Professor Homer received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Master of Architecture from Arizona State University in Tempe. She has been a practicing architect in Chicago, Phoenix, and Oklahoma. While she was practicing, she taught at the Art Institute of Chicago and at Arizona State University before teaching in Stillwater full time for 17 years.
Professor Homer received the 2013 International Education Faculty Excellence Award, the 2007 ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award, and the 2006 Halliburton Excellent Young Teacher Award.
In addition to carrying on an architectural practice while teaching, many of her scholarship and creative activities relate to teaching in the Comprehensive Design Studio. Topics include multidisciplinary collaborations and integration of systems. She has collaboratively created educational material covering basics of egress design which has been viewed by students and professionals worldwide, and has led multidisciplinary design teams and research projects. She has presented at a variety of architecture, engineering, and fire protection academic and professional venues.
Mr. Beckstrom graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and M.S. in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver. He is a registered Professional Engineer. The majority of his 40 year career has been in industry interdisciplinary projects as an engineer, as commercial business developer, program manager, project manager and as an executive managing numerous project and strategic business teams. His recent industry consulting focus as been training and developing fresh engineering graduates to be productive contributors in their workforce and workforce competency and skills assessment. His work experience has included the high arctic of Siberia and Alaska, Bering and Beaufort Seas and Cook Inlet, the jungles of Papua, the deserts of Egypt, the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, onshore and offshore Trinidad and Tobago, the Gulf of Mexico, and numerous U.S. states. He has performed engineering in the disciplines of mechanical, arctic, various subsets of petroleum, and project engineering. Mr. Beckstrom has ten years of experience at Oklahoma State University as a staff engineer while an undergraduate, Adjunct Professor in the M.S. Engineering and Technology program, and most recently as Director of Interdisciplinary Design and Professor of Practice. Mr. Beckstrom has been published by the Fluid Power Research Center, Society of Petroleum Engineers, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Tom Spector is a Professor of Architecture at Oklahoma State University and a licensed practitioner active in historic preservation in Oklahoma City. He is the author of three books. Tom holds his Ph. D. in Architecture from University of California, Berkeley and his MArch from Georgia Tech.
JOHN PHILLIPS, a registered engineer and Professor of Architectural Engineering, practiced as a structural engineer for nine years before returning to his alma mater to teach at Oklahoma State University. He teaches or has taught undergraduate and graduate courses including Statics, Analysis I, Structural Loadings, Foundations, Timbers, Steel, Concrete, Masonry, Steel II, Concrete II, Steel III, Concrete III, and in the Comprehensive Design Studio.
Khaled Mansy, PhD
• Ph.D. in Architecture, with honors, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), 2001
• M.Sc. in Architectural Engineering, Helwan University, 1992
• B.Sc. in Architectural Engineering, Cairo University, 1984
• Oklahoma State University, School of Architecture, Professor, faculty member since 2001
• Visiting Researcher, Illinois Institute of Technology 2012 (while on sabbatical leave from OSU)
• Integrative Design, Building Systems for Architects and Architectural Engineers, 2016, Cognella Academic Publishing, San Diego, California, USA, ISBN # 978-1-63487-265-2
• Recommended Practice for Daylighting Buildings, 2013 (co-author), IESNA, New York, USA, ISNB # 978-0-87995-281-5
• Design Guidelines for Sustainable Biological Stations, 2010, Oklahoma Academy of Sciences, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA, ISBN # 978-0-9843264-1-9 (online book)
Selected Conference Papers
• Mansy, Challenging Conventional Wisdom in the Age of Computing, ASES National Solar Conference, 2018, Boulder, Colorado, August 5-8, 2018
• Mansy, Energy performance within integrative design, barriers in academia, ASES National Solar Conference, 2017, Denver, Colorado 9-12 October, 2017
• Mansy, Daylight rules-of-thumb experimentally examined, ASEE 2017, Midwest Section Conference, Stillwater, Oklahoma, September 24-26, 2017
• Mansy & Bileha, A New Model for Code Compliance, Smart, Sustainable and Healthy Cities, CIB-MENA 2014, Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 14-16, 2014
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