Dr. Matthew Cooper is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University where he teaches courses in Senior Design, Unit Operations, Transport Phenomena, Material & Energy Balances and Mathematical/Computational Methods. Dr. Cooper’s research interests include effective teaching, process safety education and conceptual learning.
Dr. Lisa Bullard is an Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University. She received her BS in Chemical Engineering from NC State and her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. She served in engineering and management positions within Eastman Chemical Company from 1991-2000. A faculty member at NC State since 2000, Dr. Bullard has won numerous awards for both teaching and advising, including the ASEE Raymond W. Fahien Award, the John Wiley Premier Award for Engineering Education Courseware, NC State Faculty Advising Award, National Effective Teaching Institute Fellow, NC State Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award, George H. Blessis Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award, and the ASEE Southeastern Section Mid-Career Teacher Award. She has been recognized as a Fellow of ASEE and AIChE. She is an Associate Editor of Chemical Engineering Education. She is a co-author, along with Dr. Richard Felder and Dr. Ronald Rousseau, of the 4th edition of Chemical Process Principles. Dr. Bullard’s research interests lie in the area of educational scholarship, including teaching and advising effectiveness, academic integrity, process design instruction, and the integration of writing, speaking, and computing within the curriculum.
Chris Willis, DELTA’s Assistant Director, Planning and Assessment, manages the evaluation and assessment of course redesign and educational technology projects, focusing on technology integration, pedagogy, and teaching best practices to support student success and engagement. He manages data collection, analysis, and reporting, and provides training, guidance, and support for the effective integration and use of quantitative and qualitative data collection methods for evaluating and assessing DE and blended course redesigns. Chris holds Master’s degrees in Survey Research, Education, and Public Administration, and is currently a PhD student in NC State’s Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development program.
Dan Spencer is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the department of Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA) at North Carolina State University. As part of the DELTA Planning & Assessment team, Dan provides support of empirical research efforts that contribute to maintaining and evaluating DELTA’s strategic plan. Specifically, he provides assistance in the designing of qualitative and quantitative methods for collecting and analyzing assessment data, as well as disseminating the findings to those at NC State and the wider academic community.
Dan received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from NC State University. Originally from the United Kingdom, he received his BSc and MSc degrees in Psychology and Psychological Research from Bangor University, Wales. His research interests center around designing, developing, and evaluating the effectiveness of pedagogical interventions for online, face-to-face, and blended courses. In particular, his focus has been on improving self-regulation and motivation in both individual and collaborative environments, as well as the use of assessment data and processes to improve student learning outcomes and perceptions.
Are you a researcher? Would you like to cite this paper? Visit the ASEE document repository at peer.asee.org for more tools and easy citations.