Associate Professor of Engineering Education
Matthew Ohland has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with a graduate minor in Education from the University of Florida in 1996. Previously, he earned an M.S. in Materials Engineering in 1992 and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1991 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.S. in Engineering and a B.A. in Religion from Swarthmore College. His research interests include the longitudinal study of engineering student development using student records, peer evaluation, and extending the use of active and cooperative learning methods throughout the engineering curriculum.
He is the 2002–2006 President of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, and has delivered 70 volunteer seminars for the Association reaching over 1500 students across the nation. He is a member of a number of other professional societies, most prominently the American Society of Engineering Education, the American Education Research Association, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Education Society. His research team has been recognized for its work on longitudinal studies of engineering students with Best Paper awards at multiple conferences and he was recognized by Clemson University in 2006 with the Byar's Prize for Excellence in Teaching Engineering Fundamentals. He is in training to evaluate general engineering programs for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Dr. Ohland joins our faculty from Clemson University.