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Electrical and Computer Engineering|College of Engineering and Applied Science

David L. Whitman

H.T. Person Professorship of Engineering Education

Room 5051, Engineering Building
University of Wyoming
College of Engineering and Applied Science
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dept. 3295
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
e-mail: whitman@uwyo.edu
Phone: 307.766.6466

Education:

  • B.S., University of Wyoming - Electrical Engineering
  • Ph.D., University of Wyoming - Mineral Engineering


Specialization
: Computer-Aided Education


Recent Publications/Presentations:

  • Reisberg, R., Raelin, J., Bailey, M., Hamann, J., Whitman, D., Burger C., Pendleton, L., “The Effect of Contextual Support in the First Year on Self-Efficacy in Undergraduate Engineering Programs,” 2011 ASEE Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, June 26-29, 2011
  • Raelin, J., Bailey, M., Hamann, J., Pendleton, L., Raelin, J., Reisberg, R., Whitman, D., “The Effect of Cooperative Education on Change in Self-Efficacy among Undergraduate Students: Introducing Work Self-Efficacy,” 2012 Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration, Orlando, FL, Feb 1-3, 2012
  • Raelin, J., Bailey, M., Hamann, J., Pendleton, L., Raelin, J., Reisberg, R., Whitman, D., “The Effect of Cooperative Education on Change in Self-Efficacy among Undergraduate Students: Introducing Work Self-Efficacy,” CEIA Annual Conference, Chicago, April 17, 2012. – Recipient of The Ralph W. Tyler Award for Outstanding and Distinguished Research and Publication in the Field of Cooperative Education, Internships, and Work-Integrated Learning
  • Raelin, J., Bailey, M., Hamann, J., Pendleton, L., Raelin, J., Reisberg, R., Whitman, D., “The Effect of Cooperative Education on Change in Self-Efficacy among Undergraduate Students: Introducing Work Self-Efficacy,” Journal of Cooperative Education and Internships”, Vol. 45, Issue 02, pp 17-35, 2012
  • Whitman, D., “Developing New Specifications for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam”, IEEE-USA Today’s Engineer, May, 2012  http://todaysengineer.org/2012/May/licensure.asp
  • Steadman, J.W., D.L. Whitman, S.F. Barrett, “Effective and Efficient Use of the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam for Outcomes Assessment”, 2012 ASEE Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, June 10-13, 2012.
  • Reisberg, R., J. Raelin, M. Bailey, D. Whitman, J. Hamann, and L. Pendleton. “The Effect of Cooperative Education on the Self-Efficacy of Students in Undergraduate Engineering.” 2012 ASEE Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, June 10-13, 2012 – Recipient of the Best Paper Award for PIC V and the Best Overall Paper Award for the 2012 ASEE Conference.
  • Steadman, J.W., D.L. Whitman, S.F. Barrett, “Effective and Efficient Use of the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam for Outcomes Assessment”, 2013 ASEE Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 23-26, 2013.
  • Raelin, J., M. Bailey, J. Hamann, D. Whitman, J. Hamann, R. Reisberg, and L. Pendleton. “The Effect of Cooperative Education and Contextual Support on the Retention of Undergraduate Engineering Students.” 2013 ASEE Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 23-26, 2013 - Recipient of the Best Paper Award for PIC V.

Textbook:

  • Whitman, D.L., Terry, R.E., Fundamentals of Engineering Economics and Decision Analysis, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2012.

Public Service:

  • National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) representative to the ABET Board of Directors, Oct, 2012 - present
  • Gubernatorial appointment to the Wyoming State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors, April, 2001 through March, 2017.  Board President, March, 2007 through March, 2013.
  • NCEES Western Zone Vice-President – Aug 2006 through Aug 2008
  • NCEES President-Elect - Aug 2008 through Aug 2009
  • NCEES President - Aug 2009 through Aug 2010
  • NCEES Past-President - Aug 2010 through Aug 2011
  • Member of the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Committee, 2001-present
  • Member of the IEEE-USA/Licensure & Registration Committee, Nov, 2007-present.  Chair Dec 2010 – Dec 2013.

Honors and Awards:

  • Ellbogen Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Wyoming, 1985
  • John A. Curtis Lecture Award for best ASEE/CoED paper, June, 1985
  • Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award from ASEE, June, 1987
  • Merl K. Miller Award for outstanding CoED Journal paper on on teaching/instructional methods, June, 1989
  • University of Wyoming, College of Engineering Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, May, 1990 and April, 2004
  • Outstanding External Contributor to the Division of Student Affairs, University of Wyoming, 1992-93
  • Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award presented by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience, February, 2000 (one of 10 nationwide awards)
  • American Society for Engineering Education, Rocky Mountain Section Outstanding Teaching Award, April, 2001
  • University of Wyoming’s Each Student A Person Award from the Associated Parents of the University of Wyoming, Fall 2001
  • Wyoming Eminent Engineer Award from the University of Wyoming Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, April, 2009
  • Outstanding Dedication and Service Award from the University of Wyoming Chapter of Mortar Board, May, 2009
  • Excellence in Advising Award from the National Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, July, 2009
  • Denice D. Denton Best Paper Award from the Women in Engineering Division of ASEE, June, 2010
  • Wyoming Engineering Society’s President’s Outstanding Engineer Award, Feb, 2012
  • Wyoming Engineering Society (WES) Honorary Member, Feb, 2012 – selected by WES Past-Presidents
  • NCEES Western Zone Distinguished Service Award, May 2012.
  • NCEES Distinguished Service Award, Aug 2012.
  • Fellow designation in the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), June, 2013.

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