|2015 - Present||Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff Development, University of Dayton ‐ School of Engineering|
|2000 - Present||Associate Professor, University of Dayton ‐ Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering|
|Present||Joint Appointment with Bioengineering Graduate Program, University of Dayton|
|2011 - 2012||Assistant Dean for Recruitment and Outreach, University of Dayton ‐ School of Engineering|
|2002 - 2010||Engineers in Technical Humanitarian Opportunities for Service-Learning (ETHOS) Acting Director, University of Dayton ‐ School of Engineering|
Honors and Awards
- University of Dayton Alumni Award in Teaching, 2008
- SOCHE Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, 2008
- Best Female Professor Phi Sigma Rho, 2008
- Ohio Magazine Excellence in Education Award, 2005
- ASEE NCS Outstanding Teaching Award, 2005
- Buckeye Trails Girl Scout Council Service Award, 2005
- University of Dayton, School of Engineering, Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2004
- Buckeye Trails Girl Scout Council Community Partners Award, 2004
- ASEE NCS, 1st Place, Best Zone II Paper, 2003
- Tau Alpha Pi, selected as Honorary Member, 1998
- Introduction to Materials
- Engineering Innovation
- Principles of Materials Selection
- Engineering Design and Appropriate Technology
|1995||PhD, University of Dayton ‐ Mechanical Engineering|
|1988||BME, University of Dayton ‐ Mechanical Engineering|
|1988||MS, University of Dayton ‐ Mechanical Engineering|
Location: Kettering Laboratories Room 345 D
Leveraging Students’ Passion and Creativity: ETHOS at the University of Dayton International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering (2014)
The Engineers in Technical Humanitarian Opportunities of Service-learning (ETHOS) program was developed in the spring of 2001 by an interdisciplinary group (electrical, chemical, civil and mechanical) of undergraduate engineering students at the University of Dayton ...
Bridging the Gap Between Engineering Design and PK-12 Curriculum Development Through the Use the STEM Education Quality Framework Journal of STEM Education (2013)
This paper will describe a unique partnership among the Department of Teacher Education and School of Engineering at the University of Dayton (UD) and the Dayton Regional STEM Center (DRSC). This partnership resulted in the ...
Mechanical Test Methods for Assessing Porcine Carotid and Uterine Artery Burst Pressure Following Ex Vivo Ultrasonic Ligature Seal and Transection Journal of Testing and Evaluation (2011)
A test method was developed to identify those variables important for assessing the performance of ultrasonic surgical devices in ex vivo ligature sealing of porcine carotid and uterine arteries. Ruggedness testing using a small sample ...
Design of a Factorial Experiment with Randomization Restrictions to Assess Medical Device Performance on Vascular Tissue BMC Medical Research Methodology (2011)
Background: Energy-based surgical scalpels are designed to efficiently transect and seal blood vessels using thermal energy to promote protein denaturation and coagulation. Assessment and design improvement of ultrasonic scalpel performance relies on both in vivo ...
Can Service-Learning in K-12 Math and Science Classes Affect a Student's Perception of Engineering and Their Career Interests? 38th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (2008)
The objective of a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored grant entitled, “Making Connections: Resources for K-12 Service-learning and Experiential Learning in STEM Disciplines” was to encourage K-12 educators to incorporate service-learning into the science and ...
Making Connections Between Service and Engineering in K-12 Education ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (2008)
This paper will summarize the findings obtained through the work of a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored grant entitled, “Making Connections: Resources for K-12 Service-learning and Experiential Learning in STEM Disciplines.” The objective of this ...
Results of an Interlaboratory Study of the ASTM Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Polymer Matrix Composites D 3039 Journal of Testing and Evaluation (2005)
An investigation was conducted on the ASTM Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Polymer Matrix Composites (D 3039). This investigation consisted of both preliminary testing and an interlaboratory test program. Information generated from preliminary ...
An Examination of the Effect of Composite Constituent Properties on the Notched-Strength Performance of Composite Materials Composites Science and Technology (1996)
The effect of matrix and fiber properties on the strengths and failure processes of notched, continuous-fiber composite specimens has been investigated. Bearing, open and filled hole tension and compression tests were conducted on AS-4/3501-6, IM-8/3501-6, ...
Book chapters (3)
A Catholic and Marianist Engineering Education Engineering Education and Practice: Embracing a Catholic Visio (2011)
The School of Engineering at the University of Dayton (UD), a Catholic and Marianist University, boasts large enrollments of 1,300 undergraduate and 350 graduate students out of a total of 7,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate ...
In Search of Something More: My Path Towards International Service-Learning in Engineering Education What is Global Engineering Education For? The Making of International Educators, Part I & II (2010)
My personal and professional travels led me toward global education, in particular the University of Dayton (UD) program Engineers in Technical Humanitarian Opportunities for Service-Learning (ETHOS). I do not believe I ever intended to become ...
The Girl Scout Climbing Wall Multidisciplinary Service-Learning Project Service-Learning: Engineering in Your Community (2006)
The Girl Scout Wall (GS Wall) project was implemented in two classes at the University of Dayton (UD): a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) course, and a Health and Sports Science (HSS) course, and Sport ...
Conference papers (8)
Summer Research and Collaborative Professional Development Experience for NSF RET Teachers in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (2016)
The current collaborative National Science Foundation Research Experience for Teachers (NSF-RET) site placed seventeen in-service and pre-service teachers with research mentors at one of the three regional universities WSU, CSU, and UD to work on ...
Engineering Innovation and Design for STEM Teachers and the STEM Quality Framework 2nd P-12 Engineering and Design Education Research Summit (2012)
The backbone of economic growth in the United States relies on engineering innovation. However, engineering innovation cannot occur without engineers and scientists. Unfortunately however, many K-12 students do not have a good understanding of the ...
Can Service-Learning in K-12 Math and Science Classes Affect a Student’s Perception of Engineering and Their Career Interests? 38th Annual Conference: Frontiers in Education (2008)
The objective of a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored grant entitled “Making Connections: Resources for K-12 Service-learning and Experiential Learning in STEM Disciplines” was to encourage K-12 educators to incorporate service learning into the science ...
Teaching Sustainable Engineering Throughout the Mechanical Engineering Curriculum ASME 2008 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (2008)
The natural world has long been impacted by technological society; however, in recent years environmental impacts and constraints are increasingly on the global, rather than local or regional, scale. Moreover, the interconnectivity of biological systems ...
Student Perspectives of Curriculum Integrated International Service-Learning Internships Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education 35th Annual Conference (2005)
The Engineers in Technical, Humanitarian Opportunities of Service-learning (ETHOS) program at the University of Dayton is founded on the belief that engineers are more apt and capable to serve our world more appropriately when they ...
Work in Progress: When Service-Learning is a Failure Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education 35th Annual Conference (2005)
During the winter 2005 semester, students in the Introduction to Materials Laboratory participated in a service-learning project involving the failure analysis of a chimney of an energy efficient cook stove used in developing countries. This ...
Microstructural Study of Nanoprecipitates in RRA Treated Al-7075 T6 Using AFM/UFM/STEM Testing, Reliability, and Application of Micro- and Nano-Material Systems (2003)
7075 T651 aluminum alloy is frequently used in aircraft applications for its high strength to weight ratio. However, aircraft parts made of this alloy have been plagued by stress corrosion cracking (SCC). Retrogression and re-aging ...
A Different Path to Internationalization of Engineering Education Proceedings of Conference on Frontiers in Education (2002)
The collaborative team of Engineers in Technical, Humanitarian Opportunities of Service Learning (ETHOS, formed by students and staff at Iowa State University, University of Dayton, and Seattle University), has taken a new path to internationalizing ...