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BS Purdue University 1972
MS Purdue University 1977
PhD Purdue University 1980

My research involves educational scholarship: investigating how students learn chemical engineering and how the curriculum can be modified to optimize learning. That includes understanding learning in hands-on labs compared to virtual or remotely operated labs; learning in international contexts; and how safety, ethics, and social responsibility can be effectively integrated into the chemical engineering curriculum. WPI is a great place to conduct this type of work because of our project-based program, our extensive Global Projects Program, and our philosophy of student-centered learning.

Scholarly Work

Assessing a Nontraditional Study Abroad Program in the Engineering Discipline 2004

Nontraditional Learning Environments: Do They Prepare Our Students for Life-Long Learning? 2006

“A Project-Based, Spiral Curriculum for ChE: A Multiyear Retrospective,” Invited Presentation at U. South Florida Workshop on Curriculum Reform, April 2009.

“Education Reform: ‘Just Do It’,” Invited Editorial, Chemical Engineering Progress, February 2009

Professional Highlights & Honors
, 2008

, 2001
Chemical Engineering Education Journal