Keynote Speaker

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Dr. Matthew Ohland is the Dale and Suzi Gallagher Professor and Associate Head of Engineering Education at Purdue University. He has taught thousands of first-year engineering students at Purdue and earlier at Clemson University. The CATME Team Tools developed under Dr. Ohland’s leadership have been used by over 1.7 million students of more than 22,000 faculty at more than 2500 institutions in 88 countries. The tool is most popular where student teams are most prevalent – engineering, business/management, and the health sciences. The software and related research have been recognized with the 2009 Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Courseware, the 2013 Maryellen Weimer Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning Award, and IEEE’s Major Education Innovation award in 2016. Dr. Ohland received the Chester F. Carlson Award for Innovation in Engineering Education from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) for his leadership of that project. Dr. Ohland Co-Directs the National Effective Teaching Institute (NETI) with Susan Lord and Michael Prince and is a Fellow of ASEE, IEEE, and AAAS. He earned Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida, M.S. degrees in Materials Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a B.S. in Engineering and a B.A. in Religion from Swarthmore College. Along with his collaborators, he has been recognized for his work on longitudinal studies of engineering students with the William Elgin Wickenden Award for the best paper published in the Journal of Engineering Education in 2008, 2011, and 2019 and the best paper in IEEE Transactions on Education in 2011 and 2015. He has received teaching awards at Clemson and Purdue. Dr. Ohland is an ABET Program Evaluator and has previously served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Education and the 2002–2006 President of Tau Beta Pi.