Engineering Education have developed
new minors in entrepreneurship and leadership and have initiated
curriculum renewal efforts centered around the concept of
the World Class Engineer. He has served on engineering college
and departmental advisory committees at six universities.
Wormley is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers (ASME), where he has served as vice-president of
the Systems and Design Group. He is also a member of the Educational
Advisory Committee of the National Society of Professional
Engineers; has served as chair of the National Science Foundation
Engineering Directorate Advisory Committee; has served as
chair of the Executive Committee of the National Research
Council Transportation Research Board; and is a member of
the Committee on Assessing the Capacity of U.S. Engineering
Research, formed by the National Academy of Engineering.
Wormley has supervised 23 Ph.D. and 72 master's research
theses and his research is described in more than 100 papers
and reports. He is co-author of the textbook System Dynamics:
An Introduction. He has received the ASME Dynamic Systems
and Control Division's Education Award, a NASA Certificate
of Recognition, and twice received graduate teaching awards
from the MIT's department of mechanical engineering.
ASEE has both significant opportunities and important obligations
to serve the engineering and engineering technology education
communities at this time when changes in engineering practice
are driven by rapid technological advances and globalization.
To realize ASEE's potential, I believe two areas should
receive special attention:
- To more fully engage and serve our members
ASEE needs to engage an increasing number of engineering
A critical factor in extending ASEE membership is identifying
the key role ASEE can play in helping faculty members in
their professional and personal development. This is particularly
true of new faculty members who, currently under the ASEE
Deans' Program, can be provided an initial complimentary
two-year membership. For these faculty members and others
to continue in ASEE, they must be able to clearly realize
the important impact of ASEE in their careers. Thus, a key
component of ASEE's activities should be the continued
development of new and experienced faculty in their careers,
by providing appropriate workshops, conferences and opportunities
for growth. Additionally, ASEE has an increasing opportunity
to engage students through student chapter activities. Both
student and faculty efforts need to be centered in our local
and regional, as well as our divisional, activities. As
part of these efforts, it is important to engage faculty
members and students from underrepresented groups and to
continue emphasizing building a supportive environment for
The new K-12 Division has actively engaged K-12 teachers
in ASEE and has significant potential to impact future engineering
students. Continued support of the K-12 initiative will
be important for ASEE's long-term success.
- To promote the engineering profession and
its role in advancing society. To effectively promote engineering
and the importance of engineering education both in the
United States and abroad, ASEE must work with other professional
societies, industry, and government organizations both in
the United States and abroad. One important effort, in concert
with the National Academy of Engineering's study of
the Engineer of 2020, is to facilitate significant advances
in engineering education that need to be accomplished in
collaboration with industry and government. A second key
effort is the continued building of international collaborations.
If elected, I will look forward to working with ASEE members
and staff to further advance ASEE's engagement of its
members and to advance engineering education and the profession
in its contributions to society.
Albert L. McHenry received his B.S. in electronics engineering
technology from Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., and
his M.S. in technology and Ph.D. from Arizona State University
(ASU) in Tempe, Ariz. He presently serves as dean of the college
of technology and applied sciences at Arizona State University
East. McHenry has also served as professor and chair of the
department of electronics and computer technology and director
of the School of Technology at Arizona State University.
Prior to beginning his tenure at ASU, McHenry was a 12-year
faculty member at Southern University. His area of technical
specialization is digital electronics. He has industrial experience
with the Boeing Co., 3M Co., Motorola Inc., and Minority Engineers
of Louisiana. McHenry is recognized nationally as an expert
and leader in engineering technology education at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels. In June 2002 he was honored
with the ASEE James H. McGraw Award and in 1995 he received
the ASEE Frederick J. Berger Award.
As a member of ASEE since 1966, McHenry has served the society
in various leadership positions including chair of the Engineering
Technology Council; member of the ASEE Board of Directors
(1996-98); and member of the Engineering Technology Leadership
Institute (1999-2003). He was elected as an ASEE Fellow in
2001. He has served on the ASEE Publications Committee and
is presently a member of the ASEE Projects Board.
McHenry has been actively involved in baccalaureate and master's
level engineering technology education programs for over 39
years, during which time he has accumulated a long list of
publications in both refereed journals and conference proceedings.
He has written two books and two chapters in other books.
For many years, McHenry has been an active National Science
Foundation Principal Investigator. These efforts are focused
on enhancing the success of young people in STEM education
at the baccalaureate level and then through doctoral study,
with mentoring for the professorate.
I am tremendously honored by having been nominated for ASEE
vice-president for Public Affairs. Throughout my long career,
I have held my membership in and service to ASEE to be among
the major factors in my professional development. The consistent
contribution that ASEE makes to its members in terms of enabling
intellection fusion in the entire engineering education community
is unparalleled. As a result of my personal experience of
service on the Board of Directors, I understand that the society's
success is not an accident. It is due to the professional
integrity of colleagues who focus their expertise, love, and
energy on ASEE as volunteers. It is their leadership that
guides and moves ASEE to the next goal, with fidelity, to
the values of our community.
The vice-president for Public Affairs chairs the ASEE Projects
Board and serves as a regular member of the ASEE Board of
Directors. The mission of the Projects Board is to provide
oversight of the development, approval, management, and operation
of all projects in which ASEE is formally involved. A mission
component is to develop new projects that provide opportunities
to improve and promote engineering and engineering technology
education as an embedded force that makes a significant contribution
to our nation's economic well being.
I will continue to lead the Projects Board in efforts that
reach out to the ASEE membership to collect leads on new project
opportunities. At present, the national fellowship programs
form a strong core that is stable and synchronized with ASEE's
values and direction, and a platform that has enabled ASEE
to expand to other activities, with the approval of the ASEE
Board of Directors. The possible ROI that can be generated
by leveraging the core project staff provides great potential
for additional projects. As a sitting member of the current
Projects Board, this process is underway and the evidence
shows that the potential is great. If chosen to serve you
in this position, I will personally collect input from the
council chairs and improve our responsiveness to opportunities
for engineering and engineering technology educators. As vice-president
for Public Affairs, I will work harmoniously with the ASEE
board to improve opportunities for funding and increase ROI
by seeking to broaden the project inventory. I will seek to
focus the types of projects on the theme, values, and overall
direction of ASEE as a whole. Finally, I will continue to
enjoy my opportunity to serve this great organization with
my time, energy, and intellect to the best of my ability.
Timothy L. Skvarenina received his B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. from
the Illinois Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. (EE) from
Purdue University. He served 21 years in the U.S. Air Force
in a variety of engineering and educational positions and
has taught at Purdue University since 1991, currently as a
professor of electrical engineering technology. He teaches
undergraduate and graduate courses in electrical power for
the school of technology and conducts research in the modeling
and simulation of electric power systems.
At Purdue, he has been the lead in his department for assessment
of student learning and continuous quality improvement. He
chaired the University Educational Policy Committee in 2003-2004
and is currently vice-chair of the University Senate. He has
authored or co-authored over 25 papers, many of which were
presented at the annual ASEE and Frontiers in Education (FIE)conferences.
He is the primary author of a textbook, now in its second
edition, was an area editor for the CRC Comprehensive Dictionary
of Electrical Engineering, and is editor-in-chief of the CRC
Handbook of Power Electronics.
He has been an active member of ASEE since 1991, holding
all of the offices in the Energy Conversion and Conservation
Division (ECCD) and serving as its Web page editor since 1997.
He served on the ASEE Board of Directors as chair, PIC III,
from 1999-2001 and vice-president, PICs, from 2000-2001. He
has actively participated in the (FIE) conference, as the
exhibits chair from 1995-1997; as a program chair for 1999
and 2004; and as a member of the FIE Steering Committee from
2002-2005. He has been a member of the Projects Board from
2002-2005 and the Awards Policy Committee since 2000, which
he has chaired since 2003.
Skvarenina is a senior member of the Institute for Electrical
and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and an associate editor of
its Transactions on Education. He is also active in the IEEE
Power Engineering Society (PES) at the local level, where
he held several offices including chair of the Central Indiana
PES Chapter, and at the national level as a subcommittee chair
for the Education Committee. A member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta
Kappa Nu, he is a registered professional engineer in Colorado.
He received the Meritorious Service Medal in 1985 for curriculum
development at the Air Force Institute of Technology, the
IEEE Third Millennium Medal in 2000 for contributions to the
IEEE Education Society, and the 2004 ECCD Best Paper Award.
I am honored to be nominated for the position of vice-president
for Public Affairs (VP-PA) and thank the nominating committee
members for the nomination. The primary role of the VP-PA
and the Projects Board is to assist the ASEE staff in developing
projects that benefit the society and help achieve its strategic
goals, as expressed in the ASEE vision statement:
- Enhance services to its members
- Work with educational institutions and
industry to improve engineering education and promote faculty
- Facilitate productive collaborations among
industry, academe, and government
- Increase the participation and success
of underrepresented groups in the engineering profession
- Promote the value of the engineering profession
- Increase membership in ASEE in order to
more completely serve the engineering and engineering technology
- Facilitate international cooperation in
matters pertaining to engineering education.
Historically, most of the projects pursued by ASEE have been
in the area of administering fellowships and summer positions
for various government agencies. These projects have greatly
benefited the society financially, as well as helping achieve
some of the society goals, particularly in the areas of service
to members, faculty development, and increasing the participation
of underrepresented groups. Now that the projects staff members
have secured a solid base of contracts, they have begun to
expand their role by writing proposals in partnership with
universities and other organizations. I believe the Projects
Board can be instrumental in helping the ASEE staff find partners
and opportunities to further the ASEE mission. In particular,
as VP-PA, I would attempt to work with ASEE division leaders
and the Board of Directors to explore possible areas of collaboration,
especially in areas such as teaching methods and technology,
distance learning, K-12 preparation including outreach programs
to encourage members of underrepresented groups to plan for
a career in engineering, and promoting the engineer's
role in society. By developing such new initiatives, the Projects
Board and the ASEE staff can improve the value of ASEE membership,
which can help attract new members, further strengthening
I have been involved in ASEE activities for the past 13 years
and have served on the Board of Directors of ASEE as a PIC
chair and vice-president for PICs, so I understand how ASEE
operates. I believe I am well qualified to serve as your VP-PA,
and I request your support.
David Kauffman has been a member of ASEE for over 25 years.
He served as Gulf-Southwest Section program chair, vice chair,
and chair; as chair of Zone II and member of the ASEE Board
of Directors for two years; as the local arrangements chair
and Chemical Engineering Division program chair for the 1991
annual meeting in Albuquerque; and fourteen years as ASEE's
campus representative at the University of New Mexico. He
has given numerous papers and chaired many sessions at annual,
section, Collaboration of Industry and Education Conference
and Frontiers in Education conferences. He chaired the workshop
for associate deans at the annual meeting nine times.
Kauffman recently retired from the University of New Mexico,
where he was a faculty member in the chemical and nuclear
engineering department for 26 years and associate dean for
15 years. As associate dean, he was responsible for academic
programs and had fiscal and personnel responsibilities for
several support organizations, some funded internally and
some funded from external grants.
Responsibilities, in addition to the numerous day-to-day
tasks of an associate dean, included developing major scholarship
and support programs for minority and women students, managing
distance education programs, and coordinating three, six-year
ABET accreditation reviews. As a faculty member, he did research
in alternative energy systems, air and water pollution control,
micro-gravity heat transfer, and process plant safety and
reliability. His principal teaching interests were in areas
related to process plant design, operations, safety, and reliability.
Prior to joining academia, Kauffman was an engineer for eight
years with Shell Oil Company, working in chemical process
design, environmental engineering, and oil field production
processes. He also served four years in the U.S. Air Force,
where he was a project officer in the space program dealing
with spacecraft electrical power systems. His B.S. and M.S.,
both in chemical engineering, were earned at the California
Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. was earned at the University
of Colorado. He is a registered professional engineer in New
Mexico and was on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico
Society of Professional Engineers for three years, serving
one year as vice-president for finance. He just completed
a two-year term as president of the New Mexico Engineering
Foundation, a charitable organization that provides scholarships
for engineering students.
Joseph T. O'Brien is a University Relations Program
Manager for the Hewlett-Packard Company. He is responsible
for relationships with a number of universities in California,
Arizona, and New Mexico. He leads the integration of Hewlett
Packard's interaction with these universities around
the company's ongoing programs in research, recruiting,
marketing and sales, continuing education, philanthropy, and
O'Brien is engaged in Hewlett Packard's activities
with the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
(ABET) on issues of accreditation, global quality assurance
of engineering programs, and the use of technology in learning.
During his 30 years with Hewlett Packard, O'Brien has
been a sales representative, sales manager, marketing manager,
and a higher education program manager. Prior to joining Hewlett
Packard in 1973, he worked in the research and development
of control systems for vehicles in the manned space flight
program and the commercial application of space technology.
O'Brien received his bachelor's degree in mathematics
from the California State Polytechnic University. He is currently
a campus-recruiting manager, chair emeritus of the Executive
Board of the ASEE Pacific Southwest Section, member of the
Corporate Member Council Executive Board of ASEE, and serves
on the planning committee for the 3rd ASEE International Colloquium
on Engineering Education.
INTEREST COUNCIL II
Gary R. Crossman is professor and chair of the department
of engineering technology at Old Dominion University, where
he has been a faculty member for 34 years. He received his
B.S.M.E. from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1964. He
served one year as an engineering officer in the U.S. Merchant
Marine before working for Newport News Shipbuilding and Pratt-Whitney
Aircraft during the next two years. Upon completion of his
M.S.M.E. degree through Old Dominion University in 1970, he
joined the engineering technology faculty. He served as mechanical
engineering technology department chair (1979-1988), associate
dean of the college of engineering technology (1998-1994),
and MET program director (1998-2003). He is a registered professional
engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
He has been very active in the Engineering Technology Division
of ASEE, serving as vice chair for newsletters (1991-1992),
vice chair for programs (1992-1993), and chair (1993-1995).
He is active in ASEE annual conferences and the Collaboration
of Industry and Education Conference, regularly presenting
papers and moderating sessions. He is also active in the Engineering
Technology Leadership Institute (ETLI), hosting two conferences
at Old Dominion University (1989 and 2002) and currently serves
on ETLI's executive board. He was host and program chair
of the 1992 ASEE Southeast Section Meeting, where he received
the Section Outstanding Campus Representative Award. He has
been Old Dominion University's representative to ASEE's
Engineering Technology Council and has served on the council
as director and on several council committees. He served on
the ASEE Board of Directors as PIC II chair from 1997 to 1999.
He is also active in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
(ASME), having served as section officer (including chair),
and nationally on ASME's Board of Engineering Education
and Council on Education. He is currently chair of the Council's
Ben Sparks Award Committee. He recently completed his 11th
year as a commissioner on the Technology Accreditation Commission
of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
(TAC of ABET), serving both as a representative of ASME and
Professor Crossman has received several awards for his contribution
to engineering technology education including ASEE's
Frederick J. Berger Award in 1993, the ASME Dedicated Service
Award in 1992, ASME's Ben Sparks Award in 1997, and
ASEE's James H. McGraw Award in 1998. He was elected
a fellow of ASEE in 2000.
Mark A. Palmer is an associate professor of manufacturing
engineering at Kettering University (formerly GMI) in Flint,
Mich. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. in materials engineering
from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and is a professional
engineer. From 1997 to 2001 he was an assistant professor
of mechanical engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University
in Richmond, Va.
He has been active in ASEE since 1995, when he was awarded
an ERM Apprentice Faculty Grant. He served the Materials Division
as both program chair and division chair. During that time,
the division established a "publish-to-present"
policy, increased activity at the annual meeting, and developed
a special session where the best experiments from the National
Educators Workshop are actively demonstrated. For the past
two years he has served as program chair of the Emerging Trends
(formerly Multimedia) Session of the ASEE conference. An average
of 150 authors participate annually in this session. As chair,
he ensured that every author's paper was peer-reviewed
and restructured the session so that posters were assigned
numbers, grouped according to subject matter, and listed in
the program by number.
Palmer is also active in The Minerals, Metals, and Materials
Society (TMS). He was a Young Leader Intern and served as
chair of the Young Leaders Committee. He served as chair of
the Solidification Committee from 1999-2001. While a member
of the Student Affairs Committee, he chaired a group that
redeveloped the Undergraduate Student Design Competition and
served as design competition chair for three years. He has
been on the Education Committee since 1999, serving as chair
of the Education Committee between 2001 and 2004. He joined
the Professional Registration Committee in 2003, and in 2004
began to represent TMS as a member of the Fundamentals of
Engineering Examination Committee for the National Council
of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. He is being considered
for membership on the Accreditation Committee.
Palmer has received NSF funding to support course development
and research in lead-free solder. Three master's students
and over 20 undergraduates have been his co-authors in technical
presentations or journal articles. One student recently nominated
him for inclusion in Who's Who Among America's
Teachers. He has been awarded the Rodes Professorship at Kettering
University to support these activities during the 2004-05
INTEREST COUNCIL III
Michael Magill is a professor of mechanical engineering at
George Fox University in Newberg, Oreg. He received his B.S.
and M.S. in mechanical engineering and his Ph.D. in civil
engineering from Oklahoma State University. Prior to coming
to George Fox University, he was on the faculty at Purdue
University. There he served as department head of mechanical
engineering technology from 1998 to 2002. Prior to Purdue,
he was a faculty member at Oklahoma State University from
1984 to 1995. He is a registered professional engineer in
Oregon, Indiana, and Oklahoma and has approximately five years
of industrial experience in structural inspection and computer
Magill has been active in ASEE, primarily through the Mechanics
Division and the Engineering Technology Division. In the Mechanics
Division, he served as division chair and program chair. In
the Engineering Technology Division, he served as division
secretary. He has been a regular presenter, session moderator,
and paper reviewer in both divisions.
He has also served the engineering community through the
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society
of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), and the Accreditation Board
for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Through ASME, he is
currently serving on the Board on Engineering Education; has
served as chair of the ASME Mechanical Engineering Technology
Department Head's Committee; served as a member of the
Committee on Technology Accreditation; and is currently faculty
adviser for the local ASME student chapter. He has served
as a program evaluator for ABET and has served as faculty
adviser for the local student chapter of SME.
Magill was awarded the 1995 ASEE Outstanding Teacher Award
for the midwest region and the 1995 Effective Teaching Award
for the midwest region. At Purdue University, he was awarded
the 1997 and 1998 Mechanical Engineering Technology Outstanding
Undergraduate Teacher, 1997 School of Technology Outstanding
Nontenured Faculty Member, and the 1997 Mechanical Engineering
Technology Outstanding Nontenured Faculty Member. At Oklahoma
State University, he received the 1994 Excellent Teacher Award
and the 1991 Excellent Young Teacher Award for the College
of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology.
His technical interests include solid mechanics, fracture
mechanics, applied structures, and computer-aided analysis/finite
elements. Currently, his primary focus is participating in
the exciting challenge and opportunity in the startup of a
new B.S. engineering program at George Fox University.
Shirley B. Pomeranz is an associate professor of mathematical
sciences in the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences,
College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, at the University
of Tulsa (TU). She has been on the faculty of TU since 1987.
She received her B.A. in physics from Barnard College (1971),
M.S. in physics from New York University (1973), M.S. in mathematics
from the University of Connecticut (1978), and Ph.D. in mathematics
from the University of Massachusetts (1987). Her research
and academic interests are numerical methods, including the
finite element method; engineering applications of mathematics;
and issues relating to women in science, mathematics, and
engineering. Her publications range from research articles
involving finite elements to teaching applications of Mathematica®.
Pomeranz has been active in the Mathematics Division of ASEE
since 1988 and is currently a member of the Mathematics Division
and the Women in Engineering Division. She has reviewed papers,
presented papers, and had papers published in several ASEE
conference proceedings. Currently the Mathematics Division
program chair, she served twice as both the Mathematics Division
chair and program chair. In 1999, she was part of a team of
ASEE representatives that was sent to the Joint Mathematics
Meetings—Mathematical Association of America (MAA)/American
Mathematical Society (AMS)—to develop closer ties between
ASEE and these organizations. As Mathematics Division chair,
she established the officer position Liaison to the MAA, and
established the Mathematics Division Distinguished Educator
and Service Award.
She is a co-author (with Robert Lopez, Constant Goutziers,
Douglas Meade, Donna Farrior, and Dale Doty) of Instructor's
(Student's) Technology Resources and Solutions Guide
that accompanies the Robert Lopez text, Advanced Engineering
Mathematics (Addison Wesley Longman). Together, with other
faculty at TU, she helped to develop high school math days
for women students and summer math workshops for middle school
Pomeranz is a member of the MAA, AMS, Society for Industrial
and Applied Mathematics, Women in Engineering Program Advocates
Network (WEPAN), and Association for Women in Mathematics,
among other organizations. She is on the editorial advisory
board of the International Journal of Engineering Education
(IJEE) and has co-edited a special IJEE issue, "Special
Issue on the Mathematics Education of Engineers," (vol.
15, no.6, 1999). Currently she is principal investigator for
an NSF-funded project at TU, "Enhancing Interdisciplinary
Interactions in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences."
Dennis J. Fallon is presently the dean of the School of Engineering
and holds the Louis S. LeTellier Chair at the Citadel in Charleston,
S.C. He received his B.S.C.E. from Old Dominion University
in 1970 and his M.S.C.E. and Ph.D. from North Carolina State
University in 1972 and 1980, respectively.
An active member of the Southeast Section of ASEE, Fallon
has held numerous positions within the organization, including
the chair of the Civil Engineering (CE) Division and the Administrative
Unit; conference site coordinator; newsletter editor for three
years; technical program chair and instructional unit chair
from 1994 to 1995; and president of the southeast section
from 1996 to 1997. He has just completed his second term as
president of the southeast section (2003-2004). He has also
served for three years as the national campus representative
and has recently begun a three-year term as director of the
CE Division of ASEE. In addition, he served a three-year term
as newsletter editor of the CE Division.
Fallon's industrial experience includes seven years
at Carolina Power and Light Co. in Raleigh, N.C.; two years
as chief structural engineer with a consulting firm; and three
years with the Underwater Explosion Research Division in Portsmouth,
Va. He is a professional engineer in the state of South Carolina.
His academic career includes six years as an assistant professor
at Old Dominion University and 16 years at the Citadel, where
he served as head of the CEE department for 10 years. Fallon
has been active in the American Society of Civil Engineers
(ASCE), where he has achieved the grade of fellow. He has
also served as president of the eastern branch in Charleston,
S.C., and as secretary, vice-president, and president of the
South Carolina section of ASCE.
Fallon is a recipient of the Cumberland Gap Chi Epsilon Award
for Teaching Excellence; the James Grimsley Citadel Teaching
Excellence Award; Thomas Evans Best Instructional Paper at
the Southeast Section of ASEE Conference in 1990; and a Section
Leadership Award from the South Carolina Section of ASCE.
He is also a five-time recipient of the Outstanding CE Professor
at Old Dominion University. Fallon is a member of Tau Beta
Pi, Chi Epsilon, and Phi Kappa Phi.
J. Uhran, Jr.
John J. Uhran Jr. is a senior associate dean for academic
affairs of the College of Engineering at the University of
Notre Dame, and professor of electrical engineering and computer
science and engineering. After receiving his M.S. and Ph.D.
from Purdue University, he joined the electrical engineering
department at Notre Dame. In 1990, he was a founding member
of the computer science and engineering department at the
university. He had served as the director of both graduate
and undergraduate studies in both departments before assuming
his present duties. In addition to several years of industrial
experience, he has spent a 15-month sabbatical at MIT Lincoln
Laboratories. Uhran has been an ASEE member for over 38 years
and has served the society in various capacities at the section,
division, zone, and national levels. As program chair of the
ASEE Indiana-Illinois Section, he organized and hosted a successful
conference at Notre Dame in 1992, and was chair of the section
(1992-1994). He has also been active in the Instrumentation
Division for many years and served as its chair (1994-1996)
as well. He continues to be active in both the section and
the division. In 1996, he completed a two-year term as Zone
Over the years, Uhran has organized, chaired, and presented
papers at many ASEE section and national conferences and was
a co-recipient of the ASEE Fluke Award for Instrumentation
in 1998. As the ASEE campus representative at the University
of Notre Dame, he has won several zone and section campus
representative awards over the past decade. He was an associate
editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications for over
a decade, and served as co-guest editor for two special issues
on engineering education for the IEEE Communications Magazine.
A recipient of several Lilly, Hewlett Packard, and National
Science Foundation grants, he has helped revise various parts
of the curriculum in the electrical and computing engineering
departments and, most recently, in the college, particularly
the first year for engineers. Several of the NSF grants were
for faculty workshops to further curriculum development. Over
the years, he has also helped organize, chair, and present
papers at a number of IEEE conferences and, most recently,
has made contributions to the ASEE, Frontiers in Education,
and ICEE national conferences.
Currently, he is serving a term as a CSAB visitor and previously
was an ABET visitor. Other activities include being the faculty
advisor for the Technical Review—the Notre Dame student
engineering magazine—and chief advisor for the Indiana,
Gamma Chapter of Tau Beta Pi.
Lyle B. McCurdy is a professor emeritus of the Electronics
and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) program in the
Department of Engineering Technology at Cal Poly-Pomona. His
primary teaching interests include analog and digital electronics,
analog and digital control systems, and programming in C,
C++/OOP, and Windows.
McCurdy is involved in a number of national, regional, and
statewide professional activities. He has served as a board
member of the ASEE Engineering Technology Council, and as
editor of the Engineering Technology Division Newsletter and
the ASEE Pacific Southwest Section (PSW). He has also served
as chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
Department Heads Association, chair of the Engineering Liaison
Council in California, and chair of the IEEE Foothill Section.
He is currently serving as treasurer of the IEEE Los Angeles
Council, acting Webmaster of the PSW section, and board member
of the IEEE Committee on Technology Accreditation Activities.
Throughout his academic career, McCurdy has continuously worked
to enhance the image and acceptance of engineering and engineering
technology graduates by industry and other academic units
throughout the country, including articulation between two-
and four-year programs in engineering and engineering technology.
McCurdy earned his B.S. and M.S. in engineering technology
(electronics emphasis) from Arizona State University in 1971
and 1973, respectively. He earned his Ph.D. in technical
education from Texas A&M University in 1986. Prior
to his current position at Cal Poly-Pomona, he was a full-time
professor of electronics and computer engineering technology
at Arizona State University for about 13 years, along with
one year at Texas A&M University as a visiting professor
while he was working on his Ph.D. McCurdy has over 30 years
of full-time teaching and administrative experience in electronics
and computer engineering technology.
William R. Wells has served the engineering education profession
for more than three decades in the roles of professor, department
chair, and dean. Currently, he is professor of mechanical
engineering and mathematical sciences at the University of
Nevada-Las Vegas. Before entering academe he worked as an
aerospace research engineer at NASA.
Wells received his B.S. in aeronautical engineering from
Georgia Tech, M.S. and Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from
Virginia Tech, and his M.A. in applied mathematics from Harvard
University. As a teacher and researcher, Wells has supported
and directed the education programs of many graduate students
from grants awarded by NASA, NSF, DOE, and the AFOSR. Several
of these students went on to become engineering educators
at various U.S. universities. He has received outstanding
educator awards from the American Society of Civil Engineers
and ASEE, and is frequently asked to serve as a reviewer for
various science and engineering programs within the Department
Wells has been active in ASEE since 1968. His current interests
reside in the Aerospace Engineering, Liberal Education, and
Mathematics Divisions of ASEE. As a long-time member of the
ASEE Pacific Southwest Section (PSW), Wells has provided leadership
in many roles, including treasurer, chair-elect, chair, past
chair, and conference chair. Currently, he serves as secretary
to the PSW. He is an associate fellow of the American Institute
of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and holds membership in the
National Society of Professional Engineers and International
Council of Systems Engineers, among others.