Faculty Directory

Mary Raber

  • Chair and Professor of Practice, Engineering Fundamentals
  • Director, Tech Forward 21st Century Education Initiative
  • Co-director, Husky Innovate

Areas of Expertise

  • Design Thinking
  • Strategic Doing
  • Lean Start-up/Entrepreneurship
  • Educational Innovation

Research Interests

  • College to Work Transition
  • Educational Innovation
  • Engineering Identity Formation

Matt Barron

  • Associate Teaching Professor, Engineering Fundamentals

James Bittner

  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Engineering Fundamentals

Brett Hamlin

  • Teaching Professor, Engineering Fundamentals
  • Instructor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Research Interests

  • Educational methods
  • Student engagement and experience
  • Student community development
  • Cross discipline holistic education

AJ Hamlin

  • Teaching Professor, Engineering Fundamentals

Teaching Interests

  • Graphics
  • Visualization
  • Computer aided design

Research Interests

  • Education methods
  • Spatial visualization
  • Fate and transport of pollutants in the environment

Michelle Jarvie-Eggart

  • Assistant Professor, Engineering Fundamentals
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Technology Adoption
  • Online Learning
  • Service Learning
  • First-year Engineering
  • Sustainability

Amber Kemppainen

  • Teaching Professor, Engineering Fundamentals

Research Interests

  • Active learning
  • Growth mindset
  • Blended and online learning
  • Educational methods
  • Student engagement

Amy Monte

  • Associate Teaching Professor, Engineering Fundamentals
  • Academic Advisor, Engineering Fundamentals

Douglas Oppliger

  • Adjunct Associate Teaching Professor, Engineering Fundamentals

Teaching Interests

  • Graphics
  • Visualization
  • Computer aided design

Research Interests

  • Education Methods

Jon Sticklen

  • Associate Professor, Engineering Fundamentals
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Links of Interest

Jon Sticklen CV

Innovation in Education

  • Infusion of systems viewpoints to applied engineering sciences
  • Growth in enrollment achievement
  • Led a strong faculty team to systemically reimagine and implement the Tech First-Year Engineering Program

Research Interests

  • Factors enhancing student engagement in their own learning
  • Systemic approaches to distance learning that enhance active learning, and 
  • Applications of Design Thinking as an exemplar of client-centered design with application to Problem/Project-based learning

Sarah Tan

  • Research Assistant Professor, Engineering Fundamentals
  • Affiliated Research Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Education Assessment Specialist, IDEAhub

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Psychology

  • Educational Research and Assessment

  • Project Evaluation

  • Culture Difference

  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis

  • Statistical Analysis

  • R Programming Language

Kenneth Thiemann

  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Engineering Fundamentals

Interests

  • Water Resources
  • Stream Restoration
  • First Year Engineering Fundamentals
  • 3D Modelling
  • Using MATLAB as a tool for modelling