Cynthia Atman - "Undergraduate Pathways to Engineering: Insights from a Longitudinal Study"
[April 14, 2008] Dr. Atman is professor of industrial engineering at the University of Washington. She is the founding director of the Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching and holds the Mitchell T. Bowie and Lella Blanch Bowie Endowed Chair in Engineering Education. She is the principal investigator and director of the National Science Foundation funded Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education. She also leads the multi-institution Undergraduate Pathways study investigating factors affecting the retention and success of students in engineering.
Tom Angelo - "Pressures, Promises, Pitfalls, and Pathways: Lessons from 20 Years of Assessment in U.S. Higher Education"
[April 11-12, 2007] Dr. Angelo is director of the Academic Development Center at Boston College. He is an internationally renowned expert on assessment. Dr. Angelo has consulted at over 250 colleges worldwide. His best-known publication is Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers, with more than 75,000 copies in print. He is editor of Classroom Research: Early Lessons from Success. Dr. Angelo's visit was co-sponsored with the WSU Teaching Academy.
Jean Lave - "Learning: Changing Participation in Changing Practice"
[September 20, 2006] Dr. Lave is professor of Social and Cultural Studies in Education at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a leading researcher in the area of social elements of learning. She has authored three books on the subject including: Understanding Practice (co-authored with S. Chaiklin, 1993); Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation (with E. Wenger, 1991); and Cognition in Practice: Mind, Mathematics and Culture in Everyday Life (1988). Dr. Lave's visit was co-sponsored with the WSU Teaching Academy.
John Lamancusa - "Bridging the Gap between the Way We Teach and the Practice of Engineering"
[April 14, 2006] Dr. Lamancusa is a professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Learning Factory at Pennsylvania State University. The purpose of the Learning Factory is to integrate design, development, and business practices into the engineering curriculum. Dr. Lamancusa is a Research Fellow of the Humboldt Foundation, a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin. Recent awards include the Boeing Outstanding Educator Award (1998), the Penn State Engineering Society Premier Teaching Award (1999), the ASEE Fred Merryfield Design Award (2004), and the National Academy of Engineering's 2006 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for educational innovation.
Edward Lumsdaine - "Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Competitiveness: Why are They Important to Your Future?"
[September 22, 2005] Dr. Lumsdaine is professor of mechanical engineering at Michigan Technological University and a management consultant for the Ford Motor Company. He has been involved in research, teaching, and developing curriculum in the area of design, creative problem solving, entrepreneurship and innovation, and has co-authored several books on these subjects. He assisted in the start-up of the Institute for Enterprise and Innovation (UNIEI) in the School of Business at the University of Nottingham, England. As special professor of business, he assisted in strategic planning for the UNIEI and teaches innovation and entrepreneurship courses in England, Singapore, and Malaysia. He has also served as consultant to many companies and lectured overseas for the National Academy of Sciences, UNESCO, and the U.S. Information Service. With his wife, he developed the Math/Science Saturday Academy program for secondary school students, and they teach creative problem solving workshops in many organizations in the U.S. and abroad.
Norman Fortenberry - "Linking Learning Processes to Instructional Practices in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education"
[September 19, 2005] Dr. Fortenberry is founding Director of the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education (CASEE) at the National Academy of Engineering. He is responsible for designing and developing the programs, organizational linkages, and personnel required to implement an ambitious new effort to achieve and maintain excellence in engineering education. Prior to CASEE, he held a variety of senior leadership roles in the National Science Foundation (NSF), where his responsibilities included working to improve undergraduate education as well as broadening access and participation in science and engineering by underrepresented populations and institutions.