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Matthew W. Ohland is Associate Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University. He has degrees from Swarthmore College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the University of Florida. His research on the longitudinal study of engineering students, team assignment, peer evaluation, and active and collaborative teaching methods has been supported by over $11.4 million from the National Science Foundation and the Sloan Foundation and his team received the William Elgin Wickenden Award for the Best Paper in the Journal of Engineering Education in 2008 and multiple conference Best Paper awards. Dr. Ohland is Chair of ASEE’s Educational Research and Methods division and an At-Large member the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Education Society. He was the 2002–2006 President of Tau Beta Pi.
Richard A. Layton is the past Director of the Center for the Practice and Scholarship of Education and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He received a B.S. from California State University, Northridge, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington. His areas of scholarship include student team formation and peer evaluation, persistence, migration, and retention in engineering education, expanding the use of cooperative and active learning in engineering laboratories, data analysis and visualization for investigating and presenting quantitative data, and modeling and simulation of dynamic systems. He is a guitarist and songwriter with the rock band “Whisper Down”.
Daniel M. Ferguson is a graduate student in the Engineering Education Program at Purdue University. Prior to coming to Purdue he was Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Ohio Northern University. Before assuming that position he was Associate Director of the Inter-professional Studies Program and Senior Lecturer at Illinois Institute of Technology and involved in research in service learning, assessment processes and interventions aimed at improving learning objective attainment. Prior to his University assignments he was the Founder and CEO of The EDI Group, Ltd. and The EDI Group Canada, Ltd, independent professional services companies specializing in B2B electronic commerce and electronic data interchange. The EDI Group companies conducted market research, offered educational seminars and conferences and published The Journal of Electronic Commerce. He was also a Vice President at the First National Bank of Chicago, where he founded and managed the bank’s market leading professional Cash Management Consulting Group, initiated the bank’s non credit service product management organization and profit center profitability programs and was instrumental in the EDI/EFT payment system implemented by General Motors.
Dr. Loughry earned a Ph.D. in management from University of Florida in 2001. She also has an M.B.A. from Loyola College in Maryland and a B.A. from Towson State University. Before joining Georgia Southern University, she was a member of the faculty at Clemson University. Her research specialties are control in organizations, especially peer influences and other social controls, and teamwork, especially self and peer evaluation of teamwork. Prior to beginning her academic career, Dr. Loughry worked for ten years in the banking field, holding positions including credit analyst, branch manager and Assistant Vice President of Small Business Lending. Her research has been published in journals such as Organization Science, Educational & Psychological Measurement, Journal of Managerial Issues, Information and Management, Journal of Information Technology Management, Journal of Engineering Education, and Business Horizons.
David J. Woehr is a Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1989. Dr. Woehr ‘s research focuses on the measurement and evaluation of individual job performance, managerial assessment centers, and applied measurement. Dr. Woehr currently serves as an associate editor for Human Performance and is an elected fellow of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).
Hal Pomeranz is the lead developer of the SMARTER Teamwork tools. He is a Faculty Fellow of the SANS Institute and a nationally recognized expert in computer security and information systems management.
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