Research

Recent Grants Awarded

  • 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,  November, 2019.
  • 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 26-29, 2016.

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, 2018.
  • 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, 2018.
  • 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.
  • Author – Team-Based Learning, KSU CETL Teaching Resources Collective, https://cetl.kennesaw.edu/team-based-learning-tbl, 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, 2017.
  • Invited Speaker – The Use of Common Exam Questions Across Course Sections: What Does the Literature Say? Kennesaw State University Department of Computer Science, Sept 20, 2017.
  • Author – Facilitation, KSU CETL Teaching Resources Collective, https://cetl.kennesaw.edu/facilitation, 2017.
  • 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.
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