Dr. Cynthia J. Atman
Director, Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching
Director, Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education
Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering
Mitchell T. and Lella Blanche Bowie Endowed Chair
Cynthia J. Atman is the founding Director of the Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching (CELT), Director of the Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (CAEE), Professor in Human-Centered Design & Engineering, and the inaugural holder of the Mitchell T. & Lella Blanche Bowie Endowed Chair at the University of Washington.
She earned her doctorate in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University and joined the University of Washington in 1998 after seven years on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh.
Her research focuses on engineering design learning and students as emerging engineering professionals. She is a fellow of AAAS and ASEE, was the 2002 recipient of the ASEE Chester F. Carlson Award for Innovation in Engineering Education, and received the 2009 David B. Thorud Leadership Award, which is given to a UW faculty or staff for demonstrating leadership, innovation, and teamwork.