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The Dean
Dr. Karim J. Nasr
Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. Purdue University (West Laf., IN)   1993

Master Purdue University (West Laf., IN)   1990

Bachelor Oklahoma State University 1987

Academic Experience:

  • Asst., Assoc., Full Professor Kettering University September 1994 – Sept 2004
  • Visiting Assistant Professor Purdue University January 1994 - August 1994
  • Teaching Assistant Purdue University January 1990 - May 1991
  • Research Assistant Purdue University May 1988 - December 1993

Industrial Experience/Consulting:

  • Ford Motor Company October 1996 - March 1997
  • Delphi Harrison Thermal Systems 1996, 1997
  • Ford Motor Company 1998 - 2003
  • Bergstrom, Inc. (Illinois) 2000 - 2003

Dr. Nasr believes in providing value-added educational experiences grounded on active and problem-based learning philosophies and anchored by practical applications.  He is a member of a number of professional organizations and has received a number of awards for teaching and research.  Dr. Nasr is an active researcher in pedagogical and technical fields.  He has to his credit over 50 publications.

Sample Publications:

  • Nasr, J. Pennington, and C. Andres “A Study of Students’ Assessment of Cooperative Education Outcomes”, Journal of Cooperative Education, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 13 – 21, 2004.
  • K. Nasr, J. Penningotn, and K. J. Berry, “Integrating Practice into Undergraduate Education Through a Senior Thesis Experience”, 2004 National Conference, Integrating Practice into Education, October 3-5, University of Michigan, Dearborn, 2004.
  • K. Nasr, and B. Alzahabi, “Development and Implementation of a Course-Level Assessment Plan”, Proceedings of the 2001 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Albuquerque , NM, 2001, CD-ROM.
  • K. Nasr and B. AbdulNour, “Industry - University Interaction: A Win-Win Scenario”, Proceedings of the ASME International Engineering Congress and Exposition, HTD-Vol. 361-3/PID-Vol. 3, 1998.
  • K. Nasr, “Problem-Based Learning:  An Instructional Approach for Critical Thinking”, First Annual CETL Educational Research Conference, Flint, MI, March 27, 2002.
  • K. Nasr, “Effective Teaching Tips: Do They Work?”, CETL Teaching Fellows Speaker Series, Flint, MI, August 24, 2000.

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Poster Award (CETL) Kettering University 2002, 2004
  • Educational Scholar Award Kettering University 2003
  • Outstanding Applied Researcher Award Kettering University 2000
  • Outstanding Teaching Award Kettering University 2000
  • Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award SAE International 1998
  • Faculty Member of the Year Award Phi Delta Theta (GMI) 1995
  • Magoon Award Outstanding Teaching Assistant 1990
  • Honorary Citizenship Award Presented by the Mayor of Miami, OK1985
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