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Jennifer Turns has worked at University of Washington for more than a decade. She is known for supporting students in reflection on and appreciating their learning experiences. In addition, she was an associate editor of the Journal of Engineering Education and has been involved in several projects related to engineering education.
The profile below was authored by Aisha Mahmood, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, based on an interview with Dr. Turns in 2014.
Dr. Jennifer A. Turns
Professor, Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington
Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998
M.S., Systems Engineering, University of Virginia, 1990
B.S., Systems Engineering, University of Virginia, 1990
Dr. Adams has taught in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University since 2005. Previously she was the Assistant Director for Research at the Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching (CELT) and Director of the Institute for Scholarship on Engineering Education (ISEE) at the University of Washington.
The profile below was authored by Cheryl Allendoerfer, University of Washington, based on an interview with Dr. Adams in 2014.
Dr. Robin Adams
School of Engineering Education
Ph.D., Education, Leadership & Policy Studies, University of Washington, 2001
M.S., Materials Science & Engineering, University of Washington, 1994
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1986
John Cowan has been working in engineering education since the 1960s, focusing on developing engineering students’ capabilities and working internationally to help engineering educators make innovative changes in their programs.
The profile below was authored by Cheryl Allendoerfer, University of Washington, based on an interview with Dr. Cowan in 2014.
Emeritus Professor of Learning Development
UK Open University
B.A. (First Class Honours), Social Sciences, Open University, 1994
D.Eng. (by thesis): “Education for Capability,” Heriot-Watt University, 1987
Ph.D., Engineering Education, “The Feasibility of Resource-Based Learning in Civil Engineering Education,” Heriot-Watt University, 1975
Diploma in Adult Christian Education (with distinction), University of Edinburgh, 1974
M.Sc., “Stresses in Glued Timber Joints,” Heriot-Watt University, 1967
B.Sc. (First Class Honours), Civil Engineering, University of Edinburgh, 1952.
Dr. Hadgraft now teaches and develops curricula at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He has been involved in engineering education research since the late 1980s, and his work has focused on developing authentic, project-based curricula in engineering.
The profile below was authored by Cheryl Allendoerfer, University of Washington, based on an interview with Dr. Hadgraft in 2014.
Professor Roger Hadgraft
Director, Educational Innovation and Research
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Ph.D., Engineering Education, Monash University, 1998
Diploma of Computer Science, University of Queensland, 1984
Master of Engineering Science, James Cook University, 1982
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), James Cook University, 1979
Dr. Kolmos is Professor of Engineering Education and Problem Based Learning, in the Department of Development and Planning at Aalborg University in Denmark. She has been involved in engineering education through faculty development and curriculum development, particularly in the area of project-based learning, since the 1980s.
The profile below was authored by Cheryl Allendoerfer, University of Washington, based on an interview with Dr. Kolmos in 2014.
Dr. Anette Kolmos
Professor, Department of Development and Planning
Aalborg University, Denmark
Ph.D., Gender and Technology, Aalborg University, 1989
M.A., Social Science and Psychology, 1984
Dr. John Heywood has been involved in education since the 1950s. He has been a faculty member at technical colleges as well as at the Universities of Lancaster and Liverpool, and a visiting professor at Salford University in the United Kingdom. He also served as professor and head of the Department of Teacher Education at Trinity College Dublin. Dr. Heywood’s work has been particularly focused on examinations and assessment in higher education, and more generally on the theory and practice of the curriculum. Much of this work has been on engineering and technological topics, with major contributions to the development of engineering and technological studies in schools. He has more than 150 publications. He was a founding editor of the International Journal of Technology and Design Education. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and an IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Fellow.
The profile below was authored by Todd France, University of Colorado Boulder, based on an interview with Dr. Heywood in 2014, and also includes some material from Dr. Heywood’s autobiographical article published on the IEEE History Center website: http://ethw.org/First-Hand:Fifty_years_of_R_%26_D_in_Engineering_and_Technological_Education
Dr. John Heywood
Professorial Fellow Emeritus
Trinity College of Dublin
D.Litt , University of Dublin, 1976
M.A., M.Sc., Engineering Education, University of Dublin
M.Litt, Technological Education, Lancaster University, 1969
Fellow, College of Preceptors, 1963
Licentiate, College of Preceptors, 1961
Phillip Wankat has worked at Purdue University since 1970. While doing traditional technical research in chemical separation processes, he sensed the need to learn how to teach better and pursued a master’s degree in education. He has since become passionate about teaching the next generation to teach and preparing them for faculty careers. His book Teaching Engineering is representative of his life’s work. While retaining a half-time appointment in Chemical Engineering, he has been a vital member of Purdue University’s School of Engineering Education since its inception in 2004.
The profile below was authored by Geoffrey Herman, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, based on an interview with Dr. Wankat in 2014.
Dr. Phillip Wankat
Clifton L. Lovell Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Engineering Education
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 1970
M.S., Education, Purdue University, 1982
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 1966
Russell Dean has been at West Virginia University since the 1970s, first as a student, then as a professor, eventually moving into the office of the provost. He had a natural intellectual curiosity around how students learn and was motivated to pursue engineering education while grading for a professor. Dean wrote 27 study guides to help students understand engineering statics and has published papers using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to enhance teaching engineering science courses. He has won several teaching awards, implemented curriculum changes at the university level, and helped legitimize engineering education through his involvement in the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
The profile below was authored by Libby Osgood, University of Prince Edward Island and Dalhousie University, based on an interview with Dr. Dean in 2014.
Dr. Russell K. Dean
Senior Associate Provost
Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
West Virginia University
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1981
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1976
B.S., Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1974
Larry Richards has been involved in engineering education since the 1970s, although he began his career in psychology. His interests include engineering design, entrepreneurship, distance learning, and how K–12 students learn engineering.
The profile below was authored by Cheryl Allendoerfer, University of Washington, based on an interview with Dr. Richards in 2014.
Dr. Larry Richards
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Virginia
Ph.D., Psychology, University of Illinois, 1971
B.S., Psychology, Michigan State University, 1964