photo of smiling woman with shoulder length curly red hair. she is wearing glasses and wearing a blue top with black sweater. she is standing in front of a projected image that has math symbolsSusan M. Lord, Facilitator

Professor and Chair of Integrated Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering

Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering

University of San Diego

San Diego, CA  92110

Phone: (619) 260-4507          Email:

B.S.     Electrical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University

M.S.    Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Ph.D.   Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Dr. Lord joined the faculty of the University of San Diego (USD) in 1997 after teaching at Bucknell University from 1993-1997.  From 2006-2016, she was Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department.  In January 2017, she became the Chair of the new Integrated Engineering program.  She attended the National Effective Teaching Institute in 1999 and was the NETI Fellow in 2011.  Her teaching interests include electronics, optoelectronic materials and devices, service-learning, feminist pedagogy, inclusive teaching, and lifelong learning.  Her NSF-sponsored research focuses on the study and promotion of diversity in engineering including student pathways, Latinos, and military veterans.  She is coPI on the NSF-funded project “Developing Changemaking Engineers”, one of the first cohort of Revolutionizing Engineering Deparments (RED) grants.

Dr. Lord is a fellow of the IEEE and ASEE and is active in the engineering education community including serving as President of the IEEE Education Society, General Co-Chair of the 2006 Frontiers in Education Conference, a Director of the ASEE Education and Research Methods (ERM) Division, and as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Education and the Journal of Engineering Education.  Dr. Lord spent a sabbatical in 2012 at Southeast University in Nanjing, China teaching and doing research.  She and her research team have received best paper awards from the Journal of Engineering Education and the IEEE Transactions on Education.  She co-authored The Borderlands of Education:  Latinas in Engineering with Dr. Michelle Madsen Camacho.  Dr. Lord received the 2018 IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award for “contributions to the development of more inclusive and innovative undergraduate teaching in electrical and computer engineering”.

Susan Lord's CV

Photo of a caucasian man with white hair and beard. He is wearing a blue shirt and colorful tie with a brown suit jacket. In the background is a brick wall with the word "Neil"Matthew W. Ohland, Facilitator

Dale and Suzi Gallagher Professor and Associate Head of Engineering Education

School of Engineering Education

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone: (765) 496-1316          Email:

B.A. Religion                                      Swarthmore College

B.S. Engineering                               Swarthmore College

M.S. Mechanical Engineering         Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

M.S. Materials Engineering             Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Ph.D. Civil Engineering                    University of Florida

Dr. Ohland is the Dale and Suzi Gallagher Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University. He was a Fellow of the National Effective Teaching Institute in 2005. He has been a Facilitator for Tau Beta Pi’s award-winning Engineering Futures program since 1996 and has delivered over 120 seminars to over 2500 students around the country. He has also delivered faculty development workshops to local, national, and international audiences. Along with his collaborators, he has been recognized for his work on longitudinal studies of engineering students with the William Elgin Wickenden Award for the best paper published in the Journal of Engineering Education in 2008, 2011, and 2019 and the best paper in IEEE Transactions on Education in 2011 and 2015, among other awards. The CATME Team Tools developed under Dr. Ohland’s leadership and related research have been used by more than 1,545,000 students of over 21,000 faculty at more than 2400 institutions in 88 countries, and were recognized with the 2009 Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Courseware and other awards. He is a Fellow of ASEE, IEEE, and AAAS. He has received teaching awards at Clemson and Purdue. Dr. Ohland is an ABET Program Evaluator and served previously as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Education, Chair of the IEEE Curriculum and Pedagogy Committee, and 2002–2006 President of Tau Beta Pi.

Matt Ohland's CV

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Michael J. Prince, Facilitator

Professor of Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA 17837

Phone: (570) 577-1781          Email:

B.Ch.E.           Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Ph.D.              University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Prince is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Bucknell University. He attended the National Effective Teaching Institute in 1998 and returned as a Faculty Fellow in 2002. He is currently co-Director of the National Effective Teaching Institute and “How to Engineer Engineering Education,” both well-established faculty development programs that attract a national audience of engineering faculty each year. He is the author of several education-related papers for engineering faculty and has given approximately 150 faculty development workshops to local, national and international audiences. His current research examines the effect of student-centered instruction on promoting conceptual change and self-directed learning competencies, as well as examining factors that promote or hinder faculty’s adoption of research-based instructional strategies.

Dr. Prince was actively involved in establishing Bucknell University’s Teaching and Learning Center. His educational accomplishments have been recognized with several awards. In 2012, Dr. Prince was the Conoco-Philips lecturer at Oklahoma State University and named Rooke Professor of Engineering at Bucknell.  In 2009 he received the Hutchison Medal from the Institution of Chemical Engineers. In 2008 he received Bucknell University’s Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and was honored in 2004 with the American Society of Engineering Education’s Mid-Atlantic Section Outstanding Teaching Award.  Dr. Prince is a Fellow of the ASEE.

Michael Prince's CV

smiling white woman with gray/silver hair standing in front of a green wall. she is wearing a black sweater, a swirly shiny glass necklace and sparkly glass earringsEmily Ohland, Workshop Administrator

Administrator, National Effective Teaching Institute

Owner and Artist
Ohland Studios
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Phone: (765) 337-3778        Email:

B.S. Music Education, College of St. Rose, Albany NY

Emily wears many hats including workshop administrator for the NETI team. If you have questions about events, tickets, billing or anything related to the workshops, she is the key person to contact.

When she isn't organizing things for NETI workshops or maintaining the NETI website, she spends the bulk of her time making art. She works in fused glass and travels throughout the midwest to juried art shows. She has been an invited artist at the Hosta Society of Indianapolis annual plant sale and leaf competition, Art in Bloom in West Lafayette and is sought after for her custom art tiles, garden art and pet memorial portraits. You can see her website by clicking "Ohland Studios" above. Emily is a one woman show so she manages all aspects of her art business including marketing, web store and site maintenance, social media, show applications, and the most important part....making the art!! She is the former owner of Uniquely Yours Pottery and Glass, a paint your own pottery and glass fusing brick and mortar entertainment venue. She managed a staff of 10 employees and as sole proprietor was responsible for all aspects of running that business. 

Her musical training and background keeps her busy as well singing soprano with the Lafayette Master Chorale in the choir and occasionally as soloist. She has sung in auditioned choirs in every community she has resided in and has done solo work with Central Florida Symphony Chorale, Willis Bodine Chorale, Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium and the Greenville Chorale. She also teaches private voice and clarinet lessons in her home studio and at West Lafayette Community School Corporation. She has used her Music Education degree in classrooms in Florida and Indiana but has retired from public school classroom teaching.