Chair, Department of Engineering Fundamentals
- PhD, Computer Science, Ohio State University
- MSc, Computer Science, Ohio State University
- MS, Astronomy, Columbia University
- MSc, Problem-based Learning, Aalborg University
Jon Sticklen joined Michigan Tech as chairperson of the Engineering Fundamentals Department in August, 2014 after a successful and broad research career at Michgian State University. In the decade of the 90s, Dr. Sticklen founded and led a computer science laboratory in knowledge-based systems in the College of Engineering, MSU that focused on task specific approaches to problem solving, better known as expert systems. Over the last fifteen years, Dr. Sticklen has pursued engineering education research focused on early engineering with an emphasis on hybrid course design and problem-based learning. His research has been supported by a number of companies, as well as by NSF/CISE, NSF/DUE. and DARPA. Specifically his research in DBER-based engineering education has been supported by NSF/DUE and NSF/CISE.