Division of Engineering Education
Established in 2007, USC Viterbi School’s Division of Engineering Education addresses various issues surrounding engineering education that impact all departments and programs in the USC Viterbi School.
The organization is comprised of jointly-appointed faculty from across the School and elsewhere in the University who focus a significant portion of their academic activities on engineering education at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels. This vibrant and passionate body of faculty members serve as liaisons between the school’s academic departments, helping them implement innovative, school-wide initiatives to transform and enhance engineering education at USC.
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- Constantly improve the USC Viterbi School’s curricula at levels.
- Incorporate and refine the continuous improvement techniques promoted by ABET to ensure that the school’s undergraduate curricula support the program educational objectives and students outcomes identified by the academic departments with the aim to better educate and prepare students for their futures;
- Address the needs of a large body of Master of Science students for whom this credential will serve as as a terminal professional degree, by guiding and assisting them in taking advantage of the opportunities provided by industry;
- Strengthen doctoral education to prepare doctoral graduates for faculty positions;
- Assist faculty members pursuing research funding for the implementation for school-wide and community programs in engineering education.
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USC Viterbi School Division of Engineering Education Small Grant Request Form
In partnership with the Division of Engineering Education and the Dean’s Office, the Viterbi School has allocated a small pool of professional development funds in fiscal year 2014-2015 for full-time instructional faculty members. Faculty are invited to apply for a small grant in support of the following activities:
1. Teaching-oriented conference or workshop travel
2. Course development/equipment in support of engaged learning initiatives
The maximum amount allowable per individual in FY 2014-15 are $1,500. This fund is not available to support research and additional operational expenses. Download request form and instructions.
Resources & Activities
- Freshman Academy
- Engineers without Borders
- Viterbi Fab-Lab
- Center for Engineering Diversity
- USC Viterbi Student Innovation Institute (VSi2)
- USC Stevens Center for Innovation
- American Society of Engineering Education
- Journal of Engineering Education
- AEFIS – Continuously Improving Higher Education
- Engineering for a Changing World
- Moving Forward to Improve Engineering Education
- Science the Endless Frontier
- ASME’s The Future of Mechanical Engineering 2028
- The Rand Institute – The Global Technology Revolution (report, 2008)
- The Engineer of 2020: Visions of Engineering in the New Century
- Educating the Engineer of 2020: Adapting Engineering Education to the New Century
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- Technology Ventures: From Ideas to Enterprise – Richard C. Dorf, Thomas H. Byers
Division of Engineering Education Co-Chairs
- Michael Crowley, Ph.D.
Director, Information Technology Program
Computer Science Department
Associate Professor of the Practice
Phone: (213) 821-5653
Geoff Shiflett, Ph.D.
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (213) 740-0479
- Andrea Belz, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Vice Dean for Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Director, Innovation Node-Los Angeles
Phone: (213) 740-0644
- Jairo Delgado
Distance Education Network
Computer Consultant Specialist
Phone: (213) 740-9255
- Louise Yates, M.S.
Senior Associate Dean Admissions and Student Affairs
- Steve Bucher, M.P.W.
Director of the Engineering Writing Program at USC
Associate Professor of Technical Communication Practice
Faculty Advisor / Illumin Coordinator
Phone: (213) 740-3094
- Keith Chugg, Ph.D.
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
Phone: (213) 740-7294
- Patrick Dent
Associate Director of Technology, Information Technology Program
Phone: (213) 821-1400
- Daniel Erwin, Ph.D.
Department of Astronautical Science
Professor and Chair
Phone: (213) 740-5358
- Trina Gregory, M.S.
Information Technology Program
Phone: (213) 740-4542
- Ted Lee, Jr., Ph.D.
Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science
Phone: (213) 740-206
- Stephen C. Lu, Ph.D.
Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Professor
Phone: (213) 740-9616
- Anthony B. Maddox, Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Education USC Rossier School of Education Professor of Engineering
Phone: (213) 740-2864
- Jeffrey Miller
Associate Professor of Engineering Practice Department Computer Science
Phone: (213) 740-7129
- James Moore, Ph.D.
Vice Dean for Academic Programs
Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and of Public Policy and Management.
Phone: (213) 740-0595
- John O’Brien, Ph.D.
Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs Professor of Electrical Engineering-Electrophysics
Phone: (213) 740- 0145
- Alice Parker, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical Engineering-Systems Professor
- Gisele Ragusa, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation Professor of Engineering Education Practice USC Rossier School of Education USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Phone: (213) 821-3147
- Raghu S. Raghavendra, Ph.D.
Vice Dean for Global Academic Initiatives Professor of Electrical Engineering
- Mark Redekopp, M.S.
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Associate Professor of Engineering Practice
- Michael Shindler
Department of Computer Science Lecturer
- John Slaughter, Ph.D.
Rossier School of Education and Viterbi School of Engineering Professor of Education and Engineering
Phone: (213) 740-0195
- Allan G. Weber
Signal and Image Processing Institute Department of Electrical Engineering Computer Systems Engineer
Phone: (213) 740-4147
- Jesse T. Yen, Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor
Phone: (213) 740-0488