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Presented on the following pages are candidates for offices to be voted on in the 2012 ASEE elections. These candidates were selected by the 2011 ASEE Nominating Committee, chaired by J. P. Mohsen. The nominations were received by the Executive Director as required by the ASEE constitution. The ASEE Nominating Committee believes that the candidates offered here are eminently qualified and deserve the close consideration of the membership.

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, 2012.

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

Editor’s note: Because of space limitations and in the interest of fairness to all candidates, the biographies and statements may have been edited to fit the allotted space.


Kenneth F. GallowayKenneth F. Galloway

Kenneth F. Galloway is dean of the School of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering at Vanderbilt University. An alumnus of Vanderbilt, he earned his doctorate from the University of South Carolina and went on to hold appointments at Indiana University, NAVSEA-Crane, the National Bureau of Standards (NBS, now the National Institute of Standards and Technology), the University of Maryland, and the University of Arizona. In his final position at NBS, he served as chief of the Semiconductor Electronics Division. At the University of Arizona, he served as professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE) and Chair of the ECE Department. He returned to Vanderbilt as professor and dean in 1996.

His recent American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) activities include service as chair of the Engineering Deans Council (2009-11) and as a member of the ASEE Board of Directors. Prior to that, he served as chair of the Engineering Deans Council Public Policy Committee (2005-07) and as a member of the Engineering Deans Council Executive Board (2006-11). He recently joined the Journal of Engineering Education Advisory Board (2011- ). In addition to his election as an ASEE Fellow, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the American Physical Society (APS).

Galloway’s personal research and teaching activities are in solid-state devices, semiconductor technology, and radiation effects in electronics. He has published numerous journal and conference papers in these areas, and his research has received sustained support from several U.S. Department of Defense organizations. As dean, he has been a strong advocate for undergraduate research and curriculum innovation.

In 2002, his technical and service accomplishments were recognized with the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Radiation Effects Award, and in 2007, he received the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Richard F. Shea Distinguished Member Award.

He has served as general chairman of the 1985 IEEE Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference and as general chairman of the 1997 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting. He was a vice president of the IEEE Electron Devices Society (2000-05) and a member of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (2003-07).

Candidate’s Statement

I became an engineering educator after working for the U.S. Navy on strategic systems and for the National Bureau of Standards (now NIST) in support of the U.S. semiconductor industry. After teaching electrical engineering part time at the University of Maryland (1980-86), I left NBS for the engineering faculty at the University of Arizona (1986-96). I joined the faculty at Vanderbilt in 1996.

If selected to serve you as ASEE President-Elect, I will focus my energies in two principal areas: public advocacy for engineering and engineering technology education and the “value proposition” for membership in ASEE.

Engineering and engineering technology education are critical to the economic strength of our nation. The financial challenges faced by our universities and colleges have never been greater. We must strongly advocate for our students and for engineering and engineering technology education with decision makers in academia, industry, and government. ASEE leadership must continually strive to build public understanding and support and to beneficially affect public policy as it relates to our academic enterprise.

ASEE leadership must be concerned with serving the ASEE membership and being relevant for faculty members and students at a diverse group of academic institutions. Fewer than 30 percent of U.S. engineering and technology educators are ASEE members. In addition to promoting excellence in instruction and curriculum and the scholarship of engineering education, we must serve engineering and engineering technology educators in all phases of their careers. We must provide products, services, and opportunities to our members that enhance and support their professional endeavors and their professional aspirations.

In addition to public advocacy and membership service, ASEE must continue its efforts in K-12, in communicating the excitement of engineering to potential students, in promoting diversity in the engineering workforce, in linking effective teaching and student learning, in preparing our students for a globalized economy, and in encouraging collaboration between our colleges and industry.

The President of ASEE must represent all of the Society’s programs, promote collegial dialogue for growth and change of the organization, and actively speak out for engineering and engineering technology education. I am confident in my ability to do this. My career experiences and ASEE service have provided important insights and excellent preparation for these tasks. There is outstanding leadership on the ASEE Board and at ASEE Headquarters committed to the success of ASEE. I would be honored to work with them as your President-Elect.

Letha A. HammonLetha A. Hammon

Letha A. Hammon is an Ethics and Compliance Officer and a Program Manager for Records Management for the DuPont Co. During her 30 years, DuPont, she has held a variety of organizational leadership positions. Roughly two thirds of her career has been spent in operations assignments, including manufacturing management and human resources. The balance of her career has included roles in end-use marketing and direct sales, as a market segment leader, and most recently as Manager of the Field Engineering Program for DuPont. In the latter role, she managed the recruitment and hiring of early career engineers for DuPont. Under her leadership, a diverse group of early career candidates was recruited from almost 90 different colleges and universities. Additionally, she supported the development of regional field engineering programs in the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America, and Europe.

Her career has spanned multiple businesses and functions within DuPont, including relocation to six different DuPont sites in the United States. Several of her roles have carried global responsibilities. Her breadth of experience in a large corporation like DuPont has allowed her to develop a wide range of skills in leading people, managing complex organizations, and effectively interfacing with external partners, all with a “getting results” focus.

Hammon has been an active member and leader in ASEE since 2002. Currently, she holds director positions on the Corporate Member Council (CMC) and the College-Industry Partnerships Division (CIPD) and is a member of the ASEE Diversity Committee. Additional roles have included the Professional Advisory Council for the ASEE Student Constituent Committee; Vice-President Institutional Councils - ASEE Board; National Outstanding Teaching Award Committee; CMC Vice-Chair, Chair, and Past-Chair; ASEE Awards Contact Committee; ASEE Nominating Committee; the newly established ASEE Isadore T. Davis Award for Excellence in Engineering Education and Industry Collaboration Award Committee; and the ASEE Executive Director Search Committee. She has participated as a panelist, speaker, or moderator for a variety of sessions for ASEE Industry Day and the CIEC Annual Conference, as well as annual conferences for Society of Women Engineers and and Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN). She serves on the Rowan University Dean of Engineering’s Advisory Committee and the Advisory Council of the Delaware non-profit Fund For Women.

Hammon has a B.S. in Social Work from Auburn University and an M.S.S.W. from the University of Tennessee, and has put her academic training to excellent use throughout her career prior to and after joining DuPont.

Candidate’s Statement

ASEE is a talent-rich organization. Our staff, volunteers, and leaders bring a wealth of experience and expertise in the fields of engineering and engineering technology education. It is a time of significant change, which creates great opportunity for us to collaborate, grow our membership, and increase our collective impact.

I am fortunate to work for a company that has, throughout its 210-year history, promoted the value of education, supported broad access to education, and led education reform efforts in Delaware and nationwide. Scientific research at educational institutions is a key part of the education-business continuum. DuPont’s social investments in education initiatives, including STEM disciplines from preschool through college, look for high-leveraged impact, sustainability, and potential for replication worldwide and by other organizations. Our commitment to a diverse workforce of technically trained, degreed and non-degreed employees requires that we do more. I look forward to bringing my breadth of corporate and ASEE experience to the benefit of ASEE and all of its members.

It is an incredible honor to be nominated for ASEE President-Elect. As an active corporate member since 2002, I understand that industry and academia are dependent upon one another to further our collective missions for engineering and engineering technology education. I believe we have untapped potential to more broadly collaborate between industry and academia on issues that are of common interest and importance to all of us. Continuing our focus on diversity and the critical need for a robust STEM pipeline is an essential goal as ASEE continues to broaden its impact.

Another goal is to recognize the wonderful opportunities ASEE has to become even more engaged with all our individual and organizational stakeholders in advancing engineering education, including actively seeking ways to further our own development and learning opportunities.

As a newly appointed member of the advisory committee of the National Academy of Engineering’s Infusing Real World Experiences into Engineering Education project, I look forward to finding concrete ways to support all of ASEE’s constituents. I am fortunate to have the support of my senior leadership to serve ASEE, and my close proximity to Washington, D.C., and ASEE Headquarters will help to make me available for ASEE on short notice. As a leader, I have a vested interest in the success of all, and if chosen, look forward to serving our membership as President-Elect.

Candidates for the Office of Vice President, Member Affairs

Dennis J. FallonDennis J. Fallon

Dennis J. Fallon is presently the Citadel Distinguished Professor of Engineering Education. He just recently stepped down after an eight-year term as Dean of the School of Engineering and Louis S. LeTellier Chair to return to the faculty of the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department. He received his B.S.E. from Old Dominion University (ODU) with honors in 1970, and his M.S.C.E. and Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in 1972 and 1980, respectively.

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 ODU and 23 years at The Citadel, where he served as head of the CEE Department for 10 years.

In 2010, Fallon was inducted as a Fellow of ASEE. As an active member of the Southeast Section of ASEE, he has held numerous leadership positions within the organization, including President of the Southeast Section from 1996 to 1997 and then again from 2003 to 2004. He also served for three years as the National Campus Representative and a term as Chair of the ASEE Civil Engineering (CE) Division. In addition, he served a three-year term as Newsletter Editor of the CE Division. Lastly, he has completed a two-year term as Chair of Zone II and as a member of the ASEE Board of Directors. Fallon has also been active in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), where he achieved the grade of Fellow. He was president of the Eastern Branch and the South Carolina Section of ASCE.

Fallon has received such prestigious teaching awards as the Cumberland Gap Chi Epsilon Award for Teaching Excellence, the James Grimsley Citadel Teaching Excellence Award, the Thomas Evans Best Instructional Paper at the ASEE Southeast Section 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 ODU award. Fallon is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, and Phi Kappa Phi. He also received the Tony Tilmans Award for Service to the ASEE Southeast Section.

Candidate’s Statement

Since becoming actively involved in ASEE in 1991, I have held various leadership positions at both the national and regional levels. These positions have afforded me the opportunity to observe the total dedication and commitment of the ASEE membership. The reality is that without their involvement in the Society, there would be no ASEE. If I am fortunate enough to be elected as the Vice president for Member Affairs, I will support and represent the membership in three specific roles: as a member of the Board of Directors, as chair of the Council of Zones, and as a liaison to the campus representatives.

As a member of the Board of Directors, I will actively support the implementation of two major recent initiatives — the first being the report “Creating a Culture for Scholarly and Systematic Innovation in Engineering Education.” This initiative takes ASEE in an exciting direction that will provide engineering education a venue to improve research in education and to improve the facilitation of learning in the classroom. Through this initiative, ASEE will enhance its credibility, especially at research institutions. The second initiative deals with diversity, an area about which I am extremely passionate. The fact that the engineering profession loses so many women and minorities is a true tragedy. As a community of educators, we must commit ourselves to recruiting and retaining these talented individuals. Personally, I am pleased to see that ASEE has made diversity a priority.

I will provide assistance to the Sections through their Zone representatives. The Sections are the grass roots for membership growth. From personal experience, I know that being actively engaged in the Southeast Section increased my desire and interest in being a member of ASEE. I witnessed firsthand the commitment of individuals to enhance learning, and their dedication inspired me to become a part of an organization that supports their efforts.

Individual membership is developed through the Campus Representatives. As their liaison, I will work with these individuals to identify avenues through which ASEE at the national level can most effectively help them to do their jobs within their respective campuses. In other words, I will seek ways to ensure that Campus Representatives are active in the recruitment of members.

I am pleased and honored to be nominated for this position. If I am elected, I will work diligently to fulfill all the assigned responsibilities of this position.

Stephanie FarrellStephanie Farrell

Stephanie Farrell is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Rowan University. She has been an active member of ASEE for 15 years at both the section and national levels. From 2009 to 2011, she served on the Board of Directors as Zone I Chair. In the Middle Atlantic Section, she served as Section Chair (2004-05), Awards Chair (2006-07), and Newsletter Editor (1999-2002), and has been a member of the Section’s Executive Committee since 1999. She organized and hosted the 2001 Middle Atlantic Section Spring Meeting held at Rowan University. She has served as an ASEE Campus Representative since 2000 and has won both Section and Zone Outstanding Campus Representative Awards. Farrell currently serves as Chair of the ASEE Chemical Engineering Division, and is cochair of the ASEE Membership Policy Committee. She also serves on the Publications Board of the ASEE journal Chemical Engineering Education.

Farrell received her B.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, her M.S. degree from Stevens Institute of Technology, and her Ph.D. from New Jersey Institute of Technology, all in chemical engineering. She was a faculty member in chemical engineering at Louisiana Tech University for two years before joining the new College of Engineering at Rowan University in 1998. At Rowan, she has played a key role in the development of the chemical engineering program. She has led the efforts of the college’s multidisciplinary freshman engineering program and other multidisciplinary initiatives campuswide.

Farrell has participated in several NSF-sponsored projects on curriculum and laboratory innovation, which have enabled her to incorporate experiential learning throughout the curriculum at Rowan University. A pioneer in the development of Rowan’s hands-on, multidisciplinary Engineering Clinic program, she has led over 20 industrially funded projects involving undergraduate students. She has shared her educational innovation and fostered academe-industry-government collaboration through workshops, conference presentations, and journal publications. She has helped to cultivate the next generation of engineers through numerous K-12 outreach workshops for students and high school teachers. Her contributions as an engineering educator have been recognized with several ASEE awards, including the Middle Atlantic Distinguished Teaching Award, Robert G. Quinn Award, and National Outstanding Teaching Award.

Candidate’s Statement

This is an exciting time for our profession. We are engaged in the transformation of engineering and technology education to create students who will address the Grand Challenges of the 21st Century set forth by NAE. As the premier professional society dedicated to engineering and engineering technology education, ASEE is in a unique position to guide this process. I would like to take a leadership role to advance this cause.

I have considered ASEE my primary professional society since I joined the profession in 1996. As Campus Representative and through leadership roles as Section and Zone Chair and Chemical Engineering Division Chair-Elect, I have had the opportunity to work with the ASEE leadership and to contribute to promoting ASEE’s vision of advancing excellence in all aspects of engineering and engineering technology education. As Zone I Chair, I have worked closely with Section Chairs to develop and advocate activities that meet the needs of their membership. I have worked to increase member attendance and student involvement at section conferences and to promote awards that increase member recognition: Best Paper awards, Distinguished Teaching awards, and Campus Representative awards. I have also had the privilege of serving on several ASEE award committees to recognize the outstanding professional contributions of its members: The National Outstanding Teaching Award, Raymond W. Fahien Award, Robert G. Quinn Award, and Chester F. Carlson Award.

As Vice President for Member Affairs, I will work to identify and promote the interests of ASEE members and to increase membership in the Society. I will continue to work with our different member constituencies to learn how ASEE can better serve its members. I will work with Campus Representatives to enhance on-campus activities and increase membership. I will interact closely with Section and Zone leaders to enhance activity and valued services at the Section and Zone levels. I will continue to champion member recognition through best paper and teaching awards. With Section leaders, Institutional Members, and K-12 educators, I will work to increase student involvement in the organization and to attract more students to the engineering profession. I will promote further involvement of industry, government, and NGOs to help strengthen our membership base. It would be an honor to serve the Society in the role of Vice President, Member Affairs.

Candidates for the Office of Chair-Elect, Zone I

Navarun GuptaNavarun Gupta

Navarun Gupta is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. He has been a faculty member since 1994 and has been active in the ASEE Northeast Section since that time. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Florida International University, a master’s in Physics from Georgia State University and a master’s in Electrical Engineering from Mercer University. Before coming to Bridgeport, he worked as a physics lab supervisor at Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta.

Gupta’s deep involvement with the ASEE Northeast Section has included service as co-chair of the Northeast Section Conference in 2009 (held at the University of Bridgeport). He currently serves as Northeast Section chair (2010-12). He has received several awards for recruiting faculty and promoting ASEE membership within the Section. These include the ASEE award for Outstanding Achievement in Recruiting the Most New Faculty Members in the New England Section (2008) and the ASEE award for Outstanding Achievement in Achieving the Highest Percentage of Faculty Membership in the New England Section (2008). In 2011, he received the Zone I Outstanding Campus Representative Award. Gupta has also been successful in encouraging students at the University of Bridgeport to participate in ASEE events. During the 2011 ASEE Northeast Section Conference, the University of Bridgeport sent more than 50 participants to Hartford, Conn., and they won most of the student awards at that conference.

Gupta’s interests include audio and bio signal processing. Besides teaching, he supervises several master’s theses and is advising one Ph.D. student. He is also an active member of the biomedical engineering program at the University of Bridgeport. Gupta also likes to work with the local schools in the area of Bridgeport to encourage students to take up engineering as a career. He and his graduate students have been working with middle school students in Bridgeport to improve computer literacy. They are also involved with the Project Lead The Way program at Stratford High School in Connecticut. If elected to serve as ASEE Chair-Elect of Zone I, he promises to work hard to improve the outreach and program of ASEE in the Zone I region.

Suzanne KeilsonSuzanne Keilson

Suzanne Keilson serves as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Maryland. She is a faculty member in the Engineering Department and teaches in the first-year programs at Loyola to bring an interdisciplinary approach and appreciation for engineering to all students. She has also taught a numeracy course for a master’s degree program in Liberal Studies.

She has been active as a member and leader within the ASEE Middle Atlantic Section since 1997, presenting papers and rotating through all the section positions including Newsletter Editor, Awards and Nominations committees, and Section Chair. She currently continues to serve as Meetings Chair. In these capacities, she was involved in the operations of the section, development of awards, nominations, criteria, and programming. She also continues to serve as ASEE Campus Representative at Loyola and has participated in a number of panels and discussions about the role of ASEE in engineering education and the recruitment of members. She has served as a moderator and reviewer for ASEE national meetings in a number of divisions, including the Materials Division, First-Year Programs, and Women in Engineering. She hosted a Middle Atlantic Section conference on the campus of Loyola University Maryland in the spring of 2009. The theme and focus of the meeting were design and accessibility.

Her research interests include signal processing, biomedical engineering, design education, and issues in STEM recruitment and retention. She has worked collaboratively with members of Loyola’s School of Education and Office of Institutional Research, as well as Western and Polytechnic High Schools in Baltimore and other area private and public schools.

Keilson received her B.A. in Physics from Yale University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Columbia University. She is a member of both ASME and IEEE. She has participated in numerous leadership programs and roles, including HERS for women administrators in higher education. She has presented at a number of general higher education conferences such as the American Association of Colleges and Universities, the Association for Institutional Research, and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.

Candidates for the Office of Chair-Elect, Zone III

Charles McIntyreCharles McIntyre

Charles McIntyre is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Construction Management and Engineering at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, N.D. He received a B.S. from Springfield College in 1975, a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts in 1989, an M.Eng. from Penn State in 1991, and a Ph.D. from Penn State in 1996.

As an active member of the North Midwest Section of ASEE, McIntyre is a former Zone III Chair as well as a past Section Chair and Secretary-Treasurer. As a Campus Representative for NDSU, he has won a number of awards for recruiting and retaining faculty for membership in ASEE. He has several ASEE publications in the areas of active and cooperative learning. At NDSU, he is very active in a number of pedagogical programs, including the Teaching Academy, the Mentor Program, and the Peer Review of Teaching program.

McIntyre’s industry experience includes nine years as a department supervisor and manager in the area of water and wastewater systems. He also headed his own consulting firm from 1985 to 1990. He has a number of publications in American Society of Civil Engineers journals and has served on the ASCE Land Development and Standards Committee. He has also been involved in the ASCE Construction Congress conferences and served on the ASCE Engineering Education Task Committee for Construction Congress VI. He is also a member of Chi Epsilon and Sigma Lambda Chi.

McIntyre has been involved with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for many years. He has presented several workshops at the International Builders’ Show in the areas of computer technology, risk management, and scheduling. He is also the adviser to the NAHB Student Chapter at NDSU. He currently serves on the philanthropic Home Builder Care Committee and the Education Committee for the Fargo-Moorhead Homebuilders’ Association.

Prior to entering the construction and engineering industry, he was an elementary and high school teacher. He has taught in a variety of areas, including physical education, mathematics, and science. He has taught at every level from K to 12 and has work experience in both the United States and Canada.

McIntyre is a recipient of the prestigious Robert Odney Excellence in Teaching Award and the Peltier Award for Innovative Teaching, both sponsored by NDSU Development. He has won numerous awards and citations for teaching from the College of Engineering and Architecture at NDSU.

Kenneth W. Van TreurenKenneth W. Van Treuren

Kenneth W. Van Treuren is currently associate dean for research and faculty development as well as a professor of mechanical engineering at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. At Baylor since 1998, he has taught courses in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and energy and heat transfer, as well as freshman engineering. As associate dean, he is responsible for promoting excellence in both research and teaching. He is recognized as an outstanding educator on campus, having won Baylor’s Outstanding Teaching Award as a Tenure-Track Professor (2001), as well as Baylor’s Outstanding Teaching Award while tenured (2010). He received the SAE Ralph R. Teetor Award for Educational Excellence (2000) and the Boeing Welliver Faculty Fellowship (2009). Prior to his appointment at Baylor, Van Treuren taught for eight years at the United States Air Force Academy in the Department of Aeronautics, where he received the Outstanding Military Educator Award (1990).

Van Treuren earned a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the USAF Academy. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship and studied at Princeton University, where he graduated with an M.S. in Engineering Science. After serving as a Command Pilot in the USAF, he studied at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, where he received his D.Phil. in Engineering Science.

He has been a member of ASEE since 1996 and is very active in ASEE, both on the local and national levels. He has authored or coauthored 35 papers presented at ASEE conferences and has over 77 conference and journal papers to his credit. His educational interests include freshman engineering, engineering design, STEM topics, and energy education. Since 1999, he has regularly attended the ASEE Gulf Southwest Section (GSW) meetings, reviewing papers and chairing sessions. In 2009, Baylor hosted the ASEE GSW Section Annual Meeting, where Van Treuren served as the Section Chair/Conference Organizer. Van Treuren has emphasized the importance of student involvement in the local conferences, where his graduate and undergraduate students have won seven awards at student paper competitions, including those held at the ASEE GSW. He himself won a third-place outstanding paper award (2008), as well as the ASEE GSW Section Outstanding Teaching and Campus Representative Awards (2009). At the national level, he has attended numerous ASEE Annual Conferences with papers supporting the Liberal Education/Engineering and Society, First-year Programs, and Mechanical Engineering Divisions. Currently, he is on the Best Paper Committee for the Mechanical Engineering Division and has coordinated external speakers for this committee. He also serves as the Baylor University Campus Representative.






This award was initiated by the Campus Liaison Board to honor outstanding Zone Campus Representatives.

Navarun Gupta
University of Bridgeport

J. P. Mohsen
University of Louisville

Steven Hietpas
South Dakota State University

Amir Rezaei
California Polytechnic State University-Pomona

ASEE Council Awards

ASEE Corporate Member Council
CMC Excellence in Engineering Education Collaboration Awards

GE Foundation Developing Futures™ in Education
General Electric

DaVinci Charter High School Program
Northrop Grumman and the Wiseburn School District

Partnership in Advanced Materials Education
The Boeing Co. and the University of Washington


ASEE Engineering Research Council
Curtis W. McGraw Research Award
Kenneth Gall
Georgia Institute of Technology

ASEE Section Awards

Section Outstanding Teaching Award

This award, given by each ASEE section, recognizes the outstanding teaching performance of an engineering or engineering technology educator. The award consists of a framed certificate and an appropriate honorarium presented by the local section. The following are this year’s award recipients.

Illinois/Indiana Section
Gregory Scott Duncan
Valparaiso University

Middle Atlantic Section
Col. Bobby Grant Crawford
United States Military Academy

Midwest Section
Mark B. Yeary
University of Oklahoma

Northeast Section
Brian Savilonis
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

North Midwest Section
AnnMarie P. Thomas
University of St. Thomas

North Central Section
Anna Dollar
Miami University

Pacific Northwest Section
Robert Driver
University of Alberta

Southeast Section
David Silverstein
University of Kentucky

St. Lawrence Section
Susan Daniel
Cornell University


Section Outstanding Campus Representative Award

ASEE’s Campus Liaison Board initiated this award to recognize those ASEE Campus Representatives who have demonstrated steadfast support for ASEE on their campuses. The award consists of a framed certificate of recognition and is presented at each section’s annual meeting. The following are this year’s award recipients.

Illinois/Indiana Section
R. Thomas Trusty II
Trine University

Middle Atlantic Section
Robert Brooks
Temple University

Northeast Section
Navarun Gupta
University of Bridgeport

North Midwest Section
Steven Hietpas
South Dakota State University

Pacific Northwest Section
Thadd Welch
Boise State University

Pacific Southwest Section
Amir Rezaei
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

Southeast Section
J. P. Mohsen
University of Louisville

Other Section Awards

Illinois-Indiana Section
Outstanding Service Award
John J. Uhran Jr.
University of Notre Dame


Outstanding Paper Award
Terry Schumacher
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology


Midwest Section
Outstanding Service Award
Thomas C. Roberts
Kansas State University

Person-Mile Award
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

Outstanding Paper Award
First Place
Keith L. Hohn
Kansas State University
Paper: “Incorporating Creativity into a Capstone Engineering Design Course”

Second Place
YoonJung Cho, Sohum Sohoni, and Donald P. French
Oklahoma State University
Paper: “Needs Assessment for Graduate Teaching Assistant Training: Identifying Important but Under-Prepared Roles”

Third Place
Keith Hedges
Drury University
Paper: “The 2010 Haiti Earthquake: Real-Time Disaster Inquiry in the Classroom”


Middle Atlantic Section
Best Section Paper Award
Fall Conference
James Peyton Jones
Villanova University

Spring Conference
Gay Lemons, Adam Carberry, and Chris Swan
Tufts University


North Midwest Section
Outstanding Educator Award

Kris G. Mattila
Michigan Technological University

Outstanding New Educator Award

Eric S. Musselman
University of Minnesota-Duluth

AnnMarie P. Thomas
University of St. Thomas

Pacific Northwest Section
Best Paper Award

Qin Ma
Walla Walla University
Paper: “Using Mini-FEA to Assist the Teaching of Engineering Finite Element Methods to Undergraduate Students”


Southeast Section
Outstanding New Teacher Award

Joseph DeCarolis
North Carolina State University

New Faculty Research Award
Qiong Zhang
University of South Florida

Outstanding Mid-Career Teaching Award
Oge Marques
Florida Atlantic University

Tony Tilmans Section Service Award
Richard O. Mines Jr.
Mercer University

Thomas C. Evans Instructional Paper Award
Melissa A. Dagley
University of Central Florida

Professional and Technical Division Awards

Aerospace Engineering Division
John Leland Atwood Award

Glenn Lightsey
Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics Department
University of Texas-Austin

This award was established in 1985 in honor of Lee Atwood, a master of aviation and a pioneer in missile and space projects. It is bestowed annually upon an outstanding aerospace engineering educator in recognition of contributions to the profession. The award is endowed by Rockwell International and consists of a $2,000 honorarium, a certificate, and reimbursement of travel expenses to the ASEE Annual Conference. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics also presents an engraved medal and a certificate to the recipient at its annual aerospace sciences meeting.


Electrical Engineering Division
Frederick Emmons Terman Award

Tony Givargis
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of California-Irvine

This award is conferred upon an outstanding young electrical engineering educator in recognition of contributions to the profession. The award, established in 1969, is sponsored by the Hewlett-Packard Co. and consists of a $4,000 honorarium, a gold-plated medal, a bronze replica, a presentation scroll, and reimbursement of travel expenses for the awardee to attend the ASEE Frontiers in Education Conference, where the award will be presented.

Mechanical Engineering Division
Ralph Coats Roe Award

Dennis Assanis
Director, Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute
Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Professor of Engineering
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan

This award honors an outstanding mechanical engineering teacher who has made notable contributions to the engineering profession. Financed from an endowment established by Kenneth A. Roe of Burns and Roe Inc. in honor of his father, Ralph Coats Roe, the award consists of a $10,000 honorarium, a plaque, and reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the ASEE Annual Conference.


Other Division Awards

Biomedical Engineering Division
Theo C. Pilkington Outstanding Educator Award
Paul H. King
Vanderbilt University

Best Paper Award
Jonathan Sanghoon Lee, Shing Wai Yam, and William H. Guilford
University of Virginia
Paper: “Significant Factors in Successfully Matching Students to Biomedical Engineering Research Laboratories”


Chemical Engineering Division

Michael Hanyak
Bucknell University

William H. Corcoran Award
David Silverstein and Gifty Osei-Prempeh
University of Kentucky
Paper: “Making a Chemical Process Control Course an Inductive and Deductive Learning Experience”

Chemstations Chemical Engineering Lectureship Award
Richard Noble
University of Colorado

Ray W. Fahien Award
Adrienne Minerick
Michigan Technological University

Award for Lifetime Achievement in Chemical Engineering Pedagogical Scholarship
Ronald Miller
Colorado School of Mines

Joseph J. Martin Award
Lisa Bullard, North Carolina State University; Donald Visco Jr., University of Akron; David Silverstein, University of Kentucky; and Jason Keith, Michigan Technological University
Paper: “Strategies for Creating and Sustaining a Departmental Culture”

Graduate Student Future Faculty Grant
Debra Gilbuena
Oregon State University

Engineering Education Mentoring Grant
Matthew Liberatore
Colorado School of Mines

Mentoring and Travel Grant for New Attendees
Daniel Lopek
Cooper Union


Civil Engineering Division
Gerald R. Seeley Fellowship

Ellie H. Fini
North Carolina State University
Paper: “The Effect of Project-Based Learning (PBL) on Improving Student Learning Outcomes in Transportation Engineering”

George K. Wadlin Distinguished Service Award
J. P. Mohsen
University of Louisville

Glen L. Martin Best Paper Award
Steven Burian and Edward Barbanell
University of Utah
Paper: “Hydrotopia: Integrating Civil Engineering and Humanities to Teach Water Resources Engineering and Management”


College/Industry Partnerships Division
CIEC Best Session Award
Martina Y. Trucco
Session: “Open Innovation at HP Labs: Weaving Together Minds, Ideas, and Resources”
Moderator: Cath Polito, University of Texas-Austin

CIEC Best Presenter Award
Cynthia C. Fry
Baylor University
Session: “Non-Traditional Preparation for a Global Workforce”

CIEC Best Moderator Award
Charles E. Baukal Jr.
John Zink Co., LLC
Session: “Partnerships Between Universities and Electric Utilities with Nuclear Power Plants”


Continuing Professional Development Division
CIEC Best Session Award

Nelson Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology; Kim A. Scalzo, State University of New York (SUNY); Edward G. Borbely, University of Michigan; John P. Klus, University of Wisconsin; Alfredo Soeiro, University of Porto, Portugal; Terrye Schaetzel, Georgia Institute of Technology; and Anna-Maija Ahonen and Kirsti Miettinen, Aalto University
Session: “Extending International Continuing Engineering Education Benchmarking: Progress Through Collaboration”
Moderator: Keith Plemmons, The Citadel

CIEC Best Conference Presenter Award
Sue Bray
New Vistas
Session: “Meeting the Challenges of Cross-Cultural Virtual Work Teams”

CIEC Best Moderator Award
Mark Schuver
Purdue University
Session: “Online Project Management: From Idea to Implementation”

Certificate of Appreciation
Mark Schuver, Director – 2008-11
Keith Plemmons, Director – 2008-11
Greg Ruff, Treasurer – 2009-11
Keith Plemmons, 2010 ASEE Program Chair
Lea-Ann Morton, 2011 CIEC Program Chair


Cooperative and Experiential Education Division
Lou Takacs Award

Laura Chessa
Johnson & Johnson/McNeil Consumer Care

CIEC Best Presenter Award
Robert Tillman
Northeastern University
Session: “Co-op and Internships Programs: Positive Strategies for Challenging Times”

CIEC Best Moderator Award
Bryan Dansberry
NASA Johnson Space Center-Education Office
Session: “Innovative Strategies for Increasing University/Employer Collaboration”

CIEC Best Session Award
Harold B. Simmons
Georgia Institute of Technology
Session: “An Evolutionary History of CEED and CIEC”
Moderator: Ilka Balk, University of Kentucky

Co-op Student of the Year Award
Roshni Barot
Northwestern University


Division of Experimentation and Laboratory Oriented Studies (DELOS)
Distinguished Service Award

Ahmed Rubaai
Howard University

Best Paper Awards
Bijan Sepahpour
The College of New Jersey
Paper: “An Interesting Application of Optical Measurement Techniques”

Lisa Huettel
Duke University
Paper: “Connecting Theory and Practice: Laboratory-Based Explorations of the NAE Grand Challenges”

Debra J. Mascaro, Stacy J. Morris Bamberg, and R. Roemer
University of Utah
Paper: “Temperature Alarm Laboratory Design Project for a Circuit Analysis Course in a General Engineering Curriculum”


Educational Research & Methods Division
Distinguished Service Award

Cynthia J. Finelli
University of Michigan
Ronald J. Schmitz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Frontiers in Education Conference
Daniel J. Moore
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Benjamin Dasher Award
Jeffrey L. Newcomer
Western Washington University
Paper: “Inconsistencies in Students’ Approaches to Solving Problems in Engineering Statics”

Best Paper Award
Michael J. Prince and Margot Vigeant
Bucknell University
Paper: “The Use of Inquiry-Based Activities to Repair Student Misconceptions Related to Heat, Energy, and Temperature”

Electrical and Computer Engineering Division
Meritorious Service Award

Dennis Silage
Temple University

Distinguished Educator Award
John A. Orr
Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Energy Conversion and Conservation Division
Best Paper Award

Margaret B. Bailey
Rochester Institute of Technology
Paper: “Studying the Impact on Mechanical Engineering Students Who Participate in Distinctive Projects in Thermodynamics”


Engineering Design Graphics Division
Distinguished Service Award

Ron Pare
University of Houston

Oppenheimer Award
Nancy Study
Virginia State University

Chair’s Award
Diamaid Lane and Niall Seery
University of Limerick

Editor’s Award
Holly Ault and Samuel John
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Media Showcase Award
A. Varricchio, M. Kelly, J. Donovan, J. O’Donnell,
R. Kettner-Polley, J. Smith, and N. Bertozzi, Daniel Webster College; Ted Branoff, North Carolina State University; and Marie Planchard, Dassault Systèmes Solidworks Corp.


Engineering Economy Division
Eugene L. Grant Award

Carlo Alberto Magni and Reggio Emilia
University of Modena, Modena, Italy
Paper: “Average Internal Rate of Return and Investment Decisions: A New Perspective” (The Engineering Economist, Volume 55, Number 2, pgs. 150-180)

Best Paper Award
Louis Reifschneider
Illinois State University


Engineering Libraries Division
Homer I. Bernhardt Distinguished Service Award

Dorothy Byers
Kalifa University, Abu Dhabi

Best Publication Award
Thomas Conkling, Kevin Harwell, Cheryl McCallips, Sylvia Nyana, and Bonnie Osif
Pennsylvania State University
Article: “Research Material Selection in the Pre-Web and Post-Web Environments: An Interdisciplinary Study of Bibliographic Citations in Doctoral Dissertations” (Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 36, Number 1 – January 2010)

Innovation in Access to Engineering Information Award
Eugene Barsky
University of British Columbia


Engineering Management Division
Bernard R. Sarchet Award

Lucy Morse
University of Central Florida

Merl Baker Award
Ertunga Ozelkan
University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Best Paper Award
Amy K. Zander
Clarkson University

Best Presentation Award
Jon Sticklen
Michigan State University


Engineering Technology Division
CIEC Best Presenter Award

Ken Rennels
Indiana University/Purdue University-Indianapolis
Session: “Healthcare, Life Sciences, and Engineering Technology”

CIEC Best Session Award
Vladimir Genis, Drexel University; Phillip Cochrane, Indiana State University; Alan Hadad, University of Hartford; and William Clapp, Weber State University
Session: “Faculty Scholarship, Research, and Development in Engineering Technology”
Moderator: Walter W. Buchanan, Texas A&M University


Environmental Engineering Division
Best Paper Award

Stephanie Luster-Teasley and Cindy Waters
North Carolina A&T State University
Paper: “Reforming Environmental Engineering Laboratories for Sustainable Engineering: Incorporating Problem Based Learning and Case Studies into an Environmental Engineering Lab Course”

Early Career Grant
Isaac W. Wait
Marshall University
Paper: “Using Kefir to Teach Microbial Kinetics in an Undergraduate Wastewater Treatment Course” (Isaac W. Wait, Richard F. McCormick, and Sydney M. Wait)

Best Student Paper Award
Jonathan Wiggins
University of Colorado-Boulder
Paper: “Students and Sustainability: Assessing Students’ Understanding of Sustainability from Service Learning Experiences” (Jonathan Wiggins, Chris Swan, and Mary E. McCormick, Tufts University; Kurt Paterson, Michigan Technological University; and Angela R. Bielefeldt, University of Colorado-Boulder)


Industrial Engineering Division
Best Paper Award

Lizabeth T. Schlemer
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
Paper: “Design Projects With Out-of-Town Companies”


Information Systems Division
Best Paper Award

Jeongkyu Lee and Omar Abuzaghleh
University of Bridgeport
Paper: “Implementing an Affordable High-Performance Computing Platform for Teaching-Oriented Computer Science Curriculum”


International Division
Best Paper Award

Michael D. Mack and Fazil T. Najafi, University of Florida; and Nick M. Safai, Salt Lake Community College
Paper: “Cost-Effective Energy-Efficient Housing with an International Implementation”
Jian Yu, Auburn University and Tsinghua University, China; and Chefan S. Sankar, Auburn University
Paper: “Improving Engineering Education in Developing Countries: A Study”


Liberal Education Division
The Sterling Olmstead Award

Taft H. Broome Jr.
Howard University


Mathematics Division
Distinguished Educator and Service Award

Dale Buechler
University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Best Paper Award
Elton Graves
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology


Mechanical Engineering Division
Best Paper Award

Stephen R. Turns, Pennsylvania State University-University Park; and Peggy Noel Van Meter, Pennsylvania State University
Paper: “Applying Knowledge from Educational Psychology and Cognitive Science to a First Course in Thermodynamics”

Best Paper Award - Honorable Mention
Blake M. Ashby, Grand Valley State University; and Alan F. Asay, Woolley Engineering Research Corporation
Paper: “Reconstruction of an Actual Vehicle Rollover as a Special Project in an Undergraduate Dynamics Course”

Best Paper Award - Honorable Mention
Bobby G. Crawford and Daisie D. Boettner, U.S. Military Academy
Paper: “Integrating Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics Instruction: Practical Solutions to Issues of Consistency”

Best Paper Award - Honorable Mention
Patrick W. Pace and Kristin L. Wood, University of Texas-Austin; John J. Wood and Daniel D. Jensen, U.S. Air Force Academy
Paper: “Studying Ideation in Engineering Design”


Mechanics Division
Archie Higdon Distinguished Educator Award

Charles Krousgrill
Purdue University

Ferdinand P. Beer and E. Russell Johnston Jr.
Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award

Jeffrey F. Rhoads, Purdue University; and Rashid K. Abu Al-Rub, Texas A&M University

James L. Meriam Service Award
Glenn Kraige
Virginia Tech


Multidisciplinary Engineering Division
Best Paper Award

Brock J. LeMares, Ahsan Mian, Hunter Lloyd, and Robb Larson
Montana State University
Paper: “The Montana MULE: A Case Study in Interdisciplinary Capstone Design”


Physics Division
Distinguished Educator and Service Award

David Probst
Southeast Missouri State University

Systems Engineering Division
Best Paper Award

Cecelia M. Wigal
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Paper: “Identifying and Defining Relationships: Techniques for Improving Student Systemic Thinking”

Women in Engineering Division
Denice D. Denton Best Paper Award

Rose Marra and Katie Piacentini, University of Missouri-Columbia; Lois Trautvetter, Northwestern University; and Lisa Lattuca and David Knight, Pennsylvania State University
Paper: “Programs and Practices Making a Difference: A Cross-Case Analysis Identifying Programs and Factors that Influence Recruitment and Retention of Women Engineering Students”

Apprentice Educator Grant
Stephanie Claussen, Stanford University; and Sara Atwood, Elizabethtown College



ASEE is currently seeking nominations for awards to be presented at the Awards Banquet of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition in San Antonio, Texas, June 10-13, 2012.

All it takes is a little of your time for a deserving colleague to receive national recognition and publicity on June 13, 2012, in the presence of an audience of esteemed colleagues in the engineering education community.

Awards that are offered, including award criteria, nomination requirements, and online award nomination forms are available on the ASEE website at Hard-copy nominations, which will also be accepted, should be sent to:

Awards Administration

1818 N Street, N.W., Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

Consider nominating one or more of your deserving colleagues for these outstanding awards. The deadline for submitting award nominations is Jan. 15, 2012. For questions regarding awards, please contact Awards & Administrative Services at (202) 331-3550 or


Lifetime Achievement Award in Engineering Education (NEW! See Below.)

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have retired or who are near the ends of their careers for sustained contributions to education in the fields of engineering and/or engineering technology. The contributions may be in teaching, education, research, administration of educational programs, professional service, or any combination thereof.

Frederick J. Berger Award for Excellence in Engineering Technology Education
The Frederick J. Berger Award recognizes and encourages both programmatic and individual excellence in engineering technology education. It is presented to both the primary implementing individual and to the engineering technology school or department that have demonstrated leadership in curriculum, scholarly contributions, innovative techniques, or administration in engineering technology education.

Chester F. Carlson Award for Innovation in Engineering Education
The Chester F. Carlson Award is presented annually to an individual innovator in engineering education who, by motivation and ability to extend beyond the accepted tradition, has made a significant contribution to the profession.

Isadore T. Davis Award for Excellence in Collaboration of Engineering Education and Industry
The Isadore T. Davis Award celebrates the spirit and leadership of individuals who make a mark in the collaborative efforts of engineering or engineering technology education with industry that improve learning, scholarship, and engagement practices within the engineering education community.

DuPont Minorities in Engineering Award
The DuPont Minorities in Engineering Award is conferred for outstanding achievements by an engineering or engineering technology educator in increasing student diversity within engineering and engineering technology programs. Eligible candidates are engineering or engineering technology educators who, as part of their educational activity, either assume or are charged with the responsibility for motivating underrepresented students to enter and continue in engineering or engineering technology curricula at the college or university level, graduate or undergraduate.

John L. Imhoff Global Excellence Award for Industrial Engineering Education
The John L. Imhoff Award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the industrial engineering discipline, who exemplifies the highest standards of the professorate in industrial engineering, and who has demonstrated global cooperation and understanding through leadership and other initiatives.

Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education
The Sharon Keillor Award recognizes and honors a woman engineering educator who has an outstanding record in teaching engineering students and reasonable performance histories of research and service within an engineering school. Nominees will hold an earned doctoral degree in an engineering discipline or in an engineering-related field of natural science, including mathematics, and will have at least five years of teaching experience in an engineering school.

Benjamin Garver Lamme Award for Excellence in Engineering Education
The Benjamin Garver Lamme Award is given to an individual who represents the best in engineering education administration through excellence in teaching and ability to inspire students to high levels of accomplishment; improvement of engineering education through contributions of research, books, or technical articles that have a lasting influence on engineering education; and administration of engineering schools that has led to definite and recognized improvements in the art of engineering education.

James H. McGraw Award for Excellence in Engineering Technology Education
The James H. McGraw Award recognizes outstanding service in engineering technology education. It is presented to a faculty member, author, or administrator who is, or has been, affiliated with an institution that provides engineering technology education.

Meriam/Wiley Distinguished Author Award
The Meriam/Wiley Distinguished Author Award is given for a textbook that contributes to the advancement of technical and professional competence at the undergraduate or graduate level. Only first edition books published within four years of the award deadline are eligible. 

Fred Merryfield Design Award
The Fred Merryfield Design Award recognizes an engineering educator for excellence in teaching of engineering design and acknowledges other significant contributions related to engineering design teaching.

National Engineering Economy Teaching Excellence Award
The National Engineering Economy Teaching Excellence Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated classroom teaching excellence and teaching scholarship in engineering economy. Those eligible to receive the award are, or have been, full-time engineering teachers who have taught engineering economy courses in an ABET- or CEAB-accredited engineering or engineering technology curriculum. They may be current or emeritus faculty members who have taught engineering economy frequently for a substantial period of time.

Robert G. Quinn Award for Excellence in Experimentation and Laboratory Instruction
The Robert G. Quinn Award recognizes outstanding contributions in providing and promoting excellence in experimentation and laboratory instruction. Award nominees must be faculty members of ASEE who have made outstanding, sustained contributions to the teaching of laboratory or experimentation courses in engineering or engineering technology.



ASEE President’s Award
The ASEE President’s Award recognizes those organizations that make the best use of print, broadcast, or electronic media to encourage K-12 students to enter engineering schools and pursue engineering careers and/or influence public opinion and create recognition of the critical role that engineering plays in today’s technology driven society.

W. Leighton Collins Award
The W. Leighton Collins Award is the highest Society award for service to education for engineering and engineering technology and allied fields. It is given for highly significant contributions made by individuals. Nominations for this award may be made by any member of ASEE. No special forms are needed, but a career brief (about one page) is required along with a proposed citation and supporting letters.

Distinguished Service Citation
The Distinguished Service Citation recognizes an ASEE member’s long, continuous, and distinguished service to education in engineering and engineering technology through active participation in the work of ASEE. The citation recognizes the kind of diligent, steadfast, and persevering service to ASEE that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Donald E. Marlowe Award
The Donald E. Marlowe Award recognizes distinguished education administration and is bestowed upon an individual administrator who has made significant ongoing contributions to education for engineering and engineering technology by unusually effective national leadership and example beyond accepted tradition. The recipient will have demonstrated an understanding and responsiveness to societal and technological change through creative and dedicated administrative skill and leadership.

Fellow Grade Membership
This honor is conferred upon active members of ASEE who have been a member in any grade for at least 10 years and is in recognition of outstanding contributions to engineering or engineering technology education. Nominations for Fellow Grade may be made by any ASEE member. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 1, 2012.

Honorary Membership
This honor is conferred for eminent and distinguished service to mankind in education, whether engineering, engineering technology, or allied fields. Nominations for Honorary Membership may be made by any ASEE member. No special form is needed, but a career brief (about one page) is required along with a proposed citation. Honorary Membership is intended to recognize those individuals who are not members of ASEE.


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Established and Endowed by ASEE Life Members and Like-Minded, Not-Yet-Life Member Fellows

The Lifetime Achievement Award in Engineering Education

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have retired or who are near the end of their careers for sustained contributions to education in the fields of engineering and/or engineering technology. The contributions may be in teaching, education, research, administration of educational programs, professional service, or any combination thereof.

The ASEE Lifetime Achievement Award was established through the efforts of the Lifetime Achievement Award Steering Committee and funded by an endowment created for this award by the contributions of ASEE Life Members and like-minded, Not-Yet-Life Member Fellows.

The Award
The recipient will receive a $1,000 honorarium, travel assistance up to $1,000 for travel to the ASEE Annual Conference to receive the award, and a commemorative plaque.

Candidates shall have demonstrated sustained contributions to education in the fields of engineering and/or engineering technology throughout their careers. These contributions may be in any combination of the following:

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching either undergraduate or graduate courses;
  • Mentorship of students beyond the classroom;
  • Important contributions to the understanding of teaching and learning through the conduct and publication of educational research;
  • Demonstrated leadership through the administration of departments, schools, or colleges of engineering or engineering technology;
  • Volunteer activity and leadership in education societies.

The candidates will be retired or near retirement and will have devoted their careers primarily to engineering education. ASEE membership is not required.

Nominations for this and other ASEE awards will open on Nov. 1, 2011. Please visit our web site at for nomination guidelines and forms. The deadline for 2012 award nominations is Jan. 15, 2012.

The first presentation of this award is expected to take place at the ASEE Awards Banquet, which honors ASEE national award winners and Fellow Member honorees. The Awards Banquet is the culmination of ASEE’s Annual Conference and Exposition. The 2012 Annual Conference and Exposition will be held in San Antonio, Texas on June 10-13, 2012.

Lifetime Achievement Award Steering Committee
John A. Weese, Chair
Lyle D. Feisel, Co-Chair
Frank S. Barnes
Edwin C. Jones Jr.
Robert H. Page
Angelo J. Perna
James E. Stice

Gold Endowment Support ($1000 & Up)

Frank S. Barnes
Bei-Tse Chao
Edmund T. Cranch
George E. Dieter
Lyle D. Feisel
Wallace T. Fowler
Joseph C. Hogan
Edwin C. Jones Jr.
Edward T. Kirkpatrick
W. Edward Lear
Jack R. Lohmann
John McDonough
James L. Melsa
Don Newnan
Robert H. Page
John W. Prados
Victor K. Schutz
Ernest T. Smerdon
Klaus D. Timmerhaus
Harris T. Travis
John A. Weese
William J. Wilhelm

Silver Endowment Support ($500 - $999)
Merton R. Barry
Joseph Bordogna
Elmer C. Easton
John W. Fisher
Carl W. Hall
Richard A. Kenyon
John C. Lindenlaub
Carl E. Locke
Gerhard F. Paskusz
Edmund P. Segner Jr.
James E. Stice
Phil Wankat
T. Nejat Veziroglu

Bronze Endowment Support ($100 - $499)
Frederick H. Abernathy
A. L. Addy
W. David Baker
Lionel V. Baldwin
Ron Barr
Paul E. Bartlett
A. Wayne Bennett
William B. Berry
Charles W. Bert
Theodore Bickart
William A. Blackwell
Lia Brillhart
Robert W. Braun
Walter W. Buchanan
Chi-Hua Chen
Stephen R. Cheshier
Calvin G. Clyde
Elizabeth M. Corlew
Robert C. Creese
Gary Crossman
Richard Culver
Richard G. Cunningham
Robert M. Delcamp
Satinderpaul S. Devgan
Wallace B. Diboll
Samuel W. Dobyns
Richard C. Dorf
W. Ernst Eder
Fred Emshousen
Edward W. Ernst
Philip T. Eubank
Cary Fisher
Norman L. Fortenberry
Louis J. Galbiati Jr.
Carrol B. Gambrell
Lester Gerhardt
Joseph H. Gibbons
William H. Gotolski
Frank A. Gourley Jr.
Kenneth K. Gowdy
Richard E. Grace
Paul J. Grogan
Charles W. Haines
Peter G. Hansen
Walter E. Hanson
V. Hastings
Winthrop Hilding
Edward A. Hiler
B. K. Hodge
Carl H. Hough
J. David Irwin
Raymond G. Jacquot
Marilyn W. John
Ronald S. Kane
Joseph Ho Kim
Donald E. Kirk
William B. Krantz
Raymond B. Landis
John C. Lof
Tom J. Love
Philip C. Magnusson
Velio A. Marsocci
James F. McDonough
Robert L. Mott
Norris S. Nahman
Michael T. O’Hair
John C. Orr
John Papamarcos
Henry W. Parker
Irene C. Peden
Angelo J. Perna
Merle C. Potter
Richard C. Potter
Andrew Pytel
Paul Rainey
Robert L. Reid
John T. Rettaliata
Frank S. Riordan Jr.
Tom C. Roberts
George R. Russell
Lynn Russell
Roger W. Schiller
Richard F. Schwartz
C. Stewart Slater
Charles O. Smith
Karl A. Smith
John G. Steeves
Arthur T. Thompson
Gerald J. Thuesen
Curtis J. Tompkins
W. Dan Turner
Howard L. Wakeland
M. Lucius Walker, Jr.
Ernest W. Weaver
Max A. Wessler
Jesse H. Wilder
Robert J. Williams
Lawrence J. Wolf
Harry K. Wolf
David Wormley

Endowment Supporters (Up to $99)
Robert M. Anderson, Jr.
Charles L. Bachman
Merl Baker
Robert A. Bartkowiak
Richard J. Beck
Ernest R. Brown, Jr.
Fayette J. Brown
Donald R. Brutvan
Howard J. Carpenter
Robert D. Chenoweth
Norman F. Dahm
Richard G. Denning
Elliot Eisenberg
Walter Eppenstein
Charles M. Ernst
Arthur R. Foster
Patricia Fox
Ernest B. Gardow
Arthur Goldsmith
Richard J. Goldstein
Earl E. Gottsman
Lois Graham
C. Roland Haden
John Heywood
Allen H. Hoffman
Jack P. Holman
Gerald W. Isaacs
Edward W. Jerger
J. Lawrence Katz
Fred Kisslinger
Edgar A. Kovner
Robert J. Krueger
Frederick Lehman
John C. Lindholm
James Lubkin
Eugene A. Madlon
Harry K. McMillan
Charles J. Merdinger
Richard W. Mortimer
Conrad F. Newberry
W. R. Parish
Robert E. Poteet
Gordon R. Pyper
Philip W. Rogers
Ronald C. Rosenberg
Wallace Sanders, Jr.
Philip H. Swain
Victor M. Tamashunas
John J. Uhran





An initiative by Wayne T. Davis, dean of engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has brought 51 new members to ASEE. Davis offered to sponsor ASEE membership for all UTK engineering faculty who didn’t currently belong. He explained: “ASEE is one of the few organizations that really focus on engineering education, and I feel very strongly that our faculty benefit from the interactions at ASEE and the timely First Bell daily update on what is happening with respect to engineering education and STEM and the engineering community at large.”

Davis added, “Hopefully, many of our faculty will become more engaged in ASEE activities in the future, and this is a great way to jump-start the engagement.”

ASEE Executive Director Norman Fortenberry commended the action. “We are grateful to Dean Davis for his vision and commitment. His initiative has a standard that we are beginning to see emulated by his peers. He has started a trend that we hope will be strengthened and sustained as others become more aware of the value of ASEE membership.”





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