Recruiting, Graduating, and Transitioning Undergraduates into Successful Engineering
Careers – (Co-PI), Lori Lowder PI, Renee Butler, Valmiki Sooklal Chan Ham Co-PIs,
National Science Foundation, Scholarships in STEM, $997,704 for five years, 2019-2024
Understanding the intersection of student motivation and approaches to learning in
an engineering Problem Solving Studio [Assessment and Evaluation], National Science
Foundation, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE), $826,019 for three years
proposed, pilot level effort funded at $249,991, 2015-2017
Recent Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
A. Tekes, T. Utschig, and T. Johns. Demonstration of Vibration Control Using a Compliant
Parallel Arm Mechanism, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education,
T.T. Utschig, Team-Based Learning in Nuclear Engineering, Engaged Student Learning:
Essays on Best Practices in the University System of Georgia, Vol. 1, 2019.
B. Hurd, T.T. Utschig, and S. Beyerlein, Use of Reading Logs to Promote Learning to
Learn in a Freshman Course, International Journal of Process Education, Vol. 9, no.
1, May 2018.
M.L. Lowder, M.M. Atiqullah, T.M. Yee, S. Das, M.A. Karim, D.R. Ferreira, A. Kaleed,
R. Singh, D. Colebeck, and T.T Utschig, Peer Observation: Improvement of Teaching
Effectiveness through Class Participation at a Polytechnic University, Journal of
STEM Education: Innovations and Research, Vol. 18, no. 4, p. 51-56, Oct-Dec 2017.
C. Jain and T.T. Utschig, Leveraging Elements of Process Education to Extend Biggs’
Model of Constructive Alignment for Increasing Learner Achievement, International
Journal of Process Education, Vol. 8, no. 2, September 2016.
T.T. Utschig, Contributing Editor, 25 Years of Process Education: Commemorating 25
Years of Process Education and the 10th Anniversary of the Academy of Process Educators,
International Journal of Process Education, Vol. 8, no. 1, February 2016.
Recent Peer Reviewed Proceedings
Y. Woldermariam, M. Garcia, T. Utschig, and A. Tekes,, Design, Development, and Implementation
of Vibratory Mechanisms to be Utilized in Dynamics and Vibrations Courses, International
Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, an American Society of Mechanical Engineers
conference, Salt Lake City, UT, November 11-14, 2019.
A. Chan-Hilton, J. Morelock, E. Ingram, and T.T. Utschig, A Guide to Connecting Theory
with Practice for Change Projects in Faculty Development for Engineering, American
Society for Engineering Education Conference, Tampa, FL, June 16-19, 2019.
T.T. Utschig, W.L. Scheller II, J. Morgan, D.M. Litynski, D. Leasure, M. El-Sayed,
V. Cox, S.R. Chaudhury, S. Beyerlein, and D. Apple, Learning to Learn Engineering
– A Learning Sciences Approach to Engineering Curriculum Design and Implementation,
Frontiers in Education Conference, San Jose, CA, Oct 3-6, 2018.
T.T. Utschig, E. Farfan, S. Das, and V. Sooklal, Managing Interdisciplinary Senior
Design with Nuclear Applications, American Society for Engineering Education Conference,
Columbus, OH, June 25-28, 2017.
R.V. Pucha, S.H. Newton, M. Alemdar, J. Lindsey, and T.T. Utschig, Assessing Concept
Generation Intervention Strategies for Creativity Using Design Problems in Freshman
Engineering Graphics Course, American Society for Engineering Education Conference,
Columbus, OH, June 25-28, 2017.
R.V. Pucha, T.T. Utschig, S.H. Newton, M. Alemdar, R. Moore, and C.R. Noyes, Critical
and Creative Thinking Activities for Engaged Learning in a Graphics and Visualization
Course, American Society for Engineering Education Conference, New Orleans, LA, June
Recent Peer Reviewed Abstracts or Summaries
J. Baudier, T. Stromie, and T. Utschig, Humanizing Relationships: Building Connections
Through a Learning-Focused Syllabus Study, Proceedings, Professional Organizational
Development Network Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, November 13-17, 2019.
S.R. Chaudhury, J. Foo, A. McCauley, C. Mercedez, M. Seiler, T. Utschig, M. Wallace,
B. White, and K. Yasuhara, Connecting With STEM Educators: Conversations Addressing
Challenges and Opportunities, Proceedings, Professional Organizational Development
Network Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, November 13-17, 2019.
T. Utschig, D. Leasure, and D. Apple, Learning by Performing (LxP) – A Practical Framework
for Authentic Learning, ISSOTL19 - SoTL Without Boarders: Engaged Practices for Social
Change, Atlanta, GA, October 9-12, 2019.
T. Utschig, T. Stromie, and J. Baudier, Building Bridges: Connecting Faculty and Students
Through Learning-Focused Syllabi, ISSOTL19 - SoTL Without Boarders: Engaged Practices
for Social Change, Atlanta, GA, October 9-12, 2019.
T. Utschig, Teaching Students to Generalize Knowledge, Process Education Conference,
Mobile, AL, June 24-26, 2019.
T.T. Utschig, STEM Consultations – Are STEM Faculty Really So Unique? Professional
Organizational Development Conference, Portland, OR, November 14-18, 2018.
T.T. Utschig, Creating a Usable Educational Development Assessment Plan, The International
Consortium for Educational Development Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 15-18, 2018.
S. Beyerlein, D. Apple, and T.T. Utschig, Developing Engineering Capacity in Students
– A Learning to Learn Engineering Approach, Transforming STEM Higher Education: Discovery,
Innovation, and the Value of Evidence, an Association of American Colleges and Universities
Conference, San Francisco, CA, November 2-4, 2017.
E. Jordan, L. Stewart, T. Utschig, and M. DiPietro, Just-in-Time Programming for Institutional
Transitions, Proceedings, Professional Organizational Development Network Conference,
Louisville, KY, November 9-13, 2016.
·R.V. Pucha, S.H. Newton, A. Alemdar, and T.T. Utschig, Process-Oriented Intervention
and Reflection Strategies for Creativity in Student Design Projects, International
Conference on Design Creativity, Atlanta, GA, November 2-4, 2016.
T.T. Utschig, J. Ludlum, and K. DeAmicis, Exploring Relationships Among SRI Survey
Items to Overall Effectiveness, Association for Institutional Research Annual Forum,
New Orleans, LA, May 31-June 3, 2016.
Recent Invited Lectures, Presentations, and Other Contributions
Invited Speaker – Moving Faculty Forward on Their Teaching Journey: Collecting Evidence,
Delivering Feedback, Setting Goals, Symposium on Improving Undergraduate STEM Education,
Savannah, GA, March 20-21, 2019.
Invited Panelist (with Ms. Debbie Walker and Mr. Rod McRae) – Supports for Enhancing
your Teaching, Symposium on Improving Undergraduate STEM Education, Savannah, GA,
March 20-21, 2019.
Author – Practice and Feedback, KSU CETL Teaching Resources Collective, https://cetl.kennesaw.edu/practice-and-feedback,
Author – Getting Students to do High Quality Peer Review for Collaborative Work, KSU
CETL Blog Post, https://cetl.kennesaw.edu/article/getting-students-do-high-quality-peer-review-collaborative-work,
Nov 9, 2018.
Invited Panelist (with Mark Terrell) – Faculty Performance: How to Define and Measure
Quality in Teaching and Learning, Process Education Conference, Erie, PA, June 14-16,
Invited Panelist (with Dr .R. Chaudhury, Dr. W.L. Scheller, and Dr. D. Kaplan) – Learning
to Learn STEM: Generalizing – Interfacing Effectively Between Learning and Problem
Solving, Process Education Conference, Erie, PA, June 14-16, 2018.
Invited Speaker – The Relationship Between Student Learning, Assessment, and Curriculum
Design: Constructive Alignment and the Assessment Cycle, Kennesaw State University
Department of Computer Science, March 23, 2018.
Invited Speaker (with Dr. Chaya Jain) – Reflection and Assessment as Tools to Improve
Teaching and Learning, Feb 12, 2018.
Co-Facilitator with Dr. Joy Brookshire – Using Learning Assistants Effectively, Kennesaw
State University College of Science and Mathematics, January 19, 2018.
Author – Helping Students Read Effectively, KSU CETL Blog Post, https://cetl.kennesaw.edu/article/helping-students-read-effectively
Oct 3, 2017.
Invited Speaker – Data Driven Processes for Demonstrating Teaching Effectiveness:
Some Recommendations, Kennesaw State University Department of Mathematics, Sept 22,
Invited Speaker – The Use of Common Exam Questions Across Course Sections: What Does
the Literature Say? Kennesaw State University Department of Computer Science, Sept
Co-Facilitator with Dr. Dan Apple – Generalizing – The Bridge Between Learning and
Problem Solving, Process Education Conference, Clovis, CA, June 22-24, 2017.
Co-Facilitator with Ms. Betty Hurd and Dr. Steve Beyerlein – Elevating Student Reading
to the Next Level, Process Education Conference, Clovis, CA, June 22-24, 2017.
Competitively Selected Participant – How Many Hats Do You Wear? Building Research
Capacity for STEM Faculty Development Workshop, sponsored by National Science Foundation,
Clemson University, Feb 17-18, 2017.
Invited Speaker – Fusion Safety Analysis: Lithium Blanket Modules in ITER, Kennesaw
Nuclear Society, Kennesaw State University, October 25, 2016.
Facilitator – Symposium: Classroom Interventions for Struggling Students, Process
Education Conference 2016, Allendale, MI, June 23-26, 2016.
Invited Speaker with Dr. Patrick Barlow, Dr. Steve Beyerlein, Dr. Dan Apple, Dr. Lisa
Raposo, Dr. Mark Terrell, and Dr. Raj Chaudhury – Keynote Symposium: Certifying Faculty
in Teaching and Learning in Process Education, Process Education Conference 2016,
Allendale, MI, June 23-26, 2016.
Facilitator – Writing Performance Criteria, a workshop at the Process Education Conference
2016, Allendale, MI, June 23-26, 2016.