Kennesaw State University

Tris Utschig

Kennesaw State University
Associate Director for Learning Sciences and Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Tris Utschig joined KSU in July of 2016 as Associate Director for Learning Sciences in CETL and also Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering. He is located on the Marietta campus where he develops workshops, facilitates learning communities, and consults with faculty about bringing a scholarly approach to their teaching and learning innovations. He also brings significant expertise in helping faculty to assess the impact of their pedagogical choices on student learning outcomes. From 2006-2014, he served as Assistant Director for the Scholarship and Assessment of Teaching and Learning in the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at Georgia Tech. From 2014-2106 Tris served as Assistant Director for the Office of Assessment at Georgia Tech. Throughout his time at Georgia Tech Tris taught courses for nuclear and mechanical engineering. As an instructor Tris twice won the Class of 1940 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award, and in 2015 he won the Georgia Tech Curriculum Innovation Award for his implementation of the Team-Based Learning approach in a senior-level nuclear engineering course. From 2000-2006 Tris taught at Lewis-Clark State College where he developed their pre-engineering program and attained the rank of Associate Professor of Engineering Physics with tenure. Tris is the former President of the Academy of Process Educators, and current President of the US Monitoring Committee for the International Society for Engineering Pedagogy. He has regularly published and presented work on a variety of topics including assessment instruments and methodologies, using technology in the classroom, faculty development in instructional design, instructor-to-instructor peer coaching, universal design for learning, and more. Dr. Utschig completed his PhD in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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