2021 ASEE Board Election Results
ASEE members chose a new President-Elect and four new Board members in recent elections. Their terms will start at the Society’s Annual Conference in July, unless otherwise noted.
Jenna Carpenter (1,033 votes)
Doug Tougaw (438 votes)
Carpenter, dean of engineering at Campbell University, has served as vice president of Professional Interest Councils (PICs) and PIC III chair. She has been a member of the ASEE Nominating Committee, National Outstanding Teaching Award Committee, and Sharon Keillor Award Committee; cochair of the Membership Policy Committee; and chair of the Long-Range Planning Committee. Carpenter has been division chair and program chair for the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Mathematics divisions. She has also served as a director for the Educational Research and Methods Division and director-at-large for the Women in Engineering Division; chaired the Dasher Award Committee; and sits on the Awards Committee for the Pre-College Engineering Education Division. She is cochair of the ECE Division Awards Committee and cochair of the Engineering Deans Council Undergraduate Experience Committee. Carpenter is an ABET program evaluator for ASEE. She was named a Fellow of ASEE in 2013.
Vice President, External Affairs
Agnieszka Miguel (848 votes)
P.K. Imbrie (607 votes)
Miguel, associate professor and chair, electrical and computer engineering at Seattle University, has been a member of ASEE since 2004 and has served the Society in various capacities. She was the division and program chair of both the Electrical and Computer Engineering and the New Engineering Educators divisions, ASEE Pacific Northwest Section chair, and ASEE Campus Representative. She was a chair of PIC I and the vice president of PICs. Miguel currently serves as ASEE vice president for external relations and first vice president. She has been a member of the ASEE Board of Directors since 2016 and served on its Executive Committee in 2017–18. In 2020, Miguel was named an ASEE Fellow. She was also the recipient of the ASEE ECE Division Meritorious Service Award (2016) and its Distinguished Educator Award (2020).
Vice President, Finance
Teri Reed (914 votes)
Peter Schmidt (533 votes)
Reed is assistant vice president for research development in the University of Cincinnati’s Office of Research and a professor of chemical engineering with a secondary appointment in the university’s department of engineering education. She helped establish the scholarly foundation for engineering education as an academic discipline through coauthorship of the landmark 2006 Journal of Engineering Education special reports “The National Engineering Education Research Colloquies” and “The Research Agenda for the New Discipline of Engineering Education.” Reed’s ASEE honors include the 2015 William Elgin Wickenden Award, 2013 Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education, 2013 Environmental Engineering Division Best Paper Award, and 2008 Outstanding Service Award from the Educational Research and Methods Division. Her invited presentations include the 2015 European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI) Annual Meeting and the 2018 SEFI Annual Deans Meeting. Additional professional honors include the 2019 University of Oklahoma Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy Distinguished Service Alumni Award and the 2012 Purdue University One Brick Higher Award.
Chair of the Council of Sections for Zone II
McIntyre ran unopposed and will start his term in 2022. He is retired and was formerly clinical professor and program chair at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. McIntyre joined IUPUI as a clinical professor and director of the Construction Engineering Management Technology (CEMT) program. He oversaw its significant transformation, including substantial changes to the curriculum and revision of the B.S. degree program from CEMT to Construction Management. McIntyre has been a sustained supporter and leader at the national level within ASEE, serving two terms on the Board of Directors as the Zone III chair. He has also served as a chair in the North Midwest and the Illinois–Indiana sections. He has been recognized multiple times as an Outstanding Campus Representative.
Chair of the Council of Sections for Zone IV
Davishahl ran unopposed and will start his term in 2022. The associate professor and engineering program coordinator at Whatcom Community College has been an active member of ASEE since he began teaching. Davishahl has presented multiple papers and workshops at both section and national conferences. He was selected for the Pacific Northwest (PNW) Section Outstanding Teaching Award in 2008 and was lead author on the Best Mechanics Division and Best PIC III paper for 2019. Davishahl served as PNW section chair during 2017–2019 and is currently the section awards chair.
From Data to Action: Apps Reveal Female Faculty Trends
Women, especially women of color, are underrepresented in engineering. However, ASEE recognizes that innovation and global competitiveness depend on a faculty workforce that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive—and leaders’ support for this goal.
The Society’s Engineering Deans Gender Equity (EDGE) Initiative is a three-year program, funded by the National Science Foundation, to provide deans with strategies and resources that can help them identify and remove barriers to recruitment, retention, and advancement of female faculty in engineering higher education. EDGE has released two apps focused on increasing deans’ awareness and knowledge of—and ability to take action on—gender diversity, equity, and inclusion.
With data from ASEE’s annual Profiles of Engineering and Engineering Technology report reaching back to 2001, the apps’ two dashboards examine trends in the number of women in tenure-track and tenured faculty roles in colleges of engineering over the past 20 years. The Women Engineering Faculty dashboard enables faculty leaders and researchers to explore trends in tenure-track and tenured positions in engineering by region, institution type, Carnegie classification, discipline, and faculty rank. The Underrepresented Minority Women Faculty dashboard displays data related to race and ethnicity by region, institution type, Carnegie classification, discipline, and rank.
Partnership Aims to Increase MSI Participation in Computing Research
Minority-serving institutions (MSIs)—including Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and Native-serving institutions such as tribal colleges and universities (TCUs)—are a critical yet underserved constituency. According to a National Academies study, MSIs yield one-fifth of U.S. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics bachelor’s degrees. However, many MSIs are constrained in their ability to conduct sponsored research. MSI faculty tend to have heavier teaching loads than faculty at predominantly White institutions, and many of their institutions lack resources such as robust sponsored-research offices.
With support from the National Science Foundation, ASEE conducted a proposal development workshop to help faculty at MSIs increase the competitiveness of their research proposals to core programs of NSF’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE).
The five-part proposal development workshop was designed as a capacity-building experiential learning program, featuring highly customized mentoring for participating research teams. Each team was assigned a lead and a supporting mentor from a pool of experienced researchers. Teams received feedback from their mentors on various aspects of their proposals, including research plan, intellectual merit, and broader impacts.
Teams also gained insights on various aspects of proposal development from current NSF program directors and distinguished speakers, including Diana Burley, vice provost for research at American University; Weisong Shi, associate dean for graduate studies at Wayne State University; and Ahmed Louri, the David and Marilyn Karlgaard Endowed Chair Professor at George Washington University. Building on a wealth of experience, speakers offered candid advice and thoughtful observations on positioning research projects for success, breaking the “wall of indifference” from reviewers, understanding the review process, and preparing and submitting proposals strategically.
In addition to engaging in small group work with their mentors, researchers at the proposal development workshop also received guidance from currently serving NSF program directors on key topics, such as collaborative partnerships and research by undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds.
While the workshop focused on building generalizable proposal development knowledge and skills, the 12 participating teams also worked on proposals for a new solicitation (NSF 21-533), Computer and Information Science and Engineering Minority-Serving Institutions Research Expansion Program (CISE-MSI Program), with a full proposal due on April 15, 2021, and annually thereafter.
The goal of CISE-MSI is to “broaden participation by increasing the number of CISE-funded research projects from MSIs.” As the solicitation notes, “MSIs are central to inclusive excellence: they foster innovation, cultivate current and future undergraduate and graduate computer and information science and engineering talent, and bolster long-term U.S. competitiveness.”
Learn more about the proposal development workshop at https://msi-cise.asee.org.
Call for Board Candidates
The ASEE Nominating Committee, chaired by Immediate Past President Stephanie Adams, requests member participation in nominating candidates for the 2022 ASEE Board election. Board positions to be nominated are: President-Elect; Vice President, Member Affairs; and Chairs of Professional Interest Councils I, IV, and V.
- All nominees must be individual members or institutional member representatives of ASEE at the time of nomination and must maintain ASEE membership during their term of office. Nominating Committee members are not eligible for nomination.
- Candidates for President-Elect and for Vice President of Member Affairs must be active members who have served or are serving on the Board of Directors. Because ASEE is a Department of Defense contractor, candidates for President-Elect must currently be U.S. citizens and undergo a security clearance.
- Each proposed candidate for a Society-wide office should submit a first-person biographical sketch of fewer than 400 words that documents career contributions, ASEE offices held, awards and recognitions received, and educational background. Include comments on leadership qualities, ability to collaborate with others to achieve objectives, and willingness to serve if elected. Self-nominations are accepted. For nominations for the office of President-Elect, please include a statement summarizing why you think your nominee is a good candidate for the position. A listing of members who meet constitutional eligibility requirements for the offices of President-Elect and Vice President, Member Affairs, is available from the executive director’s office at ASEE headquarters.
Nominations will be accepted electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a subject line that begins with the words “2022 Nomination” so that it can be forwarded to the Nominating Committee. Please be assured that your nominations are confidential and will be seen only by the assistant Board secretary and members of the Nominating Committee. The deadline to submit nominations is June 1, 2021.
Nominations postmarked by June 1, 2021, will also be accepted by mail. Please mark the envelope CONFIDENTIAL and address it to Stephanie Adams, Chair, ASEE Nominating Committee, ASEE, 1818 N Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036.