Speakers

Richard M. Felder
Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering
North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Richard M. Felder, Ph.D., is Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University. He received the B.Ch.E. degree from the City College of New York and the Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton University, and worked for the Atomic Energy Research Establishment (Harwell, England) and Brookhaven National Laboratory before joining the North Carolina State faculty. He is the coauthor of Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes (3rd  Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2005), which has been used as the text for the introductory chemical engineering course by roughly 90% of American chemical engineering departments and at many international institutions for over three decades, and has authored or coauthored over 300 papers on chemical process engineering and engineering education. His honors include the R.J. Reynolds Industries Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Extension, the Chemical Manufacturers Association National Catalyst Award, the ASEE Chester F. Carlson Award for innovation in engineering education, the AIChE Warren K. Lewis Award for contributions to Chemical Engineering Education, the ASEE Chemical Engineering Division Lifetime Achievement Award for Pedagogical Scholarship, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies Global Award for Excellence in Engineering Education (2010, first recipient), the ASEE Lifetime Achievement Award in Engineering Education (2012, first recipient), honorary doctorates from the State University of New York and the University of Illinois, and a number of national and regional awards for his publications on engineering education. Many of those publications can be found at <http://www.ncsu.edu/effective_teaching>.

 

Rebecca Brent
President, Education Designs, Inc. Cary, North Carolina, USA

Rebecca Brent, Ed.D., is President of Education Designs, Inc., a consulting firm in Cary, North Carolina. Her academic degrees are from Millsaps College (B.A. in Education), Mississippi State University (M.Ed.), and Auburn University (Ed.D.), and she holds a Certificate in Evaluation Practice from the Evaluators’ Institute at George Washington University. Her areas of expertise include staff development in engineering and the sciences, teacher preparation, evaluation of educational programs at both precollege and college levels, and classroom uses of instructional technology. She has published roughly 100 articles on those topics. Prior to undertaking full-time consulting, she was an Associate Professor of Education at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

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Separately and together, Drs. Felder and Brent have presented over 700 workshops and seminars on effective teaching, course design, mentoring and supporting new faculty members, and faculty development in science and technology on campuses throughout the United States and in Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America, South Africa, and Australia.  They co-direct and facilitate the annual National Effective Teaching Institute under the auspices of the American Society for Engineering Education.